The Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems (BBISS), which enhances Georgia Tech’s research, education, service missions, and campus operations through the principles of sustainability, has recently appointed three Georgia Tech faculty members as Brook Byers Professors: Bert Bras (Mechanical Engineering), Marilyn Brown (Public Policy), and Elsa Reichmanis (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering).
Recommended by their peers, the three recipients were chosen by the Provost and approved by the Board of Regents. The appointments recognize superior scholarly achievement and the potential for further progress. The Brook Byers Professorship is the highest title bestowed at Georgia Tech for those specifically engaged in sustainability related research and education. Made possible by a gift from Shawn and Brook Byers, a 1968 Georgia Tech alumnus in Electrical Engineering, the Brook Byers Professorships provide resources to enable and enhance cross-disciplinary, collaborative research and education in sustainability, energy, and water.
Since 2009, BBISS has been led by CEEatGT Professor John Crittenden, who also serves as Hightower Chair, and as a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Environmental Technologies.
Learn more about each of the new Brook Byers Professors on the BBISS blog.