The Georgia Institute of Technology is a public research university in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. It is a part of the University System of Georgia and has satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia; Metz, France; Athlone, Ireland; Shanghai, China; and Singapore.The educational institution was founded in 1885 as the Georgia School of Technology as part of Reconstruction plans to build an industrial economy in the post-Civil War Southern United States. Initially, it offered only a degree in mechanical engineering. By 1901, its curriculum had expanded to include electrical, civil, and chemical engineering. In 1948, the school changed its name to reflect its evolution from a trade school to a larger and more capable technical institute and research university.Today, Georgia Tech is organized into six colleges and contains about 31 departments/units, with emphasis on science and technology. It is well recognized for its degree programs in engineering, computing, business administration, the science, architecture, and liberal arts.Georgia Tech's main campus occupies part of Midtown Atlanta, bordered by 10th Street to the north and by North Avenue to the south, placing it well in sight of the Atlanta skyline. In 1996, the campus was the site of the athletes' village and a venue for a number of athletic events for the 1996 Summer Olympics. The construction of the Olympic village, along with subsequent gentrification of the surrounding areas, enhanced the campus.Student athletics, both organized and intramural, are a part of student and alumni life. The school's intercollegiate competitive sports teams, the four-time football national champion Yellow Jackets, and the nationally recognized fight song "Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech", have helped keep Georgia Tech in the national spotlight. Georgia Tech fields eight men's and seven women's teams that compete in the NCAA Division I athletics and the Football Bowl Subdivision. Georgia Tech is a member of the Coastal Division in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Wikipedia.
Georgia Institute of Technology | Date: 2017-01-09
Material compositions are provided that may comprise, for example, a vertically aligned carbon nanotube (VACNT) array, a conductive layer, and a carbon interlayer coupling the VACNT array to the conductive layer. Methods of manufacturing are provided. Such methods may comprise, for example, providing a VACNT array, providing a conductive layer, and bonding the VACNT array to the conductive layer via a carbon interlayer.
Clemson University and Georgia Institute of Technology | Date: 2017-01-09
A silicon-based anode comprising silicon, a carbon coating that coats the surface of the silicon, a polyvinyl acid that binds to at least a portion of the silicon, and vinylene carbonate that seals the interface between the silicon and the polyvinyl acid. Because of its properties, polyvinyl acid binders offer improved anode stability, tunable properties, and many other attractive attributes for silicon-based anodes, which enable the anode to withstand silicon cycles of expansion and contraction during charging and discharging.
Georgia Institute of Technology | Date: 2017-01-30
Systems and methods for fabricating three-dimensional objects. The system includes an optical imaging system providing a light source; a photosensitive medium adapted to change states upon exposure to a portion of the light source from the optical imaging system; a control system for controlling movement of the optical imaging system, wherein the optical imaging system moves continuously above the photosensitive medium. The method includes moving a maskless optical imaging system providing the light beam in a continuous sequence; presenting the light beam on a portion of the photosensitive medium; lowering a plate upon which the photosensitive medium resides; and applying a new layer of the photosensitive medium.
Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology | Date: 2017-06-21
Diagnostic devices; systems, methods and computer-readable media store instructions related to determining hemoglobin information using those devices. The methods may include processing a captured image of the reservoir and/or device and the device information to determine color information for the solution and the scale, the color information including one or more color attributes; adjusting the color information for the solution based on the color information for the scale; and determining hemoglobin information (e.g., hemoglobin level, disease state and/or calculated hematocrit) based on the adjusted color information and a stored profile information associated with the device information.
Georgia Institute of Technology | Date: 2017-03-13
A triboelectric generator includes a first contact charging member and a second contact charging member. The first contact charging member includes a first contact layer and a conductive electrode layer. The first contact layer includes a material that has a triboelectric series rating indicating a propensity to gain electrons due to a contacting event. The conductive electrode layer is disposed along the back side of the contact layer. The second contact charging member is spaced apart from and disposed oppositely from the first contact charging member. It includes an electrically conductive material layer that has a triboelectric series rating indicating a propensity to lose electrons when contacted by the first contact layer during the contacting event. The electrically conductive material acts as an electrode. A mechanism maintains a space between the first contact charging member and the second contact charging member except when a force is applied thereto.
Georgia Institute of Technology | Date: 2017-01-11
A method of making an LED device and an LED device using a high-silica, fully-sintered glass substrate is provided. The high-silica substrate is at least 99% silica and is thin, such as less than 200 m in thickness. A phosphor containing layer is deposited on to the substrate and is laser sintered on the substrate such that a portion of the sintered phosphor layer embeds in the material of the substrate.
The Coca-Cola Company and Georgia Institute of Technology | Date: 2017-07-26
This disclosure provides an investigation of the kinetic uptake properties of water in amorphous PEF and PET across the entire water activity interval at various temperatures, and also investigates the corresponding equilibrium uptake properties at the same conditions. Uptake data were measured using three independent and complementary methodologies, and excellent agreement was observed among all three methodologies. Accordingly, this disclosure provides for methods of plasticizing poly(ethylene furanoate) film by cold water sorption, and provides a plasticized poly(ethylene furanoate) (PEF) film made according to the disclosed methods. Methods for making thin films of PEF are also provided.
Emory University, The Regents Of The University Of California and Georgia Institute of Technology | Date: 2017-07-26
This disclosure relates saccharide analogs such as thiomaltose-based analogs for targeting bacteria and related uses. In certain embodiments, the disclosure relates to methods of transferring a molecule of interest into bacteria comprising mixing bacteria with a non-naturally occurring conjugate, wherein the conjugate comprises a thiomaltose-based analog and a molecule of interest under conditions such that the conjugate is transported across the bacterial cell wall. In certain embodiments, the molecule of interest can be a tracer or an antibiotic.
Georgia Institute of Technology | Date: 2017-08-02
Disclosed herein are asymmetric multilayer carbon molecular sieve (CMS) hollow fiber membranes and processes for preparing the membranes. The processes include simultaneously extruding a core dope containing a polymer and suitable nanoparticles, a sheath dope, and a bore fluid, followed by pyrolysis of the extruded fiber.
Georgia Institute of Technology | Date: 2017-02-02
Disclosed are a variety of mixed-signal substrates comprising a plurality of photo-defined through substrate vias and methods of making the same. In an embodiment, a mixed-signal substrate can comprise a plurality of trenches embedded in a substrate, a photodefineable polymer within at least a portion of each trench, the photodefineable polymer defining one or more channels within each of the plurality of trenches, and a conductive material filling at least a portion of the one or more channels within the photodefineable polymer to form one or more through substrate vias. The photo-defined through substrate vias can comprise a variety of arrangements, numbers of vias, shapes, and dimensions across a single substrate.