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Frenkel Biexcitons Light Up Organic Semiconductor Advances

The future of organic semiconductors is bright, thanks to their ability to react to, and produce, light on a much more affordable, sustainable scale than traditional semiconductors. But first scientists must learn more about the forces behind their light-emitting qualities, so-called Frenkel biexcitons. Now, a team of researchers led by Georgia Tech has found a way to measure and track them.

Trio of Faculty Join Alums Named to National Academy of Engineering

Christopher Jones, Sandra Magnus, and Nick Sahinidis join Nathan Meehan (Phys '75) and Nick Lappos (AE ’73) in being elected to the NAE, one of the highest professional distinctions awarded to an engineer.

Researchers Develop Methodology for Streamlined Control of Material Deformation

Researchers demonstrate that new physical theories provide precise predictions of the deformations of certain structures, revealing that a flexible mechanical structure is governed by some of the same math as electromagnetic waves and even black holes.

Little Einsteins Organization Brings Science and Engineering to the Kids

Through the Little Einsteins Organization, Georgia Tech students are creating at-home science kits, collaborating with K-5 schools and local libraries, and using Zoom to keep Atlanta's youngest scientists and engineers engaged in STEM.

Cobb, Jo, Sa de Melo Honored as Lifetime AAAS Fellows

Representing a trio of disciplines across Georgia Tech and Emory, Kim M. Cobb, Hanjoong Jo, and Carlos A. R. Sa de Melo are among 564 scientists, engineers, and innovators spanning 24 scientific disciplines being recognized for scientifically and socially distinguished achievements.

Major Philanthropic Grant Will Create New Center to Advance Open-Source Software

Using a new philanthropic grant, Georgia Tech will hire software engineers to write scalable, reliable, and portable open-source software for scientific research.

College of Sciences Hires First Career Educator

James Stringfellow, an employment specialist with experience helping Atlanta’s veterans and entertainment industry, will now assist College of Sciences students and instructors with career mapping, planning, and workforce issues.

Taking Precautions as Covid-19 Cases Rise

As of this week, the omicron variant makes up the majority of new coronavirus cases in the U.S.

Air Flow Key to Ensuring Black Soldier Fly Larvae Thrive as a Sustainable Food Source

Black soldier fly larvae devour food waste and other organic matter and are made of 60% protein, making them an attractive sustainable food source in agriculture. But increasingly, larvae are dying before they reach livestock facilities as feed. Georgia Tech researchers provide insights into how this insect superfood can be raised and fed in dense groups without overheating.

The Future of Space Exploration

Georgia Tech points to what’s next, and how the Institute will contribute. “Discovering life beyond Earth would fundamentally change humanity’s perspective on our place in the universe,” says Earth and Atmospheric Sciences' Jennifer Glass. “Integrating astrobiology – the search of life in the universe – into space missions in order to know if and when we detect life on other planetary bodies, including exoplanets, is an exciting challenge currently underway.”




Experts in the News

  • Tales Of The Tongue

    A small but growing group of researchers is fascinated by an organ we often take for granted. We rarely think about how agile our own tongue needs to be to form words or avoid being bitten while helping us taste and swallow food. But that’s just the start of the tongue’s versatility across the animal kingdom. Without tongues, few if any terrestrial vertebrates could exist. The first of their ancestors to slither out of the water some 400 million years ago found a buffet stocked with new types of foods, but it took a tongue to sample them. The range of foods available to these pioneers broadened as tongues diversified into new, specialized forms — and ultimately took on functions beyond eating. This examination of how animal tongues shaped biological diversity includes research from David Hu, professor in the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Physics

    Science , May 25, 2023