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Latest News From the College of Sciences

  • Faculty-teacher Duo Combines Electrochemistry and Dance to Teach Engineering to High School Students

    Through the PRIME Research Experiences for Teachers Program, Hatzell and Okoh have partnered to create an innovative way to teach high school students electrochemistry techniques for water purification.

  • Dunn Institute Chair To Support Two Professorships

    The donor for Dunn Family Institute Chair at Georgia Tech requested that the inaugural award be in the School of Physics. College of Sciences Dean Paul Goldbart had an idea: Split the endowment between two physics faculty members.

  • NASA Chooses Georgia Tech For New Solar System Research Project

    NASA has announced that School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Thomas Orlando’s team – Radiation Effect on Volatiles and Exploration of Asteroids and Lunar Surfaces (REVEALS) – is one of four chosen by the space agency for inclusion in SSERVI – the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute.

  • Tech Researchers Suggest Better Route to FDA-Approved Drugs

    Advances in metabolic engineering of microbes could lead to cheaper, faster production of drugs already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). That’s the conclusion of a study published recently by Amy Ehrenworth, a Ph.D. student, and Pamela Peralta-Yahya, an assistant professor and Ehrenworth’s advisor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

     

  • Empathy from the Sick May be Critical to Halting Disease Outbreaks

    A little empathy can go a long way toward ending infectious disease outbreaks. That’s a conclusion from researchers who used a networked variation of game theory to study how individual behavior during an outbreak of influenza – or other illness – affects the progress of the disease, including how rapidly the outbreak dies out. 

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College of Sciences Researchers in the News

  • Climate Change May Be Intensifying China's Smog Crisis

    Chinese leaders, grappling with some of the world's worst air pollution, have long assumed the answer to their woes was gradually reducing the level of smog-forming chemicals emitted from power plants, steel factories and cars. But new research suggests another factor may be hindering China's efforts to take control of its devastating smog crisis: climate change. One of those studies is by Yuhang Wang, a professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech.

    The New York Times, Mar 24, 2017

  • Mathematicians create warped worlds in virtual reality

    To explore the mathematical possibilities of alternative geometries, mathematicians imagine such ‘non-Euclidean’ spaces, where parallel lines can intersect or veer apart. Now, with the help of relatively affordable VR devices, researchers are making curved spaces — a counter-intuitive concept with implications for Einstein’s theory underlying gravity and also for seismology — more accessible. They may even uncover new mathematics in the process. “You can think about it, but you don’t get a very visceral sense of this until you actually experience it,” says Elisabetta Matsumoto, a physicist at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

    Nature, Mar 21, 2017

  • How Climate Change Covered China in Smog

    What made the winter smog in China so bad in 2013 and in the winters since? Two new studies...argue that climate change will make this kind of smog event much more common. And, remarkably, one of them - by Yuhang Wang and others at the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech - asserts that the Chinese smog of January 2013 was worsened by two weather phenomena thousands of miles away. 

    The Atlantic, Mar 21, 2017

  • NASA Selects New Research Teams to Further Solar System Research

    NASA has selected four new research teams to join the existing nine teams in SSERVI (Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute) to address scientific questions about the Moon, near-Earth asteroids, the Martian moons Phobos and Deimos, and their near space environments, in cooperation with international partners. One of the teams is from Georgia Institute of Technology, led by School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Thomas Orlando. 

    Engadget, Mar 21, 2017

  • NASA signs up four research teams to study the Solar System

    While NASA already has plenty of scientists, it still regularly works with research teams from various universities and non-profit orgs. It even created the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) to oversee some of its collaborations. In fact, the agency has added four new teams looking to study the moon, near-Earth asteroids and Martian moons Phobos and Deimos to SSERVI's roster. One of the teams is from Georgia Institute of Technology, led by Thomas Orlando, a professor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry. .

    Engadget, Mar 19, 2017