2020 Research News

Cross-section bright-field high-resolution STEM images of GaN-diamond interfaces bonded by the surface activated bonding technique. (Credit: Zhe Cheng, Georgia Tech)

A room-temperature bonding technique for integrating wide bandgap materials such as gallium nitride (GaN) with thermally conducting materials such as diamond could boost the cooling effect on GaN devices and facilitate better performance through higher power levels, longer device lifetime, improved reliability, and reduced manufacturing costs. The…

Georgia Tech Researcher Gokul Pathikonda works on the Open-AirVentGT, a low-cost, portable emergency ventilator that uses electronic sensors and computer control to manage key clinical parameters. (Credit: Ben Wright, Georgia Tech)

A research team at the Georgia Institute of Technology has created a prototype for a low-cost, portable emergency ventilator that uses electronic sensors and computer control to manage key clinical parameters such as respiration rate, tidal volume (the amount of air moved into and out of the lungs during each cycle), inspiration and expiration…

A square black dot with huge abilities to record lung and heart data. Credit: Georgia Tech / Ayazi lab

Raghupathy “Siva” Sivakumar, a professor and entrepreneur who helped found three technology companies and launched a popular student entrepreneurship program, has been named Georgia Tech’s inaugural Interim Chief Commercialization Officer.  In that role, Sivakumar will bring together commercialization and technology transfer activities from…

Interventions such as voluntary shelter-in-place, quarantines and other distancing strategies to control the SARS-CoV-2 virus can reduce the peak number of infections and other outcomes, a new case study has found.

Non-pharmaceutical interventions such as voluntary shelter-in-place, quarantines, and other steps taken to control the SARS-CoV-2 virus can reduce the peak number of infections, daily infection rates, cumulative infections, and overall deaths, a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE has found. “High compliance with voluntary quarantine –…

Jennifer Glass

Non-pharmaceutical interventions such as voluntary shelter-in-place, quarantines, and other steps taken to control the SARS-CoV-2 virus can reduce the peak number of infections, daily infection rates, cumulative infections, and overall deaths, a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE has found. “High compliance with voluntary quarantine –…

<p>Georgia Tech played a key role to deliver an innovative, cost-effective, wireless sensor technology platform</p>

The people and resources at the Georgia Institute of Technology played a key role to deliver an innovative, cost-effective, wireless sensor technology platform. This Georgia Tech engineered, low cost technology solution is being used to monitor and measure sea water levels, barometric pressure, and temperature for the city of Savannah and Chatham…

Eva Dyer

A new research study from researchers in the School of Biological Sciences and School of Physics focuses on the evolution of reproductive specialization – how early single cells first got together to create more complex multicellular organisms. In particular, scientists leading the study sought to better understand how those early cells decided…

<p>The LoCHAid uses widely available, off the shelf components that together cost less than $1 in bulk quantities. (Credit: Craig Bromley)</p><p> </p>

Using a device that could be built with a dollar’s worth of open-source parts and a 3D-printed case, researchers want to help the hundreds of millions of older people worldwide who can’t afford existing hearing aids to address their age-related hearing loss. The ultra-low-cost, proof-of-concept device known as LoCHAid is designed to be easily…

Researchers have shown that they can accurately assess blood loss by measuring seismic vibrations in the chest cavity and by detecting changes in the timing of heartbeats. That could lead to development of a smart wearable device that could be carried by ambulance crews and medics and made available in emergency rooms and surgical facilities.

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs), military medics, and emergency room physicians could one day be better able to treat victims of vehicular accidents, gunshot wounds, and battlefield injuries thanks to a new device under development that may more accurately assess the effects of blood loss due to hemorrhage. A research team has now shown that…

<p>COVID Central is a web app to help students, faculty, and staff check for symptoms of Covid-19, access links to important campus coronavirus resources – including the NOVID exposure app – and track infection reports in the campus community.</p>

Georgia Tech has launched a new web app to help students, faculty, and staff check for symptoms of Covid-19, access links to important campus coronavirus resources – including the NOVID exposure app – and track infection reports in the campus community. The web-based app, known as COVID Central, can be accessed from computers, tablets, and…