Research Ramp-Up Phase 1 | How to Gain Access to IMaT Core Facilities

Georgia Tech Moving Forward

We are eager to have you return to the facility starting June 18, per Georgia Tech’s research ramp-up plan. However, there are a few items you will have to complete before your work can commence. We have implemented several new protocols and measures to maintain a safe and productive working environment for our researchers and staff. We encourage you to begin to address these items sooner rather than later.

  • Watch the “Returning Safely to Your Lab” videos. The six-part module will include what you can expect, recommended safety precautions, cleaning and disinfection best practices, and proper use and disposal of PPE, among other helpful tips for best ensuring your safety and the safety of others.  You may access this training on the OSP site: https://training.osp.gatech.edu/.
  • Read through the guidelines displayed on the MCF Landing Page: https://mcf.gatech.edu/
  • The MCF will be open from 8:00AM-10:00PM M-F and from 10:00AM - 4:00PM on Saturday/Sunday
  •  SUMS will automatically limit access – scheduled and operational – to some tools in order to maintain proper user density.

 

Note: All returning internal and external researchers, even those who have been approved for research resumption, must complete these requirements.

The following links can be used as references for more information on Georgia Tech’s research ramp-up plan and the EH&S COVID-19 Training.


Ramprasad submits paper on Screening of Therapeutic Agents for COVID-19

Screening of Therapeutic Agents for COVID-19 using Machine Learning and Ensemble Docking Simulations

MSE Professor Rampi Raprasad's group, in collaboration with Argonne National Lab and led by Argonne, has been working using a molecular fingerprinting technique to build machine learning models of drug activity for COVID-19 treatment. The model was used to screen a database of FDA-approved drugs, and several drugs that may be good therapeutic agents for COVID-19 have been recommended. The first author, Rohit Batra, is a former postdoc in Ramprasad's group at Georgia Tech. The article may be accessed from here

Future Workforce for Materials Innovation

Our researchers of tomorrow will need to expand the boundaries of traditional materials disciplines.

Accelerating Discovery & Development

Using interdisciplinary collaboration and strategic partnerships is critical. FLAMEL establishes new models to this end.

Shared Resources Initiatives

The materials community has access to an extensive array of both centralized and distributed research facilities across campus, including the Materials Characterization Facility.

E-Collaboration, Data Sciences & Informatics

IMat links research teams and enhances access of data. MATIN is one way of making this possible. 

Announcements & Events

Vogel Inducted into the Electrical and Computer Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame at NC State University

Eric M. Vogel, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, has been inducted into the North Carolina State University, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame. Vogel is a member of the 5th cohort of this award, with 9 members in this cohort and 86 members in total. This honor celebrates outstanding graduates who have used their education to excel in a profession, career, or service. Vogel received his Ph. D. degree in 1998 in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University.

Read the full story here

David McDowell Named TMS Fellow

Congratulations to David McDowell, Paden, Jr. Distinguished Chair in Metals Processing, for being named a Fellow of TMS. This award recognizes members of TMS who are qualified for elevation to the Class of Fellow by reason of outstanding contributions to the practice of metallurgy, materials science, and technology.

New Publications on Emerging Materials

Emerging materials are essential to advance defense, healthcare, clean energy, and economic security, however the time to bring a new material to market after initial discovery can take 20 or more years. Accelerating the entry of new materials to industry is a critical 21st century challenge that will require a multidisciplinary approach that spans traditional materials research, computation, and data sciences.

IMat leadership has been active in publishing position pieces and novel contributions to next generation materials data science and design approaches in early 2019. We invite you to explore these new topics below:

A Bayesian Framework For Materials Knowledge Systems: Surya R. Kalidindi, MRS Communications
https://doi.org/10.1557/mrc.2019.56

Multifidelity Information Fusion with Machine Learning: A Case Study of Dopant Formation Energies in Hafnia: Rohit Batra, Ghanshyam Pilania, Blas P. Uberuaga, and Rampi Ramprasad, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Article ASAP
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsami.9b02174

Systems Approaches to Materials Design: Past, Present, and Future: Raymundo Arróyave, David L. McDowell, Annual Review of Materials Research
https:/doi.org/10.1146/annurev-matsci-070218-125955

Research Ramp-Up Phase 1 | How to Gain Access to IMaT Core Facilities

Georgia Tech Moving Forward

We are eager to have you return to the facility starting June 18, per Georgia Tech’s research ramp-up plan. However, there are a few items you will have to complete before your work can commence. We have implemented several new protocols and measures to maintain a safe and productive working environment for our researchers and staff. We encourage you to begin to address these items sooner rather than later.

  • Watch the “Returning Safely to Your Lab” videos. The six-part module will include what you can expect, recommended safety precautions, cleaning and disinfection best practices, and proper use and disposal of PPE, among other helpful tips for best ensuring your safety and the safety of others.  You may access this training on the OSP site: https://training.osp.gatech.edu/.
  • Read through the guidelines displayed on the MCF Landing Page: https://mcf.gatech.edu/
  • The MCF will be open from 8:00AM-10:00PM M-F and from 10:00AM - 4:00PM on Saturday/Sunday
  •  SUMS will automatically limit access – scheduled and operational – to some tools in order to maintain proper user density.

 

Note: All returning internal and external researchers, even those who have been approved for research resumption, must complete these requirements.

The following links can be used as references for more information on Georgia Tech’s research ramp-up plan and the EH&S COVID-19 Training.