About CCAD

The Center for Computer-Aided Design (CCAD) at The University of Iowa was founded in 1981. CCAD conducts basic and applied research in modeling and simulation. With over 250 scientists, faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students, CCAD includes the following units.

BioMechanics of Soft Tissues (BioMOST) 

Musculoskeletal Imaging, Modeling, and Experimentation (MIMX)

National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS)

Operator Performance La boratory (OPL)

Reliability and Sensory Prognostic Systems Group (RSPS)

Virtual and Augmented Reality Business Unit (VARBU)

Virtual Soldier Research program (VSR)

CCAD has sustained substantial growth over the past several years and has created many strategic partnerships with government and corporate entities. Funding agencies and companies include the US Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and companies such as Ford, GM, Chrysler, Rockwell Collins, John Deere, Caterpillar, NASA, and many others. With over 18 laboratories and specialized research facilities, CCAD offers our partners and clients with a significant value add to R&D efforts.

Contact the director: Prof. Karim Abdel-Malek