News Archive

  • Atlanta NMR Consortium Now Open for Business

    Georgia Tech joins Emory and Georgia State in sharing facilities and expertise

    Georgia Tech joins Emory and Georgia State in sharing facilities and expertise.

    The Atlanta NMR Consortium is a partnership among Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Georgia State University to broaden research capabilities by sharing world-class facilities and expertise.

  • Simon Sponberg Wins Major Funding to Study Insect Brains

    Support will help reveal how neural systems organize for sophisticated behaviors like flight

    Klingenstein-Simons fellowship will help Simon Sponberg reveal how neural systems organize for sophisticated behaviors like flight.

    The Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund and the Simons Foundation have awarded Simon Sponberg a Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in Neurosciences for a period of three years. The award will support Sponberg’s research, described in the proposal “Timing, Learning, and Coordination in a Comprehensive, Spike-Resolved Motor Program for Flight.”

  • More Clues That Earth-Like Exoplanets Are Indeed Earth-Like

    Research into spin dynamics suggests they have regular seasons and stable climates

    A new study finds new clues that two Earth-like exoplanets are much like our planet.

    Researchers suggest that Kepler-186f and 86f's axial tilts are very stable, much like the Earth, making it likely that both have regular seasons and a stable climate.

  • Designing Climate-Change Solutions with Inspiration from Nature

    Georgia Tech’s Team FullCircle is finalist in Biomimicry Global Design Challenge

    FullCircle, an interdisciplinary team from Georgia Tech, is one of eight finalists in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge.

    Team members are from the College of Sciences and College of Engineering:

    • Ananya Jain, research leader, School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)
    • Kenji Bomar, School of Physics
    • Heyinn Rho, MSE
    • Anmbus Iqbal, School of Mechanical Engineering
    • Sara Thomas Mathew, School of Mathematics
    • José Andrade, School of Aerospace Engineering
    • Savannah Berry, School of Biological Sciences

     

  • Georgia Tech Ph.D. Students Shine in Polymer Conference

    Three are recognized for outstanding presentations

    The 2018 National Graduate Research Polymer Conference recognized three Georgia Tech Ph.D. students for outstanding presentations.

    The 2018 National Graduate Research Polymer Conference (NGRPC18) recognized three Georgia Tech Ph.D. students for outstanding presentations.

    • Aditi Khirbat – top oral presentation
    • Brian Schmatz – runner-up oral presentation
    • Young Jun Yoon – top poster presentation
  • Delving into the Perchlorate Diners of Pilot Valley, Utah

    With Ford Foundation support, Kennda Lynch seeks to learn more about microbes that consume rocket fuel as energy source

    With Ford Foundation support, Kennda Lynch seeks to learn more about microbes that consume rocket fuel as energy source.

    Kennda Lynch believes certain microorganisms in Pilot Valley must be using perchlorate as energy source. Because no one knows what these microbes are, Lynch will spend the next year finding out. Supporting her work is a recently announced Ford Foundation fellowship.

  • Math Undergraduate Research Roundup

    Seven professors work with 13 undergrads in 2018 summer programs

    Seven professors work with 13 undergrads in 2018 summer programs.

    This summer, the School of Mathematics continues its rich history of undergraduate research, which testifies to faculty’s intellectual creativity and dedication to undergraduate education.

  • OceanVisions: Healthy Oceans for the Next Generations

    Optimism for our oceans from researchers at major institutions

    Researchers at four major institutions join forces to ensure the health of oceans for generations to come.

    OceanVisions organizers see the dawning of a new phase of optimism for the health of our oceans. They know that solutions are available to help oceans adapt to or mitigate human and environmental assaults.

  • Update on Leddy Family Scholars

    Scholarship fund benefitted four more students in 2017-18 school year

    Leddy Family Scholarship Fund supported another four students in the 2017-18 school year.

    Recipients of Leddy Family Scholarships excel academically and partake of experiential education.

  • Making the Oxygen We Breathe, a Photosynthesis Mechanism Exposed

    Life on Earth as we know it never would have existed without oxygen photosynthesis, and researchers have cracked a new part of its code.

    Oxygen photosynthesis has to be the greatest giver of life on Earth, and researchers have cracked yet another part of its complex but efficient chemistry. The more we know about it, the better we may be able to tweak photosynthesis, if it comes under environmental duress. It's also a great teacher of how to harvest sheer unlimited energy from the sun.