Faculty & Staff

LISTEN: Grubert Shares Expertise on What Went Wrong with the Electric Grid in Texas

A snowy residential street with gray skies

Millions of people in Texas are without electricity as winter storms bring frigid temperatures that have crippled the state’s power grid.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Paulino Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Professor Glaucio Paulino, wearing a gray blazer, smiles as he looks to the left

Professor Glaucio Paulino has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest professional distinctions awarded to an engineer. Paulino, the Raymond Allen Jones Chair in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was selected for the honor “for contributions to topology optimization and its applications to medicine and engineering.”

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Webster, Yiacoumi Recognized as Top Teachers

A split image includes a portrait Donald Webster to the left and Sotira Yiacoumi to the right.

Two professors from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering have been recognized by their students for being among the best teachers at Georgia Tech.

Monday, February 1, 2021

Research: Extending Origami Into Untethered Robots and Morphing Devices

This illustration depicts a multifunctional, magnetically responsive origami system, possessing distributed, untethered control capabilities.

A team of researchers from The Ohio State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology has extended the possibility of origami, the ancient art of paper folding, for modern engineering applications such as untethered robotics and morphing devices. 

The researchers demonstrated for the first time a multifunctional, magnetically responsive origami system, possessing distributed, untethered control capabilities. The untethered magnetic actuation separates the power source and controller out of the system, allowing scalable applications.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Listen: A Call for Engineers to Lead

A black and white photo of Professor Adjo Amekudzi-Kennedy layered on top of a color photo of a busy city with the Uncommon Engineer Podcast logo in the corner

Leadership in engineering is needed now more than ever. Graduating students need to be equipped with the skills to solve global challenges, such as climate change, water scarcity and metropolitan congestion. 

Monday, January 4, 2021

Xie Recognized as Emerging Investigator

Assistant Professor Xing Xie has received the Emerging Investigator Award from the Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization.

The Emerging Investigator Award recognizes scientists and engineers that have demonstrated significant impact on research, teaching, service and leadership in the field of sustainable nanotechnology.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Research: Shuttering Fossil Fuel Power Plants May Cost Less Than Expected

A map of the United States uses color to illustrate the lifespan of existing power plants

Decarbonizing U.S. electricity production will require both construction of renewable energy sources and retirement of power plants now operated by fossil fuels. A generator-level model described in the Dec. 4 issue of the journal Science suggests that most fossil fuel power plants could complete normal lifespans and still close by 2035 because so many facilities are nearing the end of their operational lives.

Friday, December 4, 2020


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