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:
Turning the Tide on Climate Change
Solar and wind power have been used as renewable energy for years, but what about waves, tides, and currents? Kevin Haas, a professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been on the forefront of ocean energy for over a decade.
GT-ASCE envisions a downtown rooted in community for ASCE Sustainable Solutions Competition
The GT Sustainable Solutions Team won first prize at the ASCE Civil Engineering Student Championships. The team focused on creating a successful future around growing roots in communities for the 2023 ASCE Sustainable Solutions Competition–Envisioning a New Downtown. Georgia Tech was also named the fan favorite of the competition.
Sustainable Solutions student teams from around the world competed in ASCE’s regional student symposia throughout the spring, with 16 teams advancing to the Society-wide finals at the University of Wisconsin–Platteville June 10-12.
This year’s competition challenged teams to create a downtown block of “Engineer Street” site design for the fictional “City of ASCE” that could revitalize an underutilized area into a gathering place for the community while incorporating Envision sustainable infrastructure standards.
College Selects 2023 Faculty Award Winners
Carlton S. Wilder Associate Professor Xing Xie has won the College of Engineering's Outstanding Faculty Achievement in Research Award (Early Career). Xie is one of eight faculty members selected for this year's awards.
Mike Messner Selected as Commencement Speaker; Earns Honorary Degree
Mike Messner, CE 76, received an honorary PhD from Georgia Tech, the highest honor that the Institute can confer to an individual.
CEE Teams Dominate 2023 Student Design Competition at Georgia Association of Water Professionals
Environmental engineering students in the capstone design course were recognized for their work by industry professionals, winning first, second, and third place in a regional competition.
New Fellowships Support High-Impact Cybersecurity Research
Williams Family Associate Professor Iris Tien is one of five faculty members selected to become Cybersecurity Fellows to help grow the College of Engineering’s work in high-impact cyber-physical systems security.
3 CEE Alumni Honored by Georgia Tech College of Engineering
The College of Engineering celebrated 28 of its most esteemed alumni at the 2023 Alumni Awards Induction Ceremony on April 29, including three civil engineering graduates.
Programming the future: New courses boost students’ computing skills; connection to CEE
The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering is re-envisioning its engineering curriculum with the inclusion of data analytics, entrepreneurship and innovation, storytelling and reflection, and teamwork—skills that complement and strengthen traditional engineering coursework.
Environmental Engineering Team Named Finalist in Nationwide Algae Competition
A Georgia Tech team was one of the four top finalists selected to win $10,000 in the 2022-2023 AlgaePrize Competition. The competition is hosted by The U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), in partnership with the Algae Foundation and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).