Research funding surges at UGA: College of Engineering has big impact

Dr. Changying (Charlie) Li with device that detects the gas given off by rotting onions.Buoyed by strategic investments in health-related research as well as determined efforts to attract more funding from private foundations, research expenditures at the University of Georgia climbed 7 percent in the 2015 fiscal year.

UGA continues its record of strong grant support in agriculture and the environment, and the formation of the College of Engineering in 2012 has positively impacted the institution’s research funding. Associate professor of engineering Changying “Charlie” Li, for example, is leading a study funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to improve the efficiency of the nation’s blueberry harvest.

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PHOTO: Changying “Charlie” Li, an associate professor in the UGA College of Engineering

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