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Paredis' Systems Engineering Vision Wins Award

Chris Paredis and a team of researchers have released a document entitled, "Systems Engineering Vision 2025."

Pathak Named Policy Advisor at National Economic Council

Mihir Pathak (PhD, Georgia Tech Cryo Lab, G.W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, 2013 - Advisor: Prof. S.M. Ghiaasiaan) is now Policy Advisor at the National Economic Council of the White House.

Sitaraman Receives NITT Distinguished Alumnus Award

Professor Suresh K. Sitaraman received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli (NITT) at its 50-year Golden Jubilee event on July 19, 2014. The Chief Guest at this event was the Honorable Pranab Mukherjee, President of India.  Sitaraman was one of approximately 30 awardees recognized at this event which was held at the NITT campus in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu. In addition to Sitaraman, Madhavan Swaminathan of ECE was honored with the same Distinguished Alumnus Award for Excellence in Academic/Research.

Improving Energy Storage Technologies for Concentrating Solar Power Systems

On May 21st, the Department of Energy SunShot Initiative announced $10M for six new R&D projects that will advance innovative concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies.

Engineering a Better Way to Rebuild Bone Inside the Body

A new technology under development at the Georgia Institute of Technology could one day provide more efficient delivery of the bone regenerating growth factors with greater accuracy and at a lower cost.

Alumnus Named Dean of Engineering at Louisiana Tech

Woodruff School alumnus, Hisham Hegab (MSME '91, PhDME '94), professor of mechanical, nanosystems and cyber engineering of Louisiana Tech University, has been named the new dean of the school's College of Engineering and Science.

Grants Intended to Strengthen U.S. Manufacturing

Teams from the Georgia Institute of Technology are recipients of four grants recently announced by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Woodruff School Student Scholars and Fellows

Students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels have been awarded prestigious fellowships and scholarships this month, including the honors of Fulbright and Churchill scholarships.

Special Delivery

Andrés García spearheaded research that has the potential of improving the lives of millions of people, particularly people with diabetes.

Woodruff School Alumni: Where Are They Now?

Recently, we caught up with Woodruff School alumnus, Mickey Wade (MSNE ’87, PhDNE ’91), and asked him some questions to learn about his current whereabouts.

Researchers Convert Discoveries in MSE to Real-World Applications

At Georgia Tech, investigators unite research capabilities with powerful new tools to develop and characterize novel materials. By pinpointing the complex physical and chemical interactions that control performance, they are creating materials with unique properties. This article presents an overview of materials work from the faculty of the Woodruff School, focusing on a few of the many innovative research projects underway.

Mechanical Forces Affect T-Cell Recognition and Signaling

In a paper published in the journal Cell, researchers add a new level of understanding to that process by describing how the T-cell receptors (TCR) use mechanical contact – the forces involved in their binding to the antigens – to make decisions about whether or not the cells they encounter are threats.

Woodruff School Faculty Honors Recipients

Georgia Tech recently held a recognition reception and honors luncheon and awarded two faculty members from the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering with honors.

Capstone Design Expo: Looking Back to Foresee What's Ahead

The innovation developed by the Capstone Design Expo teams has immense real world value, which can be seen in many successful past projects and anticipated by those upcoming.

Stem Cell Engineering with Classmates from Cali to MIT

"Thanks to video conferencing technology, Georgia Tech students can now take a class with their peers from across the country."

Company Founded by Tim Fox, Alumnus and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Acquired by Varian

Varian Medical Systems, Inc. announced it has signed an agreement with Velocity Medical Solutions, LLC to acquire certain assets of Velocity, a privately-held Atlanta-based developer of specialized software for cancer clinics.

Man’s (New) Best Friends

The venomous sidewinder rattlesnake has always been able to kill you - but now could it help save you, too.v

Microfluidic Device Measures Drugs’ Influence on Blood Clotting

A new microfluidic method for evaluating drugs commonly used for preventing heart attacks has found that while aspirin can prevent dangerous blood clots in some at-risk patients, it may not be effective in all patients with narrowed arteries. The study, which involved 14 human subjects, used a device that simulated blood flowing through narrowed coronary arteries to assess effects of anti-clotting drugs.

Former Woodruff Faculty Member, Arthur Bergles, Passes

Arthur E. Bergles, (78), of Centerville, Massachusetts, an accomplished Professor of Engineering, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014, of a malignant brain tumor.

Bioengineering at Tech: Past, Present, Future

Bob Nerem has spent much of his long career exploring critical health-related topics such as blood flow in large arteries, the role of hemodynamics in the onset of atherosclerosis, and more recently tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Chip to Provide 3D Images from Inside Heart and Blood Vessels

Researchers have developed the technology for a catheter-based device that would provide forward-looking, real-time, three-dimensional imaging from inside the heart, coronary arteries and peripheral blood vessels.

Antoniou Receives Lockheed Inspirational Young Faculty Award

As a result of her outstanding educational accomplishments, Antonia Antoniou, assistant professor, has been selected to receive the 2014 Lockheed Inspirational Young Faculty Award.

Atlantic Pediatric Device Consortium Awarded $3.5M

Atlantic Pediatric Device Consortium Awarded $3.5M to Assist Commercialization of Medical Devices for Children

Bras Named Brook Byers Professor

Bert Bras, Professor at the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, was recently named a recipient of a Brook Byers Professorship.

PaR Systems Acquires ME Startup

PaR Systems, Inc.has acquired the major assets of CAMotion, Inc. and CAMotion Cranes, Inc., companies founded by Woodruff School professors.

Zhu Receives SES Young Investigator Medal

Dr. Ting Zhu has been selected to receive the SES Young Investigator Medal at the 51st Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science.

Hertel to Join ORNL

Dr. Nolan Hertel has accepted a Joint Faculty Appointment in the Environmental Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

Alumni MOOC Contest

Wayne Whiteman teaches MOOC course on Statics. Participating ME alumni could win prizes!

Alumnus Receives ASME McDonald Mentor Award

Engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi has named ASME member Lt. Col. Donald W. Rhymer, MSME '99 and PhDME '05, as its eighth McDonald Mentor.

Three Time Alum Selected as Presidential Management Fellow

Mihir Pathak (Ph.D. ME '13, MSME '10, BSME '08), has been selected as a Fellow for the extremely competitive and prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF).

DOE Selects Neu Project for Advanced Turbine Tech Research

Ten university projects, including one lead by Dr. Rick Neu from the Georgia Institute of Technology, to conduct advanced turbine technology research under the Office of Fossil Energy’s University Turbine Systems Research (UTSR) Program have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for additional development.

Zhu and Team Publish Paper in Nature Communications

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Pittsburg, Sandia National Laboratories, and Zhejiang University (China) have discovered a new type of atomic-scale defect, called stacking fault tetrahedra, that can critically affect the deformation and fracture of pressure vessels in nuclear reactors and interconnects in smart phones.

Joe Smith, ME Alumnus and Advisory Board Member, Passed

Joseph L. Smith, Jr. (BME '52 and MSME '53) passed away peacefully on May 7, 2013 in Wayland.

Bassiri-Gharb Wins IEEE-UFFC Award

The IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society (IEEE-UFFC) announced Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb as the winner of the 2013 IEEE-UFFC Ferroelectrics Young Investigator Award.

Whiteman to Teach MOOCs

Wayne Whiteman will teach two Coursera MOOC courses this Fall - Intro to Engeineering Mechanics and Applications in Engineering Mechanics.

Thomas Hagler, Jr., ME Alumnus, Died

Thomas Hagler, Jr. (BME '52) entered into eternal rest June 25, 2013 in Augusta, GA.

ME Alumnus, John B. Boy, Passed Away

John B. Boy (BME '38) passed away peacefully July 16, 2013 in Lehigh Acres.

IMat Intro with David McDowell

Executive Director David McDowell answers questions about the newly launched Georgia Tech Institute for Materials (IMat).

Thomas Honored with BMES Young Investigator Award

Susan N. Thomas, PhD, has been named the 2013 Rita Schaffer Young Investigator by the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). This award is in recognition of high level of originality and ingenuity in a scientific work in biomedical engineering to a faculty member within the first five years of their career.

Yeung Elected ASME Fellow

Dr. Pui-Kuen Yeung has been elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Ueda Receives NSF Grant

Dr. Jun Ueda received an National Science Foundation (NSF) grant from the Dynamical Systems (DS) program in the Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) for his research on nonuniformly quanitcized actuation in biological motion generation.

4 NRE Students Receive Financial Support to Pursue Degree

The Energy Department awarded nearly $5 million to undergraduate and graduate students across the country pursuing nuclear engineering and science degrees, four of these students are at Georgia Tech.

Satish Kumar Receives NSF Award

Drs. Satish Kumar and Abhijit Chatterjee were awarded $450,000 from NSF for energy efficient self-healing design of carbon nanotube thin film transistors.

ME Team Wins 2014 Hetenyi Award

A paper whose authors include by Bhaskar Pant, Sukwon Choi, Eva Baumert, Brian Allen, Samuel Graham, Ken Gall, and Olivier Pierron, entitled, “MEMS-Based Nanomechanics: Influence of MEMS Design on Test Temperature,” published in Experimental Mechanics, 52(6), 607-618, 2012, has been selected to receive the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM)2014 Hetenyi award as the best research paper published in Experimental Mechanics in 2012.

Barnett, ME Alumnus and Professor Emeritus, Passes

Samuel C. Barnett, PhDME '62 and Professor Emeritus, died on June 19, 2013.

MOOC Matters: Keeping Students Engaged

Dr. Al Ferri and others study the engagement of students participating in MOOCs.

Book Receives 2013 Robert E. Koski Medal

Wayne Book, Professor Emeritus of the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, has been selected to receive the 2013 Robert E. Koski Medal.

Thomas Selected for 2013 Class of 1969 Teaching Fellows Program

Participating in the Class of 1969 Teaching Fellows program will provide Dr. Thomas with the foundation for a lifetime of professional growth in teaching.

Zhu Receives ASME 2013 Sia Nemat-Nasser Early Career Award

Dr. Ting Zhu has been selected to receive the 2013 Sia Nemat-Nasser Early Career Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Whiteman Offers MOOC, Intro to Engineering Mechanics

Dr. Wayne Whiteman recently offered an online course entitled “Introduction to Engineering Mechanics.” Plans are also being made for a follow-on course entitled “Applications in Engineering Mechanics.”

Whiteman Announced as Anderson D. Smith Administrator of the Year

Dr. Wayne Whiteman tackles a difficult job with vigor and engages each student with the care and concern of a loyal friend.

ME Students to Compete in Global Competition by BP

Team South, a group undergraduate students from the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering comprised of Daniel Domanico, Clay Williams, and Patrick Wallin, is a U.S. finalist in a global competition run by BP.

ME PhD and Team Takes Home Prize at I2S Competition

FloMera won second place in the 2013 Ideas to SERVE (I2S) Competition at Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business for an in-home breast cancer test that requires only a single drop of blood.

Woodruff Undergrad Selected as WISE Intern

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) will sponsor Nathan Sacks to be among the WISE interns this summer.

ME Professors Attend White House Event Announcing BRAIN Initiative

Bob Guldberg and Craig Forest were invited by the White House to hear President Obama’s announcement of a commitment to fund research to map the activity of the human brain.

5 Questions with IBB Executive Director, Bob Guldberg

George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering Professor and IBB Executive Director, Bob Guldberg, answers questions about the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience.

Jun Ueda to be an Advisor in New Robotics REU Program

Georgia Tech adds robotics research component to Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering program.

ME Alumnus Receives Three Prestigious Awards

Dr. Calvin Mackie (BME ’90, MSME ’92, PhDME ’96) recently received three highly-acclaimed awards from three top education, leadership, and community service organizations.

Georgia Tech Hosts 11th Annual CSER

The Georgia Institute of Technology will host the Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER) at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center March 19-22, 2013.

ARES Security Appoints Woodruff Alumnus as President

ARES Security Corporation, an enterprise security risk management solutions company, has named Ben Eazzetta (BSNE '96, MSME '97) as its President.

NRC Names NRE Alumnus as Resident Inspector at Wolf Creek

The NRC has selected Charles Peabody, BSNRE '04, as the senior resident inspector at the Wolf Creek nuclear plant in Burlington, Kansas.

Woodruff School Graduate Program Ranks #5 in Nation

The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering graduate program has earned its highest mark in ten years from U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings.

Forest Wins Two Faculty Honors Awards

The Faculty Honors Committee of the Faculty Senate has selected Craig Forest as the winner of two Faculty Honors awards this year.

Hu Takes Sigma Xi Best Faculty Paper Award

Recently, the 2013 Sigma Xi Spring Awards Banquet was held, honoring the Georgia Tech Sigma Xi Research Award winners.

Srinivas Garimella Awarded $2.3M for Heat Pump Project

Georgia Tech and the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering have been awarded $2.3 million from the Department of Defense.

Woodruff Alumnus to be Honored by Two National Organizations

Mark Horstemeyer, PhD ME '95, will be recognized as a Fellow of AAAS and SAE International.

Woodruff PhD Student Makes Forbes 30 Under 30 List

Congratulations to Suhasa Kodandaramaiah, PhD ME '13, for being named in Forbes.com 30 Under 30 list - the Rising Stars Transforming Science and Health.

Andres Garcia Named AAAS Fellow

The Woodruff School's Andrés Garcia has been named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society.

Suman Das Named Morris M. Bryan, Jr. Chair

Suman Das has been named to the Morris M. Bryan, Jr. Chair in Mechanical Engineering for Advanced Manufacturing Systems.

GT Collaborates with GE, Ford on Alternative Fuel Vehicle Research

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering with GE and Ford Motor Co. to study ways to add greater efficiencies to electric driving and charging performance.

Declercq Selected as European Union PromoDoc Ambassador

The Institute of International Education (IIE) has selected Nico Declercq, Associate Professor of Acoustics and Dynamics in Georgia Tech’s Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, as one of twenty-five ambassadors of the PromoDoc initiative.

Wepfer Receives 2012 Fellow of ABET Award

Congratulations to Dr. William Wepfer, chair of the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, for being selected to receive the prestigious 2012 Fellow of ABET Award.

Gaining Business: Georgia Manufacturing Survey

2012 Georgia Manufacturing Survey shows more firms benefiting from in-sourcing than losing from outsourcing

Dr. Mohammed Cherkaoui, Lead Investigator Earning NSF Award

The National Science Foundation (NSF), in support of the multi-agency, federal Materials Genome Initiative (MGI), has granted the first awards for the Desinging Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF) program. The NSF invested over $12M in 22 grants in support of 14 distinct DMREF projects intended to yield a range of new developments, including Dr.

Staff Profile: Norma Frank

The College of Engineering spotlights the longest-serving staff member, Norma Frank.

Caroline Genzale Receives SAE International Award

SAE International presented Caroline Genzale with the John Johnson Award for Outstanding Research in Diesel Engines.

Founding Director of Nuclear Engineering Passes

Dr. Bill Harrison III, founding Director of Nuclear Engineering, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 25, 2012.

Yves Berthelot Named Vice Provost for International Initiatives

The Office of the Provost has named Georgia Tech-Lorraine President Yves Berthelot as vice provost for International Initiatives and Steven A. Denning Chair in Global Engagement.

Stem Cell Biomanufacturing IGERT Trainees Selected

The National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program in Stem Cell Biomanufacturing announced its third class of Ph.D. student trainees.

Alumnus Appointed Nuclear Safety Attaché

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has named Dr. Cynthia G. Jones to a term as the agency’s new Nuclear Safety Attaché at the U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna, Austria.

NASA Engineer Sabrina Singh Teaches Spacesuit Protocol

Sabrina Singh, BSME, trains astronauts on how to wear and maintain their spacesuits during spacewalks.

ME Senior Named ACC Scholar Athlete of the Year

Kevin King, ME senior and tennis player, has been named Scholar Athlete of the Year by the Atlantic Coast Conference for the 2011-12 academic year.

Petit Institute Awards Seed Grants to Three Interdisciplinary Teams

The Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (Petit Institute) awarded $50,000 to three interdisciplinary teams under its Petit Bioengineering and Bioscience Collaborative Seed Grant program, which was created to support early-stage innovative biotechnology research.

GT Announces First Professional Education Courses in Savannah

Starting fall 2012, Georgia Tech Professional Education courses will be offered at the Savannah campus in the areas of Lean Healthcare, Lean & Process Improvement, Occupational Safety & Health, Project Management, and Supply Chain & Logistics Management.

NSF Selects Georgia Tech to Get $1.5M, Expand I-Corps

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced that the Georgia Institute of Technology will be a founding network node for its Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program, which aims to develop scientific and engineering discoveries into useful technologies, products and processes.

Robots From Everything - Even Mexican Jumping Beans

If mechanical engineer David Hu ruled the world, it would be crawling with robots based on mosquitoes, snakes, and Mexican jumping beans.

Douglas Hooker, Alumnus, Among Most Influential Atlantans

The Atlanta Business Chronicle profiles Douglas Hooker as one of Atlanta's 100 most influential people.

Robert Parrish, Alumnus, Named to Scientific American's 30 Under 30

Meet Robert Parrish (BSME '10), 23, one of the up-and-coming physicists attending this year's Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.

New Master’s Degree in Biomedical Innovation and Development

The Georgia Institute of Technology announces a unique Master of Biomedical Innovation and Development (BioID) Degree.

Alumnus, Stan Connally, Named Gulf Power President

Stan Connally, alumnus and Woodruff School Executive Advisory Board member, will be Gulf Power's 16th president, succeeding Mark Crosswhite who has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer of Southern Company, Gulf Power’s parent firm.

Dr. Leamy & Students Retrofit School Bus Into Hydraulic Hybrid

A project to develop a hydraulic hybrid retrofit of a school bus, led by Dr. Michael Leamy at the Georgia Institute of Technology and his team of undergraduate and graduate engineering students, is yielding impressive results.

2012 SunShot Concentrator Solar Power R&D Awards

The DOE has announced the winners of the SunShot Concentrator Solar Power (CSP) Research and Development Awards for 2012.

Dr. David Rosen Receives Award from ASME

Congratulations to Dr. David Rosen for receiving the Excellence in Research Award.

Dr. Andres Garcia Honored With Clemson Award for Basic Research

Andrés García, PhD, was awarded the Clemson Award for Basic Research at the 2012 World Biomaterials Congress this week in Chengdu, China.

Alumnus Named to Dallas Federal Emerging Leaders Council

Trotter Hunt (BSME '99) was recently named to the Emerging Leaders Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Dr. Richard W. Neu Receives ASTM International Award of Merit

Richard W. Neu, Ph.D., has received the ASTM International Award of Merit from Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture.