The College boasts top talent in every research department across all eight schools. Our best-in-class faculty with their many awards and grants is proof of our preeminence. Each faculty member excels at pushing the boundaries of innovation in engineering through interdisciplinary collaboration. 

Early Career Faculty Awards

Many of our faculty are just beginning their careers when they come to Tech. They are on the cutting-edge of their research areas, studying the most current research methods and technologies. These outstanding early career faculty have been honored with awards for their work. 

Jeffrey Markowitz (Biomedical Engineering) received a 2022 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering for his studies of how the brain controls the body in an effort to push the envelope in treating neurodegenerative disease. The Packard Fellowships are among the most prestigious grants for young faculty members, awarded to some of the most innovative early career scientists in the nation. Markowitz gets $875,000 funding over five years — and the freedom to take risks and explore new frontiers in his research. More

Ye Zhao (Mechanical Engineering) is one of 25 recipients of the 2023 Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) Young Investigator Award. He aims to dramatically improve the way autonomous robots make sense of and navigate complex and fast-changing environments. The ONR’s Young Investigator Program targets early-career scientists whose research carries significant potential for technological advancement and national defense support. More

Chethan Pandarinath (Biomedical Engineering) is working on brain-machine interfaces that could decode in real-time and with unprecedented accuracy what the brain is telling the body to do. The National Institutes of Health awarded him a Director's New Innovator Award in 2021 for the project, which aims to reconnect the brain and body for paralyzed patients. More

John Blazeck (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering) was is one of 10 researchers at U.S. college and universities to receive a Beckman Young Investigator Award for 2020. He's working to better understand how our immune systems fight diseases and will create a new platform technology to greatly enhances our ability to study antibody responses. The awards, which include $600,000 over four years, support the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life sciences. More

Chethan Pandarinath works at a computer in his lab with students and other researchers working in the background. (Photo: Jack Kearse)

Chethan Pandarinath

A two-legged robot with a manipulator arm holds a case while a researcher in purple shirt reaches for the case.

Human robot interaction and robotic grasping in Ye Zhao's lab.

2021 - 2022 Faculty Highlights

In the 2021-22 academic year, many of our faculty members were recognized by national and international organizations. A sampling:

National Academy Inductees

Christopher Jones (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering), Sandra Magnus (Aerospace Engineering), and Nick Sahinidis (Industrial and Systems Engineering) were elected to the National Academy of Engineering. More

Andrés García (Mechanical Engineering) was elected to the National Academy of Medicine. More

Siva Sivakumar (Electrical and Computer Engineering) and Natalie Stingelin (Materials Science and Engineering) were elected to the National Academy of Inventors. More

National Science Foundation CAREER Award Recipients

Shu Jia (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Jorge Macedo (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Siva Theja Maguluri (Industrial and Systems Engineering) and Chengzhi Shi (Mechanical Engineering), and He Wang (Industrial and Systems Engineering) were awarded National Science Foundation CAREER awards. More

American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow

Hanjoong Jo (Biomedical Engineering) was elevated to fellow of AAAS. More

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellows

Ghassan AlRegib, Bonnie Ferri, Arijit Raychowdhury, and Maryam Saeedifard (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Levent Degertekin (Mechanical Engineering) and May Dongmei Wang (Biomedical Engineering) became fellows of IEEE. More

Regents' Professors and Entrepreneurs

Krishnendu Roy (Biomedical Engineering) and Surya Kalidindi (Mechanical Engineering) were named Regents' Professors by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. Farrokh Ayazi (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Andrei Fedorov (Mechanical Engineering), Mark Prausnitz (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering), and Gleb Yushin (Materials Science and Engineering) were honored as inaugural Regents' Entrepreneurs. Regents' titles are the highest academic and research recognition bestowed by the board. More

Andres Garcia is the director of Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience at Georgia Tech.
Professor Julian Rimoli in his office in the Paul Weber Space, Science, and Technology (SST) Building in the School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech.

Professor Julian Rimoli in his office in the Paul Weber Space, Science, and Technology (SST) Building in the School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech.