Outstanding Graduates Recognized at Annual Alumni Awards

Monday, 20 May 2024

Leaders at Georgia Power, Coach, IBM. An engineer who worked on NASA’s Apollo-era Saturn rockets. A former dean of the College. 

They were among a group of 30 College of Engineering graduates honored at the 2024 Alumni Awards Induction Ceremony in Atlanta. They were celebrated for their contributions to the engineering profession, career accomplishments, and the ways they’ve enhanced the lives of others both personally and professionally.

Honorees are annually nominated by committees within each of the College’s eight schools and formally submitted for selection. The event is held each spring.

Eight graduates joined the College’s Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni based on their early career achievements. Nine others entered the College’s Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni for their significant and distinguished contributions as senior leaders in the field. 

Eleven received the College’s highest honor: induction into the Engineering Hall of Fame. 

The list of honorees spanned more than 60 years. The earliest graduation year was 1959, and the most recent was 2021. 

“While more than a half century separates these individuals, there is one thing they have in common: they are each a helluva engineer,” said Raheem Beyah, dean of the College, Southern Company Chair, and a two-time Georgia Tech graduate. “The span of years doesn’t matter. Our shared Georgia Tech experience brings us together.” 

Meet the honorees from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering:

Andrew Miller, CE 09, M.S. CE 10, Ph.D. BIOE 17

Chief Operating Officer, restor3d, Inc.
Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni

After several years as a structural engineer, Miller returned to Georgia Tech in 2013 for a doctoral degree with an eye toward translational research and entrepreneurship in the medical device field. Following his graduation in 2017, he served as an adjunct professor at Duke University and co-founded the medical device startup restor3d, Inc., which set out to harness 3D printing to provide mass personalization and achieve improved outcomes in orthopedic procedures.

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Andrew Miller, left, poses with fellow inductees of the Council of Outstanding Engineering Alumni.

Miller served as the company’s founding CEO, helping restor3d grow rapidly by meeting unmet needs in the orthopedic implant market. This was enabled through

in-house expertise in design and manufacturing, as well as enhanced clinical outcomes from science-backed porous structures that improved osseointegration.

 As COO, Miller currently is focused on developing the internal processes and technology to broaden the company’s offerings and equip more surgeons with an enhanced ability to repair and reconstruct the human body. After a recent acquisition, the company now employs more than 300 people and is a market leader in personalized orthopedic implants.

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Wassim Selman, right, poses with fellow inductees to the College of Engineering’s Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni.

Wassim A. Selman, CE 81, M.S. CE 82, Ph.D. CE 86

Managing Director, Mobility - Arcadis
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni

Selman is a senior executive with Arcadis, a global planning and engineering consulting firm, and has provided transportation consulting services for 30 years. He is passionate about culture and values and leveraging people’s strengths to help them achieve their potential.Selman has led the planning, design, and construction management of large transportation projects in highway, rail, and aviation throughout the United States.

His experience includes mobility advisory, transportation system planning and design, multimodal corridor studies, and mobility management.

He has led Arcadis’ U.S. transportation business for more than 10 years and is a member of the firm’s global mobility executive team. He previously directed technical knowledge and innovation, federal programs, and smart infrastructure solutions at Arcadis.

Selman is on the board of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association and past chairman of the Construction Industry Round Table. He served two terms on the CEE External Advisory Board.

He and his wife, Joelle, have been married for more than 27 years and, along with their daughters Nicole and Natalie, live in the Atlanta area.

Federico (Friedel) Stubbe, CE 70

Chairman, PRISA Group
Engineering Hall of Fame

Stubbe is the chairman of PRISA Group, a family-owned developer, builder, and operator of master-planned residential communities. The company also develops resort, hospitality, education, healthcare, gaming, and entertainment projects in Puerto Rico and Florida, employing more than 2,500 people. The firm has completed more than $2 billion in development projects during the last decade. This includes 11 hotels, seven residential projects, a $125 million community hospital, and Distrito T-Mobile, a $250 million state-of-the-art urban entertainment district.

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Stubbe is past chairman of the Georgia Tech Advisory Board, former member of the College of Engineering’s Advisory Board, and current trustee emeritus of the Georgia Tech Foundation. He is a governor of the Urban Land Institute, past president of the Puerto Rico Home Builders Association, and board member of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

Stubbe attended the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School in 1991. He later founded the TASIS School, a 900-student independent school in Puerto Rico.

He and his wife, Carolina, have two children — Federico and Ceciliana — and six grandchildren. They all live in Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico.