Georgia Tech engineers are working to make fertilizer more sustainable — from production to productive reuse of the runoff after application — and a pair of new studies is offering promising avenues at both ends of the process.In one paper, researchers have unraveled how nitrogen, water, carbon, and light can interact with a catalyst to produce…

In the hustle and bustle of the holidays, a moment of transcendence can happen as you wrap presents: scissors in hand, cutting a piece of wrapping paper from the roll, the blades hit their stride and slide from end to end.Why is it sometimes the scissors glide, and other times the paper tears a dozen times? Christopher Luettgen says it all has to…

Ahmet Coskun and his collaborators plan to create a chemical atlas of all the immune cells in the human body, a 3D micromap to help clinicians navigate the complex role of the entire immune system in the presence of different diseases. It’s the kind of massive undertaking that would result in vastly improved precision therapies for patients.…

Like those of many senior scholars, Paul M.A. Baker’s CV runs more than 30 pages, detailing a career’s worth of research, service, and accomplishments. It’s on page two, however, where you may get the strongest sense of Baker’s intellect. He accumulated an eclectic and impressive collection of degrees, five in all, ranging from zoology to theology…

Georgia Tech materials engineers have unraveled the mechanism that causes degradation of a promising new material for solar cells — and they’ve been able to stop it using a thin layer of molecules that repels water.Their findings are the first step in solving one of the key limitations of metal halide perovskites, which are already as…

December 18, 2023 — In the latest Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) Survey released by the National Science Foundation, Georgia Tech ranks 17th among academic institutions across the U.S. in research and development expenditures — a jump from the No. 20 ranking it has held for the past two years. Georgia Tech was also…

Using a model-based systems engineering (MBSE) approach, researchers from the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are developing the software necessary to integrate new control, radio, and cryptographic capabilities into UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters, which are mainstays of the U.S. Army’s helicopter fleet.The Aviation Radio Control Manager (…

Healthcare worker burnout, a topic that received significant attention during COVID-19, continues to pose risks for the nation’s health and economic wellbeing. In 2022, nearly half of healthcare workers reported feeling burned out, up from 32% in 2018, and the number of healthcare workers who intended to look for a new job increased by 33%…

Hurricanes and other extreme weather events often affect disadvantaged communities more severely, and extended power outages are some of the most harmful effects. Concerns over the intensification of hurricanes has led to new environmental justice policies that aim to mitigate the unequal impacts of major storms. Now, policy experts and engineers…

Imagine accessing court documents and data, both civil and criminal, in the state of Georgia through a free central repository. Now imagine this access across the entire U.S. court system.Charlotte Alexander, professor of Law and Ethics at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, is working on a project that uses AI to mine the text of court…