The Uncommon Engineer is the Georgia Tech College of Engineering’s award-winning podcast, covering topics ranging from healthcare to the environment to data privacy in our digital world. In each episode, we talk to cutting-edge engineers to discover how their research impacts our lives. 
 
What sets The Uncommon Engineer apart is impact. It’s not just about the research, inventions and accolades. It’s about how engineering makes a difference in our world and in our daily lives. It’s about the why – why it matters to you.  

Recent Episodes

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A Call for Engineers to Lead

Leadership in engineering is needed now more than ever. Graduating students need to be equipped with the skills to solve global challenges, such as climate change, water scarcity and metropolitan congestion. Our guest today on The Uncommon Engineer podcast is Adjo Amekudzi-Kennedy, leader of the Global Engineering Leadership Minor here at Tech. She is the Associate Chair for Global Engineering Leadership and Entrepreneurship, and Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

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Driving Research Forward at Georgia Tech

Interdisciplinary research brings great minds from a variety of academic disciplines together to solve problems. Each adds a different perspective that creates a well-rounded portfolio of research. Raheem Beyah is the vice president for interdisciplinary research at Georgia Tech. Within the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, he is the executive director of the online cybersecurity master’s program, as well as a professor.

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Understanding 5G Wireless Communications

5G is the next generation technology standard for cellular networks that promises faster speeds and better connections. As the new global wireless standard, 5G will foster new innovations in connecting people, devices, and services together. How does 5G work? And, why is the upgrade to 5G important? Our guest, Matthieu Bloch, is an associate professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech and focuses his research on the cutting edge of wireless communications and cryptography.

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The Future of Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing is a quickly evolving research area that focuses on products from industries like aerospace and medical devices. It requires the latest technology and high levels of design that are considerably more complex than traditional manufacturing. Our guest,Tom Kurfess, is a professor and HUSCO/Ramirez Distinguished Chair in Fluid Power and Motion Control in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech and is currently serving as Chief Manufacturing Officer at Oakridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.

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Traveling in a Covid-19 World

Mass transit options, such as buses and subways, naturally create environments that conflict with social distancing practices. Even ridesharing options – and other sharing economy services - present problems. What does travel look like in a Covid-19 world? And, how do we adapt to those changes? 

Our guest on The Uncommon Engineer is Kari Watkins, the Frederick Law Olmsted associate professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Her work focuses on the pairing of technology and transportation.

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