Alumnus 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.

Undergrad Student Hustles to Stay in School

The 10 things I did this semester to turn my grades around from academic dismissal to dean's list.

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.

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 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.