Celebrating 30 Years of Sustainability at Georgia Tech

“Thirty years ago not many folks were interested or thinking about sustainability. BBISS was. At Georgia Tech, we do cover many areas in sustainability, and right now after 30 years, BBISS has the history and the ability that can provide expertise to those that are seeking solutions.” 
Chaouki Abdallah, Executive Vice President for Research

The Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems (BBISS) is one of Georgia Tech’s 10 interdisciplinary research institutes. 

$1.2 billion in research and other sponsored awards in FY21

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$4 billion in economic impact on the state of GA

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$781 million in research awards received by GTRI in FY21

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Research Next

Learn more about a new strategy for the future of research at Georgia Tech. Faculty, researchers, staff and students at Georgia Tech are building a cohesive plan that assesses the world’s largest challenges.

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Strategic Initiatives

At Georgia Tech, we create the most exciting areas of tomorrow’s research through our collaborations today. Learn more about research initiatives in artificial intelligence, quantum information systems, hypersonic technology, advanced manufacturing, pediatric technology, and the internet of things.

Interdisciplinary Research

Interdisciplinary Research

Georgia Tech’s 10 interdisciplinary research institutes bring together scientists, engineers, and clinicians from various research areas, students, and partner organizations to work together to find answers to some of society’s most challenging questions

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Faces of Research

Learn more about our Georgia Tech researchers and how they are pushing the boundaries of science and technology every day to improve the human condition. 

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Listen to the latest podcasts from Georgia Tech. Episodes range from learning about the development of Georgia Tech’s strategic plans to understanding the Covid-19 vaccine and severe storms research and its impact on regional weather prediction.

Dr. Abdallah


Led by Chaouki T. Abdallah, executive vice president for research, Georgia Tech research is about executing on a mission to improve the human condition. Learn more about the leadership team driving the Institute’s research enterprise.