As adversaries get stealthier on the battlefield, the need for warfighters to remain vigilant against potential attacks and to indicate safe routes for troop movements that minimize exposure to and observation by the enemy are crucial. This would improve response times, operational tempo, and survivability of operational forces.  To address this…

Falls are a serious public health issue, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths annually and racking up billions of dollars in healthcare costs. While there has been extensive research into the biomechanics of falls, most current approaches study how the legs, joints, and muscles act separately to respond, rather than as a system. The ability to…

The Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI), an affiliate of Georgia Tech, hosted a special ceremony early in July in which Trisha Purvis, a veterinary surgical technician, re-enlisted in the United States Army Reserve. Making the event more personal and unusual, Purvis’s coworker, Ken Zielmanski, director of quality assurance for GCMI’s T3…

The Georgia Institute of Technology is pleased to announce the appointment of the Institute’s first Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) Distinguished Investigator, Jason Azoulay, as well as a new GRA Eminent Scholar, Lynn Kamerlin — bringing the Institute’s total of GRA Eminent Scholars to 27.  Established in 1990, GRA is a public-private partnership…

The Enterprise Innovation Institute is Georgia Tech’s chief economic development arm. With more than a dozen programs, it serves all of Georgia and beyond through a variety of services and offerings that build and scale startups, grow business enterprises, and energize ecosystem builders. This installment of the Faces of Research Series Q&A…

More of the world’s coastal glaciers are melting faster than ever, but exactly what’s triggering the large-scale retreat has been difficult to discern because of natural fluctuations in the glaciers’ surroundings. Now, researchers at the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) and the Georgia Institute for Technology have developed a…

Cynthia “Cindy” Hope has been named Georgia Tech’s associate vice president for Research Administration in the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research, effective immediately. As a 25-year higher education veteran, Hope was the assistant vice president for research and director of the Office of Sponsored Programs at the University of…

Virtual reality (VR)-based simulation systems have become a crucial training tool across a wide range of mission areas within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Unfortunately, a lack of standardization for defining different levels of simulation fidelity presents a significant challenge for developing, purchasing, and evaluating the…

A new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology suggests that an elephant’s muscles aren’t the only way it stretches its trunk — its folded skin also plays an important role. The combination of muscle and skin gives the animal the versatility to grab fragile vegetation and rip apart tree trunks. The research, in collaboration with Zoo…

Mary Albertson has stepped into the director role for the Office of Technology Licensing at Georgia Tech, managing all inventions, patents, and licensing. A veteran technology transfer professional, Albertson will direct and advance the Institute’s comprehensive programs for developing and commercializing intellectual property created by the…