Congratulations to Omer Inan!

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

Congratulations Jingfan Sun!

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!

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ORS Teams to Present at IEEE RFID Convention

Three ORS teams will be presenting their research this year at the 2018 IEEE RFID Convention! We are very proud of our ORS scholars: Erik Centeno, Hiba Murali, and Evan Shi with mentor Qi Cheng and faculty advisor Dr. Durgin, Mia Colbert, Maria Saito, and Vishnu Tanguturi with mentor Hakki Mert Torun and faculty advisor Dr. Swaminathan, and Hope Hong, Barry Smith, Ben Lazar, and Oguzhan Yilmaz with mentor Nader Sehatbakhsh and faculty advisor Dr. Zajic.


GTSF Check Presentation to Haiti Relay Research Team

The ORS Thing-in-a-Hut team will be awarded a check by the Georgia Tech Student Foundation to travel to Thoman, Haiti. The award check will be given to the team at a ceremony at the March 1st basketball game. Go here to read more information and reserve your tickets

The goal of the team this year is to develop a working prototype that meets numerous specifications. Now that the device has been developed and tested, the team plans to travel to Haiti in May 2018 for the “pilot install” that consist of installing 25 solar power devices.   This is the third year ORS has sponsored a Haiti Solar team, or as Ron Harley coined it, Thing in a Hut team! Over the last 3 years, the ORS Haiti team members have stay focused and committed to the project so that people living in huts with no power source can power a phone and a light.  Thanks to Ron Harley’s vision, Frank Lamberts dedication and hard-working ORS students, this project is on the way to implementation with a plan for sustainability.  Funding to get all this done has come from various sources and we are so proud of the most recent award.