Eleven Appointed as BBISS Faculty Fellows

09 November 2023

Assistant Professor Jennifer Kaiser and Professor Jian Luo have been selected as faculty fellows for the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems. Among other things, they will foster the culture and community of sustainability researchers, educators, and students at Georgia Tech.

Aimee Ogando Selected as Ramblin' Royalty Honoree

06 November 2023

The Ramblin’ Royalty selection process begins with nominations from student organizations. The top candidates then participate in multiple interviews before being selected as a finalist. Fourth-year civil engineering student Aimee Ogando was selected as one of two 2023 Ramblin' Royalty honorees following a vote by Georgia Tech students.

Don Webster Named ASCE Fellow

12 September 2023

Karen and John Huff School Chair and Professor Don Webster has joined the top civil engineers in the country as a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Webster was selected as a fellow for his contributions as a researcher, educator, and administrator.

New Water Treatment Approach Helps to Avoid Harmful Chemicals

12 September 2023

The water coming out of your faucet is safe to drink, but that doesn’t mean it’s completely clean. Chlorine has long been the standard for water treatment, but it often contains trace levels of disinfection byproducts and unknown contaminants. Georgia Institute of Technology researchers developed the minus approach to handle these harmful byproducts.

Michael Thomas selected for CDC Fellowship

07 September 2023

Ph.D. student Michael Thomas has been selected for the 2023 Public Health Informatics Fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Thomas will focus on data analysis and technology evaluation, specifically targeting infectious viral diseases.

Georgia Tech Making Waves in Tsunami Research

30 August 2023

Professor Hermann Fritz and his former graduate student, Yibin Liu, are interested in a specific kind of tsunami, those caused by underwater volcanic eruptions and landslides. So, they built a volcanic tsunami generator in a wave basin — essentially, a large lab-in-a-tank for studying wave behavior.

CEE Faculty Named Regents' Entrepreneurs, Professors and Researchers

16 August 2023

Three faculty members received the University System of Georgia’s highest recognition for academic, research, and innovation excellence at the August meeting of the Board of Regents. Rafael Bras was named a Regents’ Professor, M. Talat Odman a Regents’ Researcher, and J. David Frost a Regents’ Entrepreneur.


Spenser Wipperfurth Chosen for the 2023 Class of BBISS Graduate Fellows

09 August 2023

Spenser Wipperfurth, a Ph.D. student in Ocean Science and Engineering, is one of five graduate students selected for the third class of the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems (BBISS) Graduate Fellows. The BBISS Graduate Fellows Program provides graduate students with enhanced training in sustainability, team science, and leadership in addition to their usual programs of study.