Headlines in Bio-Inspired Design

June 26, 2018

GT Undergraduate Design Team selected as finalists in the Biomimicry global design challenge

A multidisciplinary design team from GT has been selected as a finalist for their innovative tidal energy harvester that uses mechanisms inspired by several organisms. Their goal is to provide low cost, sustainable energy production for areas vulnerable to electricity shortages. The team was composed of  J. Andrade (Aero),  S. Berry (Biol), K. Bomar (Physics), M. Iqbal (ME), A. Jain (MSE), S. Mathew (Math), H. Rho (MSE), and mentored by Drs. Singh (MSE), Wang (MSE), Weissburg and Yen (Biol). The Biomimicry  Global Design Challenge is supported by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, which carries on the legacy of GT alum Ray C. Anderson in his efforts to promote sustainable industry. 

Read more about the challenge here. 

March 29, 2018

CBID Co-Director Weissburg awarded endowed professorship

Dr. Weissburg has been named a Brook Byers Institute of Sustainability Professor for his efforts in using ecological theories to analyze human industrial systems. This award is GT’s highest honor recognizing research in sustainability

April 4th, 2018

AStrid Layton's work in Industrial Ecology Recognized

Dr. Astrid Layton’s paper in Industrial Ecology has been awarded 2nd place in the Graedel Award for the best paper by a young investigator. Working with CBID members Bras and Weissburg, Dr. Layton examined how ecological principles can be used to benchmark the performance of human industrial networks. The paper was lauded for offering significant improvements in the analysis of eco-industrial parks, and it’s wide application to a variety of problems in industrial ecology. 

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