Algorithms and Software EMPOWER project

The University of Illinois Applied Research Institute is working with Dr. Manabu Nakamura in the Department of Nutrition Sciences at Illinois to aid in developing EMPOWER, a safe, cost-effective dietary weight loss program that can be widely used to treat obesity.

Bio-inspired Functional Materials from Natural Materials

ARI researchers are designing additively manufactured bio-inspired functional materials and sustainably upcycled plastic waste materials. 

Navajo Project

ARI’s Contextual Innovation and Practice group last month was awarded research grant to apply their unique design process in search of a more effective set of solutions to address the Navajo’s needs for electricity and water.

Research by the Indoor Climate Research and Training Center

The Indoor Climate Research and Training group at the Illinois Applied Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is partnering with Facilities & Services (F&S) staff to test the building envelope tightness of the Transportation Building (104 South Matthews Ave., Urbana) 

Algorithm and Software Development

ARI develops and implements algorithms for solving complex multi-domain problems in the areas of Information Processing, ISR (Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance), Remote Sensing, Data Fusion, and Distributed Autonomy.

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Contextual Innovation and Practice

ARI increases operability, sustainability, and functionality of engineered products, systems, and operations by identifying and addressing the unique context in which they reside, and optimizing the impact of place, people, and time on its development and use.

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Materials Development

ARI improves the performance of material systems through the development, design, processing and characterization of polymers, biomaterials, nanocomposites and metals.

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Monitoring, Diagnostics and Controls

ARI integrates and deploys sensor technologies and diagnostic tools that provide our customers actionable data that helps them extract valuable insights, enhance situational awareness, and rapidly respond to changing conditions.

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ARI bridges the gap between the knowledge gained through research and its practical application. ARI trainers design curriculum and workshop modules to enhance the fundamental knowledge of building science and energy efficiency practitioners.

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Impact Areas

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Building Science

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Defense & Security

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