Innovation + Discovery

Innovation + Discovery

We know today’s global challenges require seamless collaboration among the academic disciplines, as well as partnerships with industry and government, to advance fundamental discovery and spawn innovations that positively impact people’s lives. That's why our college is built around an innovative organizational framework of Innovation and Discovery Challenge Clusters that promotes interdisciplinary research, education, and service. 

Recent HIGHLIGHTED Publications 

Synchronizing stochastic circadian oscillators in single cells of Neurospora crassa

Zhaojie Deng, Sam Arsenault, Cristian Caranica, James Griffith, Taotao Zhu, Ahmad Al-Omari, Heinz-Bernd Schüttler, Jonathan Arnold & Leidong Mao

Plastic waste inputs from land into the ocean

Jenna R. Jambeck

Molecular rectifier composed of DNA with high rectification ratio enabled by intercalation

Cunlan Guo, Kun Wang, Elinor Zerah-Harush, Joseph Hamill, Bin Wang, Yonatan Dubi & Bingqian Xu


Rapid discharge of the earth-space battery foretells the future of humankind

John R. Schramski and David K. Gattie

Focus on Research at UGA Engineering

New informatics institute, informatics engineering program taking shape

The University of Georgia is building upon its established strengths in the interdisciplinary field of informatics by creating the Georgia Informatics Institute for Research and Education. The institute will be housed in the College of Engineering but will work closely with each of the university’s schools and colleges. It will take a leadership role in the Informatics Across Campus Initiative that will facilitate the infusion of informatics-related programs throughout the university curriculum.

►Learn more about UGA's new informatics institute.




UGA Researcher works to build "missing bone" for children suffering from HPP

The University of Georgia's Luke Mortensen holds up an X-ray image showing an infant's hand, but without bones. The next image is a child's chest, revealing no ribs. The images represent what parents might see if they have a child suffering from hypophosphatasia. Mortensen, an assistant professor in the Regenerative Bioscience Center, will research therapies to grow these missing bones.

►Learn more about Mortensen's research.