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April 2, 2013
Dear friends and colleagues,
Due to the loss of our grant funding, the Infrastructure Technology Institute will be closing its doors on August 30th, 2013. This Web site will continue to exist as an archive of our activities and publications, though updates will be minimal. Please contact us by e-mail at before August 30th with any questions or concerns.


ITI Newsletter: field notes, Spring 2012

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ITI Newsletter: field notes, Winter 2012

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William O. Lipinski Symposium 2011

Researchers, Politicians and Industry Professionals Discuss High Speed Rail at Recent Lipinski Symposium

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summercamp 2010

An Interview with Jianmin Qu

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ITI and NU ASCE Give Middle School Students a Taste of Engineering

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March 5, 2013

Improved Synchronicity: Preventative Care for the Power Grid

President Obama in this year’s State of the Union address talked about the future of energy and mentioned “self-healing power grids” -- a grid that is able to keep itself stable during normal conditions and also to self-recover in the event of a disturbance caused, for example, by severe weather. More >>


March 1, 2013

ASME Videos Highlight Two Honored ITI PI's

Two ITI principal investigators from the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Jan D. Achenbach and Zdeněk P. Bažant, received prestigious honors from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in 2012. Their career achievements are highlighted in two new ASME videos. More >>


February, 2013

Clever Battery Completes Stretchable Electronics Package

ITI principal investigator Yonggang Huang and the University of Illinois’ John A. Rogers are the first to demonstrate a stretchable lithium-ion battery -- a flexible device capable of powering their innovative stretchable electronics. More >>


January, 2013

Hundreds Gather for Public-Private Partnership Discussion at Lipinski Symposium

“Our infrastructure is crumbling as we speak,” former Illinois Rep. Jerry F. Costello told a packed audience January 28 at the sixth William O. Lipinski Symposium on Transportation Policy & Strategy, citing a recent study by the advocacy group Building America’s Future. “We truly do have a crisis on our hands, and we cannot wait any longer to address our needs.” More >>


November 15, 2012

2013 Lipinski Symposium Hosted by the Northwestern University Transportation Center

The 2013 Lipinski Symposium will be held January 28th at the James L. Allen Center on Northwestern's Evanston Campus. The theme is public-private partnerships for financing transportation infrastructure. More >>


June 7, 2012

David Kosnik Wins Best Paper Award

ITI Research Engineer David Kosnik won the Best Paper Award at the most recent International Conference on Weigh in Motion in Dallas, TX. Congratulations to Dave!


May 24, 2012

ITI Featured in Northwestern's Student Publication North by Northwestern

ITI Research Engineer David Kosnik and student workers were interviewed by North by Northwestern.


April 25, 2012

ITI 2012 Spring Newsletter Now Available

ITI's spring edition of Field Notes, the newsletter of the institute, is out!


April 22, 2012

The ITI REG Travels to New York for Work with Metro North Railroad

the ITI REG and several civil engineering students took part in a collaborative research project with Metro North Railroad (MNR) near New York City. More >>


April 22, 2012

ITI Will No Longer Host Infrastructure Summer Camp for High School Students

Beginning in 2012, ITI will no longer host its Summer Camp for high school students. You can view information about past camps here.


March 20, 2012

ITI Director Joseph Schofer Co-Authors Opinion Piece on US Senate's Highway Finance Package