RBI Endowed Research
The Paper Science and Engineering (PSE) Academic Program of Study
The Renewable Bioproducts Institute at Georgia Tech benefits from a substantial endowment, which over the years has produced more than 1,500 graduate scientists and a growing body of scientific research. The research mission of the RBI includes technologies that produce chemicals, biofuels and new materials from forest raw materials including nanocellulose.
RBI engages its member companies in endowed research by inviting them to offer perspectives on research opportunities aligned with their business interests and on project proposals. Members can provide additional sponsorship to fellowship projects, expanding the scope and gaining intellectual property rights. Members also have the opportunity to engage with graduate research fellows through participation as mentors, members of the project advisory committee, and other means.
Fellowships are awarded to eligible faculty based on alignment with the strategic thrusts of Georgia Tech and RBI.
Executive Director, RBI
Professor and J. Carl Pirkle Sr. Faculty Fellow