• Calling All Energy Innovators. Google and Berkeley Lab Launch New Programs to Fund Energy R&D

  • School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Breakthrough Could Revolutionize Large-Scale Chemical Separations

  • Strategic Energy Institute Associate Director Sam Shelton Discusses New EPA Carbon Emissions Standards

  • Meilin Liu Awarded $1M Grant from U.S. Department of Energy to Develop New Fuel Cell Technology

  • Georgia Tech Awarded $11.2 Million Grant for Energy Frontier Research Center 

  • Carbon Neutral Energy Solutions Lab

    Carbon Neutral Energy Solutions Lab Fosters Energy Community and Clean Energy Research

  • Clean Energy Series

    Clean Energy Series Provides Forum for Thought Leadership on Our Greatest Energy Challenges

Energy Building

Why Strategic Energy Institute?

The Georgia Tech Strategic Energy Institute integrates energy activities across the nation's largest technology university – 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 Professor
    School 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 Professor
    George 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 Professor
    School 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.

  • Assistant Professor
    School 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.


  • Energy Demand


    The world demand for energy is expected to grow by nearly 80% over the next 25 years.

    – U.S. Energy Information Administration

  • Nuclear Pie Chart


    Georgia’s electric power generation:
    Coal - 48%
    Nuclear - 26%
    Natural Gas - 21%
    Renewable - 5%

    – U.S. Energy Information Administration

  • Biomass


    Georgia ranks first in the nation for primary mill resources and third in forest residue, both used to produce biofuels.

    – American Council on
    Renewable Energy


  • HOWD Seismic Station 2010 Chilean earthquake causes icequakes in Antarctica

    Seismic events aren’t rare occurrences on Antarctica, where sections of the frozen desert can experience hundreds of micro-earthquakes an hour due to ice deformation. Some scientists call them icequakes. But in March of 2010, the ice sheets in Antarctica vibrated a bit more than usual because of something more than 3,000 miles away: the 8.8-magnitude Chilean earthquake. A new Georgia Institute of Technology study published in Nature Geoscience is the first to indicate that Antarctica’s frozen ground is sensitive to seismic waves from distant earthquakes.

  • EcoCAR challenge Georgia Tech competes in EcoCAR 3

    Student teams are tasked with developing and implementing an innovative vehicle powertrain that will lower emissions by incorporating alternative fuels. 

  • Innovation Deficit Closing the Innovation Deficit

    Georgia Tech joins higher education community in urging lawmakers to place a high priority on investments in research in the FY15 appropriations process and, over the longer term, eliminate sequestration and deal with entitlements and tax reform.

Dr. Moniz Visits Campus

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz visited Georgia Tech to deliver the keynote address at the Sam Nunn Bank of America Policy Forum and to learn more about energy research and education initiatives on campus.

Themed “U.S. Competitiveness Amid a Changing Natural Gas Landscape: A View from the Southeast,” the April 16th policy forum provided a platform for Secretary Moniz to urge leaders in energy research like Georgia Tech to focus on energy independence, cost, and security, and we can do all three if we apply our innovation thinking. 

Following the forum, Strategic Energy Institute Executive Director Tim Lieuwen hosted the Secretary in focused meetings with faculty and students. Faculty briefed Moniz on their work to define the future of the nation’s energy grid, improve national security and explore international collaborations.