Though we could not be together physically for the 2019-2020 ORS Banquet, our community was still able to come together for a virtual ceremony to honor the hard work and accomplishment of our ORS students this year. Congratulations to our winners! Click here to read more.
The ORS Fall 2019 Newsletter is now available! Click here to view and download it.
The 2019-2020 school year saw the conception of the First Annual ORS Chili & Dessert Cookoff! Teams were able to enter a chili or a dessert to be judged by other ORS students and PhD mentors in a fun afternoon social. We had a variety of types of chili that were entered, and desserts ranged from homemade cookies to cheesecake!
Congratulations to our winners!! They may proudly display their trophies in their labs for one year!
Best Chili Award: Hubert Elly, Anabel Li, William Shaffer, Shashwati Da Cunha, Dr. Minkyu Cho (Mentor) from the Semiconductor Research Lab
Best Dessert Award: Brennon Farmer, Tara Poteat, Dylan Nektalov, Rajan Vivek, and Shiyu Feng (PhD Mentor) from the Intelligent Vision and Automation Lab
Georgia Tech sent 7 undergraduates to present at the TECHCON 2019 conference held in Austin TX, which draws top researchers, scientists, and a large field of students from across the United States to present cutting-edge research in the field of semiconductor electronics. Georgia Tech students contributed 7 of the approximately 25 undergraduates from around the country in total.
Congratulations to our 2019 Research Award Recipients!
Bria Matthews: 13.21m /43’4.25″, 1st, ACC Champion, all-ACC, 12th best mark in the NCAA
ORS Scholars Nelson Rafael, Alex Fache, Nick Flint, and Taylor Johnson toured NEETRAC and the Plasma Dielectrics Lab with Director and NEETRAC Director and Management Board Chair Rick Hartlein, ECE Assistant Professor Dr. Lukas Graber, Ph.D. Mentor Tushar Damle, and former ORS Ph.D. Mentor and current NEETRAC Senior Engineer Yamille del Valle.
Omer Inan has been invited to attend the 2019 China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, this upcoming June 20th to 22th in San Diego, California. This symposium will be hosted by Qualcomm and is organized by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Omer is among 60 early-career engineers from Chinese and United States universities, industry and government who have been chosen to participate. The symposium will cover four topics – smart cities, new materials, neuroengineering, and 5G wireless communications technology. Each participant will be asked to present a poster describing his/her research or technical work.
Since 1995, NAE has held an annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium that brings together 100 highly accomplished early-career engineers from U.S. universities, companies, and government to discuss leading-edge research and technical work across a range of engineering fields. Convening engineers from disparate fields and challenging them to think about developments and problems at the frontiers of areas different from their own can lead to a variety of desirable results. These include collaborative work, the transfer of new techniques and approaches across fields, and establishment of contacts among the next generation of leaders in engineering.
Congratulations Omer on your excellent work and achievement!
To learn more about this program, please visit the Frontiers website is www.naefrontiers.org.
Ph.D. student Jingfan Sun and ECE Assistant Professor Maryam Saeedifard had their paper selected as one of the top five for the 2018 Next Generation Grid Network (NGN) Paper Competition. The paper, titled “Sequential Tripping of Hybrid DC Circuit Breakers to Enhance the Fault Interruption Capability in Multi-Terminal DC Grids” made it to the final stage of four stages. Congratulations on a job well done!