Principal Research Engineer
Strategic Energy Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology
Professor, The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
Dr. Sam Shelton is a nationally recognized expert in energy systems. He is the founding director of the Georgia Tech Strategic Energy Institute, an interdisciplinary technology development-based resource formed in 2003. The institute is actively engaged with industry to facilitate near-term, high-impact solutions to national and regional energy challenges.
As a professor in Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech for 35 years, he developed classroom and web based energy technology application courses. His primary research focus, with funding in excess of $30 million, has been renewable and efficient energy technology assessment and development.
Dr. Shelton holds eight patents in energy technologies and founded two companies developing, manufacturing and marketing energy-efficient and renewable energy products. Starting in the 1980s, he was among the pioneers developing commercial solar energy technologies.