2016-2017 CEEatGT Annual Report


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Hannah Greenwald sits on the Ramblin' Reck in her cap and gown. (Photo: Rob Felt)
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Undergraduate Rebecca Yoo looks at a water test in Bolivia in 2015. Two other students look on.
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Andrew Melissas pays tribute to Australia’s Aborigines
Emmy Montanye delivers the fall 2016 Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Leadership Lecture to a packed classroom of students, faculty, staff and alumni. (Photo: Zonglin "Jack" Li)
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Suzanne Shank delivers the spring 2017 Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Leadership Lecture. (Photo: Zonglin "Jack" Li)
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Suzanne Shank
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Maggie Lindsey stands on a rocky hillside just below Renjo La Pass in Nepal. (Photo: Uzol Rai)
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Small models made from 3-D printed struts and cables that can be collapsed and then unfold when heated. Researchers can control how the objects expand by using shape memory polymers for the various sections of the structure that unfold at different temperatures. (Photo: Rob Felt)
3-D printing gets hotter: Researchers create 3-D printed tensegrity objects capable of dramatic shape change (Video)
A carousel of collector tubes about four feet in length enters the ocean off Mexico’s Pacific coast. Researchers deployed the device to collect bacteria samples in the ocean’s oxygen minimum zone. (Photo: Heather Olins)
Shadows in the sea: Global warming, a dead zone, and mysterious bacteria
Armistead “Ted” Russell with the Atlanta skyline in the background. Russell was part of a team that identified trash burning as a major factor in the discoloration of the Taj Mahal. He and his colleagues also found burning household garbage in the neighborhoods around the monument leads to more than 700 premature deaths each year. (Photo: Justen Clay)
Particulate matters: Burning trash in India a major cause of Taj Mahal discoloration that also leads to hundreds of premature deaths
Kari Watkins rides across a bike lane in Midtown Atlanta. Watkins and a team of researchers found there’s not enough research on bike lanes, cycle tracks or any other kind of bicycle infrastructure to say whether they actually improve riders’ safety. (Photo: Rob Felt)
A study in safer cycling: Which bicycle infrastructure makes riders safer? Turns out, we don’t know yet
This mobile robot is equipped with a laser scanner and thermal inspection system to generate a real-time 3-D point cloud map of a site. It’s one of two robots involved in Yong Cho’s new project equipping robots to work in nuclear power plants in the immediate aftermath of disasters. The goal is for the robots to carry out emergency work and search and rescue operations. (Photo: Rob Felt)
Robots to the rescue: Researchers work to make robots the first-responders after nuclear power plant disasters
Researchers lower a concrete test specimen into the Savannah River that contains a new stainless steel reinforcement. Georgia Tech and Georgia Department of Transportation researchers developed the reinforcement for bridges in marine environments, and testing revealed it lasts well beyond the structures’ 100-year lifespan. The innovation has been implemented in several coastal Georgia bridges, and other states have been evaluating it for use in their bridges. (Photo: Alvaro Paul)
Steely span: New corrosion-resistant concrete reinforcement extends life of coastal bridges
Students collect water samples near the water treatment plant in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Joe Brown has won a prestigious career award from the National Science Foundation to explore the possibility that disease-causing pathogens can become airborne in urban areas in developing countries like Bolivia. (Photo: Rachel Brashear)
Liquids, germs, aerosols: Danger in the air? Joe Brown wins NSF CAREER grant to find out
Yang Wang stands under a highway overpass, the kind of bridge that must be inspected on a regular basis to ensure its safety. Wang is working with Rafi Muhanna and Francesco Fedele on a new approach for assessing structural damage and deterioration that could produce more reliable predictions about how they behave and do it more quickly than current practices. (Photo: Rob Felt)
Interval-based inspections: New NSF project will create more accurate, faster interval-based approach to assessing structures for damage
Norfolk Southern’s intermodal hub in Austell, Georgia. Researchers in the School are helping lead six new federal university transportation centers that focus on everything from improving how traffic and freight moves throughout the Southeast to understanding how people make their travel decisions. (Photo: Rob Felt)
Operation transportation: Sustainability, emissions, travel behavior among focuses of 6 new University Transportation Centers
A man holds car keys as he walks through a busy parking lot. A study by Georgia Tech transportation engineers found that as millennials age, they largely return to the same travel patterns as older generations. (Photo: Jess Hunt-Ralston)
Millennial mobility: Will millennials transform the future of transportation? Maybe not as much as we thought
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