Georgia Tech offers a broad range of resources across campus to address the many complex, long-term, and multifaceted challenges associated with energy. The labs, centers, and interdisciplinary research institutes provide a platform to engage multidisciplinary participation in the development of not only technological solutions to critical energy concerns, such as production and storage, building and design, computing, electronics, but greater understanding of the economic, political and social implications of energy generation, distribution and use.
Conducts and facilitates research that integrates science, technology, business and other disciplines to improve environmental, social, and economic outcomes.
Georgia Tech's Center for Biologically Inspired Design brings together a group of interdisciplinary biologists, engineers and physical scientists who seek to facilitate research and education for innovative products and techniques based on biologically-inspired design solutions. The participants of CBID believe that science and technology are increasingly hitting the limits of approaches based on traditional disciplines, and Biology may serve as an untapped resource for design methodology, with concept-testing having occurred over millions of years of evolution.
The Center for Energy and Geo Processing (CeGP) is a partnership between the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Department of Electrical Engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum and minerals (KFUPM). The collaboration focuses on research in the areas of signal processing, seismic data processing, and applying modern signal processing to energy-related data. In addition, the Center focuses on education projects that lead to developing curriculum and new learning methodologies.
The Center for Geographic Information Systems at Georgia Tech has been a leader in the development and application of geo-spatial technologies for more than 15 years. With a strong track record of interdisciplinary research collaborations at Georgia Tech and across the nation, the Center has helped local, state, and national governments, not-for-profits, and private enterprises in planning, maintaining, and evaluating critical infrastructure for sustainable urban growth.
The Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD), a research arm of Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture, was created to help society achieve a sustainable, equitable, superior quality of life through effective planning, policy, and design. As an applied research center, CQGRD develops analytic tools and solutions that communities can implement in order to foster quality growth and development, both within the Atlanta area and as a national and international model.
The most important resource in the construction environment is the people that contribute to the success of every project. The CONECTech Lab’s mission is to establish the framework for developing next generation technology-enhanced solutions to construction environment challenges by incorporating the cognitive processes of the human component of construction operations.
The Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute brings together top researchers and thought leaders from the many varied disciplines that shape manufacturing — science, engineering, policy, robotics, and management — to help define and solve some of the greatest challenges facing U.S. industry today:
Creating quality jobs; ensuring global competitiveness; advancing economic and environmental sustainability.
Georgia Tech Research Institute GTRI (GTRI) is a leading applied research and development center that develops energy and environmental solutions. GTRI’s energy research is focused on helping companies reduce their energy consumption and operational costs. GTRI’s environmental technologies are helping companies maintain a cleaner, healthier work environment and keep workers safe on the job.
Launched in June 2013, the Georgia Tech Institute for Materials represents a community of nearly 200 faculty conducting materials-related research and providing leadership in discovery and development of materials that address 21st century grand challenges in areas such as energy, mobility, infrastructure, computing, communications, security, and health.
The Renewable Bioproducts Institute (RBI) is focused on the transformation of biomaterials into new products, including traditional and new forest products, renewable energy, chemicals, advanced materials and pharmaceuticals. The Institute helps companies from various industries gain a competitive edge through research innovation and education.