Welcome from the Chair

Don Webster

Welcome to the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech.

Our degree programs are consistently ranked among the nation’s best for a reason. We provide rigorous learning environments and out-of-the-classroom experiences that challenge students to reach their greatest potential.

We’re a vibrant and intellectually diverse School comprised of people who are using new technologies to expand what it means to be civil and environmental engineers in the 21st century. We’re working to solve the challenges facing our planet through impactful research that cuts across traditional discipline boundaries.

We teach our students the engineering fundamentals they’ll need to be successful at the interface of the built and natural worlds—but more than that, we teach them how to think, how to solve problems, and how to impact society. No matter what our students go on to do, they’re prepared to succeed.

If you have questions, I invite you to explore these pages to learn more about our research, our faculty, and the latest news and events happening in the School. You can also find us on TwitterInstagramFacebook or LinkedIn. And, of course, we’re here to help; don’t hesitate to reach out.


Donald Webster, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor and Karen and John Huff School Chair