Academic Centers at UTP
Biophysics Collaborative Access Team (BioCAT)
BioCAT is a NIH-supported research center at the Advanced Photon Source Argonne IL for the study of partially ordered and disordered biological materials. Techniques supported by BioCAT include: scanning hard X-ray microprobe for metal distribution and speciation in tissues; fiber diffraction and micro-diffraction of muscle, connective tissue, amyloids and viruses; small-angle-X-ray scattering from macromolecules in solution. The BioCAT facility comprises an undulator based beamline, (18-ID) associated laboratory and computational facilities. Access is available to all scientists on basis of peer-reviewed beamtime proposals.
Center for Integrative Neuroscience and Neuroengineering Research (CINNR)
CINNR“s mission is to foster research in systems and behavioral neuroscience at the University of Chicago and neural engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology. Work in the Center proceeds from basic science and clinical efforts and emphasizes interdisciplinary approaches to understanding the nervous system.
Center for Molecular Study of Condensed Soft Matter
This Center conducts research into the connection between molecular structure and macroscopic properties of condensed soft matter, both synthetic and biological.
Engineering Center For Diabetes Research and Education (ECDRE)
ECDRE“s objective is to use engineering techniques to develop treatment modalities for diabetes and its many complications. ECDRE is the first center in the U.S. to focus on diabetes treatment. IIT faculty members, in collaboration with investigators and clinicians at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, are working on a variety of diabetes-related research projects. ECDRE is a component of the Pritzker Institute of Biomedical Science and Engineering, which is developing a biomedical research thrust on the campus of IIT.
Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation
A major new university initiative to improve the reliability, security, efficiency, and sustainability of the nation“s electrical grid and overcome obstacles to the effective adoption and implementation of the Smart Grid. The Center brings together researchers, industry, government, and innovators to “plug-in” to IIT“s smart micro grid, research laboratories and technology park, creating a hub – or sandbox – for new innovations in advanced grid technology.
The Idea Shop is the university“s 13,000-square-foot innovation playground and hub of ground-breaking research. The Idea Shop includes space for scientific computing and visualization, engineering graphics, mobile app development, team-based idea generation and communication, and a state-of-the-art machine shop filled with rapid-prototyping equipment.
IIT Research Institute
A leading provider of non-clinical services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries in support of Investigational New Drug (IND) submissions. IITRI also has a major NIH funded program in cancer diagnosis and prevention.
The Jules F. Knapp Entrepreneurship Center
The umbrella organization for entrepreneurial activities at IIT and in the Chicago area. Specializing in the commercialization of innovative technologies, the Center is designed to support a swift and significant expansion of entrepreneurial activity at and around IIT, including University Technology Park at IIT. By leveraging the Center’s resources, those seeking assistance from the Jules F. Knapp Entrepreneurship Center can capitalize on certain opportunities, solidify their business’ structure and maximize entrepreneurial efforts.
Medical Imaging Research Center (MIRC)
Focused on technological developments in biomedical imaging. MIRC faculty are developing new imaging modalities and new techniques for acquisition, processing and analysis of medical images.
NCFST Clinical Nutrition Research Center at IIT
Supporting food based solutions for improving public health, the National Center for Food Safety and Technology has a new 5,000 square foot human nutrition research facility for studying biochemical and functional endpoints of health and chronic disease. The Clinical Nutrition Research Center is dedicated to delivering science validating the impact of foods and ingredients with health promoting properties on clinically relevant end points.
Particle Technology and Crystallization Center (PTCC)
Devoted, in partnerships with the pharmaceutical industry, to the development of fundamental knowledge, methods and strategies in the areas of nucleation, crystallization, particle technology, and characterization that will result in faster development of new pharmaceutical compounds, new solid forms, and a reduced time in bringing new compounds to market.
The Pritzker Institute of Biomedical Science and Engineering
The Pritzker Institute is an umbrella organization that enhances the biomedical science and engineering research activities on the IIT campus. The Medical Imaging Research Center (MIRC), the Center for Integrative Neuroscience and Neuroengineering research (CINNR), and the Engineering Center for Diabetes Research and Education (ECDRE) are some of the Centers that operate under the Institute. Each of the Centers has a Director and is described in more detail elsewhere in this document. The Pritzker Institute develops and coordinates relationships and programs with traditional science and engineering departments within IIT, as well as outside institutions, especially, Argonne National Laboratory, Rush Presbyterian Medical Center and the University of Chicago.
Wireless Network and Communications Research Center (WiNCom)
Wireless Interference Laboratory and Spectrum Observatory are part of Wireless Network and Communications Research Center (WiNCom) The focus of these research facilities is to better understand the spectrum occupancy and related interference environment at the home /office level and at the level of the City of Chicago. Beyond the creation of large databases and related models of the environments, the efforts in these facilities seeks to identify improvements in the spectrum utilization and improvements in the capacity and throughput of the systems operating in the various environments.