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Tien wins NSF funding to improve reliability of our interdependent infrastructure

The National Science Foundation has awarded Iris Tien $499,920 for a three-year project that will develop new computer models of infrastructure systems and the connections between them. The idea is to create a model that can be used for any infrastructure system — water, power, transportation, or communications, for example — and takes into account each component of the system as well as how the system interacts with other infrastructure.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

DesRoches joins NSF’s engineering advisory committee

School Chair Reginald DesRoches will join the National Science Foundation’s Advisory Committee for Engineering this fall. Engineering Directorate officials invited DesRoches to serve a three-year term starting in October, at the committee’s fall meeting.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

NSF funds $12M research network to build the healthy, sustainable, livable cities of the future

How will we build the cities of the future in a sustainable way? A new National Science Foundation-funded research network will connect scientists at nine universities with infrastructure groups, public policy experts, and industry partners to reimagine cities. Georgia Tech will be an anchor of the $12 million network, which will be led by the University of Minnesota, and School of Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Ted Russell will serve as a co-director.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Using nature’s roadmap: Frost helps lead new NSF center that could change the face of geotechnical engineering

An $18.5 million investment from the National Science Foundation will help researchers at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech — along with colleagues at Arizona State, New Mexico State, and the University of California, Davis — tap into the lessons nature teaches us and, potentially, revolutionize geotechnical engineering in the process.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Georgia Tech, China partnership wins $1M to improve sustainability of China’s steel industry

A group of Georgia Tech researchers led by the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering's John Crittenden has won a four-year grant to improve the environmental sustainability of the Chinese steel industry.

Friday, May 1, 2015

2015 NSF fellowships go to Atiyya Shaw and Brittany Suttner

Last week was a good one for first-year Ph.D. students Atiyya Shaw and Brittany Suttner. The pair of School of Civil and Environmental Engineering students learned they’d won graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation, some of the most coveted funding for graduate students.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

NSF Science Nation features DesRoches and his research finding new ways to strengthen buildings in earthquakes

Researchers at the state-of-the-art Structural Engineering and Materials Laboratory at the Georgia Institute of Technology are using a full-scale model building to test new ways to protect structures from earthquakes and potentially save lives.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Computational tools will help identify microbes in complex environmental samples

<p>Microbes of interest to clinicians and environmental scientists rarely exist in isolation. Organisms essential to breaking down pollutants or causing illness live in complex communities, and separating one microbe from hundreds of companion species can be challenging for researchers seeking to understand environmental issues or disease processes. A new National Science Foundation-supported project will provide computational tools designed to help identify and characterize the gene diversity of the residents of these microbial communities.</p>

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Russell co-authors paper on sustainable infrastructure curriculum in NAE Bridge

A paper outlining a new approach to teaching about sustainability and infrastructure co-authored by Armistead Russell appears in the just-published fall issue of The Bridge, the signature publication of the National Academy of Engineering. The paper covers the development, implementation and assessment of a new summer course they have delivered over the last two years.

Friday, October 17, 2014

New mass spectrometer will help Bergin, Russell figure out what’s in the air

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering professors Armistead Russell and Michael Bergin are part of a research group that has just won funding from the National Science Foundation to purchase a state-of-the-art, high-resolution mass spectrometer.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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