Hyatt Lecture: Jose Bern Shares the Power of Understanding and Influencing People
Jose Bern, CE 95, spoke to students during the Fall 2023 Hyatt Lecture about the importance of branching out and learning new skills to achieve success over the course of their careers.
Eleven Appointed as BBISS Faculty Fellows
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
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.
Georgia Tech Team Takes Top Prize for Stormwater Infrastructure Design
A team from Georgia Tech won first place at the annual Water Environment Federation’s Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) “Water Environment” international student design competition in Chicago on Oct. 1.
SGA Leaders See Opportunity as Georgia Tech Reaches ‘Inflection Point’
Third-year environmental engineering student Harrison Baro is now the executive vice president of the undergraduate Student Government Association. The new leaders begin their terms at a critical moment in Georgia Tech’s history and want to bring students to the table.
From Seafloor to Space: New Bacterial Proteins Shine Light on Climate and Astrobiology
In a breakthrough study, a cross-disciplinary team of Georgia Tech researchers discovered a previously unknown class of bacterial proteins that play a crucial role in the formation and stability of methane clathrates, which trap methane gas, preventing it from escaping and bubbling up into the atmosphere.
Georgia Tech Ranks High Again on List of Nation's Top Civil and Environmental Engineering Undergrad Programs
U.S. News & World Report has released its 2024 list of the nation’s best undergraduate engineering programs, cementing the top tier reputation of civil and environmental engineering at Georgia Tech.
Don Webster Named ASCE Fellow
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
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
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.
Alumni Spotlight: Laura Stoy Transforms Research into Clean Technology Startup
Georgia Tech Making Waves in Tsunami Research
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.
Remaining Civil: 125 Years of Civil Engineering at Georgia Tech
At Georgia Tech, civil engineering has grown and evolved significantly since the program was established 125 years ago. What began with one instructor and a handful of students is now one of the top programs in the nation.
CEE Researchers Awarded $2.1 Million Grant to Ensure Cleaner, Safer Drinking Water
A research team led by Carlton S. Wilder Associate Professor Ameet Pinto received a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to study the occurrence and concentration of pathogens and disinfection by-products in drinking water distribution systems.
Ryan Sherman Selected for Steel Research Fellowship
Assistant Professor Ryan Sherman has been awarded the American Institute of Steel Construction’s (AISC) 2023 Milek Fellowship in recognition of his innovative research on metallic additive manufacturing. Since 2004, AISC has given a promising non-tenured university faculty member the four-year, $200,000 award.
CEE Faculty Named Regents' Entrepreneurs, Professors and Researchers
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
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.
Engineering the Future
The Georgia Tech Alumni Association has announced the 2023 class of 40 Under 40, featuring three graduates from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering: