Georgia Tech Research Podcasts

Moving Forward Together One Research Story at A Time.

At Georgia Tech, research and innovation are at the heart of its very being. Its 10 interdisciplinary research institutes, the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), six colleges, and hundreds of labs and centers, push the boundaries of science and technology every day. Put simply, we aim to discover the issues that will define the future of research at Tech and uncover new opportunities for engagement with peers, partners, and others, and build the necessary infrastructure to make it all possible.

This episode features Chelsea Selby, a Georgia Tech student and former GTRI Student Assistant, and Matthew Selleck, a GTRI Research Engineer. In this episode, Podcast host Scott McAtee talks to Chelsea and Matt about their military careers, how their military careers help them in their current professional fields, and resources they currently find helpful as military veterans.

Dr. Carlos Davila, Principal Research Engineer with the Sensors and Electromagnetic Applications Laboratory (SEAL) at GTRI and Dr. Julian Rimoli, the Pratt & Whitney Professor in the Aerospace Engineering department at the Georgia Institute of Technology, talk to podcast host Matthew Habib about their journeys from Puerto Rico and Argentina respectively to Georgia Tech, and the ways they give back to their professional and personal communities.

This episode features Dr. Lavonda Brown, founder and CEO of EyeGageTM. She is a Georgia Tech (GT) graduate (PHD-Electrical Engineering, MBA), and was formerly a researcher in the GTRI Aerospace, Transportation and Advanced Systems (ATAS) Laboratory.

In this episode of Moving Forward we hear stories from Dr. Sally Ng, Associate Professor, Tanner Faculty Fellow at Georgia Tech in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and the School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, and Raj Vuchatu, GTRI Chief Information Officer (CIO). They share stories about the value of mentorship and community in building their careers.

In this episode of the Moving Forward Podcast, host Matthew Habib interviews Juanita Slayton of Georgia Tech, and John Q. Jones & Miles Paca of GTRI, some of our unsung heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic, to hear about some of their experiences while being on-site and responding.


John Trostel, Director of GTRI’s Severe Storms Research Center (SSRC), and Jessica Losego, SSRC Research Scientist, speak with Scott McAtee about the research done at the SSRC and its impact on regional weather prediction.

Kim Toatley, GTRI’s Senior Director of Finance & Research Administration and interim Talent Management Department Director, and Dr. Susan Margulies, Wallace H. Coulter Professor and Chair in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, speak with Monica Ngando about their career paths, being a female leader at Georgia Tech, and their advice to other women (and men) at Georgia Tech.

Keith McBride and Julie Kimble from the GTRI Director’s Office, and Michelle Powell of Georgia Tech Strategic Consulting speak with podcast host Matthew Habib about the development of Georgia Tech’s and GTRI’s Strategic Plans.

Cade Cashen and Jim Perkins of the GTRI/SEAL talks to podcast host Scott McAtee about a practical Low Resource Ventilator they developed in 2020 using common parts found in any hardware or auto parts store.

Professor MG Finn, of GT Chemistry and Dr. Phillip Santangelo of the Biomedical department, help us get a better understanding of the COVID-19 vaccine by talking us through the many questions and concerns the majority have about the vaccine.