David Gattie, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Connects energy policy and national security

Telephone: 706-542-0880


1211 Driftmier Engineering Center
597 D. W. Brooks Drive
Athens, Georgia 30602
United States

David Gattie’s research is focused on comprehensive energy policy and integrated resource planning in the electric power sector. He is a Resident Fellow in UGA’s Center for International Trade and Security where he engages in collaborative research on energy security and the national security implications of nuclear power. Dr. Gattie also leads UGA’s solar tracking demonstration project. Learn more about Dr. Gattie's teaching and research in Focus on Faculty.


Ph.D., Ecology, University of Georgia, 1993
B.S., Agricultural Engineering, University of Georgia, 1983

Professional Appointments

  • Associate Professor, University of Georgia College of Engineering, 2006 - present
  • Senior Fellow, UGA Center for International Trade and Security, 2018 - present

Area of Specialty

Energy systems and environmental issues
Power generation
Energy policy