2018-2019 CEEatGT Annual Report

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Cover of the NAE report, "Environmental Engineering for the 21st Century: Addressing Grand Challenges"
FULL REPORT: Environmental Engineering for the 21st Century
Heavy traffic on the highway with sun setting.
LISTEN: Patricia Mokhtarian on understanding how and why people travel and the future of transportation (The Uncommon Engineer)
Hermann Fritz helping install the Volcanic Tsunami Generator at the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory at Oregon State University earlier this summer. (Photo: Angela Del Rosario / Courtesy: Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure)
LISTEN: Hermann Fritz on studying tsunamis and his volcanic tsunami generation (DesignSafeRadio)
Two-level bike racks in a Netherlands bike garage. (Photo: Anna Nord)
WATCH: Sustainable Transportation Abroad Bikes the Netherlands 2019
Wassim Selman, a triple alumnus of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, delivered the fall 2018 lecture in the Kenneth Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Leadership Speaker Series Oct. 2. Selman focused on the importance of keeping people in the equation — and even presented his own equation for how to do that. (Photo: Qiusen Huang)
WATCH: Including People in All Equations
Wassim Selman
Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Leadership Speaker
People in art gallery viewing exhibit
GALLERY: Student art from Visual Arts & Geometry course


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Students hang their model of an origami design for social good during the Origami Engineering course trade show. The course is one of the grand challenges classes for the global engineering leadership minor.
Lesley Brewer kayaks in Interlaken, Switzerland. Text: Joe S. Mundy Global Learning Endowment Plus Higginbotham, Feldman, Tyson Funds
A representative of Uzun + Case talks with a student during the 2018 CEE Career Expo. (Photo: Joshua Stewart) Text: Corporate Affiliates Program



Guiliana Stovall sits on a bench with her roller derby roller skates. Stovall, a long-time roller derby player, knew she would continue to skate when she came to Georgia Tech. And since Tech had no outlet, she founded Yellow Jacket Roller Derby. (Photo Courtesy: Giuliana Stovall)
Community is what matters to Giuliana Stovall, in life and in career
Professor of the Practice John Koon talks teaches his Senior Design class on a recent Thursday. Koon is one of the newest members of the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest honors for the nation's engineers. (Photo: Amelia Neumeister)
Koon elected to National Academy of Engineering
Ph.D. student and Sandia National Labs intern Rebecca Nylen kneels next to blasted steel cylinders, some of her handy work as a computational shock physicist. (Photo: Randy Montoya, Sandia National Laboratories)
Shocking experiences keep Nylen going back for more
A laptop computer and iPhone show the Filio web app and mobile app, respectively. (Photo: Amelia Neumeister)
Grad students’ startup Filio makes it easy to capture and catalog worksite photos
Rachel Samuels and Matt Vanture from Whiting-Turner discuss their approach to using robotics in the installation of steel canopy trusses at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Their team's combination of ideas won the second Tech Blitz, a sort of construction hack-a-thon at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. (Photo: Joshua Stewart)
Industry pros team with students at Tech Blitz to ‘hack’ construction of Atlanta airport canopies with robots


More on Our Research

A pilot project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture will use wastewater nutrients to grow produce on Georgia Tech’s campus to test a model for decentralizing production of vegetables such as these.
Pilot project will use campus wastewater to grow vegetables
Rendering of a two-story air-mobility hub with a landing area for four-rotor aircraft and a lower level for vehicle traffic. If the new Center for Urban and Regional Air Mobility has its way, "vertiports" like this may soon be as popular as bus stops for city commuters and package transport. (Illustration: Yongmin Kim)
Making the case for urban air mobility in Atlanta
Silver dipoles are arranged across the folds of a Miuri-Ori pattern to create a radio frequency filter that’s tunable. By adjusting the dimensions, the filter can block a wide range of frequencies. (Photo: Rob Felt)
Shape-shifting origami could help antenna systems adapt on the fly
Natual gas storage tanks with excess methane burning off. (Photo Courtesy: Jeffrey Phillips via Flickr)
Your carbon footprint is probably higher than you thought, thanks to methane leaking from natural gas systems
Structure of a methane clathrate block found embedded in sediment in the subduction zone off Oregon’s coast. A German research ship found this hydrate roughly 4,000 feet below the ocean’s surface in the top layer of the ocean floor. (Photo Courtesy: Wusel007 via Wikimedia Commons)
Unlocking the mystery of methane clathrates — on Earth and on our solar system’s icy moons
A new type of origami can morph from one pattern into a different one, or even a hybrid of two patterns, instantly altering many of its structural characteristics. (Photo: Allison Carter)
New origami can morph from one pattern to another, unlocking possibilities for new structures and materials
Water pouring from a faucet. (Photo Courtesy: Steve Johnson via Flickr)
Better water purification without the byproducts of using chlorine
The global amount of recoverable fecal waste harbors risks, such as water contamination, but also opportunities to harvest natural resources. A new study from Carlton S. Wilder Assistant Professor Joe Brown, left, and others at Georgia Tech has determined just how much of that recoverable biomass exists. Here, Brown is pictured with former student Andrew Loo. (Photo: Gary Meek)
Growing pile of human and animal waste harbors threats, opportunities
Hermann Fritz helping install the Volcanic Tsunami Generator at the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory at Oregon State University earlier this summer. (Photo: Angela Del Rosario / Courtesy: Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure)
Studying volcano eruptions deep underwater with Hermann Fritz
This image from software developed by NASA shows air traffic across the United States. Assistant Professor Sam Coogan has received funding from the U.S. Air Force to use new techniques to understand and manage how physical networks with interconnected components function. His work applies to all kinds of systems, like roads, airspace, water systems and factories. (Image Courtesy: NASA)
Coogan wins Air Force Young Investigator award to improve roads, pipes and other physical networks
Heavy traffic with sun setting. Text: Uncommon Engineering: New Podcast Episode! Travel Behavior in the Modern Age. Listen Now. (Graphic: Sarah Collins)
With technology driving transportation’s future, Mokhtarian is at the center of the action