T. Russell Gentry


Professor Russell Gentry is a structural engineer and building materials researcher. His research focuses on technical performance aspects of building materials, components, and assemblies. His work has considered mature building materials and systems, with ongoing projects in wood and concrete masonry, and on emerging building materials, with work in FRP (fiber reinforced polymers) and bio-based residues. Dr. Gentry’s research addresses technical aspects including structural and mechanical performance, weathering and durability, constructability, material and component representation issues, and environmental impact.  At Georgia Tech, Dr. Gentry teaches courses on structural materials and systems, fabrication, environmental impact of construction, and building energy.  Dr. Gentry’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, by the Federal Highway Administration, by the National Concrete Masonry Association and by the American Institute of Architects. Dr. Gentry is Co-Chair of ASTM Committee D30.05, Composite Materials – Structural Test Methods and is on the editorial board of the ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction. Full bio and CV availabe on the School of Architecture website.