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Fu Receives Faculty Institute Diversity Champion Award

Assistant Professor Dr. Katherine Fu has received the Faculty Institute Diversity Champion Award for her leadership and commitment to building an inclusive campus community and advancing a culture of inclusive excellence.

ME Undergraduate Program Ranked Number Two

U.S. News & World Report now ranks the Georgia Tech ME undergraduate program #2 in the nation

ME Graduate Students Awarded Fellowships

35 ME graduate students have been awarded prestigious fellowships for this academic year.

Dixon Promoted to Director of IARPA

Woodruff School alumna Stacey Dixon (MSME '95, Ph.D. 2000) has been chosen to fill the role as director for the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA). For over 15 years, Dr. Dixon has served in key science and technology positions within the intelligence community, tackling some of its hardest technical challenges.

Woodruff School Staff Spotlight: 12 Questions with Nichelle Compton

Nichelle Compton, Events Coordinator II for Woodruff School of Mechanical EngineeringMeet Nichelle Compton, Event Coordinator for the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering.

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ME Grad Student Wins First Prize Award at QNDE Conference

Aurelio Bellotti QNDE winning posterWoodruff School graduate student Aurelio Bellotti was awarded first place prize in the student poster competition at the 45th annual Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (QNDE) Conference for his research on “Nonlinear Ultrasonic Techniques for the Quantification of Dislocations an

Garcia Appointed Executive Director of Petit Institute

Dr. Andres J. GarciaThe Georgia Institute of Technology has selected Andrés J. García as the new executive director of the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience.

Device Measures Blood Flow After an Aneurysm

Nanostructured flow-diverter systemAneurysms occur when a blood vessel weakens and widens, forming a structure known as an aneurysmal sac in which blood then collects.

Woodruff School Alumni Spotlight: Amy Clark

Woodruff School alumna Amy ClarkAmy Clark graduated from Georgia Tech in 2016 with a Ph.D. in Bioengineering. Advised by Dr.

Capstone Sponsor Spotlight: Kambas Enterprises

Over 30 Mechanical Engineering seniors will be displaying their projects at the Summer mini-Expo on the 24th of July at the Love Building! The Capstone Design course is generously supported by numerous corporate partners and alumni.

Dr. Peter Loutzenhiser Receives National Solar Energy Award

Dr. Peter Loutzenhiser receiving 2018 Yellott AwardWoodruff School of Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Peter Loutzenhiser has been awarded the 2018 Yellott Award by the Solar Energy Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Dr.

ME Undergrad Receives Astronaut Scholarship

ME undergraduate student Emily Kamienski has been selected as a recipient for the Astronaut Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year. This year the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) has awarded 50 scholarships to students from 36 different universities across the nation.

ME Graduate Student Wins IDETC Paper Award

Woodruff School graduate student Matthew Fronk won the International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) first place award for his paper entitled “Higher-Order Multiple Scales Analysis of Weakly Nonlinear Lattices with Implications for Directional Stability.”
 
The paper, co-authored with Fronk’s advisor Dr.

Designing Climate-Change Solutions with Inspiration from Nature

Team FullCircle: (from left( Kenji Bomar, Heyinn Rho, Ananya Jain, Savannah Berry, Sara Thomas Mathew, José Andrade, and Anmbus IqbalA tidal-energy harvester inspired by the human heart. A soil-erosion solution that mimics a kingfisher’s eyelid. A mosquito-control device that functions like carnivorous plants.

Making a Material Difference with Carbon Nanotubes

BARATUNDE COLA IN HIS LAB. CREDIT: MARSHA WALTONEngineer and entrepreneur Baratunde Cola believes that big changes in human achievement are underpinned by revolutions in materials, from the stone age to the iron age to oil to silicon.

GT Team Makes Boeing GoFly Finals

Team HummingbuzzThe Boeing Company announced this week that Hummingbuzz - a Georgia Tech-based team of engineering students - is one of  just 10 teams to triumph in Phase I of the company's $2 million global GoFly Prize rotorcraft design competition.
 

ME Graduate Students Win ITherm-2018 Awards

ME grad students Yates, Pavlidis, Athavale, Brown and ChapmanFive Woodruff School graduate students received accolades at the ITherm-2018 Conference.

ME Team Wins 2nd Place in Siemens FutureMakers Challenge

FutureMakers flow chart - Siemens FutureMakers Challenge

 

Woodruff School graduate students Changxuan Zhao, Kedar Josh, and Vinh Nguyen (all advised by Dr. Shreyes Melkote) won second place in the Seimens FutureMakers Challenge Hackathon with their project "Factory Automated Building (FAB).

Remembering Lawrence Dennis Ballou

Lawrence Dennis BallouLawrence Dennis Ballou (‘54), of Tallulah Falls, Atlanta and Macon, GA, died on October 20, 2017 in Macon. 
 
Dennis Ballou began his 19 year teaching career at Georgia Tech in the winter of 1991.

HyTech Racing wins first place at Formula Hybrid Competition

Georgia Tech student competition team HyTech Racing recently won first place in the electric category at the Formula Hybrid Competition, with high scores in Project Management, Design, and the Endurance Even

Mayo Clinic Taps Tech Capstone Team

BME and ME students collaborate on novel device to improve epidural procedures
 
Team Neuraline and Dr. Rains: Pictured are (left to right), Professor of the Practice James Rains, and Capstone students Cassidy Wang, Dev Mandavia, Marci Medford, Lucas Muller, and Alex Bills.</body></html>

Dr. Seung Woo Lee Receives NSF CAREER Award

Woodruff School Assistant Professor Seung Woo LeeWoodruff School Assistant Professor Seung Woo Lee has received the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Capstone Sponsor Spotlight: Not Impossible Labs

The Capstone Design course is generously supported by numerous corporate partners and alumni. This weekly article series will highlight a few select sponsors, their projects and the student teams working on their projects.

Five Woodruff School Students Receive NSF Fellowships

Woodruff School NSF Graduate Fellowship winnersThe National Science Foundation (NSF) received more than 12,000 applications, from all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and U.S. territories, for this year’s Graduate Research Fellowship.

Kalidindi Awarded DoD Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship

Woodruff School Professor Surya Kalidindi has been named a recipient of the 2018 Department of Defense Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship.

Capstone Sponsor Spotlight: FanaticusXR

Capstone Season is upon us and there are 50 Mechanical Engineering teams showcasing their projects at the Expo on the 24th of April at the McCamish Pavilion! The Capstone Design course is generously supported by numerous corporate partners and alumni. This weekly article series will highlight a few select sponsors, their projects and the student teams working on their projects.
 
This week’s spotlight sponsor is FanaticusXR.

Capstone Spotlight: Imperial College London and CDC

Capstone Season is upon us and there are 50 Mechanical Engineering teams showcasing their projects at the Expo on the 24th of April at the McCamish Pavilion! The Capstone Design course is generously supported by numerous corporate partners and alumni. This weekly article series will highlight a few select sponsors, their projects and the student teams working on their projects.

Capstone Design Sponsor Spotlight: LapDog Securities

Capstone Season is upon us and there are 50 Mechanical Engineering teams showcasing their projects at the Expo on the 24th of April at the McCamish Pavilion! The Capstone Design course is generously supported by numerous corporate partners and alumni.

Green Invited to DIMAT, University of Conceptión, Chile

Carrasco and Green Woodruff School Professor Itzhak Green visited the Department of Materials Engineering, DIMAT, at the University of Concepción, Chile, in January.

HanesBrands Supports 2018 Capstone Design Expo Projects

Capstone Design - Sponsor Spotlight Series
 

Team Braject at Hanes Factory signCapstone Season is upon us and there are 50 Mechanical Engineering teams showcasing their projects at the Exp

Lieuwen and Shi Named to NAE

Two current College of Engineering faculty members and an adjunct professor (and former dean) have been named to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

Georgia Tech to Host Construct3D 2018

construct3D 2018Construct3D 2018, the national academic 3D printing and digital fabrication conference and expo, will take place at Georgia Tech on October 5-8, 2018.

Thomas Receives Young Investigator Award

Dr. Susan Napier ThomasWoodruff School Assistant Professor Susan Napier Thomas was selected to receive the 2018 Young Investigator Award from the Society for Biomaterials.

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.
 
Woman with interactive goggles in front of testing screen

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 offered exclusi

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 supercapacitor to dat

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 engineering th

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. Leamy will investigate a new class of reciprocity-breaking acoustic systems characterized by nonlinear internal structures, asymmetry and mixed scales.

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 the Georg

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.