Research at the Georgia Institute of Technology encourages technological innovation that happens at the intersection of many disciplines alongside extensive collaboration between researchers. Advances taking place across the enterprise lead to breakthrough discoveries every day. And this past year saw no shortage of technological advancements that fulfilled on the Institute’s promise to improve the human condition, even as a global pandemic changed the very fabric of our lives.

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Collaborating to Create the Next Great Innovations

Today’s innovations often take place at the intersection of disciplines. Georgia Tech's research enterprise encourages the kinds of multidisciplinary collaboration that makes these advances possible.

We've broken down the barriers between our schools, colleges, and interdisciplinary research organizations to provide federal agencies, companies, state government, and private organizations the results they expect from research investments.

Georgia Tech consistently ranks among the top U.S. universities in the volume of research conducted, and in 2020, we attracted more than $1 billion to help address critical challenges in computing, engineering, design, the sciences, liberal arts, and business.

Ranked eighth among U.S. public universities by U.S. News & World Report and with all of our graduate engineering programs ranked among the top ten in the nation, Georgia Tech attracts top faculty, researchers, and students to develop the next big ideas in areas such as enterprise-level artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing, quantum systems and hypersonic technologies.

Putting Innovation into Action

But developing the next big ideas in research isn’t enough. We’re also moving these solutions out into the world through commercialization and technology transfer, powering an innovation ecosystem to benefit stakeholders ranging from students to startup companies.

We recently opened Coda, a 21-story public-private building designed not only to encourage interdisciplinary research but also to create new collaboration opportunities with industry in Technology Square, one of the South’s largest innovation districts.

Georgia Tech is in the business of creating the next — the next big idea, the next great technology, and the next legion of visionary leaders. Bound together by passion and skill, spurred by our imaginations, and rolling up our sleeves to get it done, our faculty, researchers, and students are solving the grand challenges of our time.

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The brightest minds come together at Georgia Tech to create the next great innovations.

Fighting a Potential Flu Pandemic

During fiscal 2019, Georgia Tech was awarded $21.9 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop new techniques for battling a potential flu pandemic. The project will involve five universities, a company and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Improving Sanitation Worldwide

To address a global need, Georgia Tech received a $13.5 million award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help bring together research teams working on a global grand challenge: reinventing the toilet. The project could improve sanitation for 2.5 billion people worldwide.

Aluminum Manufacturer Announces Collaboration

Aluminum products manufacturer Novelis Inc has established the Novelis Innovation Hub at Georgia Tech. The collaboration will promote basic and translational research, innovative business models, and educational endeavors connecting with Georgia Tech students and faculty.

Frugal Science Makes Research Tools Available

Georgia Tech researchers are helping make the tools of science available to K-12 education and scientists who might otherwise not have access to them. A 3D-printed wheel produced for a dollar, for example, does the job of a costly centrifuge.

Catalyzing Research That Matters: A Town Hall Discussion

On March 17, Chaouki Abdallah, executive vice president for Research, Commission on Research Next co-chairs Tim Lieuwen and Wen Masters, and Commission report chapter co-leads conducted a town hall discussion around the launch of the CRN Phase 1 report.

Watch a Video of The Event