Abstract: Development of technologies and policies for a secure, sustainable and environmentally acceptable energy supply remains one of the great challenges of the 21st century. The Energy Engineering / Sustainable Energy project team strives to identify where Georgia Tech fits in this broad and complex problem space, and where Georgia Tech can be preeminent. Our goals are to firmly establish Georgia Tech as a national and international leader in selected aspects of energy supply, utilization, sustainability and associated policies, and to offer exceptional educational opportunities to our students in these areas.
June 18, 2012—Tim Lieuwen, a professor and combustion engineer in the School of Aerospace Engineering, has been named executive director of Georgia Tech's Strategic Energy Institute. There, he expects to be a "systems integrator," bringing together the many elements of Georgia Tech science, engineering, computing and policy research to address the planet's most pressing energy challenges.