On Aug. 31, I had the pleasure of speaking alongside Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens (CHE 1998) and Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan (Cls 1997) at the grand opening of Carbice’s new headquarters and manufacturing facility along the Beltline in Atlanta’s West End neighborhood. 

Founded by Georgia Tech’s very own Baratunde Cola, professor at the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Carbice makes innovative thermal interface carbon nanotube materials which, among other applications, allow electronics to operate faster, longer, and more efficiently. Carbice materials are orbiting the Earth right now — the fastest materials in history to make it aboard operational satellites. 

The Carbice story is a great example of how public and private investment, faculty talent, and student collaboration — when supported by the right organizations — can create rich innovation ecosystems like the one growing in Atlanta right now. 

I couldn’t be prouder of what Bara and his growing team of experts have accomplished. Congratulations, Carbice!

Here's a video of my remarks at the ceremony:

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