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ME Lecturer David Torello's Road to Ga Tech

David Torello, lecturer in the Woodruff School of Mechanical EngineeringOriginally, when I was applying to be a mechanical engineering student, all I knew was that I liked technology.

ME Alumnus Pulls Out All the Stunts

ME alumnus Ian Eyre, stuntman, hanging upside down from structure over waterIan Eyre, ME '95, has been a movie daredevil since his undergraduate days at Georgia Tech.

Jiao, Leamy, and Kumar Selected as Serve-Learn-Sustain Fellows

This fall, SLS launched the SLS Fellows Program: Energy Systems for Sustainable Communities (ESSC), with 28 fellows representing all 6 colleges and various other units on campus, and including faculty, research scientists, graduate students, a post doc, and staff.
 
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Alumnus David Anderson: Between Industry and Academia

Woodruff School alumnus David Anderson, smiling portraitIf you talk to Woodruff School alumnus David Anderson (MSME ‘12/PhD. ’15) about his time at Georgia Tech, he’ll tell you about the energy of being on campus and the unparalleled passion of the graduate experience.

ME Alumnus Company Inventaprint Partners with Capstone Design

Inventaprint Team - Georgia Tech Tour (L-R Richard Mokuolu_Chris Maltzan_Roland Mokuolu)Inventaprint, Inc., a new sponsor for the Woodruff School’s Capstone Design Course, has offere

Paper Supercapacitor

Photographs of the original paper and the paper coated with gold nanoparticles, which can be used to light LEDs.By coating ordinary paper with layers of gold nanoparticles and other materials, researchers have fabricated flexible paper supercapacitors that exhibit the best performance of any textile-type supercapacit

Building a Robotic Vision System

Dr. Ueda standing by table that displays research projectWoodruff School Associate Professor Dr. Ueda was recently awarded a $300K grant from the National Science Foundation to study dynamic robot vision inspired by the principles of human vision for effective image de-blurring and panoramic image stitching.

Xia Receives Dally Young Investigator Award

Dr. Shuman Xia was awarded the 2017 James W. Dally Young Investigator Award for his outstanding contributions to engineering education and excellence in research in experimental nano- and micro-mechanics.

Whiteman MOOC Makes Top 50 List

Dr. Wayne Whiteman's online course Introduction to Engineering Mechanics made Class Central's list of Top 50 MOOCs of All Time for 2017. Introduction to Engineering Mechanics serves as an introduction to learning and applying the principles required to solve engineering mechanics problems.

Introducing ARC

Automation, Robotics and Control

Automation and Mechatronics, one of twelve Research Area Groups in the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, has made the decision to change it's name to further support the group's vision, mission and strategy.

Sulchek Amongst Team Awarded Dr. J David Allen Seed Grant

The Georgia Research Alliance has announced the inaugural award of the “Dr. J David Allen Family Seed Grant Program in Cellular Manufacturing.” The project is entitled "Microfluidic Technologies for Improved Engineering of iPSCs and their Applications to Treating Corneal and Lymphatic Diseases." The team consists of Dr.

ME Students Selected as ASME Graduate Teaching Fellows

Woodruff School graduate students Allison Mahvi, advised by Dr. Srinivas Garimella, and Megan Tomko, advised by Dr. Julie Linsey, have been selected as American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Graduate Teaching Fellows for the 2017-2018 academic year.

NRE Graduate Student Awarded INL Postdoctoral Appointment

INL Welcomes First Deslonde de Boisblanc Distinguished Postdoctoral Appointees
 
Idaho National Laboratory is pleased to welcome Woodruff School NRE graduate student Abdalla Abou Jaoude and Oregon State University's Dr. Thomas V.

Woodruff School Graduate Students Awarded Hearst Fellowship

Martinez, Peters, and Siberglied Hearst Fellowship 2017 2018Three Woodruff School graduate students, Terese Martinez, George Peters, and Chelsea Siberglied, were awarded the 2017-2018 William Randolph Hearst Fellowship.

Internship Joins ME Researchers and Engineering Undergraduate

Melanie Torres SENIC Undergraduate InternshipThe SENIC Undergraduate Internship in Nanotechnology (SUIN) program is a major component of the Southeastern Nanotechnology Infrastructure Corridor (SENIC), at the Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology at Georgia Tech, that focuses on providing undergraduates in engin

ME Researchers Embark on Landmark Seat Elevation Study

Woodruff School Senior Research Scientist Sharon Sonenblum and Quantum Rehab wheelchairQuantum Rehab® and Georgia Tech have embarked on a landmark research study that examines how power adjustable seat height is used in the everyday lives of wheelchair users.

Synthetic Cartilage Pioneered at Georgia Tech Now Used in Implants

Woodruff School Professor David Ku and synthetic cartilageIt is revolutionary technology in the medical world. Material created at Georgia Tech and now manufactured in Alpharetta is quickly gaining popularity.

Leamy Receives NSF EFRI Grant for Research

Dr. Michael J. LeamyThrough a four-year, $2 million Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Woodruff School Associate Professor Michael J.

Cola's Cabrice To Develop Heat-Eliminating Material

A nano-materials startup has scored a $1.5 million investment to solve the cause of exploding smartphones and consumer electronics.

ME Undergraduate Fleeman Shines In Uncommon Territory

Walking into the garage at Atlanta Motor Speedway sporting denim shorts and flip-flops, 21-year-old Georgia Tech student Amber Fleeman isn't your typical racecar driver in the Thursday Thunder Legends Series presented by Papa John's Pizza, the track's 20-year-strong Legends and Bandolero racing series.

ME Alumnus to Fly Solo Across the World

Ravinder K. Bansal is a man on a mission. He is about to fly a single-engine plane solo around the world to raise $750,000 for a hospital in his hometown in Ambala, India.

ME Students Design Morehouse Anniversary Torch

On May 18th, Morehouse College celebrated its 150th Anniversary with the “Journey of the Sesquicentennial Torch of Excellence” in Augusta, Georgia. The torch, which holds the College’s sacred “Candle in the Dark”, was lit during a ceremony at Springfield Baptist Church, where Morehouse College was founded by Rev.

ME Alumnus Turns Procrastination Into Lucrative Career

Georgia Tech alumnus turns procrastination into a lucrative career as a comic strip creator.
Throughout his academic career — including his time as a Mechanical Engineering major at Georgia Tech — Jorge Cham found himself faced with an obstacle most students know all too well: procrastination

Smith Honored With Zeigler Outstanding Educator Award

Dr. Marc K. Smith has been selected as this year's recipient of the Zeigler Outstanding Educator Award. The award recognizes sustained and outstanding efforts in advancing the Woodruff Schoo'ls Education programs. Dr.

Swarming Robots Fly in Tight Formation

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have created a team of free-flying robots that obeys the two rules of the air: don’t collide or undercut each other.

GT Motorsports, ME, and Georgia Tech Connect to Stock Car Pioneers

Tech has had a century-long love affair with fast cars — in engineering, technological innovation, and for the sheer joy of it.
 
The first (and second) Model Ts rolled off the Ford Motor Company assembly lines in 1908, scarcely 20 years removed from the first class enrolling at

Tech EcoCar 3 Team Places Third

Each year, Georgia Tech sends a team of engineers to prove that they have designed the fastest, most environmentally-conscious car possible as part of the EcoCAR 3 competition.

Groundbreaking Lymphedema Treatment Study

Tracey Campbell has lived for seven years with lymphedema, a chronic condition that causes unsightly swelling in her left leg.
 
The disease, which stems from a damaged lymphatic system, can lead to infections, disfigurement, debilitating pain and disability. There is no cure.

Thomas, Zhu Awarded NIH Physical Science-Oncology Grant

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Dr. Susan Thomas (Assistant Professor, Bioengineering) and Dr. Cheng Zhu (Professor, Bioengineering) a five-year Physical Science-Oncology Project grant to investigate the mechanical foundation of immune suppression in melanoma. The 3.8 million dollar grant was awarded through the NIH Physical Science in Oncology Program.

Forest Awarded Outstanding Advisor Award

Dr. Craig R. Forest, Associate Professor, Bioengineering was awarded the BME Outstanding Advisor Award. 

Each year the BME Graduate Student Advisory Board (GSAB) selects an Outstanding BME Advisor. Students are asked to nominate individuals who are deserving of recognition for a commitment to graduate student advisement.

Exosomes Have a Sense of Urgency

New research from Dixon and Vannberg labs illuminate critical role of courier nanoparticles

Coffee Chat Inspires Women Engineering Students

The Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and the School of Aerospace Engineering held the first Women in Engineering Coffee Chat on April 11th. The hour-long event hosted by Dr.

Yee Receives 2017 Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal

Dr. Shannon Yee, Assistant Professor, Heat Transfer, Combustion and Energy Systems, has been selected to receive the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2017 Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal Award. He will receive the honor during the ASME's International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) this fall. 

Three Additional Woodruff School Students Win NSF Award

L to R: Thomas Spencer, Myela Paige, David Roby Lynn, Andrew Rohskopf, Kevin Webb

ME Students Win Collegiate Drone Racing Championships

Three engineering students took home the top trophy at the Collegiate Drone Racing National Championship held at Purdue University on April 15th.

AWIS Spotlights ME Alumna Kilpatrick - Women Leaders in STEM

STEM domains often intersect and synergize with other sectors, such as health, education, and communication, which creates broader opportunities for professional development and success for both women and minorities in the STEM community.

IEEE Hardware Team Wins Robotics Trophy at SoutheastCon

ME undergraduate student Eugene Yi and his teammates, members of the Georgia Institute of Technology Chapter of the IEEE Hardware Team took home the third place trophy in the student Hardware (Robotics) Competition at SoutheastCon held March 30 – April 2, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Young Chosen as IEEE/IEEEE-USA 2017 New Face of Engineering

IEEE-USA New Faces of Engineering Help People Walk & Look to Heavenly Bodies
 
Most of us take movement for granted. Dr. Aaron Young works with those who do not.

ME Alumnus Recognized for Innovation in Energy Efficiency

In 2017, Dr. Roderick Jackson (BSME '00, MSME '04, Ph.D. '09) from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), was awarded with an Innovator of the Year award at the Young, Gifted & Empowered Awards for his groundbreaking work in building energy efficiency innovation. As the lead at ORNL’s Building Envelope Systems Research Group, Dr.

ME Part of NASA New Solar System Research Project

NASA chooses Georgia Tech for new Solar System Research Project - multidisciplinary team will study how to protect astronauts from radiation.

Linsey/Smith Selected CTL Provost Teaching and Learning Fellows

Dr. Julie LInsey and Dr. Marc Smith are two of 17 faculty selected for the Center for Teaching and Learning’s (CTL) new Provost Teaching and Learning Fellows program. The program is a partnership between CTL and the faculty of each of the colleges, with participants nominated by deans and department heads.

Abdel-Khalik Appointed Chairman of INPO

Dr. Said I. Abdel-Khalik, Southern Nuclear Distinguished Professor, Nuclear & Radiological Engineering, has been appointed Chairman of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations Advisory Council by the INPO Board of Directors.

NRE/MP Hosts Nuclear Science Merit Badge Workshop

The Georgia Institute of Technology chapter of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) recently hosted a nuclear science merit badge workshop for local area troops of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America. Faculty and undergraduate students from the Department of Nuclear and Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics of the George W.

2017 Sigma Xi Research Award Winners

The Woodruff School is pleased to announce that five individua

U.S. News Ranks GA Tech's Engineering Programs

The 2018 U.S. News and World Report rankings of graduate programs are out, and once again the Georgia Institute of Technology was found to produce high-quality graduate degree programs in engineering and business.

Making a Gigaton of Difference

As new employees in any organization, early career engineers are challenged to be able to quickly make a contribution and become leaders in their area of expertise. In Marta’s field of sustainable energy, her new role gave her the opportunity to potentially reduce CO2 emissions by at least a gigaton. In order to quickly make a direct impact, she realized she would need to pivot from the original career path she initially envisioned for herself. Deviating from that known path is always uncomfortable, however, doing so allows you to make significant contributions.

ME Undergraduate's Remarkable Balancing Act

Usually in college athletics, recruiting stories are told by coaches and athletes. In the case of Georgia Tech center Ben Lammers, an associate dean in the school’s college of engineering gets a turn to spin a yarn.

ME Alumna Velastegui Among Most Powerful Female Engineers 2017

In honor of National Engineers Week (February 19-25), Business Insider has issued its annual shout-out to the most powerful women engineers in US tech.

ME Sophmore Drives at GA Dome Final Event

The Georgia Dome will go out of existence as an Atlanta landmark and host venue not with a bang but with a roar of Earth-shaking proportions, according to officials with Feld Entertainment, which will use the facility to host the final event taking place there March 4 and 5.

Alumnus Dr. Fronk Receives ASHRAE New Investigator Award

ME alumnus Dr. Brian Fronk (Ph.D. '07, M.S. '14), advised by Dr. Srinivas Garimella, has been selected as the recipient of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) New Investigator Award for 2017-2018.

Micro C Raises Additional $700K in Seed Round

Micro C, a Savannah-based medical device startup led by a trio of Georgia Tech graduates, said it has raised an additional $700,000 in its early-seed funding round. The additional funds follow the $260,000 the company successfully raised in the round in 2016.

Eating in the Blink of an Eye

Spit switch and tongue's softness keep tongue sticky when capturing prey.

Creating Structured Learning without Sacrificing Creativity

Educators seek to derive structured learning from “faires” and “spaces” without sacrificing high-spirited creativity.

 

ME Alumnus Simpson Named Penn State COE Morrow Professor

Timothy W. Simpson (MSME '95, Ph.D '98), one of the leading experts in additive manufacturing technology and the design of 3D-printed metal parts in the country, has been appointed the Paul Morrow Professor in Engineering Design and Manufacturing in Penn State’s College of Engineering.

Infusing Ethics into Engineering Curricula

A team from Georgia Tech, including Dr. Colin Potts, Dr. Robert Kirkman, and Dr. Kate Fu, were selected to attend the Overcoming Challenges to Infusing Ethics into the Development of Engineers workshop in Washington, D.C. last week at the National Academy of Engineering.

ME Undergraduate Jefferson Dixon Wins Old Guard Competition

Engineering students from the United States, Egypt, India, Lebanon, Turkey and Peru put their presentation skills to the test during the final round of the Old Guard Oral Competition, which took place Nov. 12 at the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) in Phoenix, Ariz.

Ga Tech Researchers Unmask Cat Tongue Mechanics

 - Article by Karin Brulliard, The Washington Post

Cats, depending on your point of view, are cute or aloof, predatory or lazy. What’s indisputable is that they are well-honed little machines.

Alumna Carnasciali Receives Bucknall Excellence in Teaching Award

ME alumna Maria-Isabel Carnasciali, Ph.D. ME '08, an associate professor of engineering in the University of New Haven’s Tagliatela College of Engineering, has been awarded the University’s prestigious $25,000 William L. Bucknall Excellence in Teaching Award.

Norris Awarded Distinguished Engineering Educator Award

A leader at the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science has earned a national award for her efforts to attract and support women in engineering.

Kalidindi Receives Material Science Engineering Data Challenge Award

The Air Force Research Laboratory, in partnership with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the National Science Foundation, have awarded the top prize for the Materials Science and Engineering Data Challenge to the team of Surya Kalidindi, Joshua Gomberg, and Andrew Medford.

Automating Neuroscience Research with Robotics

For scientists listening in on the faint whispers of brain neurons, a first-ever robotic technique for cleaning the tiny devices that record the signals could facilitate a new level of automation in neuroscience research.

The Story Behind the '96 Olympic Village Electric Tractors

ME Laboratory and Facilities Coordinator Jason Barnes played a big role in transporting people around the Olympic Village for the ’96 Olympics - he designed and managed the overall production of 70 high speed electric tractors that pulled passenger trams around the Georgia Tech campus.

Leamy and Ruzzene Awarded for Phononics Paper

A paper co-authored by ME Associate Professor Michael J. Leamy and AE Professor Massimo Ruzzene has been chosen to receive the 2016 Lloyd Hamilton Donnell Applied Mechanics Reviews Paper Award by the editorial board of Applied Mechanics Reviews.

Flow Visualization and Thermal Measurements On an Electronic Chip

Two phase cooling has become a promising technique for removing high heat fluxes from electronic devices. In their article featured in Electronics Cooling, Dr. Yogendra K. Joshi and his PhD.

Capstone Design - The AGCO Experience

Over 1,000 students, formed into 200 teams, from 11 different disciplines at Georgia Tech, participated in the Spring 2016 Georgia Tech Capstone Design Expo.

Degertekin Joins NIH Biomedical Imaging Technology Study Section

Dr. F. Levent Degertekin has accepted a nomination by the Center for Scientific Review to serve as a permanent member of the NIH Biomedical Imaging Technology-A Study Section for four years starting this July. 

Neitzel Appointed to NASA LEAG Specific Action Team

Dr. Paul Neitzel has been appointed to NASA's Lunar Exploration Analysis Group (LEAG) Human Exploration Proving Ground Specific Action Team (HEP-G-SAT).

Ranjan, Green, and Deo Recieve DOE-NEUP Awards

Three Woodruff School researchers were recently awarded more than $2 million in combined research and development grants from the U.S.

Seven Woodruff School Students Awarded NSF Graduate Fellowships

The National Science Foundation (NSF) received close to 17,000 applications for this year’s Graduate Research Fellowship. Of the 2,000 reward offers made to outstanding students pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees, seven were awarded to Woodruff School graduate researchers.

Researchers Win Supercritical-CO2 Power Cycles Symposium Award

As a part of a computational and experimental research project funded by the DOE-Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUPS), Post-doctoral Fellow Dorrin Jarrahbashi, and Graduate Students Sandeep Pidaparti and Taegyu Kang, all part of Dr.

Liang Receives 2016 Milton C. Shaw Manufacturing Research Medal

Steven Liang, professor in the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, has been selected to receive the 2016 Milton C. Shaw Manufacturing Research Medal.

Ranjan Participates in NAE's 2016 USFOE Symposium

Associate Professor Devesh Ranjan is among one hundred of the nation's brightest young engineers who have been

Thomas Receives DoD Career Development Award

The Department of Defense office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program awarded Susan Thomas with a Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program Career Development Award. 

Genzale Chosen for Governor's Teaching Fellows Program

Woodruff School assistant professor Caroline Genzale has been chosen as a Fellow for the Governor's Teaching Fellows Program. She will attend the Summer 2016 Symposium held at the University of Georgia in May.

ME Faculty and Students Receive 2016 Sigma Xi Research Awards

The Woodruff School is pleased to announce that four individuals will represent Mechanical Engineering as they receive recognition at the Sigma Xi Spring Awards Banquet on April 21.

Associate Professor Baratunde Cola has been selected to receive the "Best Faculty Paper" award. In addition, graduate students Guillermo Amador (advisor David Hu) and Alireza Mahdavifar (advisor Peter Hesketh) have been selected to receive "Best PhD. Thesis" awards. Lastly, graduate student David Reilly (advisor Devesh Ranjan) will receive the "Best Master's Thesis" award.

Varney Receives 2016 CETL/BP Outstanding Teaching Award

ME graduate student Phil Varney was recently selected to receive the 2016 CETL/BP Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award at Georgia Tech's Celebrate Teaching Day. This award is the only institute-wide recognition for teaching assistants and symbolizes Georgia Tech's commitment to promoting exemplary teaching.

Erickson Receives Lockheed Dean's Excellence in Teaching Award

As a result of her outstanding educational accomplishments, Anna Erickson, assistant professor, has been selected to receive the 2016 Lockheed Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award.

Rogers Receives Lockheed Inspirational Young Faculty Award

As a result of his outstanding educational accomplishments, Jonathan Rogers, assistant professor, has been selected to receive the 2016 Lockheed Inspirational Young Faculty Award.

In Memoriam - Alumnus James Chambers

The Woodruff School is deeply saddened to hear that alumnus James Chambers died tragically in a house fire on March 13. Dr. Chambers who received both his bachelor's and Ph.D. degrees from the Woodruff School, was the associate dean for research and graduate programs in the School of Engineering at the University of Mississippi. 

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2 ME Alumni Make Forbes 30 Under 30 List

Alec Manfre and Emily Woods make Forbes magazine 30 Under 30 list.

Whiteman: Influential Engineering Professor Teaching Online

Wayne Whiteman named among five influential engineering professors teaching online by OnlineEngineeringPrograms.com (OEP).

Bassiri-Gharb Elected President-Elect IEEE UFFC-S

Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb was recently elected as the President-elect of the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society (UFFC-S).

Kim Designing New Tool to Fight Brain Tumors

NIH grant supporting Petit Institute researcher’s design of novel nanomedicine

Woodruff Researchers Receive DURIP Award

A team of Georgia Tech researchers comprised of Drs. Satish Kumar, Samuel Graham, and Yogendra Joshi from the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering were awarded $590,000 from the Department of Defense (DoD) to acquire state-of-the-art equipment for thermal imaging and semiconductor characterization.

Whiteman Wins UPCEA Regional Award for MOOCs

Wayne Whiteman, who teaches four massive open online courses (MOOCs) on Coursera at GTPE, was selected for the Continuing Education Faculty Award for his contribution to continuing education.

Erturk Receives 2 ASME Awards

Alper Erturk received two distinguished awards in the award ceremony of the ASME Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems Conference in Colorado Springs, CO, on September 23.