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.
The Reverse Production Systems Research Group in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech focuses on the design and analysis of reverse production systems. The importance of recycling end-of-life of products is being recognized due to the increasing concern for the environmental impact of disposal and the economic reuse value of materials.
The Specialty Separations Center at Georgia Tech (SSC) collects no fees and sponsors no research. Rather it fosters collaborative and interdisciplinary solutions to separation challenges by promoting research partnerships not only among faculty from many units but also partnerships with industry. These collaborations results in new separation methods that are sustainable and frequently implemented by our industrial partners.
Our research agenda is shaped by the need to understand, plan, and implement sustainability strategies in the corporate sector. Corporate leaders are drawn to the concept of sustainability for a variety of reasons: in response to regulatory drivers and customer demands or in anticipation of potential competitive advantages that may be gained through proactive consideration of triple bottom line (environment, economy, and society) implications of their activities.