April 16, 2013 - Senior AE Students can take advantage of another way to earn credits abroad!!
"Rise of the Drones": Schools of Building Construction and Aerospace Engineering Collaborate to Investigate Potential Applications of Drone Technology in Construction.
January 23, 2013 - School of Building Construction Assistant Professor Dr. Javier Irizarry and School of Aerospace Engineering Associate Professor Dr. Eric Johnson were awarded $74,984 from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to evaluate the potential uses of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or "Drones" for safety inspections, surveying, bridge inspections, and other applications.
January 16, 2013 - A research team at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is developing an airborne testing capability for sensors, communications devices and other airborne payloads. This aerial test bed, called the GTRI Airborne Unmanned Sensor System (GAUSS), is based on an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) made by Griffon Aerospace and modified by GTRI.
December 12, 2012 - A device designed by engineers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is part of the Hurricane Imaging Radiometer (HIRAD), an experimental airborne system developed by the Earth Science Office at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama.
December 6, 2012 - Brazil’s Scientific Mobility program will provide 100,000 scholarships to Brazilian students to study abroad. There are opportunities for undergraduate and graduates (non-degree students and PhD students) to study at universities in the U.S. and worldwide.
September 9, 2012 - ECE Professor Ayanna Howard has been named as the Motorola Foundation Professor, effective August 15.
May 18, 2012 - Researchers have developed a novel technology that could change how industry designs and casts complex, costly metal parts. This new casting method makes possible faster prototype development times, as well as more efficient and cost-effective manufacturing procedures.
May 10, 2012 - Peter Song, a graduate student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech who works in John Cressler's research group, was selected for the NSTRF Class of 2012.
March 28, 2012 - Advanced manufacturing is a major area of research at Georgia Tech, involving faculty members from academic colleges, as well as the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and the Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2). Activities focus on a broad range of areas, including new manufacturing technologies, factory-floor issues, manufacturing systems, product improvements and sustainability.
November 29, 2011 - Five ECE faculty members–Magnus Egerstedt, Mark Richards, Erik Verriest, Tong Zhou, and Yucel Altunbasak–have been elected as IEEE Fellows, effective January 1, 2012.
November 1, 2011 - The Georgia Institute of Technology has been designated a Rotorcraft Center of Excellence (RCOE) for the seventh consecutive time. The $7.2 million contract will fund the center for the next five years.
September 5, 2011 - Georgia Tech and University of Alabama researchers have received a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research to conduct fundamental research into plasma interactions with the walls of the structures containing them.
August 16, 2011 - An Atlas V rocket lofted the Juno spacecraft toward Jupiter from Space Launch Complex-41 on August 5 at NASA Kennedy Space Center. The 4-ton Juno spacecraft will take five years to reach Jupiter on a mission to study its structure and decipher its history.
August 2, 2011 - In August of 2016, when NASA's Juno Mission begins sending back information about the atmosphere of the planet Jupiter, research done by Georgia Tech engineers using a 2,400-pound pressure vessel will help scientists understand what the data means.
June 24, 2011 - ECE Ph.D. student Chris Coen was chosen for the inaugural NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship Program.
March 15, 2011 - The Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Engineering ranked No.4 for the seventh consecutive year in U.S. News & World Report's annual list of the best American graduate school programs.
February 28, 2011 - Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are developing a solid composite material to help cool small, powerful microelectronics used in defense systems. The new material is composed of silver and diamond.
February 14, 2011 - Researchers are a step closer to automating sedation in hospital intensive care units. They have developed control algorithms that use clinical data to accurately determine a patient's level of sedation and can notify medical staff if the level changes.
November 30, 2010 - A five-year project led by the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a novel approach to space electronics that could change how space vehicles and instruments are designed. The new capabilities are based on silicon-germanium technology.
November 22, 2010 - To avoid some of the design challenges involved in creating micro-scale air vehicles that mimic the flapping of winged insects or birds, Georgia Tech researchers propose using flexible wings that are driven by a simple sinusoidal flapping motion.
November 11, 2010 - Three Sam Nunn Security Fellows (2008-09) from CISTP - Joy Brathwaite, Stephen Horst, and Joseph Iacobucci - have successfully published their article, "Maximizing efficiency in the transition to a coal-based economy" in the Oct 2010 edition of "Energy Policy" journal.
October 26, 2010 - Research underway at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) could enable fixed-wing jet aircraft to take off and land at steep angles on short runways, while also reducing engine noise heard on the ground.
October 12, 2010 - Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are showing the U.S. Army an advanced approach to enabling autonomous collaboration among dissimilar robotic vehicles.
September 27, 2010 - Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Maj. Gen. Charles Frank Bolden Jr. recently visited campus, meeting with Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson and Executive Vice President for Research Steve Cross. Aerospace Engineering Chair Vigor Yang also provided an overview of the school, which receives approximately 30 percent of its research funding from NASA.
July 27, 2010 - A team consisting primarily of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology has completed a new book on radar technology aimed at both students and professionals.
April 15, 2010 - The Georgia Institute of Technology's College of Engineering was ranked No. 4 nationwide for the sixth consecutive year in U.S. News and World Report's annual list of the best American graduate school programs.
October 21, 2009 - Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have won a $6.5 million grant to develop improved components that will boost the efficiency of electric propulsion systems used to control the positions of satellites and planetary probes.
September 28, 2009 - Researchers are developing new ways to harden microelectronics for space applications using silicon-germanium, an alloy that is intrinsically resistant to space-particle bombardment.
August 24, 2009 - Charged with creating an inclusive academic environment for underrepresented groups in faculty and student populations, the Vice Provost for Academic Diversity, will facilitate the Institute’s inaugural Diversity Symposium on Sept. 14.
August 11, 2009 - Assistant Professor Nagi Gebraeel's research initiative to develop a system for predicting and preventing mechanical breakdowns was recently picked up by KPTV in Portland, Oregon.
July 8, 2009 - The Tennenbaum Institute (TI) at Georgia Tech is conducting a 2.5-year-long research project with Lockheed Martin Aerospace to prepare for the production of the new F-35 Lightning II.
July 7, 2009 - Nagi Gebraeel, assistant professor in the Stewart School of ISyE, was featured on Discoveries & Breakthroughs Inside Science to discuss the applications in aviation of his latest research.
July 1, 2009 - When the U.S. Air Force found that one of its key combat aircraft needed more protection from an enemy missile threat, a multidisciplinary team from the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) went into action.
June 19, 2009 - Graduate students from Georgia Tech and North Carolina State University took first place honors in the 2009 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts Academic Linkage, or RASC-AL, contest sponsored by NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA).
May 7, 2009 - Former Georgia Tech Associate Professor Mike Massimino will be part of a seven-person crew set to perform maintenance and repairs to the Hubble Space Telescope. Massimino - who who previously made a Hubble service run in 2002 - and his fellow crew are scheduled to take flight on the space shuttle Atlantis on May 11 for what is touted as the last shuttle mission to the Hubble. A member emeritus of the ISyE Advisory Board, Massimino has been using Twitter to post updates on his training and the Hubble mission. He can be followed at Astro_Mike on Twitter.
May 4, 2009 - The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and its applied-research emphasis are vital to Georgia Tech's mission, and the current support and collaboration between GTRI and the university's academic units will continue to grow, President G.P. "Bud" Peterson said recently.
March 2, 2009 - While radar and other existing systems typically warn aircraft pilots of potential weather hazards during flight, they do not detect all possible atmospheric dangers. Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute are testing a new approach that could provide a better warning.
March 2, 2009 - Georgia Tech electrical engineering alumnus Jon Jenkins is the leader of the data analysis group for NASA's Kepler Mission, due to launch no earlier than Friday, March 6.
February 9, 2009 - A new study takes what may be the first detailed look at the problem of robot locomotion on granular surfaces. Among the study
January 22, 2009 - Engineers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are helping to protect unmanned aerial vehicles by learning how to control their acoustic emissions.
January 20, 2009 - Flight testing has taken place in Atlanta for a new
December 8, 2008 - The Georgia Institute of Technology is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Vigor Yang as chair of the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, delivering a seasoned and accomplished researcher to lead the school to impressive new heights.
October 14, 2008 - Research presented at the INFORMS Annual Meeting describes an easier and more accurate method to predict the remaining useful life of mechanical and electronic equipment, while significantly improving maintenance operations and spare parts logistics.
October 3, 2008 - During its 2008 annual meeting, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) will present two awards for extraordinary impacts on the engineering profession. NAE
September 29, 2008 - Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are developing innovative honeycomb structures that could make possible a new approach to noise reduction in aircraft.
July 31, 2008 - The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has won a contract to support development of a roadmap designed to improve the testing and evaluation of unmanned and autonomous systems for the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).
June 16, 2008 - The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has received a $4 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to redesign critical modules used in thousands of military air traffic control radios. The work will extend the life of these radios, which were first fielded in 1968.
April 9, 2008 - Researchers at Georgia Tech have discovered why rocket engines are occasionally destroyed by mysterious waves of sound. The new imaging techniques allow scientists to observe and understand the destructive waves.
March 8, 2007 - Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) have patented a discovery that could significantly increase reliability and reduce cost in equipment that helps protect U.S. military aircraft from attack.
February 22, 2007 - Georgia Tech researchers have a created a new satellite technology that allows satellites to blast off with less fuel, opening the door for deep space missions, lower launch costs and more hardware on board.
October 16, 2006 - Mitchell Walker, an assistant professor in Georgia Tech's Daniel Guggeheim School of Aerospace Engineering, has received a grant for $380,000 through the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program to study thrusters.
June 21, 2006 - Georgia Tech researchers have developed a simple and inexpensive device that can burn fuel in everything from home water heaters to jets with virtually no emissions.
May 7, 2002 - On Wednesday, May 15, one of the astronauts who installed the new Hubble camera - former Georgia Tech professor Mike Massimino - will come to campus to talk with a select group of area elementary school children, Tech students, faculty and staff.
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