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  • Julia Kubanek Leads Search for Next College of Engineering Dean

    The College of Sciences professor and associate dean chairs the search committee

    Julia Kubanek of the College of Sciences leads the search committee for the next dean of the College of Engineering.

    Following Dean Gary May’s confirmation as the next chancellor at the University of California Davis, Provost Rafael L. Bras has named a search committee to launch a national and international search for a new dean of the College of Engineering. The committee will be chaired by Julia Kubanek, associate dean for Research, College of Sciences; professor of Biological Sciences; and professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

  • Teaching Mathematics at Georgia Tech Lorraine

    School of Mathematics Professor Wing Li on living and working in Metz, France

    School of Mathematics Professor Wing Li talks to Samuel Burke about living and working in Metz, France.

    School of Mathematics Professor Wing Li talks to Samuel Burke about living and working in Metz, France. Samuel Burke is an undergraduate majoring in aerospace engineering who blogs about the Georgia Tech Lorraine experience.

  • Understanding What’s Happening Inside Liquid Droplets

    Georgia Tech researchers are studying how unstable toroidal droplets evolve.

    For most people, the drip, drip, drip of a leaking faucet would be an annoyance. But for Georgia Institute of Technology Ph.D. candidate Alexandros Fragkopoulos, what happens inside droplets is the stuff of serious science.

  • Brake Dust May Cause More Problems Than Blackened Wheel Covers

    Though tailpipe emissions could fall in the years ahead as more zero-emission vehicles hit the streets, one major source of highway air pollution shows no signs of abating: brake and tire dust.

    Metals from brakes and other automotive systems are emitted into the air as fine particles, lingering over busy roadways. Now, researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have shown how that cloud of tiny metal particles could wreak havoc on respiratory health.

  • Study Reveals Complication Predictors in Children with Crohn’s Disease

    Researchers have identified biological signatures in pediatric patients with Crohn’s disease to predict whether they will develop complications.

    Researchers have successfully identified biological signatures in pediatric patients with newly diagnosed Crohn’s disease (CD) capable of predicting whether a child will develop disease-related complications requiring major surgery within three to five years. The results of this research, “Prediction of complicated disease course for children newly diagnosed with Crohn’s disease: a multicentre inception cohort study,” have been published in the journal, The Lancet. 

  • Nick Hud’s Take on a Grand Challenge of Science

    The recently named Regents Professor combines imagination, courage, and optimism in his approach to origins-of-life research.

    Understanding how chemistry begat biology is one of the grand challenges of science. It is the focus of Hud’s research and of the Center for Chemical Evolution (CCE), which Hud directs.

    For his achievements so far, the University System of Georgia (USG) last year named Nick Hud a Regents Professor. This honor is the highest bestowed by USG for distinction and achievement in teaching and scholarly research. Understanding how chemistry begat biology is one of the grand challenges of science. It is the focus of Hud’s research and of the Center for Chemical Evolution (CCE), which Hud directs. The CCE has positioned Georgia Tech as one of the leading institutions in origins-of-life research.

  • Georgia Tech @ 2017 Atlanta Science Festival

    Twelve days of fun, discovery, learning, and excitement

    Save the dates to join the fun and excitement of the 2017 Atlanta Science Festival.

    The 2017 Atlanta Science Festival takes place on March 14-25 throughout the Metro Atlanta area. In its fourth year, the festival shines a light on the science and technology community in our region, showcasing local discoveries, innovation, and learning opportunities. At dozens of engaging events, the festival features the businesses, universities, and cultural institutions that make Atlanta a science metropolis.

  • Making Sense of the Neural Network

    GTNeuro researchers on the cutting edge are exploring the frontier between our ears

    GTNeuro researchers on the cutting edge are exploring the frontier between our ears

    GTNeuro researchers on the cutting edge are exploring the frontier between our ears

  • How Protein Misfolding May Kickstart Chemical Evolution

    Abnormal folding of proteins may help explain the emergence of life.

    Alzheimer’s disease, and other neurodegenerative conditions involving abnormal folding of proteins, may help explain the emergence of life – and how to create it.

  • Triboelectric Nanogenerators Boost Mass Spectrometry Performance

    Researchers have harnessed triboelectric nanogenerators to improve the sensitivity of mass spectrometers.

    Triboelectric nanogenerators (TENG) convert mechanical energy harvested from the environment to electricity for powering small devices such as sensors or for recharging consumer electronics. Now, researchers have harnessed these devices to improve the charging of molecules in a way that dramatically boosts the sensitivity of a widely-used chemical analysis technique.