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CONGRATULATIONS Jordan!

One of the newest STEEL team members, Jordan, wins the Department of Energy (DOE) Innovation in Buildings (IBUILD) Graduate Research Fellowship. The focus of the IBUILD Fellowship is to provide resources and funding to students who are researching building technologies, also opportunity to intern at a national lab and work...
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CONGRATULATIONS Sonja!

Sonja wins the 2020 Chih Foundation Graduate Student Research Publication Award. Sonja received this award for her research on the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office’s Generation 3 Concentrating Solar Power (Gen3 CSP) project. “I was very surprised and grateful to receive this award,” said Brankovic. “The award...
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STEEL featured in WE ARE ENGINEERS

Georgia Tech’s We Are Engineers is the magazine of the College of Engineering. Founded in 2013, the publication is released twice a year: once in the spring and once in the fall. Each of the College’s eight schools appears in its pages. As for STEEL, this Spring 2020 we are...
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Our Simple, Low-Cost Solution to Pandemic

Forbes.com: A simple, low-cost ventilator based on the resuscitation bags carried in ambulances — and widely available in hospitals — has been designed by a team of researchers from Georgia Tech, Cranfield University, and Emory University. The device, which is powered by a 12-volt motor, could help meet peak medical demands in...
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New Process for Preserving Lumber

Phys.org: Pressure treating – which involves putting lumber inside a pressurized watertight tank and forcing chemicals into the boards – has been used for more than a century to help stave off the fungus that causes wood rot in wet environments. Now researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have...
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Squids Make Novel Energy Storage Material!

Dr. Yee won an U.S. DOE award with Dr. Patrick Hopkins (of UVa) to develop bio-based, phase-change materials that are synthetically derived from squid ring teeth protein (PCM) to produce a novel thermal energy storage material. Here’s the award announcement from DOE website....
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What Makes Our Toilet Design Unique?

In an episode of The Uncommon Engineer with Dean Steve McLaughlin, Dr. Yee is explaining how he takes knowledges of thermodynamics and energy transfer and try to develop a toilet that uses heat transfer to break down wastes instead of water.  Check out more here....
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$13.5 Million Toilet

AJC.com: In May, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation selected Shannon Yee, an associate professor at Georgia Tech, to lead the final push. Yee and his globe-trotting team have been given a $13.5 million budget and 39 months to sort through the prototypes and remaining challenges.  More to that here at...
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Alex attends a Gordon Research Conference in Italy

Alex attended the 2019 Micro and Nanoscale Phase Change Heat Transfer hosted in the Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco in Lucca (Barga), Italy from February 03, 2019 – February 08, 2019. His presentation was titled “Sodium Pumping via Condensation within a Non-Wetting Porous Structure”....
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Sampath and Aravindh win Amazon Catalyst Funding

Sampath and Aravindh received $1600 in funding for their proposal titled “Active Control of Heat Flow in Quantum Computing Applications through Piezoelectric Induced Mechanical Strain” from Amazon catalyst at ECS. The top proposals were selected from a pool of 79 submission, and were announced at AiMES 2018 in Cancun, Mexico....
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