ATRP’s 50th Anniversary
Fifty years and countless research projects later, leaders at the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s (GTRI) Agricultural Technology Research Program (ATRP) say its secret to success remains the same: relationships.
High-Temp Electromagnetic Testing Evaluates Materials for Hypersonic Vehicles
Hypersonic vehicles must be able to send and receive information while operating at the high temperatures associated with speeds of Mach 5 (five times the speed of sound) or greater. To support development of these vehicles, GTRI is testing the ability of specialized low-loss materials to transmit electromagnetic signals at temperatures measured in thousands of degrees Celsius.
Additive Manufacturing Creates New Options for High-Powered RF Waveguides
Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are using additive manufacturing techniques to create unique waveguide structures that would be difficult or impossible to make using conventional fabrication processes.
GTRI 2022 Annual Report
The Digital Edition of GTRI's 2022 Annual Report provides an overview of our accomplishments, research investments and outreach programs.
Blowin’ in the Wind
Materials scientists at GTRI have worked with a team of artists and recording engineers to boost the quality of analog music reproduction through a new surface coating.
New Research Will Study Mysterious Effects of Gigantic Jet Lightning
Most lightning travels between clouds and the ground, or within and between clouds. But a curious phenomenon known as “gigantic jets” fires powerful bursts of electrical charge.
David Picinich's Career Comes Full Circle with New ‘Top Gun’ Film
For GTRI Senior Research Scientist David "Pearl" Picinich, the debut of "Top Gun: Maverick" marks a nostalgic close to an action-packed chapter in his life story.
Virtual Reality System Trains Aircrews to React to Threats
The Fully Immersive Threat Reaction Environment (FITRE) allows air crews to repeatedly practice threat responses with a level of realism that closely simulates what happens in real-world missions.
Courtney Crooks on Promoting Mental and Physical Wellness in a Post-Covid World
Though mental health has long been considered a sensitive topic, the Covid-19 pandemic has encouraged more transparency about the importance of prioritizing mental and physical well-being at home and at work.
Your Next Personal Assistant Could be a Drone
Imagine you’re a college student cramming for a test in your dorm room. What if there was a way for the school supplies and food to be delivered right to your dorm – not by car or foot, but by drone?
Meet William H. Robinson
William H. Robinson is eager to use his passion for academic research, cybersecurity, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to drive meaningful change at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), the Georgia Institute of Technology, and beyond.
From Virtual Reality to Ice Slurries
In the age of Covid-19, the need for industries to adopt advanced technologies, incorporate more health and safety standards into their daily operations, and maintain a robust workforce is more important than ever.
Paving the Way for the Next Generation of Female Leaders
Air Force veteran, chief scientist, and academic are just three of the many impressive titles included in GTRI Senior Research Engineer Anne Clark's curriculum vitae.
When thirsty residents of a permanent community on the Moon take a swig of fresh water brought in from the lunar south pole, they’ll be enjoying the benefits of a 30-pound spacecraft known as the Lunar Flashlight that was assembled and tested at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).
A new optical tracking technology that uses a LIDAR system to track small, airborne targets in cluttered environments. The technology offers an alternative to fire control radar (FCR) that are susceptible to advanced countermeasures, and could enable a low-cost RF silent intercept solution to protect warfighters from current and emerging threats.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations and data analytics procedures are being used jointly to help improve the availability of a critical U.S. Air Force helicopter while reducing maintenance costs and extending how long the aircraft can remain in service.
Phenomena that generate a type of low-frequency sound known as infrasound could become easier to detect and measure thanks to a new technique under development at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI).
Researchers have developed a new general-purpose, high-performance monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) for the direct filtering and processing of radio frequency (RF) signals in the microwave and millimeter-wave spectrum.
GTRI is developing a robot that utilizes deep learning to automate certain aspects of the peach cultivation process, which could be a boon for many Georgia peach farms grappling with a shortage of workers.
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Researchers have made significant advances toward the goal of a new microchip able to grow DNA strands that could provide high-density 3D archival data storage at ultra-low cost – and be able to hold that information for hundreds of years.
Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program – an education program supported by Georgia Tech and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) that allows undergraduate and graduate students to earn academic credit for working with faculty on projects they don't typically encounter in a classroom setting.
Tests to detect SARS-CoV-2 infection in humans have become more widely available as the Covid-19 pandemic approaches the end of its second year. But rapidly monitoring for and detecting infectious virus aerosols within indoor environments is currently not possible.
GTRI Strategic Plan 2020-2030
Our 10 year strategic plan embraces, builds on, and enhances our success and culture by articulating goals and identifying intentional actions toward achieving our 2030 vision where our people are the foremost innovators creating a secure nation, a prosperous Georgia, and a sustainable world.
Celebrating Inclusive Excellence: ‘Hacking’ into Success
Craig Raslawski uses hackathons like capture-the-flag events (CTFs) to hone his cyber skills. In 2019, he participated in the multi-phase SANS Institute Cyber FastTrack competition and was one of 100 participants who won a scholarship for the SANS Technology Institute’s Applied Cybersecurity Certificate program, which he completed in December 2020.
Celebrating Inclusive Excellence: Michael Grady on Pursuing Greatness
Like many students preparing to graduate, Michael Grady, an electrical engineering doctoral student at the time at the University of South Florida (USF), had a list of companies he wanted to work for one day. Four years later, and now a patent holder, Michael Grady, Ph.D., finds himself at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), innovating creative solutions to complex problems.
Celebrating Inclusive Excellence: Sharaé Meredith on the Power of Encouragement
Equipped with the knowledge of how powerful encouragement can be, Sharaé Meredith, GTRI senior research engineer, strives to uplift others.
Will Smartphones Help Us Keep COVID-19 Under Control?
The smartphones carried in so many pockets and purses could play a key role in keeping COVID-19 under control as the nation cautiously reopens the economy.
GTRI Researchers Design PPE to Save Lives
GTRI is working to design and build effective PPE that could also be mass-produced in an effort to address the PPE shortage.
Undergraduate Research Internship Program
GTRI Interns Create Portable, Modular Medical Imaging Devices for Remote Places
Reinvented Toilets Could Provide Safe Sanitation for 2.5 Billion People
Shannon Yee is leading a $13.5 million effort funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to reinvent the toilet, technology that hasn’t changed much in more than a century.
Peanut growers could someday identify emerging threats such as drought, pests or disease by testing a plant’s “chemical breath.”
Keeping Them Safe
At an Air National Guard base 60 miles north of Kansas City, a team of experts from GTRI provides the highest level of training in defensive maneuvers, countermeasures, and tactics for members of the mobility air force with the ultimate goal of keeping them safe while flying through potentially hostile skies.
Mastering the ‘Supreme Art’ of Teaching
Educators serve a critical role around the globe – shaping the minds of generations and impacting the lives of future leaders and change agents. It’s a responsibility that we hold high at Georgia Tech and within GTRI.
Women of GTRI: A Timeline of Innovation and Research
Since GTRI’s doors opened in 1934, women have successfully integrated their expertise across the organization, bringing a diverse and inclusive perspective to the forefront of research and technology.
A GTRI Story: When a Georgia Tech Liberal Arts Dream Came True
Georgia Tech alumna Michelle Gowdy shares her career journey at GTRI.
STEM AT GTRI - Summer Students
STEM@GTRI invited 59 students from across the state of Georgia to intern with six GTRI laboratories and the Warner Robins field office.
John Trostel, Madeline Frank, Jessica Losego, and Tom Perry of the Severe Storms Research Center, work to Improve tornado warning time.
Robot in the Chicken House
A new mobile autonomous robot could perform daily monitoring tasks while safely interacting with chickens in commercial chicken houses, according to researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI).