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.
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.
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.
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.
The University of Mississippi released the statements below:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.