The Georgia Institute of Technology has selected Seth Hutchinson as the new executive director of the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM). Hutchinson is a professor and KUKA Chair for Robotics in Georgia Tech’s College of Computing and has served as associate director of IRIM.
Maria Basabe, Sr. Director Health & Wellness (H&W) at Walmart and David Stuver, Executive Vice President, Business Development & Supply Chain Solutions at Americold will be serving on SCL's Industry Advisory Board for 2019.
SCL will collaborate with Georgia Tech Professional Education to develop and deliver a multi-year Workforce Development initiative. A team consisting of SCL professors will collaborate on the effort which will initially focus on depot activities and later grow to span the supply chain.
Center for Urban Innovation Director Jennifer Clark, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Public Policy, gave speeches at Seoul National University about her smart cities research. She was invited by Sam Ock Park, professor at Seoul National University.
Solar power accounts for less than two percent of U.S. electricity, but could make up more than that if the cost of electricity generation and energy storage for use on cloudy days and at nighttime were cheaper.
By merging the ancient art of origami with 21st century technology, researchers have created a one-step approach to fabricating complex origami structures whose light weight, expandability, and strength could have applications in everything from biomedical devices to equipment used in space exploration.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has performed Georgia’s first-ever procedure to place 3D-printed tracheal splints in a pediatric patient. A cross-functional team of Children’s surgeons used three custom-made splints, which biomedical engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology helped create using an innovative and experimental 3D-printing technology, to assist the breathing of a 7-month-old patient battling life-threatening airway obstruction.
Michael Orr, SVP of Operations and Logistics, brings his expertise to the SCL Industry Advisory Board. His vast experience working in senior operations roles for large companies makes him a highly-qualified selection.
A simulator that comes complete with a virtual explosion could help the operators of chemical processing plants – and other industrial facilities – learn to detect attacks by hackers bent on causing mayhem. The simulator will also help students and researchers understand better the security issues of industrial control systems.
Olin brings 25 years of experience in supply chain consulting developing domain specialties in distribution operations and warehouse management, supply chain event management and application integration.
To promote innovation in logistics management, supply chain technology, and operational optimization, China's largest retailer, JD.com is hosting the Global Optimization Challenge (GOC) with its many partners, including Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), Tsinghua University, and Georgia Tech's Supply Chain and Logistics Institute. The challenge takes place over multiple rounds and runs through September.
The latest issue of Foundations & Trends® in Microeconomics features an extended-length article by Matthew E. Oliver of the Georgia Tech School of Economics and coauthor Charles F. Mason of the University of Wyoming, titled “Natural Gas Pipeline Regulation in the United States: Past, Present, and Future.”
TechConnect recently announced the annual TechConnect Innovation Awards. Among the winners is a project headed up by Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI) researchers Chuck Zhang, Kan Wang and Ben Wang. The TechConnect Innovation Awards selects the top early-stage innovations from around the world through an industry-review process of the top 15% of annually submitted technologies into the TechConnect World Conference. Rankings are based on the potential positive impact the submitted technology will have on a specific industry sector.
Zhang, who is a professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) and an affiliated faculty member with GTMI, K. Wang, a GTMI research engineer, and Ben Wang, the Executive Director of GTMI and a professor and Gwaltney Chair in Manufacturing Systems in ISyE, have been working a few years on perfecting ways to 3D print tissue-mimicking heart valves, also called phantoms, from an individual patient’s heart scan. The valves can emulate the disease and conditions that are present in the patient’s aorta. This can help doctors and surgeons explore treatment options and develop an optimum plan for surgery. The project also involves collaborators from Piedmont Heart Institute.
The latest issue of Georgia Tech Research Horizons magazine features an article entitled “Research Goes Global: Georgia Tech’s research roots extend worldwide, creating international business connections and giving students unique research, education, and work opportunities.” – From Georgia Tech-Lorraine to GT-Shenzhen, click on the link to learn more about Georgia Tech programs and research around the world.