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UGA awarded Innovation Corps Site status

The University of Georgia has been named an Innovation Corps Site by the National Science Foundation, enhancing UGA’s ability to turn ideas and research discoveries into commercially viable products or services by providing early evaluation of projects through a customer discovery process.

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Technology brings new precision to study of circadian rhythm in individual cells

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Georgia has developed a new technology that may help scientists better understand how an individual cell synchronizes its biological clock with other cells.

Song named Georgia Power Mickey A. Brown Professor in Engineering

WenZhan Song has been named the Georgia Power Mickey A. Brown Professor in Engineering at the University of Georgia College of Engineering. Song’s research focuses on advances in cyber-physical systems and security in energy, environmental and health applications.

Fabric Revolution: AFFOA Industry Day at UGA

About 90 leaders from the fabric and textile industry, along with researchers and military officials, discussed the future of fabrics and textiles in the digital era during AFFOA Industry Day at the University of Georgia Oct. 20.

UGA ranked among top 100 universities worldwide for U.S. patents

The University of Georgia is ranked among the top 100 universities worldwide for the number of U.S. utility patents granted in 2015, according to a list released this week by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. The list includes several patents credited to faculty in the UGA College of Engineering.

Unfolding advances in cardiac catheters

A graduate student in the University of Georgia College of Engineering is turning to the ancient Japanese art of origami for inspiration as he designs a novel cardiac catheter. Austin Taylor is developing a device that’s small enough to fit on the tip of a catheter but expands once inside the heart to provide physicians with high-quality imaging and ablation tools.

UGA team selected by NASA, Air Force to launch two cube satellites

A University of Georgia project led by a team of undergraduate students and including faculty from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering was recently selected for funding by NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative. The satellites will help the team study climate change along the Georgia coast.

Robot developed offers safer, more efficient way to inspect power lines

A robot invented by researchers in the University of Georgia College of Engineering could change the way power lines are inspected—providing a safer and more cost-effective alternative.

UGA researchers use single DNA molecule to create world’s smallest diode

Researchers at the University of Georgia and at Ben-Gurion University in Israel have demonstrated for the first time that nanoscale electronic components can be made from single DNA molecules. Their study, published in the journal Nature Chemistry, represents a promising advance in the search for a replacement for the silicon chip.

University of Georgia joins major partnership to transform fiber material

The University of Georgia - including its College of Engineering - is a partner in a new national public-private consortium to revolutionize the fiber and textiles industry through commercialization of highly functional, advanced fibers and textiles for the defense and commercial markets.

UGA researchers uncover new method to track neural stem cells’ behavior

A team of UGA researchers, including UGA Engineering's Luke Mortensen, has found a way to study the behavior of neural stem cells without harming the cells.

Core-shell nanostructures show promise in production of fuel gases

Researchers at the UGA have created a nanostructure that could provide a path toward using solar energy more efficiently in the production of fuel gases.

Research + real world: finding partners through discovery and innovation

Industry increasingly is turning to universities to know what’s going on at the cutting edge of research, and universities, in turn, are looking to industry to take its innovations to market and deliver benefits to society. 

UGA Engineering professor honored with Presidential Early Career Award

Joachim Walther, an associate professor in the University of Georgia College of Engineering, is among 105 professors named recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professors in the early stages of their research careers.

A fish may hold the key to more efficient wireless networks

As wireless networks become more crowded with devices and more taxed by the demand for anytime, anywhere access, these networks are susceptible to radio frequency interference and jamming. An unlikely source—a small South American fish known as Eigenmannia that depends on electrolocation for survival—presents a potential solution, according to researchers in the University of Georgia College of Engineering.