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Why Strategic Energy Institute?
We identify integrated solutions that increase the sustainability, affordability, and reliability of the entire energy cycle – from generation to distribution to use. Whether it’s commercializing a technology to address a specific challenge or designing a roadmap for focusing resources, we understand the systems, technologies and context of the ever-evolving nature of energy production and use.
New Faculty Spotlights
Assistant ProfessorSchool of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE)
Dr. Lively enrolled at Georgia Tech in 2002 as an eager Chemical Engineering student and has been a Yellow Jacket at heart ever since.
Assistant ProfessorGeorge W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering (ME)
Shannon Yee began as an Assistant Professor in the G.W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering in the fall of 2013. He completed his PhD at the University of California – Berkeley under the supervision of Prof. Arun Majumdar, Prof.
Assistant ProfessorSchool of Public Policy (SPP)
Daniel Matisoff, PhD, teaches and conducts research in the areas of public policy and environmental policy. Dr. Matisoff's research focuses on the effectiveness and efficiency of comparative approaches to addressing environmental problems.
Assistant ProfessorSchool of Economics
Juan Moreno-Cruz is an Assistant Professor in the School of Economics. He has a PhD in Economics from the University of Calgary and a B.Sc. and M.Sc.
Georgia ranks first in the nation for primary mill resources and third in forest residue, both used to produce biofuels.
– American Council on
The world demand for energy is expected to grow by nearly 80% over the next 25 years.
– U.S. Energy Information Administration
Georgia’s energy portfolio:
Coal - 48%
Nuclear - 26%
Natural Gas - 21%
Renewable - 5%
– U.S. Energy Information Administration
Georgia Tech Energy Labs and Centers »
Whether commercializing a technology to address a specific energy challenge or designing a roadmap for focusing resources, Georgia Tech’s energy research is focused on moving great ideas from the laboratory to the marketplace.
Our distinguished faculty, recognized research centers and laboratories, and experiential learning opportunities prepare students to work across disciplines to develop solutions to our most pressing energy challenges.
Self-Assembled Silver Superlattices Create Molecular Machines with Hydrogen-Bond “Hinges” and Moving “Gears”
A combined computational and experimental study of self-assembled silver-based structures known as superlattices has revealed an unusual and unexpected behavior: arrays of gear-like molecular-scale machines that rotate in unison when pressure is applied to them.
By harnessing an electropolymerization process to produce aligned arrays of polymer nanofibers, researchers have developed a thermal interface material able to conduct heat 20 times better than the original polymer. The modified material can reliably operate at temperatures of up to 200 degrees Celsius.
The InVenture Prize is an annual contest that rewards undergraduate students for big innovations that aim to solve the world’s problems.
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Joint BioEnergy Institute have engineered a bacterium to synthesize pinene, a hydrocarbon produced by trees that could potentially replace high-energy fuels, such as JP-10, in missiles and other aerospace applications.
Researchers have developed a new type of low-temperature fuel cell that directly converts biomass to electricity with assistance from a catalyst activated by solar or thermal energy. The hybrid fuel cell can use a wide variety of biomass sources, including starch, cellulose, lignin – and even switchgrass, powdered wood, algae and waste from poultry processing.
The Center for Business Strategies for Sustainability within Georgia Tech's Scheller College of Business welcomes School of Public Policy Associate Professor Jennifer Clark, on "Manufacturing by Design: The Rise of Regional Intermediaries and the Reemergence of Collective Action."
An engaging event that will highlight what's new in sustainability at the Scheller College of Business, provide a venue for discussion and networking, and feature a conversation with corporate, NGO, government, and academic leaders.