Our Faculty in the News

A group of faculty standing together at the tenure celebration.

Celebrating Tenure - Spring 2024

This semester, 33 faculty members from across the Institute were awarded tenure. Tenure recognizes a faculty member’s contributions to Georgia Tech through research, teaching, and community. We are honored to celebrate this defining moment in our faculty members' careers.

Georgia Tech's 2024 Sloan Fellows: Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena, Chunhui Du, Alex Blumenthal, and Daniel Genkin

Faculty Researchers Win 2024 Sloan Fellowships

Four researchers from the Georgia Tech — Alex Blumenthal, Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena, Chunhui Du, and Daniel Genkin — have received 2024 Sloan Research Fellowships, one of the highest honors for early-career faculty.

They are among the 126 researchers chosen from more than 1,000 nominations this year. Fellows receive $75,000 over two years to advance their research.

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New Cohort of Faculty Executive Leadership Academy Announced

Four faculty members have been selected for the second cohort of the Faculty Executive Leadership Academy (FELA) program, which is designed to identify and develop senior faculty members for leadership. The new cohort includes: David Ballantyne, School of Physics; Martha Grover, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Aaron Levine, School of Public Policy; and Han Zhang, Scheller College of Business.

Dima Nazzal

Dima Nazzal Elected as Chair of Georgia Tech's Faculty Executive Board

Dima Nazzal, director of professional practice and principal academic professional in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, has been elected as the new chair of the Faculty Executive Board. A distinguished alumna, she earned her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2006. As chair of the Faculty Executive Board, Nazzal leads the faculty in governance of itself, the curriculum, and Georgia Tech students. 

Maribeth Gandy Coleman

Tech Has a New Champion for Research Faculty

Maribeth Gandy Coleman, Regents’ Researcher in the Institute for People and Technology (IPaT), has been named interim Assistant Vice Provost for Research Faculty (AVP-RF) and will lead strategic engagement with research faculty on behalf of the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty at Georgia Tech. In this newly formed, project-driven leadership role, Coleman will advocate for research faculty in arenas including onboarding, mentoring, and career development.

A photo of a research scientist in protective gear working in a lab.

Empowering Research Faculty: Georgia Tech’s Strategic Plan

Georgia Tech launched an initiative to recognize and develop its research faculty, who comprise 60% of the nearly 4,400 total faculty currently employed at the Institute.

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First Cohort Announced for Ascend Faculty Professional Development Program

Ascend, a new career development program for mid-career faculty, launched its cohort for Spring 2024. Supported by the Office of Faculty Professional Development, Ascend cohort members include academic professionals and lecturers from across campus. The cohort will build on current strengths and successes and explore ways to thrive mid-career and in the future.

Abouzar Kaboudian and Flavio Fenton work on data they gathered about heart arrhythmias by studying rabbit hearts.

The Heart of the Matter

Flavio Fenton has been fascinated by the human heart for 30 years. The professor in the School of Physics explores the physics and mathematics behind the heart — specifically, arrythmias, or abnormal heart rhythms. His current projects involve possible advances in the amount of voltage used to treat fibrillations, and new knowledge about where in the heart to apply that voltage.