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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.

Turning the Tide on Climate Change

20 July 2023

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

15 June 2023

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.

Environmental Engineering Team Named Finalist in Nationwide Algae Competition

04 May 2023

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).