Throughout Illinois Tech, faculty and students are exploring how we can be healthier as individuals and as a society. This research encompass chronic conditions, disease, the environment, food safety, medical devices, medical imaging, mental health, nutrition, and sports.
Health and Wellness
Through a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Professor of Biomedical Engineering Jennifer Kang-Mieler is developing a model to measure changes in the blood flow of the eye, including the “leakiness” of blood vessel walls, which could allow doctors to diagnose diabetic retinopathy before vision loss occurs.
Mohammad Asadi, assistant professor of chemical engineering, has led the development of a breakthrough design that could lead to the commercial success of lithium-air batteries, addressing key issues that have previously kept the power source from widespread use.
An Institute of Design faculty member and a University of Chicago physician receive funding to prepare patient guides on external radiation beam therapy.
Armour College of Engineering adjunct faculty member Bipin V. Vora is recognized by the National Academy of Inventors for developing and commercializing processes involving alkylbenzene, ethylene, and propylene, among others.
Two longtime Armour College imaging experts have received an NIH grant to further advance their use of artificial intelligence to reduce the amount of radiation that patients are exposed to when undergoing cardiac and renal medical imaging.