The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the core partner universities associated with Oak Ridge National Laboratory. This relationship allows Georgia Tech faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students opportunities to take advantage of the ORNL facilities and collaborate with researchers. The two institutions are leaders for R&D expenditures in the U.S. Southeast with multiple research and education partnerships.
Georgia Tech and ORNL share research capabilities and expertise in areas such as:
- Climate and Environmental Solutions
- Computational Sciences and AI
- Energy Systems and Materials
- Quantum Sciences and Materials
- Nuclear and Neutron Sciences
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory is dedicated to delivering scientific discoveries and technical breakthroughs that address key solutions in energy and national security, contributing significantly to the nation's economic benefits.
ORNL conducts world-leading research that translates scientific knowledge into practical solutions for global challenges. Their research spans fundamental science to demonstration and deployment, with a strong focus on materials, neutrons, nuclear, and computing sciences.
The laboratory plays a crucial role in America's transition to a clean, efficient, flexible, and secure energy future. Additionally, ORNL advances the science of national security, applying its unique expertise to tackle scientific challenges in areas like cybersecurity, nuclear security, and human security.
Georgia Institute of Technology
- Georgia Tech's engineering and computing Colleges are the largest and among the highest-ranked in the nation. The Institute also offers outstanding programs in business, design, liberal arts, and sciences.
- With more than $1 billion annually in research awards across all six Colleges and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), Georgia Tech is among the nation’s most research-intensive universities. It is an engine of economic development for the state of Georgia, the Southeast, and the nation.
- Georgia Tech’s mission is to develop leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition. Its mission and strategic plan are focused on making a positive impact in the lives of people everywhere.
- For more than 135 years, the people of Georgia Tech have dared to imagine and then create solutions for a better future.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Moody E. Altamimi
Director, Office of Research Excellence
Why/How do we collaborate?
Numerous opportunities for collaboration exist between GT and ORNL. To support the development of long-term collaborations between GT students and faculty, and ORNL researchers, quick-response funds are available to support short travel between the two institutions. Furthermore, thematic workshops and meetings are regularly organized. Once partners are identified, graduate students and their PI can apply for funds to support the need of nascent collaborations.
Research and Education
ORNL is organized in research directorates with broad science and technology portfolios:
- Advanced Materials
- Biology & Environment
- Clean Energy Fusion & Fission (US ITER Project)
- National Security
- Neutron Science
- Neutron Science | Second Target Station
- Exascale Computing Project
ORNL offers numerous education programs.
Student and Postdoc Opportunities
GT travel funding to seed projects (contact Martin Mourigal)
DOE SCGSR graduate internship (US only)
ORNL Division-specific graduate internship (example in neutron science)
DOE SULI undergraduate internship (US only)
ORNL Lab-wide undergraduate internship (RSI)
Ad-hoc co-mentorship of students
GT travel funding for first-time use of facility (contact Martin Mourigal)
Georgia Tech faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students are encouraged to take advantage of state unique research facilities at ORNL through collaborations and user programs. To use any of the facilities listed below, contact the appropriate contact listed on this page.