• Ph.D. student Aravindh Rajan explains how the world’s first continuous thermoelectrochemical cooler prototype works as Paul M. Dabbar tours the Scalable Thermal Energy Engineering Lab (STEEL). The lab is located within the Carbon Neutral Energy Solutions (CNES) building and is under the direction of Associate Professor Shannon Yee. Photo by Ashley Ritchie.

    Paul M. Dabbar, undersecretary for science at the U.S. Department of Energy, toured several of Georgia Tech’s energy related labs on Friday, Sept. 25. The tour was organized by College of Sciences Associate Dean Julia Kubanek and Regents Professor Tim Lieuwen, executive director of the Strategic Energy Institute.

  • Picture of electrical substaion. Title: New Glarus Electrical Substation, Photographer: Corey Coyle, Source https://web.archive.org/web/20161028124038/http://www.panoramio.com/photo/92452738, image has been cropped and resized, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0.

    "We Need Workforce Development for Cybersecurity in the Energy Sector" has been published to the opinion section of The Hill, authored by Tim Lieuwen, Wenke Lee, and Raheem Beyah — 08/26/20.

  • Georgia Tech Associate Professor Ryan Lively shows a module containing the new membrane material, while Professor M.G. Finn holds vials containing some of the other polymers used in this study.

    New membrane technology developed by a team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Imperial College London, and ExxonMobil could help reduce carbon emissions and energy intensity associated with refining crude oil. Laboratory testing suggests that this polymer membrane technology could replace some conventional heat-based distillation processes in the future.

  • Journal cover from June 2020 issue of Nature Sustainability, showing EV's plugged in and charging.

    Read the new cover article from Nature Sustainability titled "Real-time Data from Mobile Platforms to Evaluate Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure" by Georgia Tech Faculty Researcher, Dr. Omar Asensio.

  • The Strategic Energy Institute and the Institute for Information Security and Privacy have released a new whitepaper providing solutions for the inevitability of cybersecurity attacks on our energy infrastructure.  Read "Preparing for the Inevitable: Cybersecurity Attacks on our Energy Infrastructure" today.

  • Omar Asensio (pictured middle), School of Public Policy, received an NSF CAREER award for the period June 2020 through June 2025 for his project titled Behavioral Analytics and Field Experiments in Sustainable Innovation Policies. Congratulations Omar!


  • Rich Simmons with students at competition.

                         SEI's Rich Simmons Wins Student Recognition of Excellence in Teaching Award

  • Energy, Electric Vehicles

                        Georgia Tech Hosts a Southeast Policy Forum on the Future of Electric Transportation


  • The Rebirth of Nearly Discarded Solar Technologies

     The Rebirth of Nearly Discarded Solar Technologies


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