Posted September 9, 2012 Atlanta, GA
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Emmanouil M. (Manos) Tentzeris and Rushi Vyas received the Architecture Award of Excellence from the Architecture World Summit, held in Bangalore, India on July 25-26.
A professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dr. Tentzeris and Mr. Vyas, his Ph.D. student, were chosen for this award in the category of future IT/emerging technologies for their work in "Biodegradable, Energy Harvesting Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring." Their research in this area focuses on the use of ambient energy harvesting technologies and clean organic materials to design and fabricate battery-less, biodegradable sensors. The sensors are ideal for use in detecting strains/cracks in buildings, as well as in agricultural monitoring, item tracking logistics, and healthcare applications. This work is the first effort of its kind, demonstrating ambient energy harvesting that is broadband and that can detect energy sources up to five miles or more away.
About the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is one of eight schools and departments in the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. All ECE undergraduate and graduate programs are in the top 10 of the most recent college rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Over 2,500 students are enrolled in the School’s graduate and undergraduate programs, and in the last academic year, 723 degrees were awarded.
Over 110 ECE faculty members are involved in 11 areas of research, education, and commercialization – bioengineering, computer systems and software, digital signal processing, electric power, electromagnetics, electronic design and applications, microsystems, optics and photonics, systems and controls, telecommunications, and VLSI systems and digital design.
About the Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Business, and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.