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
An IDEAL Acceleration Point
Faculty members Jeffrey Duan and Binghui Wang will provide their expertise as part of a coalition developing tools to benefit public users of data through a $20 million NSF grant.
Building an E. Coli ‘Spy’ to Battle Bacteria
Associate Professor Seok Hoon Hong has engineered the spy using E. Coli, which will effectively kill the pathogenic biofilm bacteria.
Waste Not, Want Not
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.
Using Technology to Hone Dietary Intervention
Illinois Tech is one of 14 centers collaborating on a new nationwide nutrition study that will combine biometric data collected with artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to advance the development of personalized nutrition plans.
First-of-Its-Kind Artificial Vision System Implanted
The Intracortical Visual Prosthesis (ICVP), an implant that bypasses the retina and optic nerves to connect directly to the brain’s visual cortex, has been successfully surgically implanted in the ICVP study’s first participant at Rush University Medical Center this week.
State Funds Critical Biotech Lab Space
During a visit to campus, Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker announced $1.5 million in funding for Illinois Tech to renovate its wet lab facilities and establish the Neurotissue and Organoid Innovation Laboratory, as well as $5 million to enhance the campus microgrid.
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.View Initiatives