ECE is a leader or primary participant in 22 interdisciplinary research centers, ranging from solar power to high-speed telecommunications. These entities offer many opportunities for corporate partnerships and for enhancing educational experiences for undergraduate and graduate students.
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Center for the Integration of Research and Education develops systems
that enable distributed research and education, supports
the Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) program, and explores new
technologies for learning and interacting.
Edward J. Coyle, Director
Randal T. Abler, Associate Director
CCS Center for Compound Semiconductors is a focal point for research
and educational collaborations in the Georgia Tech community related
to compound semiconductors, including conventional and nanotechnology
materials and devices.
Russell D. Dupuis, Director
for Experimental Research in Computer Systems is an industry-supported
center and focuses on the design and evaluation of the next generation
of interactive information grids via prototyping and experimentation.
This center is a partnership between ECE and the College of Computing.
Sudhakar Yalamanchili and Douglas Blough, Co-Directors– ECE
Karsten Schwan and Calton Pu, Co-Directors - CoC
CMMT Center for MEMS
and Microsystems Technologies is dedicated to advancing state-of-the-art
technologies in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and microsystems.
Mark Allen, Farrokh Ayazi, Oliver Brand, Bruno Frazier, Co-Directors
COPE Center for
Organic Photonics and Electronics is an interdisciplinary
resource for research and education in flexible organic and photonic
materials and devices that support the information technology, energy,
and defense sectors.
Bernard Kippelen, Director
for Signal and Information Processing conducts research and education
in digital signal processing with applications in telecommunications,
man-machine communications, medical technology, radar and sonar, and
seismic data analysis.
James H. McClellan, Director
Systems Center performs research in Internet-protocol networks,
digital two-way CATV, and wireless network systems and also develops
new technologies for network security.
John A. Copeland, Director
Electronic Design Center fosters growth in the broadband telecommunications
industry and aims to establish Georgia as a world leader in the design
of broadband communication systems, devices,
Stephen Ralph, Director
John Papapolymerou, Associate Director
Tech Analog Consortium is a membership organization involved
in research in the design, fabrication, testing, and application of analog
integrated circuits and systems and CAD development and applications.
Farrokh Ayazi, Director
Tech Broadband Institute/Center for Optical Wireless Applications conducts research on broadband connectivity
for home and community networks and on integrated designs of personal
G.K. Chang Director
Tech Information Security Center educates future
researchers, policy makers, and information security leaders, and
trains current professionals in the most up-to-date methods for
securing information systems. Center personnel also invent and
evaluate key innovative user-centric security technologies and
Henry L. Owen, Associate Director;
Gary S. May, Advisory Board Member
IMTC Interactive Media
Technology Center is a research, design, and education center
focusing on digital media processing applied to technology, education,
culture, and medicine.
Mark A. Clements, Director
IPC Interconnect and Packaging Center is an SRC Center of Excellence
focusing on the next generation of 3D technologies for micro and nano miniaturization of systems. It is a multi-university
center with Georgia Tech as the lead university.
Madhavan Swaminathan, Director
Paul Kohl, Associate Director
Muhannad Bakir, Associate Director
Power Infrastructure Consortium is a university-industry-utility
consortium that forms a focal point for the academic teaching and research
program in advanced power technologies at Georgia Tech. IPIC provides
a mechanism to foster and accelerate the development and adoption of early-stage,
pre-competitive, high-risk, and high-impact technologies in power applications.
Deepak Divan, Director
MDITR Materials and Devices
for Information Technology Research is a multi-university NSF center
dedicated to serving the research and education needs in the broad field
of molecular photonics, an area of critical national interest.
Larry Dalton, Director
Bernard Kippelen, Associate Director
Electric Energy Testing Research and Applications Center is
a membership-centered organization engaged in pre-competitive research
and development and testing for the electric energy industry.
Richard A. Hartlein , Director
Research Center provides expertise, facilities, infrastructure,
and teaming environments to enable and facilitate interdisciplinary
research in microelectronics, integrated optoelectronics, and microsensors
James D. Meindl, Director
PRC 3D Systems
Packaging Research Center is the largest university-based
research and education center focusing on next generation, system-level
packaging of electronics. The Center is sponsored by the National Science
Rao R. Tummala, Director
RIM@Georgia Tech Center
for Robotics and Intelligent Machines draws on faculty expertise in interactive and
intelligent computing, control, and engineering from the College of Engineering,
College of Computing, and the Georgia Tech
Research Institute. Emphasizing personal and everyday robotics as well
as the future of automation, RIM@Georgia Tech helps students understand
and define the
future role of robotics in society.
Magnus Egerstedt, Associate Director for Research
TESSAL Center Teaching Enhancement via Small-Scale
Affordable Labs (TESSAL) Center develops portable, affordable lab experiments into lecture-based
courses throughout the ECE curriculum. Areas covered include signals
and systems, sensors, control systems, power systems, and computer engineering.
Bonnie Ferri, Program Director
Doug Williams and Jennifer Michaels, Co-Directors
Center of Excellence for Photovoltaics Research and Education is
a U.S. Department of Energy-supported center engaged in research and
development in advanced photovoltaic materials and devices aimed at
accelerating the development of cost-effective photovoltaics.
Ajeet Rohatgi, Director
Last revised on March 11, 2013.