2021 Research News

With holiday shopping deadlines looming, consumers cannot escape the impact of the global microelectronic chip shortage. From daily news reports about manufacturers unable to complete orders due to the lack of chips, to “out of stock” messages across websites on popular electronics items, one of the impacts of COVID was to lay bare the massive…

When it comes to chemical elements needed for life to begin anywhere — whether on the early Earth, or any number of rocky planets elsewhere in the universe that may be promising venues for life — the focus is usually on oxygen, carbon, and nitrogen. Chris Reinhard, associate professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, offers a…

A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed an analytical tool designed to improve the biomanufacturing process of advanced cell-based therapies. Their Dynamic Sampling Platform provides a real time analysis of cells as they are modified and grown for treatment in a bioreactor, overcoming what currently is a time-…

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology has received a $2 million federal grant to create tools that will provide the clearest three-dimensional images yet of the chemical and biomolecular interactions between plants and the soil in which they grow. At just a few inches underground, the rhizosphere — the…

Paul Steffes, a professor emeritus in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and his colleagues with the NASA Juno Mission published a paper that is the cover feature of the November 19, 2021 issue of Science. This paper is entitled “Microwave observations reveal the deep extent and structure of Jupiter’s atmospheric…

When Garrett Brown first enrolled at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), he knew he had a passion for cybersecurity, but was unsure where to gain additional hands-on experience in the field outside of class. Fast forwarding to spring 2021, Brown found the Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program – an education program supported…

Researchers have made significant advances toward the goal of a new microchip able to grow DNA strands that could provide high-density 3D archival data storage at ultra-low cost – and be able to hold that information for hundreds of years. To enable the technology, researchers have also developed a correction…

The Georgia Institute of Technology has named David Bridges vice president of the Enterprise Innovation Institute, effective Dec. 1. The Enterprise Innovation Institute is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive university-based economic development organization. Its 14 programs — the oldest launched in 1959 — offer a mix of technology…

Meet Tequila A. L. Harris, Ph.D. - Interdisciplinary Researcher and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering  What is your field of expertise and why did you choose it?  My field of expertise is manufacturing. This area of specialization was a backup plan to my original choice of major. Because I majored in physics in undergrad, at Lane…

Whether they are fake accounts, sock puppet accounts, spammers, fake news spreaders, vandal editors, or fraudsters, malicious users pose serious challenges to the security of nearly every virtual platform. Now, research led by Georgia Tech has identified a new threat to deep learning models used to detect malicious users on Facebook and other…