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March 2017

AE's Grad Program Ranked # 2 in the Nation


The 2018 US News & World Report rankings of grad school programs once again recognized the Daniel Guggenheim School as the second most demanding program in the country. (#1 among publicly funded schools!) read more

Ruzzene: Letting the Structure do the Work

AE Professor Massimo Ruzzene and his fellow researchers, post-docs Raj Kumar Pal and Javier Vila are exploring a rich vein of research that leans more towards physics than traditional engineering. Eventually, it could make your cellphone a little more durable. read more


 

Prof. Julian Rimoli selected for NAE Grainger Foundation grant

The National Academy of Engineering announced that AE professor Dr. Julian Rimoli has been selected to receive a $30,000 Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Grant to support his research on tensegrity planetary landers.

Rimoli shares this honor with his research colleague, Stanford University professor Marco Pavone.... read more

RSVP now for the May 3
ASDL Anniversary Soiree at the Atlanta Aquarium

From the Chair
 
Dr. Vigor Yang
 
In March I found myself looking back and looking ahead. Both perspectives have their value.

A day-long visit to Delta Tech Ops with the Georgia Tech chapter of AIAA had me thinking back over the School's rich history of producing talented leaders for every segment of our industry. While our current AE students looked on in wonder at Delta's impressive operation, I was able to connect with several AE alumni - Delta employees who have been the architects of that company's greatness. 

I also found myself looking ahead -- not just to the 2017 Commencement on May 6, but to the 25th Anniversary of the Aerospace Systems Design Lab (ASDL), on Wednesday, May 3.

The impact that this one lab has had on our School's stature cannot be overstated. I am thrilled that so many former and current members of ASDL will be on hand to share tales of its many accomplishments. I hope you will join us.

Lest I forget that there is work to be done in the present, March was also the month in which we learned that our AE graduate program was ranked #2 in the nation by the US News & World Report annual survey.

This is great news for a publicly funded program such as ours, but, as anyone who knows me can attest, I was immediately focused on what we need to do NOW to get to #1 next year.

Luckily, we have everything here at GT-AE to make that happen. Just watch us.

Cheers!

 

Flying Solo: Prasad and Colleagues Collaborating on New Flying System

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