Georgia Tech’s research initiatives in energy and sustainable infrastructure focus on a broad range of challenges involving energy production, conversion, and efficiency; water resource management; infrastructure development; and the issues associated with a changing climate.
Combining economic analysis and policy assessment with fundamental and applied research, Georgia Tech’s framework for energy and sustainability research embraces a holistic approach to solving complex problems. Working with experts across the Georgia Tech community and with partners in both industry and government, Georgia Tech researchers focus on interdisciplinary efforts to analyze, model, and develop innovative technologies designed to provide an economically viable and environmentally friendly future.
- Clean and sustainable fuels
- Combustion process optimization and pollution control
- Carbon capture and mitigation
- Next generation water purification technology
- Solar power and photovoltaics
- Sustainable urban infrastructure systems
- Energy management programs
- Power grid management
- Electrical testing
- Water-Energy-Transportation nexus
Research Partnerships and Outreach
Georgia Tech researchers collaborate with local, regional, national, and global energy companies. The campus is also home to the University Center of Excellence for Photovoltaics Research and Education and the National Electric Energy Testing, Research and Applications Center (NEETRAC), a membership-based research and testing center focused on improving the efficiency and reliability of our power transmission and distribution systems.