Research

Carbon Neutral Energy Solutions Laboratory

 

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. Georgia Tech’s Carbon-Neutral Energy Solutions Laboratory (pictured above) serves as a hub for research into clean energy and sustainability. Development of clean fuels for transportation and power generation, optimization of and pollution control for combustion processes, and creation of new technology options for carbon capture and water purification represent some of the innovative research associated with the lab. Georgia Tech is also home to the University Center of Excellence for Photovoltaics Research and Education, and has spun off a successful company that is commercializing technology developed there.

Additionally, sustainability and energy management programs in smart building design, urbanization research, and sustainable manufacturing practices are advanced through interdisciplinary programs at Georgia Tech. As with other Georgia Tech research areas, the Institute’s graduate and undergraduate student researchers collaborate with faculty members on energy and sustainable infrastructure research initiatives.

Sustainability Related Research Centers

Other Research Areas

Important Contacts

Michael Chang
Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems
404.385.0573
Contact Michael Chang

Howard Connell
Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business
404.385.4884
Contact Howard Connell

Mary Hallisey Hunt
Strategic Energy Initiative
404.385.3065
Contact Mary Hallisey Hunt

Chris Reaves
Undergraduate Research
404.385.7325
Contact Chris Reaves

Amber Rice
Georgia Tech Research Institute
404.407.7678
Contact Amber Rice