2017 News

Al-Shehri Chosen for Aramco Researcher Honor

ECE Ph.D. student Abdallah Al-Shehri has been chosen as the Best-in-Class Young Researcher by Aramco.

Alex Bryant (right) teaches students about optical polarization and how it relates to items like sunglasses and 3D movies.

K-12 Students Take Part in “A Day of Light” Workshop

A team of volunteers led by Sean Rodrigues, a Ph.D. student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Georgia Tech, held a mini workshop series titled "A Day of Light" that introduced K-12 students to the field of optics.

Li Tapped for IEEE Communications Society Award

ECE Professor Geoffrey Ye Li has been chosen for the 2017 IEEE Communications Society Award for Advances in Communication. 

Matt O'Shaughnessy

O’Shaughnessy Wins NDSEG Fellowship

ECE Ph.D. student Matt O’Shaughnessy has won the prestigious National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship.

Title: Development of Efficient Solar Power Based Nanogrid System with Modular Design
Faculty Member: Prof. Ron Harley, Dr. Maryam Saeedifard
Mentor: Jingfan Sun
Undergraduates: Kyron Longwood/Emily Pitts/Ellie Robelo/Jake Smith/Tshim Tshimanga
Sponsor: School of ECE

Photo order left to right: Ellie, Kyron, Tshim, Jake, Emily, Jingfan, Dr. Ron Harley

Top Honors Presented at Opportunity Research Scholars Awards Banquet

On April 19, 2017, the Opportunity Research Scholar’s (ORS) program held its 15th annual Research Awards Banquet.

Left to right: Alex Simoneaux, Matt Smith, Jake Smith, Luke Yates

Amanzi Solar Wins Top Prize in Ideas to Serve Competition

Student startup Amanzi Solar won first place and a check for $5,000 in the Ideas Track of the Ideas to Serve (I2S) Competition on April 19, 2017.

Undergraduate Research Ambassadors Needed

As an Undergraduate Research Ambassador, you can help to develop your own research programming to engage students.

Professor Robert Butera is the new associate dean for research and innovation in the College of Engineering.

Butera Named Associate Dean for Research and Innovation

Robert Butera Named Associate Dean for Research and Innovation effective May 1.

Honors Event Celebrates Outstanding Students

On April 20, the following students were recognized for their achievements throughout the past academic year.

Winners of the Spring '17 Demo Day Finale received a $5,000 check to support commercialization efforts. (From L to R: Bo Rotoloni, co-director of the IISP; Harold Solomon, principal, VentureLabs; Rob Callan, postdoctoral researcher; Jeff Garbers, principal, VentureLabs; Farnaz Behrang, Ph.D. student; Dr. Wenke Lee, co-director of the IISP, and Thiago Olson, fintech entrepreneur-in-residence, ATDC.) Photo by Anthony Stalcup Photography

Method for Detecting Malware with Electromagnetic Emanations Wins $5,000

Two cybersecurity research projects by students in the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering each won $5,000 for commercialization potential at the "Demo Day Finale" held April 13, 2017.