Interdisciplinary Research Institutes (IRIs) bring together researchers from different disciplines to address topics of strategic importance to Georgia Tech. 

IRI Impact Areas

IRIs enable researchers to achieve goals that cannot be met within other structures at Georgia Tech. Faculty and students from all 6 colleges and 29 schools as well as GTRI participate in IRI activities, combining their different sources of expertise, interests, and approaches to pose new research questions, respond to existing challenges, and advance technology to improve the human condition. 

Human Health and Activity 


Bioengineering and Bioscience

The Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB) tackles complex bio-research problems by bringing together engineers, scientists, and clinicians to turn discoveries into game-changing solutions.

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People and Technology

The Institute for People and Technology (IPaT) researchers support research, engage students, and collaborate with industry, government, and non-profit partners.

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Sustainability, Energy, and Climate 


Sustainable Systems

The vision for the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems (BBISS) is to create knowledge and technologies that will improve environmental, social, and economic outcomes.

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The Strategic Energy Institute (SEI) serves as a conduit for integrating, facilitating, and enabling institute-wide energy research and development programs.

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Renewable Bioproducts

The Renewable Bioproducts Institute (RBI) delivers innovation in converting biomass into value-added products, developing advanced chemical and bio-based refining technologies, and advancing excellence in manufacturing processes.

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Manufacturing and Materials 

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The Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI) brings together industry leaders, government partners, and top researchers to collaborate and find solutions for the most significant challenges facing U.S. industry today.

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Matter and Systems

The Institute for Matter and Systems, Georgia Tech's newest Interdisciplinary Research Institute, is an evolution of the Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology and the Institute for Materials. It supports research in nanoscale science, materials, processes, and devices, and their incorporation into systems that solve complex scientific, technological and societal grand challenges.

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Intelligent Machines, Data Science, and AI 

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The Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM) serves as an umbrella under which robotics researchers, educators, and students from across campus come together to advance many diverse robotics activities.

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Data Engineering and Science

The Institute for Data Engineering and Science (IDEaS) pursues grand challenges in data science foundations and data-driven discovery in engineering and sciences through interdisciplinary multi-investigator endeavors.

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