Georgia Tech Research Institute

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is one of the world's leading applied research and development organizations. GTRI's world-class engineers and scientists solve some of the toughest problems facing government and industry across the nation and around the globe. For more than seventy-seven years GTRI has been uniquely positioned within the Georgia Institute of Technology, one of America's top research universities.

GTRI is over 1,600 people strong, including some of the world's top scientists and engineers who conduct more than $248 million in sponsored research each year. Many of GTRI's experts are recognized worldwide as leaders in a vast array of research domains. GTRI's core research areas include complex and agile systems engineering, sensor design and integration, information management and cybersecurity, and defense technology development.

Chartered by the Georgia legislature in 1919 and activated in 1934, the GTRI mission is to serve the university, the state, the nation, and the world by maturing selected technologies and developing innovative engineering solutions to important and challenging problems of society.

GTRI's employees work in eight research laboratories and support units, that are housed on campus, at the Cobb County Research Facility, and in Huntsville, Alabama. GTRI also has field offices located at:

  • Huntsville, Alabama;
  • Tucson, Arizona;
  • San Diego, California;
  • Panama City, Florida;
  • Orlando, Florida;
  • Warner Robins, Georgia;
  • Pearl City, Hawaii;
  • Aberdeen, Maryland;
  • Dayton, Ohio;
  • San Antonio, Texas;
  • Hampton Roads, Virginia;
  • Washington, D.C.; and
  • Quantico, Virginia.

One of GTRI's goals is to support economic and technological development in Georgia. GTRI promotes economic growth in the state and the southeast through mutual programs with the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute. GTRI operates strong technology transfer programs and GTRI researchers teach more than half of all courses offered through Georgia Tech's Distance Learning and Professional Education program. The newest offering is a Professional Master's Degree in Applied Systems Engineering, which was developed jointly by GTRI and the Georgia Tech College of Engineering. GTRI is also home to the state's Agricultural Research Technology Program, which conducts research and technology transfer for the poultry industry, one of Georgia's leading industries and employers.

For additional information, contact the

Office of the Vice President and Director
250 14th Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0801
or call 404.407.7400, or