Resilient Infrastructure and Supply Chain

CIPHER's Resilient Infrastructure and Supply Chain (RISC) unit specializes in fundamental research and development focused on cyber-physical energy systems.  RISC incorporates novel material fabrication and characterization, with system-level, life-cycle models.  With a diverse sponsor base including federal, state, and industry organizations,  RISC engineers and scientists utilize a multi-disciplinary approach to address sponsor needs.  Technical areas of expertise include: electrochemical energy storage, microelectronic design and fabrication, manufacturing design and cost optimization, and sustainable system modeling of the built environment. For more information, visit:

Academic Collaborations

The RISC unit has strong ties to GT resident instruction including sponsored research collaborations, and adjunct positions.  Primary units of collaborations include: Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Science.  Many RISC faculty teach undergraduate or graduate courses, including VIPs and Continuing Education. In addition, RISC is very involved in K-12 outreach and STEM@GTRI activities.


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Role of surface steps in activation of surface oxygen sites on Ir nanocrystals for oxygen evolution reaction in acidic media
M. Ki, J. Park, M. Wang, Q. Wang, M.J. Kim, J.Y. Kim, H.-S. Cho, C.-H. Kim, Z. Feng, B.-H. Kim, S.W. Lee
Appl. Catal. B Environ. 302, 120834 (2022)
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Longitudinal two-dimensional gas chromatography mass spectrometry as a non-destructive at-line monitoring tool during cell manufacturing identifies volatile features correlative to cell product quality
A.C. Jimenez, A.H. Christopher, M. Navaei, C. Yeago, K. Roy
Cytotherapy 24, 1136-1147 (2022)
Designing Possibilities: Predictions and Projections
P.Z. Gómez, F. Braida, F. Lima, M. Loyola
Int. J. Archit. Comput. 20, 493-495 (2022)
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Structure Sensitivity of Pd Facets for Enhanced Electrochemical Nitrate Reduction to Ammonia
J. Lim, C.-Y. Liu, J. Park, Y.-H. Liu, T.P. Senftle, S.W. Lee, M.C. Hatzell
ACS Catal. 11, 7568-7577 (2021)
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Understanding synergistic metal–oxide interactions of in situ exsolved metal nanoparticles on a pyrochlore oxide support for enhanced water splitting
M. Kim, J. Park, H. Ju, J. Y. Kim, H.S. Cho, C.H. Kim, B.H. Kim, S.W. Lee
Energy Environ. Sci. 14, 3053-3063 (2021)
Spatiotemporal Modeling and Simulation of COVID-19 Spread in Poultry Processing Plants
O. Kemenova, P. Gomez, K. Hadi, and M. Swarts
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Journal, 2101175 (2021)
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Virtual World16: virtual design collaboration for the intersection of academia and industry
M.A. Schnabel, Y. Kobayashi, Y. Penchreach, A. Bennadji, D. Choi, P. Fiamma, T. Fukuda, T.T. Lo, T. Narahara, M. Novak, R. Ron, M. Swarts, K. Terzidis, T. Tucker, R. Vital
Proceedings of the 26th Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia international conference (2021).
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Role of anions on electrochemical exfoliation of graphite into graphene in aqueous acids
H. Lee, J.I. Choi, J. Park, S.S. Jang, S.W. Lee
Carbon 167, 816-825 (2020)
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Toward Efficient Electrocatalytic Oxygen Evolution: Emerging Opportunities with Metallic Pyrochlore Oxides for Electrocatalysts and Conductive Supports
M. Kim, J. Park, M. Kang, J.Y. Kim, S.W. Lee
ACS Cent. Sci. 6, 880-891 (2020)
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Separation of volatile organic compounds using a MEMS separation column integrated with ion trap mass spectrometer
T.-H. Chang, D. Struk, M. Navaei, V.M. Doroshenko, V. Laiko, E. Moskovets, K. Novoselov, J.-M.D. Dimandja, P.J. Hesketh
Sens. Actuators B Chem. 307, 127588 (2020)
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1/f Noise in epitaxial sidewall graphene nanoribbons
O. Vail, J. Hankinson, C. Berger, W.A. de Heer, and Z. Jiang
Appl. Phys. Lett. 117, 083105 (2020)
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Thermal Insulating Panels Based on Recycled Tetra-Pak® Packaging Materials
L. Olfos, F. Valdes, G. Sarabia, and P. Barros
IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci. 503. 012076 (2020)
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Structural System Based on Robot Assisted Carpentry for Medium-Height Building in Wood: Metamorphosis Building -FENIX 2.0 Prototype
N. Hormazabal-Poblete, M. Ramírez, P. Sills, F. Quitral, and F. Valdés
PLEA 2020 A CORUÑA Planning Post Carbon Cities (2020)
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Casa FENIX 2.0: A Case Study
N. Hormazabal-Poblete, P. Sills, F. Valdés, M. Gálvez, C. Galaz, L. Candia, and F. Verdejo
PLEA 2020 A CORUÑA Planning Post Carbon Cities (2020)
Architecture in the age of the 4th industrial revolution
G.C. Henriques, J.P. Sousa, P.Z. Gomez, H. Achten
Int. J. Archit. Comput. 18, 317-319 (2020)