2021 Research News

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is awarding more than $6.7 million in grants to 37 nonprofit organizations and universities nationwide, including the Georgia Institute of Technology. The grants will be used to fund education and training programs to help workers and employers recognize…

Meet Oliver Brand, executive director of the Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN) at Georgia Tech. IEN is one of Georgia Tech's 10 interdisciplinary research institutes (IRIs) within the Georgia Tech Research enterprise. What is your field of expertise and why did you choose it? My research is in the area of Micro Electro…

Peaches, not surprisingly, pack a punch for Georgia's economy. Over 130 million pounds of peaches are produced in Georgia per year, and the Southern staple has a total farm gate value of over $71 million, according to recent estimates. But cultivating peaches is a complex and manually-intensive process that has put a strain on many farms…

The petrol industry recognizes the importance of para-xylene, given its many uses in everyday products, from plastic soda bottles to polyester fiber. The challenge is that xylenes travel in threes and are virtually identical, making it extremely difficult to efficiently separate and purify para-xylene from its less used siblings such as ortho-…

A new paper co-authored by Georgia Tech’s Cassidy Sugimoto found that women  — as compared to their male counterparts — receive less credit for the work they put into academic publications, more frequently experience disagreements over authorship, and often end up losing out on opportunities for future collaboration as a result. The paper,…

Raghupathy “Siva” Sivakumar has been named Georgia Tech’s first vice president of commercialization and chief commercialization officer. A professor who co-founded multiple technology companies, he currently is director of CREATE-X, a Georgia Tech initiative to instill entrepreneurial confidence in students and empower them to launch successful…

Technology startups may now apply to join the 5G Connected Future incubator program as they work to build and test 5G use cases in areas such as autonomous vehicles, robotics, industrial drones, mixed-reality training and entertainment, remote medical care, personal health and fitness wearables and more. The 5G Connected Future program, launched…

New research led by Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering finds that honey bees have developed a way to transform pollen particles into a viscoelastic pellet, allowing them to transport pollen efficiently, quickly, and reliably to their hive. The study also suggests the insects remove pollen from their bodies at speeds 2-10 times slower than their…

Ghana has one of the highest neonatal mortality rates in West Africa largely due to preterm birth complications. Many of these deaths could be prevented with access to incubators to regulate infants’ body temperatures. Unfortunately, contemporary western incubators are expensive and difficult to repair and maintain. This challenge and a chance…

Meet Hang Lu, director of the Bioengineering (BioE) Graduate Program, researcher in three interdisciplinary research institutes - IBB, IEN, and IDEaS, and Love Family Professor at the Georgia Tech School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
What is your field of expertise and why did you choose it? 
I was…