Featured Projects

At Illinois Tech research is the hallmark of our culture of excellence. Our faculty, students, and staff are leading bold research and discovery in fields where technology and innovation are creating significant, meaningful change. We are contributing to advances in computation and data, energy and sustainability, deep science and engineering, health and wellness, social justice, and urban futures. Throughout our colleges, and research institutes and centers, Illinois Tech researchers are conducting research that matters in our everyday lives.

Cutting-Edge Research at Illinois Tech


The Center for Assured and Resilient Navigation in Advanced Transportation Systems (CARNATIONS) at Illinois Institute of Technology was named a new Tier 1 University Transportation Center (UTC) by the United States Department of Transportation.

The Workplace Reimagined

A new book by Professor Nicole Buonocore Porter, the director of Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Martin H. Malin Institute of Law and the Workplace, examines simple policy changes that could help create more humane workplaces.

Weslynne Ashton

Associate Professor Weslynne Ashton is part of a network of researchers aiming to change the status quo and find ways to reduce wasted food nationally, supported by $15 million in funding over the next five years from the National Science Foundation.

GDC Mission

Professor Seebany Datta-Barua is part of a team working on one of five scientific instruments competitively selected for an upcoming NASA mission.

Solomon Kang

Associate Professor Sang Baum Kang is co-author of a paper that provides new empirical evidence about bitcoin returns to guide investment professionals, economists, and academic researchers.

Arlen Moller

Associate Professor Arlen Moller has recently published a pair of papers that look at active video games, which require physical activity, and their effect on public health.

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University Research Initiatives

University-wide research initiatives unite faculty and students across the disciplines to explore and discover innovation-driven solutions in three areas of inquiry: Computation and Data, Health and Wellness, and Urban Futures.

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