Graduate Student Research

The goal of the College of Engineering is to be the nation’s premier research university in selected key research initiatives such as energy, biotechnology, sustainability and nanotechnology while serving the needs of the citizens of the State and society-at-large. The College's investment in engineering research is crucial to expand the boundaries of knowledge, advance and create new information and technology, transfer technology to industry, and positively impact the the state, nation, and world with strategic advances that have the potential to spawn new industries or to radically transform the product lines, processing technologies, or service delivery methodologies of current industries.

Graduate Training Grants

Training grants enhance graduate research training by promoting fundamental, interdisciplinary and innovative research training that is essential for future biomedical researchers.  Students appointed to a training grant are financially supported for a portion of their training. 

Training grants recognize cutting-edge research areas and provide funding for cohorts of grad students to be trained across disciplines in interdisciplinary research areas. 

Past graduate training grants within the College include: 


In 2012, training grants funded From Learning, Analytics, and Materials to Entrepreneurship and Leadership Doctoral Traineeship Program (FLAMEL) as a part of Materials Informatics (MINED) Group (IMAT; CSE, ME, MSE, Business).

Nanostructured Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion

In 2011, training grants funded the Nanostructured Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion as a collaboration between the School of Chemistry & Biochemistry, School of Public Policy, and College of Engineering schools of Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

Movement Science & Robots

In 2015, training grants funded a Ph.D. program for the Human-Centered Robotics in Accessibility, Rehabilitation, and Movement Science (ARMS) including faculty from Emory University.


Since 2007, training grants have supported Biomaterials research at the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB) at Georgia Tech.


In 2017, training grants funded the Center for Immunoengineering at the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB).

Graduate students, such as this researcher in the School of Biomedical Engineering, often pursue training grants.