Our Interdisciplinary Research...

Our Interdisciplinary Research Centers

The expert scientists and engineers at GTRI team with each other as well as with clients. Our interdisciplinary approach allows us to apply and transfer knowledge from multiple disciplines to deliver the best possible solution for each problem.

Accessibility Evaluation Facility

GTRI’s Accessibility Evaluation Facility (AEF) has pioneered evaluation techniques designed to measure accessibility and usability of products and services. The AEF assists national and international corporations interested in developing solutions that conform with domestic and international disability regulations. The AEF also produces educational tools, such as the Arthritis Simulation Gloves, to educate designers and product managers concerning the experiences of people with functional limitations.

Center for Consumer Product Research and Testing

The mission of the Center for Consumer Product Research and Testing is to identify, research, and publish regarding needs, aspirations, and abilities of children, older consumers, and individuals with physical, sensory, or cognitive disabilities. GTRI has pioneered the design approach known as Consumer Product Integration that seeks to manage the appropriate design tradeoffs between the various design disciplines that impact the consumer experience of commercial products or services. GTRI serves as the official consumer product test lab for the Arthritis Foundation, the Arthritis Society of Canada, Arthritis Australia, and Arthritis New Zealand.

Commercial Product Realization Office (CPRO)

CPRO helps companies across technical and business domains get new-technology products to market. We provide customers with a broad range of services, including advice on technology selection, product design, prototyping, production preparation, product data documentation and testing assistance.

Electromagnetic Test and Evaluation Facility

EMTEF is a multi-purpose, wideband, electromagnetic test facility that can test virtually every antenna, from cellular to satellite. EMTEF is comprised of several test ranges and laboratories that allow our customers to perform a large spectrum of tests and evaluations through one central facility.

Environmental Radiation Center

In operation since 1977, the ERC performs research, service, and student training in radiological monitoring of the environment. As a service, the laboratory performs analyses for very low levels of environmental radioactivity. The Laboratory processes over 1000 samples per year for Safe Drinking Water compliance testing. These ongoing projects provide trained professionals and state-of-the-art radiation detection instruments that support the research and training.

Environmental Safety and Occupational Health Center (ESOH)

ESOH oversees programs in compliance, sustainability, environmental emergency response and occupational safety and health issues and conducts research related to the environmental concerns inthe State of Georgia. It bridges the communications gap between constantly-updated government regulations and Georgia business, industry, community organizations and individuals. It's also linked to GTRI's Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) consultation and education program.

Food Processing Technology Division (FPTD)

FPTD is a unique research unit focused on new technology developments for processing efficiency and operational enhancement in the food processing and poultry industries. Division researchers work collaboratively with university and industry partners to develop exciting breakthroughs in computer vision technologies, robotic systems, intelligent processing systems, food safety systems, worker safety systems, flexible computing and information systems, and environmental technologies.

Foundations for the Future (F3)

Foundations for the Future (F3) has been working with Georgia's K-12 schools in supporting technology-enabled learning since 1996. F3 provides vendor-neutral technology advising, customized professional development experiences for educators, and other services that directly affect learning in the classroom. Current efforts focus on the Georgia Cybersafety Initiative and on learning beyond the bandwidth barrier.

Georgia Small Business Safety and Health Consultation Program

The Consultation Program provides a free, confidential, on-site safety and health consultation service to small businesses in Georgia. Since 1978 GTRI scientists and engineers have been conducting more than 400 visits and related activities for more than 250 Georgia companies annually.

Georgia Tech Quantum Institute (GTQI)

The GTQI is a multi-disciplinary effort to explore and develop quantum information science and technology. The GTQI mission is to combine the strengths in engineering and technology at Georgia Tech with the emerging field of quantum information science in order to advance both fundamental science and emerging quantum information technologies.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Outreach Initiative

This program was created to facilitate research collaborations between GTRI/Georgia Tech faculty members and their counterparts at historically black colleges and universities and Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI). The program identifies the research programs and faculty at HBCU/MI available to participate in joint proposals on a broadcross-section of research topics. The program website also offers informationabout services and resources available to Georgia Tech faculty seeking research collaborations with HBCU/MI faculty.

i3L The Interoperability & Integration Innovation Lab

The I3L is operated by the Georgia Tech Research Institute, in collaboration with the Enterprise Innovation Institute, the Institute for People & Technology, the Health Systems Institute, the College of Computing, and other inter-campus initiatives related to the application of technology to advance health and healthcare delivery quality.

Materials Analysis Center

The Materials Analysis Center (MAC) of the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) provides research support and project leadership in the area of materials characterization. This group has a wide range of experience and varied expertise and is well qualified to select the proper analytical tools and methodology for most materials characterization problems. The research staff consistently strives to produce the most accurate data utilizing cutting edge methods and state-of-the-art instrumentation. The MAC annually evaluates samples and manages research projects for hundreds of corporations and agencies.

Medical Device Test Center

Electromagnetic emissions from security and logistical technologies that surround us can produce potential interference with implanted and externally worn medical devices. GTRI's Medical Device Test Center simulates real-world exposure to these technologies to identify interactions and help manufacturers improve compatibility.

The OSHA Training Institute Education Center

In 1992 the Georgia Tech Research Institute was among the first educational institutions approved to offer courses designed and developed by the Department of Labor OSHA. Today the OTI Education Center offers more than thirty (30) safety and health courses throughout the southeast region on topics ranging from hazardous materials and emergency response to occupational ergonomics, industrial hygiene and machine safeguarding. More than two thousand (2000) students take GTRI OSHA courses each year.

Severe Storms Research Center (SSRC)

SSRC is a focal point for severe storm research in Georgia. It also provides Georgia with quick response information to weather and emergency agencies and helps educate Georgians about severe weather.

The Southeast Center for Young Worker Safety and Health

The Southeast Center for Young Worker Safety and Health will provide training, educational resources, technical expertise, and an online resource center for young workers, parents, career and technical teachers and employers of young workers. The Center will coordinate and promote the efforts of health and safety training programs throughout the Southeast to develop a culture of workplace safety among young workers, as well as build a distinct young worker safety certificate program.

Test and Evaluation Research and Education Center (TEREC)

TEREC serves as a focal point for solving the problems for the test and evaluation community. Leveraging the Georgia Tech academic environment and decades of test and evaluation experience, TEREC is defining the future of test and evaluation by advancing knowledge, education and training.

Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Group

GTRI’s Unmanned and Autonomous Systems group is driving innovation in unmanned systems.  This group’s mission is to be a pre-eminent leader in innovative and advanced research for unmanned systems, spanning from basic research to advanced prototypes and test and evaluation.