Top 5 Research Stories


KENNESAW, Ga. (Dec 17, 2018) — Research at Kennesaw State has delivered a powerful punch this year – making the planet a safer, healthier, more sustainable and more knowledgeable place. As 2018 comes to a close, here are a few of Kennesaw State’s top research stories from the past 12 months.

On Top of the WorldNikolaos Kidonakis

A Kennesaw State theoretical particle physics professor has been ranked as the No. 1 physicist in the world since 2010 in fundamental physics. The honor is bestowed by European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN) physicists who use the open-source INSPIRE bibliographic database.

Intersection SafetyTraffic Study

Could a traffic agency identify a potentially dangerous road intersection without first witnessing a collision? Kennesaw State University researchers and the Georgia Department of Transportation are attempting to answer that question as they use artificial intelligence to monitor and assess the safety of intersections and study collision-prone roadways.

Fighting ExtinctionBat Surveying

A Kennesaw State research team is leading the state in fighting the extinction of North American bats, which are dying in unprecedented numbers. Their rapid decline – and the invasive microorganism killing these fragile mammals – has drawn the attention of researchers in Kennesaw State’s BioInnovation Lab.

Keeping CountMicrofluids Research

A Kennesaw State research team is developing a more efficient white blood cell counter capable of giving chemotherapy patients a way to monitor white blood cell counts from the comfort of home.

Eyes on the RoadBlindspot Patent

Kennesaw State alumni acquire patent for a retrofit blind spot detection system, which can be retrofitted to older vehicles and make roadways safer. The team is just the second student team in school history to obtain a patent with the help of the Kennesaw State University Research and Service Foundation (KSURSF).


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