About FPTD

The Food Processing Technology Division (FPTD) develops innovative technology systems to enhance the productivity and competitiveness of Georgia’s food processing industry. A unique research unit of the Georgia Tech Research Institute, FPTD works collaboratively with university and industry partners on projects involving robotics, advanced sensors, environmental treatment, and food safety technologies. FPTD also conducts air quality research related to monitoring and reducing the environmental impact of vehicular emissions, designs and builds sustainable energy systems, and develops cutting edge systems to automate roadside maintenance for the Georgia Department of Transportation. Our goal is to transition technologies from concept to commercialization, as quickly and economically as possible.


FPTD also houses the Agricultural Technology Research Program (ATRP) and the Energy and Sustainability Research Group (ESRG).