• President Peterson Keynote Address Emphasizes Southeast's Emergence as Manufacturing, Clean Energy Epicenter

  • Georgia Tech and Sandia Form Research Partnership

  • Georgia Tech Combustion Program Awarded Two DOE Grants for Advanced Turbine Research

  • Smart Energy Campus Initiative Improving Energy Efficiency Across Georgia Tech

  • Research Horizons highlights Georgia Tech's energy storage research and faculty

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 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.

  • Assistant Professor
    College of Architecture (COA)

    Jason Brown is originally from Arcadia, Florida. He received his BS in Engineering from Baylor University and his MS in Mechanical Engineering and Ph.D. in Architecture degrees from Georgia Tech.

  • Assistant Professor
    School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE)

    Dr. Kawajiri joined the Georgia Tech faculty in 2008 after completing his Ph.D.

  • 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.


  • 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

  • Smoke stacks


    90 percent of all industrial processes involve catalysts

  • Super Bowl Illuminated by LED's

    The 2015 Super Bowl was the first illuminated by energy-efficient high-performance LED light bulbs.

    *US Energy Information Agency*

  • Air pollution


    47 percent of the U.S. population lives in areas with unhealthy levels of air pollution*

    *American Lung Association, 2014 State of the Air report

  • In 2014, The United States produced more wind-generated electricity than any other country - more than 180 million MWh.

    *American Wind Energy Association*

  • EV Tax Credits

    Georgia offers a zero emissions vehicle (ZEV) tax credit of 20% of the cost, up to $5,000. ZEVs include vehicles powered by electricity or hydrogen fuel cells.

    *US Energy Information Agency​*

  • Nuclear Pie Chart


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

    – U.S. Energy Information Administration

  • Center of Excellence in Photovoltaics Research


    1st U.S. Department of Energy University Center of Excellence in Photovoltaics Research was founded in 1992 at Georgia Tech

  • America's crude oil output


    America's crude oil output to rise to 9.53 million barrels per day—up about 1 million barrels per day*

    *Energy Information Administration

  • Buildings Energy Use


    In the United States, buildings account for 36 percent of total energy use and 65 percent of electricity consumption*

    *Environmental Protection Agency

  • USA Reduces BTU's

    Energy consumption by the U.S. government in fiscal year 2013 was 0.96 quadrillion British thermal units. This is the lowest recorded usage since recording began in 1975

    *US Energy Information Agency*

  • Georgia Tech Reduces Energy Use

    Georgia Tech is committed to reducing its energy use per square foot to 15 percent below 2007 levels by 2020. 



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