Methodology and Contributors

Research Next is based on literature reviews and interviews. We have also gathered information from Georgia Tech institutional databases, national databases focused on higher education, and a variety of governmental reports about the future of industry, research, national laboratories, and partnerships across these sectors.

Interviews were conducted with internal stakeholders and external collaborators. The internal stakeholder group comprised members of Institute leadership, including the president, provost, executive vice president for Research, vice president for Interdisciplinary Research, vice president for Research Operations, and various members of research leadership from the colleges and labs, including deans, associate deans, Interdisciplinary Research Institute directors, and the director and deputy directors for Research at the Georgia Tech Research Institute. External interviewees consisted of research leadership from several corporations, other research universities, and several research laboratories, across an expansive array of disciplines and markets.

Research Next Co-Chairs, co-leads Chapter 1: Framing the Landscape, and Chapter 6: Closing Remarks

Tim Lieuwen

Tim Lieuwen

Regents Professor, David S. Lewis J. Chair in the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, and executive director of the Strategic Energy Institute

   
Wen Masters

Wen Masters

Deputy Director, Information and Cyber Sciences, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)

   

Co-Leads, Chapter 2: The World Beyond

  • John Avery, director, Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)
  • Clayton Kerce, principal research scientist, Cybersecurity, Information Protection and Hardware Evaluation Research Laboratory, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)

Co-Leads, Chapter 3: Research That Matters

  • Devesh Ranjan, Interim Vice President for Interdisciplinary Research, Ring Family Chair, professor and associate chair for Research, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
  • Stefan France, associate professor, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Co-Leads, Chapter 4: Working With Others

  • Gage Ramos, senior associate, Enterprise Agreements, Office of Industry Engagement, Georgia Tech Research Corporation (GTRC)
  • Valerie Sitterle, principal research engineer, Electronic Systems Laboratory, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)

Co-Leads, Chapter 5: The World Within

  • Jarrett Ellis, associate director, Industry and International Contracting, Office of Industry Engagement, Georgia Tech Research Corporation (GTRC)
  • Margaret Loper, Regents Researcher, Information and Communications Laboratory, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)

Members, Chapter Groups

  • Krish Ahuja, Regents Professor, Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering
  • Ken Allen, senior research engineer, Advanced Concepts Laboratory, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
  • Terry Blum, professor, Ernest Scheller Jr. College of Business
  • Lakita Brooks, research associate, Office of Sponsored Programs
  • Lori Brown, director, Corporate Development
  • Polo Chau, associate professor, School of Computational Science and Engineering
  • Russell Clark, senior research scientist, School of Computer Science
  • Jeff Cullen, associate director, Federal Relations
  • Munmun De Choudhury, assistant professor, School of Interactive Computing
  • Shatakshee Dhongde, associate professor, School of Economics
  • Emanuel di Lorenzo, professor, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Courtney Ferencik, director of Development, College of Sciences
  • Jeff Garbers, extension professional, Enterprise Innovation Institute
  • Alexa Harter, director, Cybersecurity, Information Protection and Hardware Evaluation Research Laboratory, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
  • Marta Hatzel, assistant professor, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
  • Jonathan Holmes, senior research engineer, Aerospace, Transportation and Advanced Systems Laboratory, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
  • Cynthia Hope, director, GTRC/RI Grants and Contracts, Office of Sponsored Programs
  • Matt McDowell, assistant professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Julia Melkers, associate professor, School of Public Policy
  • Colin Parker, assistant professor, School of Physics
  • Katrine Pate, grants administrator, School of Physics
  • Raghupathy (Siva) Sivakumar, professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Jyotsna Ramachandran, graduate student, School of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Chandra Raman, professor, School of Physics
  • Jeremy Reed, head, Sensor Artificial Intelligence and Learning Program Office, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
  • Juan Carlos Rodriguez, associate professor, School of Modern Languages
  • Dene Sheheane, vice president for Alumni Affairs, Alumni Association
  • Brian Stone, professor, School of City and Regional Planning
  • Adam Stulberg, chair, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
  • Steve Usselman, chair, School of History and Sociology
  • Olof Westerstahl, associate director, Office of Industry Collaborations
  • Michelle Wong, assistant director, Parker Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience
  • Charlie Wood, undergraduate student
  • Jan Youtie, principal research associate, Enterprise Innovation Institute


Editors

  • Stacy Braukman, senior writer/editor, Institute Communications
  • John Toon, assistant vice president for Research Communications, Institute Communications/Office of Executive Vice President for Research


Project Management

Michelle Powell, senior consultant, Georgia Tech Strategic Consulting


Design and Illustration

Jessica Brandon, graphic designer, College of Design


Website Production

  • Alfred Bacon, lead applications developer, GTRI Enterprise Systems Dept.
  • Mel Goux, digital designer, GTRI Communications
  • Robert Macedonia, digital communications specialist, GTRI Communications
  • Michael Martin, sr. applications developer, GTRI Enterprise Systems Dept.


Website Photography

  • Branden Camp, digital project specialist I, GTRI Advanced Concepts Lab
  • Rob Felt, photography manager, Institute Communications
  • Sean McNeil, photographer II, GTRI Communications

The Commission on Research Next was also assisted by Greenway Strategy Group.