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 (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.

ME/ECE Team Wins IEEE/ACM ISLPED Best Paper Award

An interdisciplinary research team from Georgia Tech, representing ME and ECE, won the Best Paper Award at the IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED 2015), the premier conference in the area of low power electronics.

Materials Engineering Book by Surya Kalidindi

Kalidindi’s new book spotlights use of modern data analytic tools on microstructure datasets.

Erickson to Participate in NAE's 2015 USFOE Symposium

Professor Anna Erickson is among eighty-nine of the nation's brightest young engineers who have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 21st annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) symposium.

Professors Named ASME Fellows

Professors Jerry Qi and Ting Zhu were both recently named American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Fellows.

Genzale Receives ARO Young Investigator Award

Caroline Genzale awarded 3- year grant starting in Fall 2015 on spatially and temporally resolved imaging of primary breakup in high-pressure fuel sprays

Kalidindi Named TMS Fellow

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) has named Surya R. Kalidindi as one of five members of its 2014 Class of Fellows.

Fu: ASME Atlanta Section's Early Career Engineer of the Year

Katherine Fu is the ASME Atlanta Section 2015 "Early Career Engineer of the Year" award recipient.

Georgia Tech Researchers Receive $2million in DOE Grants

The work of two AE professors with joint appointments in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Wenting Sun and Timothy Lieuwen, has been selected by the U.S. DOE to receive more than $2M in combined research and development grants to facilitate the development and demonstration of next-generation gas turbine technology.

Sabra Awarded 2015 Medwin Prize

Karim G. Sabra Awarded the 2015 Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography of the Acoustical Society of America

Staff Spotlight: Darren Nowell

Darren Nowell is a cosplaying joker who does his best to keep the mood light in the ME financial department.

3 ME Professors Receive 2015 GT-FIRE Awards

Funds were requested and awarded for high-risk, potentially transformative, innovative ideas in research or education.

$1 Million Joint US–China Study on Sustainable Steel Manufacturing

A multidisciplinary research team from Georgia Tech has just been awarded $500,000 over four years to study ways in which steel production in China can be made more sustainable. $1 Million Joint US–China Study on Sustainable Steel Manufacturing

ME PhD: Sole GT Student to be Awarded NEUP Fellowship

Katherine Scott, an ME PhD student advised by Professor Laurence Jacobs, was the sole student from Georgia Tech to receive a Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) Fellowship.

Alumnus Honored for Impact on African American Students

The College Board honors Dr. Calvin Mackie with the Dr. Asa G.Hilliard Model of Excellence Award

Grad Student: Stewardship Science Graduate Fellow

Christopher Miller received a Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (SSGF) sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and administered by the Krell Institute.

Harris Announced as ELATE Fellow

Tequila Harris has been accepted as a Fellow in the 2015-2016 Class of the Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering (ELATE) Program at Drexel University.

8 ME Students Earn NSF Graduate Fellowships

Eight Woodruff School students earned graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Thomas Gets Komen Grant

Study will focus on drug delivery for breast cancer patients

Alumna Promoted to USNA Professor

Jennelle Piepmeier (PhD ME '99) was recently promoted to (Full) Professor at the U.S. Naval Academy, to be effective mid-August.

Pucha to Receive GT CETL Award

Raghuram Pucha has been selected by the Georgia Tech CETL awards committee to be a recipient of this year's Geoffrey G. Eichholz Faculty Teaching Award.

Erturk to Receive ASME Gary Anderson Early Achievement Award

Alper Erturk has been named the 2015 recipient of the ASME Gary Anderson Early Achievement Award.

Sigma Xi Research Award Winners

Woodruff School students win best undergraduate thesis and best PhD thesis in the 2015 Sigma Xi Faculty and Student Awards.

Henry Receives Lockheed Inspirational Young Faculty Award

As a result of his outstanding educational accomplishments, Asegun Henry, assistant professor, has been selected to receive the 2015 Lockheed Inspirational Young Faculty Award.

ORNL Super User

Collaboration with ORNL brings out best ideas for Professor Bassiri-Gharb

Mayor Launches New Electric Motor Company

Rhett Mayor, Professor, and Andrew Semidey launched their new electric motor company, DHX.

Wepfer Receives ASME Award, Donates Honorarium

Bill Wepfer has graciously donated the $2,500 honorarium he received as winner of the 2015 Edwin F. Church Medal to the ASME Honors & Awards Program.

Yee Receives AFOSR Young Investigator Award

For his research in tunable multifunctional organic thermal and thermoelectric materials, Dr. Shannon Yee is one of 57 to receive an AFOSR Young Investigator Award.

Guldberg to Receive Georgia Bio Community Award

Dr. Bob Guldberg will be recognized for his significant contribution to Georgia's life sciences industry with a Georgia Bio Community Award.

Two ME Faculty Named ASME Fellows

Professors Ken Cunefare and Mike Leamy were both recently named ASME Fellows.

New Faculty Find Way through Mentoring

Susan Thomas has found mentorship to be beneficial in all aspects of her work and in helping her find a sort of on-campus family.

Bras Presented Georgia Power Professor of Excellence Award

During the past weekend's Georgia Tech vs Miami football game, Professor Bert Bras was presented with the Georgia Power Professor of Excellence Award.

Employee Spotlight: Candler Hobbs

This month's College of Engineering Cares spotlight focuses on staff members who show that a little bit of passion can go a long way when it comes to hobbies. Candler Hobbs (ME) is a young aspiring musician who is in the process of recording his first album.

Forest Receives a White House BRAIN Initiative Award

Dr. Craig Forest received a BRAIN Initiative Award. His team will detect subtle disruptions in neuron-to-neuron communications – as occur in brain disorders – using a newly developed robot-guided technique.

Smith Elected APS Fellow

The Council of the American Physical Society elected Dr. Marc Smith as an APS Fellow in the Division of Fluid Dynamics.

Degertekin Receives IEEE Ultrasonic Achievement Award

Dr. Levent Degertekin received the inaugural IEEE Carl Hellmuth Hertz Ultrasonic Achievement Award during the 2014 IEEE International Symposium which was held in Chicago on September 3-6.

Alexeev and Cola: NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education

Drs. Alexander Alexeev and Baratunde Cola have been selected to take part in the NAE's sixth Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium.

ME Students Won ASME IDSC Award

In the Custom Software Category, Nathan Daley, Nick Selby and Jia Li Liu at the Georgia Institute of Technology won for Best Utility Simulation for Product Design.

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.