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).

NASA Selects CEE Alumnus for One-Year Mars Analog Mission

02 May 2023

Ross Brockwell, CE 99, is one of four crew members selected to embark on NASA's first one-year analog mission in a habitat to simulate living on Mars. During the ground-based mission, set to begin in June at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, the crew will live and work in a 3D-printed, 1,700-square-foot habitat.

Ph.D. Student Junyue Wang Wins Gonter Research Paper Award

01 May 2023

Ph.D. student Junyue "Holden" Wang has been awarded the Gonter Research Paper Award from the Division of Environmental Chemistry of the American Chemical Society. This prestigious award is the highest honor given to students by the Division of Environmental Chemistry and recognizes exceptional research contributions in the field.

CEE Faculty and Students Honored with 2023 Sigma Xi Research Awards

25 April 2023

Associate Professor Xing Xie, Ph.D. graduate Wensi Chen, and master's graduate Matthew Phillips have been honored with the Georgia Tech Chapter of Sigma Xi's 2023 Faculty and Student Research Awards. These awards recognize outstanding research accomplishments and contributions to the scientific community.

CEE Graduate Programs Earn High Rankings

24 April 2023

Georgia Tech's civil engineering and environmental engineering graduate programs were each ranked in the top five for the second year in a row, according to U.S. News and World Report's 2023-2024 list of the nation’s best engineering graduate schools.