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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 worker 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). Recognized as one of the leading programs of its kind in the country, ATRP works closely with Georgia agribusiness, especially the poultry industry, to develop new technologies and adapt existing ones for specialized industrial needs. These innovations are designed to maximize productivity and efficiency, advance safety and health, and minimize environmental impact. The program is conducted in cooperation with the Georgia Poultry Federation with input from an external Advisory Committee consisting of representatives from leading poultry companies and allied organizations. For more information, visit www.atrp.gatech.edu.



Food Processing Technology Building


Upper Lobby Area


High Bay Research Area