• International Affairs Faculty Provides Counsel on Natural Gas Policy in Eurasia

  • Calling All Energy Innovators. Google Launches New Program 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

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

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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 Economics

    Erik Johnson, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Economics.  Dr. Johnson earned his BA in mathematics and economics from St.

  • Assistant Professor
    School of Economics

    Matthew E Oliver hails from Memphis, Tennessee.  He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from the University of Memphis in 2008, and his PhD in Economics from the University of Wyoming in 2013.  His primary fields o

  • Assistant Professor
    The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering (AE)

    Wenting Sun received his B.E. and M.E. degrees in Engineering Physics from Tsinghua University, Beijing where his studies focused on non-equilibrium plasmas.


  • 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

  • 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


  • Campus Tree Canopy With a few steps, cities can drastically reduce heat-related deaths

    Heat-related deaths are likely to soar over the next several decades, but that increase could be cut by more than half — and in some cases virtually eliminated — if major cities embrace a greener footprint, according to a new study from Georgia Tech. 

  • 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. 

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