CEE Welcomes New Faculty

Tuesday, 21 September 2021
New CEE Faculty: Bozeman, Pinto, Meyer, Graham (left to right)

By Elijah Hibberts

Joe Bozeman, Katy Graham, Karl “Fred” Meyer and Ameet Pinto have joined the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, bringing a range of expertise and experience to the faculty.

Joe Bozeman

Bozeman comes to Georgia Tech as an assistant professor focusing in environmental engineering along with construction and infrastructure systems engineering. He also holds a courtesy appointment in the School of Public Policy. Bozeman is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago where he earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Energy and Environmental Sustainability.

Bozeman’s research focuses on the sociodemographic impacts of the food-energy-water nexus, equity applications in energy and environmental systems and urban carbon management strategies. He specializes in developing novel approaches, datasets and policy proposals using core methodologies such as life cycle assessment, scenario analysis and survey administration. Bozeman looks forward to working alongside other experts in their fields to continue addressing the complex challenges of our time.

“Joining this world-class group is a dream come true for me. I'm super excited to help continue the tradition of exceptional teaching, research, and collaboration here,” Bozeman said.

Karl "Fred" Meyer

Karl F. “Fred” Meyer joins the CEE faculty as a professor of the practice in the Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials group. A Georgia Tech alum, Meyer earned his master’s degree in 1993 and Ph.D. in 2002, both in civil engineering.

Meyer returns to Georgia Tech after a 37-year career culminating as professor and head of the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, while serving as an active-duty member in the United States Army. Meyer is a member of the American Concrete Institute where he serves on multiple committees. Meyer is also a licensed professional engineer in Virginia and serves as an ABET Program Evaluator.

“Joining the Georgia Tech faculty after being a Ph.D. student here 20 years ago is a tremendous honor,” Meyer said. “I’m excited to make a difference like so many outstanding faculty members have done before me.”

Ameet Pinto

Ameet Pinto was named the Carlton S. Wilder Associate Professor for the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Before joining Georgia Tech, Pinto served as an assistant professor at Northeastern University from 2016 to 2021 and a lecturer at the University of Glasgow from 2012 to 2015.

His research focuses on microbial ecosystems at the interface of infrastructure and public/environmental health with a focus on the engineered water cycle. Pinto’s overall research goal is to characterize and manipulate microbial communities to protect and improve public and environmental health and improve functional reliability and economic feasibility of water infrastructure. In addition to his research, Pinto serves as the editor for Water Research, a premier journal for engineering, science and technology for water quality management, and as the Secretary of the Microbial Ecology and Water Engineering Specialist Group of the International Water Association.

Pinto says he is excited about joining the environmental engineering faculty.

“The opportunities to collaborate and innovate at the intersection of water technology, public health, and microbiology at CEE at Georgia Tech as well as in the broader Georgia Tech community are incredible,” Pinto said.

Katy Graham

Katy Graham comes to CEE this year as a postdoctoral researcher through the President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship program, a training program for recent Ph.D. graduates which allows them to explore and to pursue academic careers through independent research at public institutions, such as Georgia Tech.

Graham received her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan and then earned a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Stanford University in environmental engineering and science.

At Georgia Tech, Graham will be working on a project examining sewage as a source of information on Covid-19 infection dynamics in on-campus dorms. She will be working alongside her mentor, Professor Kostas Konstantinidis, to learn more about the applications of metagenomics and transcriptomics in public health microbiology.