Baratunde (Bara) Cola

Baratunde Cola


Baratunde A. Cola is Professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his degrees from Vanderbilt University and Purdue University, all in mechanical engineering, and was a starting fullback on the Vanderbilt football team as an undergrad. Dr. Cola has received a number of prestigious early career research awards including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientist and Engineers (PECASE) in 2012 from President Obama for his work in nanotechnology, energy, and outreach to high school art and science teachers and students; the AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science in 2013; and recently the 2015 Bergles-Rohsenow Young Investigator Award in Heat Transfer from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. In addition to research and teaching, Dr. Cola is the founder and CEO of Carbice Corporation, which sells a leading thermal management solution for the global electronics industry.


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    Georgia Institute of Technology

    College of Engineering
    George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
    Research Focus Areas:
  • Electronic Materials
  • Materials and Nanotechnology
  • Micro and Nano Device Engineering
  • Nanomaterials
  • Optics & Photonics
  • Additional Research:

    Carbon Nanotubes; Electronic Materials; Heat Transfer; Integrated Photonics; Nanoelectronics

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