ETI Congratulates four outstanding students being awarded ETI Consortium Undergraduate Scholarship! The four awardees are Alexander Greenhalgh (University of Tennessee, Knoxville), Jordan Parker-Ashe (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Nick Folino (The Ohio State University), and Sarah Mantell (California Polytechnic State University). The ETI’s core mission is to direct the multidisciplinary research and innovation that enable the technologies to train the next generation of human capital, and to bridge the gap between the university basic research and NNSA national laboratories’ mission-specific applications. The ETI Undergraduate Scholarship recipients will receive up to $5,000 annually (for a maximum of two years) toward the cost of their education, including tuition, books required for classes, housing expenses for on campus facilities, off-campus room expenses with a valid rent receipt, and fees charged to students of similar academic standing.
Professor Bernard Kippelen’s group at Georgia Tech published their research findings on large-area, low-noise organic photodiodes in the journal Science. His group found that optimized choices of the semiconductor and electrode materials that improve diode characteristics enable organic photodetectors that can detect low light levels with low noise. “What we have achieved is the first demonstration that these devices, produced from solution at low temperatures, can detect as little as a few hundred thousand photons of visible light every second, similar to the magnitude of light reaching our eye from a single star in a dark sky. The ability to coat these materials onto large-area substrates with arbitrary shapes means that flexible organic photodiodes now offer some clear advantages over state-of-the-art silicon photodiodes in applications requiring response times in the range of tens of microseconds.” (Georgia Tech Research Horizons)
As a ETI master’s student at Georgia Institute of Technology, Kentez Craig is inspired by his parents who served as first responders working as paramedics for local hospitals, as he helps develop and build protective equipment for healthcare professionals on the front lines fighting the battle against COVID-19.
Alfred Hero, the John H. Holland Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, was elected Fellow of SIAM — 2020 Class of Fellows of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).
Dr. Hero also won the 2020 IEEE Fourier Award “for contributions to the foundations of statistical signal processing with applications to distributed sensing and performance benchmarking.”
A consortium of 12 universities and 11 national laboratories led by the Georgia Institute of Technology has been awarded $25 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration(NNSA) to develop new technologies and educational programs to support the agency’s nuclear science, security and nonproliferation goals.
The award will provide $5 million per year across a five-year period to link basic research at universities with the capabilities of national laboratories through the Consortium for Enabling Technologies and Innovation (ETI). The effort will focus on three core disciplines: computer and engineering science research through machine learning and high performance computing, advanced manufacturing and nuclear detection technologies.