Featured Student Research

Illinois Tech provides a distinctively rich environment where students can conduct research. Students come to our university to learn from world-renowned faculty who are pursuing cutting-edge work in important tech-driven fields. At Illinois Tech they find a supportive community where research is valued as a vital part of the academic experience.

The result: our students are thriving in the field, the lab, and in the community, applying the outcomes of their research to improve the world around them. 

Student Research at Illinois Tech

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Biology Associate Professor Nick Menhart and Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professor Abhinav Bhushan are working with students in Illinois Tech’s Interprofessional Projects (IPRO) Program to modify algae to eat plastic waste.   


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The Pritzker Institute of Biomedical Science and Engineering welcomed students, faculty, and staff from across the university to participate in its initial RES-MATCH event, which facilitates the matching of undergraduate students interested in research with the research needs of faculty members.

Illinois Tech Student Sydney Kaplan Makes Adjustments to Her Drone

Mechanical engineering research fellowship student Sydney Kaplan has developed a drone to take samples of tree canopies at Morton Arboretum. 

Vertical Tower Illinois Tech Design Entry

Student teams from Armour College of Engineering took first place and honorable mention honors in the United States Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Design Challenge.

Student Research Collaboration Nets Grants

Long-distance collaborations between an Illinois Tech applied math student and new student colleagues in California result in an Interdisciplinary Opportunity Award from the Center for Multiscale Cell Fate Research. 

Graduate Student Honored with U.S. DOE Fellowship

David Arnold (EE/M.S. CPE '19) has earned a graduate fellowship from the United States Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy's Integrated University Program for his work on cybersecurity within the internet of things.

A research student builds a solar fuel cell at Armour

Engage in Powerful Research

Illinois Tech students can take part in a broad range of research projects at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  

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