2020 Research News

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…

An artificial intelligence technique — machine learning — is helping accelerate the development of highly tunable materials known as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) that have important applications in chemical separations, adsorption, catalysis, and sensing. Utilizing data about the properties of more than 200 existing MOFs, the machine learning…

The performance of flexible large-area organic photodiodes has advanced to the point that they can now offer advantages over conventional silicon photodiode technology, particularly for applications such as biomedical imaging and biometric monitoring that require detecting low levels of light across large areas. The low-noise, solution-processed…

Microgel suspensions made up of microscopic liquid-filled polymer particles occupy a curious physical state somewhere between liquid and solid, giving them unique properties and potential uses in self-healing structures, optically active materials, microreactors, drug-delivery systems, and templates for regenerating living structures such as bone…

The Georgia Institute of Technology and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have entered into a formal agreement to bolster the interactions, collaborations, and joint scientific output of both institutions.  The goals of this collaborative arrangement are to: Solve Big Problems by leveraging the…

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 –…

In the world of synthetic biology, the development of foundational components like logic gates and genetic clocks has enabled the design of circuits with increasing complexity, including the ability to solve math problems, build autonomous robots, and play interactive games. A team of researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology is now using…

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…

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…

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…