W. Jud Ready

W. Jud Ready

Associate Director of External Engagement
Principal Research Engineer, Georgia Tech Research Institute
Adjunct Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering

W. Jud Ready is the Deputy Director, Innovation Initiatives for the Georgia Tech ‘Institute for Materials.’  He has also been an adjunct professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech and a principal research engineer on the research faculty of Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) for over a dozen years. Prior to joining the Georgia Tech faculty, he worked for a major military contractor (General Dynamics) as well as in small business (MicroCoating Technologies). He has served as PI or co-PI for grants totaling ~$17M awarded by the Army, Navy, Air Force, DARPA, NASA, NSF, NIST, industry, charitable foundations and the States of Georgia and Florida. His current research focuses primarily on energy, aerospace, nanomaterial applications, and electronics reliability.



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Georgia Institute of Technology

Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory
Research Focus Areas:
  • Materials and Nanotechnology
  • Nanomaterials
  • Renewable Energy
  • Additional Research:

    Materials Failure and Reliability; Carbon Nanotubes; Integrated photonics; Photovoltaics; Solar

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