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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.

Exosomes Have a Sense of Urgency

New research from Dixon and Vannberg labs illuminate critical role of courier nanoparticles

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.

The Story Behind the '96 Olympic Village Electric Tractors

ME Laboratory and Facilities Coordinator Jason Barnes played a big role in transporting people around the Olympic Village for the ’96 Olympics - he designed and managed the overall production of 70 high speed electric tractors that pulled passenger trams around the Georgia Tech campus.

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.

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 OnlineEngineeringPrograms.com (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.