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David Sholl Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Professor David Sholl is one of two GT College of Engineering professors elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Election to the NAE is among the highest professional recognitions for engineers and an honor bestowed on just 2,600 professionals worldwide. New members are nominated and voted on by the Academy’s existing membership.

February 8, 2024

Christopher Jones Named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Christopher Jones

Professor Christopher W. Jones, the John F. Brock III School Chair of Georgia Tech’s School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). He is one of six Georgia Tech College of Engineering faculty members in the NAI 2023 Class of Fellows.

December 12, 2023

Groundbreaking Research Could Make Direct Air Capture Cheaper and More Efficient

Georgia Tech researchers had been working on an idea to simplify traditional direct air capture (DAC) systems. Their approach used ambient wind flow to draw air across a new kind of coated carbon fiber to grab CO2. That would eliminate the loud fans used in many systems. And the carbon fiber strands could be quickly heated to release the captured carbon dioxide with minimal heat loss, boosting efficiency.

June 23, 2023

Inside-Out Heating and Ambient Wind Could Make Direct Air Capture Cheaper and More Efficient

A team, including Professors Ryan Lively, Christopher Jones, and Matthew Realff, developed a direct air capture system with no fans, rapid heating, high energy efficiency, and lower cost. The system combines sorbent-coated carbon fibers, resistance heating, and passive, wind-driven air flow.

June 12, 2023

Cutting Emissions Isn’t Enough. We Need to Scrub Carbon Directly from the Air

Research on Direct Air Capture (DAC) (i.e., removing carbon dioxide from the air) was featured in a Georgia Tech news article.

January 19, 2023

Why Big Tech Is Throwing $1 Billion at Sucking CO2 From the Air

Direct air capture is still in early stages, but government and corporate interests are pushing it as part of a solution to the climate crisis.

November 11, 2022

Three Named to National Academy of Engineering

Three Georgia Tech faculty members are among the newest members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Christopher Jones, Sandra Magnus, and Nick Sahinidis have been elected to the NAE, one of the highest professional distinctions awarded to an engineer.

February 9, 2022