Available Technologies by Category
Ultra-High Resolution Multimodal Imaging System
  • Integrative perspective imaging - topological and chemical imaging of complex biological samples and heterogeneous nanomaterial interfaces with sub-micrometric resolution
  • Improved spatial resolution - system provides chemical imaging resolution of ~ 250 nm and electron microscopy topological resolution of ~ 50 nm.
  • Accuracy in analytics - analysis at the level of a single cell or with subcellular resolution has been seen as a next frontier in innovative approaches to discovery
Ultra-Compact, Low-Power THz Radio
  • A THz fully integrated super-harmonic (2nd harmonic) regenerative receiver architecture, which detects the incoming THz signals and injection-locks to a regenerative receiver operating at a lower frequency
  • Reduces power consumption and improves the efficiency for THz signal generations
  • Employs a bidirectional and circuit-sharing architecture, so the THz receiver and the THz transmitter share the same oscillator operating at half the frequency
Two-Phase Thermal Management System for Integrated Motor Cooling
  • High-performance: Utilizes three-dimensional silicon carbide packaging and novel drive topologies with reduced switching losses, leading to increased power density and lower motor system size and weight
  • Embedded: Integrates with the motor and drive electronics rather than requiring an externally attached heat exchanger system
  • Efficient: Dramatically increases volumetric heat removal rates in electric motor systems by employing a wick structure designed to assist liquid delivery to enable evaporative cooling
Tunable MEMs Gas Sensor Improves Selectivity and Sensitivity
  • Versatile: Customizes MEMS chemical sensors, compatible with a variety of sensing materials, allowing for the detection of numerous gas-phase analytes
  • Easy to manufacture: Uses batch-fabricated sensors compatible with COTS electronics
  • Highly sensitive: Offers sub parts-per-million detection limits for volatile organic compounds
  • Enhanced selectivity: Combines gravimetric and impedimetric responses to demonstrate enhanced discrimination between multiple VOCs
  • Powerful: Enables the simultaneous observation of both mass loading and dielectric changes in polymeric sensing films upon sorption of an analyte
  • Innovative: Uses the transient response characteristics of a sensor response to a gated exposure event, rather than steady-state sensor data
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Tunable Membrane-Based Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery
  • Customizable membrane structure and surface properties provide selective removal of contaminants of emerging concerns (CEC) and recovery of valuable components.
  • An enlarged membrane surface area, combined with a gutter effect from the interlayer, results in nearly double the water permeability of current filtration membranes.
  • Achieves high-performance recovery of essential nutrients/fertilizers that are free of CECs.
Triboelectric Nanogenerator for Large-Scale Energy Harvesting
  • Increased power output — scaled up NG to power hundreds of devices, not just one
  • Improved structure — more inductive charges will be generated for this new design
Translating Sound into Soft Touch for Haptic Devices
  • Low cost: Uses components that are less expensive than other high-tech options
  • Better response: Responds more quickly and more refined/granular than existing products with slow and/or coarse responsiveness
  • Enhanced performance: Achieves a silent, smoother, pulse-like response rather than an unpleasant push or buzz
Transcatheter Heart Valve with Multi-Arm Mechanism
  • Reduced flow stasis: This mechanism displaces the native valve leaflets away from the THV stent frame, essentially removing its “cover” and allowing blood to move freely through the open stent cells. This can help to significantly reduce flow stasis in the neo-sinus region, thereby reducing thrombus initiation/progression.
  • Prevention of coronary artery obstruction: Coronary artery obstruction following TAVR is a rare but often fatal complication. In rare cases in patients with unusually large native leaflets or small aortic roots, the large leaflets block the flow of blood to the coronary arteries as the new valve’s scaffolding opens. Georgia Tech’s design displaces the native valve leaflets away from the THV stent frame, which can help to reduce this risk.
  • Optimized THV deployment: The innovation offers dual feedback to aid clinicians in determining optimal THV deployment height—a key factor in optimizing patient outcomes. As the device’s “arms” extend against the native vessel wall, they create both tactile feedback during THV positioning as well as visual feedback via fluoroscopy. In addition to deployment height, the multi-arm design supports axial alignment of the THV with respect to the native vessel wall—a factor shown to impact valve performance. 
Tissue-Selective Anticancer Agents
  • Tissue-targeted activity: Appended macrocyclic skeletons provide selective tissue distribution.
  • Potent: HDAC inhibitors display stronger in vivo anticancer activity against solid tumors compared to current technology.
  • Lower toxicity: Mice in preclinical experiments did not exhibit significant weight loss, pointing to potentially lower toxicity of these compounds.
Three-Dimensionally Textured Photovoltaic (PV) Cells
  • Powerful: Improves probability of absorption via a novel light-trapping geometry
  • Practical: Eliminates the need for heavy, complex, costly, and failure-prone mechanical systems required by traditional planar PV cells to track the sun
  • Reliable: Improves photon absorption probability even at off-normal azimuth angles, leading to more predictable performance across all seasons for terrestrial applications
Thermophotovoltaics With Storage
  • Lower Production Costs  – Can provide fully dispatchable solar electricity at a cost competitive with conventional generation at a potentially reduces cost        of 70%, making it highly competitive with fossil fuel plants
  • Higher efficiency design  – By packing the PV densely within the array, thermal losses are minimized an an improved in efficiency by almost a factor of two is possible with existing InGaAs PV Cells
Thermoformed Polymeric Valved Conduits Offer a Biocompatible, Customizable Heart Valve Replacement Treatment
  • This biocompatible device may reduce adverse events resulting in a lower incidence of post-surgical adverse events for better long-term outcomes.
  • Customizable valve conduits allow patient-specific device creation for potentially easier surgical placement and optimal post-surgical valve function.
  • This unique device may offer a safer treatment option by providing a biocompatible, patient-specific intervention, resulting in fewer undesirable adverse events.
Thermoelectric Interconnects
  • Efficient – Increased power density for powering sensors, wearable devices, and personal power generators
  • Cheaper – Fabrication utilizes classic, lower cost roll-to-roll processing techniques 
  • Market Specific – Better suited to these current markets than traditional inorganic TE materials
Thermal Resistance Solution for Power Electronics
  • Customized substrates: Use of low cost and readily available bonding materials enable easy, customized manufacturing of substrates for packaging power modules.
  • Efficient heat transfer: Durable and high thermal conductivity bond material >130 W/mK.  Low thermal resistance substrate/cold plate system.
  • Longer life cycle: Increases mechanical integrity, reduced CTE mismatch.
Therapeutic Protein Nanoparticles
  • Low cost and effective production method
  • Maintains protein structure and enzymatic activity and maximizes the amount of protein to be delivered
  • Preserves bioactivity
Therapeutic Compounds for Prostate Cancer Treatment
  • Prostate specific: This technology is a targeted approach for androgen receptor malignancies.
  • More effective: It offers a new treatment for tumors that have progressed to the hormone refractory stage.
  • Less toxic: Compounds are highly selective for targeted receptors.
The Sliding-Window Queue-Proportional Sampling (SW-QPS) Algorithm
  • High performance: Offers a novel switching framework that eliminates batching delays without sacrificing throughput performance
  • Advanced: Computes matchings of much higher quality than state-of-the-art and widely used regular switching algorithms
  • Efficient: Achieves at least 88 percent throughput with a computational complexity of just O(1) per port
Tensegrity Lattices for Structural Applications
  • Can be severely deformed and still not suffer permanent deformities
  • Provides high energy absorption while making possible to recover the geometry after impact
  • Concept can be immediately applied to larger structures
Technique Improves Printing Quality for 3D Nanoprinting
  • High-performance: Enables a powerful process for high-throughput 3D printing of micro- and nanoscale structures
  • Efficient: Reduces defects during printing to improve yield and decrease excess printing commonly observed with FP-TPL
  • Improved: Broadens the applicability of FP-TPL to printing of functional micro- and nanoscale structures
Tautomeric Sensing with a Covalent Organic Framework
  • Fast: Provides highly responsive color change within seconds
  • Passively reversible: Does not require external stimuli for regeneration
  • Long-term stability: Sensing ability extends for months