Spotlights in Electrical & Computer Engineering

This week we are spotlighting Dr. Leidong Mao, Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Ashley Galanti, recent graduate from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Dr. Mao was elected into the National Academy of Inventors this past month. "National Academy of Inventors Senior Members are faculty, scientists and administrators selected for their proven ability to invent and innovate."  Dr. Mao's research has contributed to the development of diagnostic and therapeutic devices that have been patented for biomedical use, and he was awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his significant contributions to science and medicine. Dr. Mao and collaborators have been able to discover low-cost techniques for cancer diagnostics and oncology research including measuring magnetic properties using ferrofluids (liquid magnets) and micofluidics. Dr. Mao is a true leader in discovery, and his inventions have proven to serve advancements for the medical community.  >>> Read More about Dr. Leidong Mao and discoveries in microfluidics.


"During my junior year of high school, I started working on a medical device to detect seizures 10-45 minutes prior to their occurrence. I came to UGA as a journalism major with a Spanish minor, but I decided to carry my device with me into college and added electrical engineering to my other areas of study to do so." - Ashley Galanti

We are also cheering on Ashley Galanti, one of our young inventors from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, now starting her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. Ashley is driven to try almost everything, and has been an active member in multiple organizations, clubs, and events during her studies, including UGA Relay for Life Membership Development Team, Food2Kids Greek Liaison, the UGA Entrepreneurship Program, Waterski Club, Club Lacrosse Team, Ramsey Student Center (Fitness Monitor), Society of Entrepreneurs, Activa Tu Speaking (President and Co-Founder), Experience UGA (Student Ambassador), UGA College Scoops (Lead Ambassador), Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBE), and UGA I-Corps. >>> Read more about Ashley, her inventions, and her future goals as a woman in engineering.