Welcome to IBB

The Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB) is in the business of creating the next—the next collaborative discovery, the next educational opportunity, the next startup company.

We are an incubator for tackling complex research problems by bringing together engineers, scientists, and clinicians to turn discoveries into game-changing solutions. With 19 research centers, 200+ faculty members, and state-of-the-art core facilities, the possibilities for innovation are limitless.


High school education program that raises awareness to the world of engineering, science, and technology 

Bio Launchpad Seminars

Helps GT entrepreneurs learn how to fund and commercialize their technology

Bioengineering Program

One of the three interdisciplinary graduate programs supported by IBB

Core Facilities

The Petit Institute (IBB) is a unique, interdisciplinary research and educational institute composed of state-of-the-art laboratories and globally recognized academic and research engineers and scientists.

In concert with its affiliated centers and faculty, IBB provides access to more than $400M of combined research tools and laboratories for education and technology transfer.

Researchers are encouraged to take advantage of our shared user laboratories, equipment, and expertise, and we welcome you to explore our facilities and the opportunities supported by our buildings and laboratories.


Ross Ethier collected his thoughts and emotions as he stood at the podium beneath the gigantic, multi-colored Cell Wall in the atrium of the Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience at Georgia…
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Michelle Gaines, Ph.D. - Spelman College
Organized by Georgia Tech's and Clemson's Student Chapters of the Society for Biomaterials
Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D. - Director, National Human Genome Research Institute