News

April 2016

Congrats to NESTers Matt Smith and Tom Bougher for following up a successful NSF I-Corp Grant with winning 2 business pitch competitions, along with Matt’s TI:GER Team, for a total of $15,000 in prize funds! Good luck with growing the business guys!

March 2016

NEST Ph.D. Student Erik Anderson wins prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship – congrats Erik!!

February 16, 2016

Prof. Cola’s talk from the 2015 X-STEM Symposium, sponsored by MedImmune and a program of the USA Science & Engineering Festival, is online.

February 12, 2016

Congrats to graduate student David Brown for winning a COPE Fellowship from the Georgia Tech Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics!

December 5-7, 2015

Prof. Cola helps to organize a successful sensor materials session at National Academies Third Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engieering, and Medicine Symposium at KAUST

November 17, 2015

Prof. Cola honored with 2015 Bergles-Rohsenow Young Investigator Award in Heat Transfer at ASME IMECE Conference in Houston, TX. 

November 5, 2015

Prof. Cola honored as a 40 under 40 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Shared the stage with 39 amazing individuals, including Atlanta native Ludacris!

October 25, 2015

NESTers Tom Bougher and Matt Smith win NSF I-Corps grant to explore commercializing thermally conductive polymer. Good luck with customer discovery guys!!

October 23, 2015

Congrats to NEST Ph.D. Student Tom Bougher for a successful defense of his dissertation!! Go Dr. Bougher!

September 28, 2015

NEST lab demonstrates world’s first optical rectenna for electricity from visible and solar light! 

September 1, 2015

Prof. Cola is honored as a Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professor at MIT for the 2015-2016 academic year!

August 17, 2015

Welcome to new NEST graduate students Erik Anderson and Zhe Cheng!

April 19, 2015

NEST graduate student Matt Smith and the GT men’s intramural basketball team win their 2nd strait national championship! Congrats to the back-to-back champs!! 

March 31, 2015

NEST graduate student Eric Tervo was awarded the prestigious NSF Graduate Fellowship – Congratulations!

March 15, 2015

NEST graduate student Matt Smith was awarded a TI:GER Fellowship (http://scheller.gatech.edu/centers-initiatives/tiger/) to help commercialize his research – Congratulations!

February 11, 2015

NEST graduate student Matt Smith was awarded the COPE Fellowship from the Georgia Tech Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics – Congratulations!

December 20, 2014

Congratulations to Dr. John Taphouse for graduating with his Ph.D.! We wish him the best in his new job at Sandia! 

August 8, 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Pablo Salazar for graduating with his Ph.D.! We wish him the best in his new job at Intel! 

June 25, 2014

NEST graduate student Eric Tervo was awarded an IGERT: NESAC (Nanomaterials for Energy Storage and Conversion) Fellowship – Congratulations!

May 2, 2014

Congratulations to Cristal Vasquez for graduating with her M.S.! We wish her the best with her new job at Schlumberger! 

March 31, 2014

NEST graduate student Matthew Smith won 1st prize in the nanomaterials division at the 2nd annual Georgia Tech Materials Science and Engineering Poster Competition – Congratulations!

March 28, 2014

Prof. Cola in the Baltimore Times for talk to high school students as a part of the USA Science & Engineering Festival and Book Fair. link 

March 24, 2014

Prof. Cola participates in the first Atlanta Story Collider event. link

February 6, 2014

NEST graduate student Thomas Bougher was awarded the COPE Fellowship from the Georgia Tech Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics – Congratulations!

October 18, 2013

NEST group members Matthew Smith, Thomas Bougher, and Virendra Singh were runners-up in the COPE video competition – Congratulations!

The video competition was held by the Georgia Tech Center for Photonics and Electronics and the NEST members created a video on polymer nanotubes for thermal interface materials – watch the video

May 10, 2013

NEST graduate student Matthew Smith was awarded an IGERT: NESAC (Nanomaterials for Energy Storage and Conversion) Fellowship – Congratulations!

March 2013

NEST graduate student David Brown was awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship – Congratulations!

February 2013

Prof. Cola received the 2012 AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science winner at the 2013 Annual AAAS meeting! Congrats! 

November 15, 2012

NEST graduate student Thomas Bougher, along with graduate students Caroline Burkhard Golin and Anne Mallow, were runner-up finalist in the SAIC Georgia Tech Student Paper Competition – Congratulations!! 

Their paper is entitled “Towards a Comprehensive Framework for Nanomaterials:  An Interdisciplinary Assessment of the current Environmental Health and Safety Regulation regarding the handling of Carbon Nanotubes in Research and Manufacturing Settings.” 

October 2012

Congratulations to graduate student Parisa Pour Shahid Saeed Abadi for winning an NSF travel award to attend the 2012 ASME IMECE Nano-forum!

 

August 3, 2012

Prof. Cola discusses energy research and gives advice for aspiring engineers in interview with the National Science Foundation

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July 27, 2012

Prof. Cola is selected by President Obama to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientist and Engineers (PECASE)!

The citation reads “For outstanding research on energy conversion, nanoscale transport, and materials; and for significant outreach and educational activities involving K-12 students and teachers from disadvantaged minority communities”  Link

 

 

June 2012

Graduate student Parisa Pour Shahid Saeed Abadi was selected as a finalists for the Society of Engineering Science presentation award competition!

Parisa Pour Shahid Saeed Abadi was selected as one of 12 finalists for student presentation award competition in the Society of Engineering Science (SES) 49th annual technical meeting. The 12 finalists were selected from approximately 60 student participants. The conference will be held in October 2012 in GT.

 

 

February 2012

Graduate student Parisa Pour Shahid Saeed Abadi received the outstanding poster award in GT research and innovation conference!

Parisa was one of 35 students that were selected by faculty judges based on their poster presentations from approximately 400 GT student participants from all disciplines.