faculty



Adjo A. Amekudzi-Kennedy

Associate Chair for Global Engineering Leadership and Entrepreneurship & Professor
Transportation Systems Engineering

Mustafa M. Aral

Professor Emeritus
Environmental Engineering

Chloé Arson

Associate Professor
Geosystems Engineering

Baabak Ashuri

Associate Professor
Construction and Infrastructure Systems Engineering

Nelson C. Baker

Dean, Professional Education & Associate Professor
Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials

Rudolph Bonaparte

Professor of the Practice
Geosystems Engineering

Rafael L. Bras

Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, K. Harrison Brown Family Chair
Water Resources Engineering

Joe Brown

Carlton S. Wilder Assistant Professor
Environmental Engineering

Susan E. Burns

Associate Chair for Finance and Administration & Professor
Geosystems Engineering

Daniel Castro

Adjunct Associate Professor
Construction and Infrastructure Systems Engineering

Yongsheng Chen

Professor
Environmental Engineering

Yong Kwon Cho

Associate Professor
Construction and Infrastructure Systems Engineering

G. Wayne Clough

Secretary Emeritus, Smithsonian Institution; President Emeritus, Georgia Institute of Technology
Geosystems Engineering

Samuel D. Coogan

Demetrius T. Paris Assistant Professor
Transportation Systems Engineering

John Crittenden

Director, Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems, Hightower Chair and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Environmental Technologies
Environmental Engineering

Sheng Dai

Assistant Professor
Geosystems Engineering

Reginald DesRoches

Adjunct Professor
Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials

Bruce R. Ellingwood

Professor Emeritus
Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials

Maohong Fan

Adjunct Professor
Environmental Engineering

Francesco Fedele

Associate Professor
Water Resources Engineering

Hermann M. Fritz

Professor
Water Resources Engineering

J. David Frost

Elizabeth and Bill Higginbotham Professor & Group Coordinator
Geosystems Engineering

Laurie A. Garrow

Professor
Transportation Systems Engineering

T. Russell Gentry

Adjunct Associate Professor
Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials; Construction and Infrastructure Systems Engineering

Aris P. Georgakakos

Professor and Director, Georgia Water Resources Institute
Water Resources Engineering

Barry Goodno

Professor
Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials

Emily Grubert

Assistant Professor
Construction and Infrastructure Systems Engineering

Randall L. Guensler

Professor
Transportation Systems Engineering

Angshuman Guin

Senior Research Engineer
Transportation Systems Engineering

Kevin A. Haas

Associate Chair for Undergraduate Programs & Associate Professor
Water Resources Engineering

Ching-Hua Huang

Professor & Group Coordinator
Environmental Engineering

Haiying Huang

Associate Professor
Geosystems Engineering

Joseph Blake Hughes

Adjunct Professor

Michael P. Hunter

Professor
Transportation Systems Engineering

Laurence J. Jacobs

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor
Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials; Construction and Infrastructure Systems Engineering

Lawrence F. Kahn

Professor Emeritus
Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials; Construction and Infrastructure Systems Engineering

Jennifer Kaiser

Assistant Professor
Environmental Engineering

Jin Yeon Kim

Senior Research Engineer
Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials

Martin Kistenmacher

Research Engineer II
Water Resources Engineering

Kostas T. Konstantinidis

Professor
Environmental Engineering

John H. Koon

Professor of the Practice
Environmental Engineering

Kimberly E. Kurtis

Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Scholarship & Professor
Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials; Construction and Infrastructure Systems Engineering

James Lai

Professor Emeritus
Geosystems Engineering

Jorge A. Laval

Associate Professor
Transportation Systems Engineering

Roberto T. Leon

Adjunct Professor
Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials

John D. Leonard

Adjunct Associate Professor
Transportation Systems Engineering

Haobing Liu

Research Engineer II / Instructor
Transportation Systems Engineering

John Z. Luh

Part-Time Lecturer
Transportation Systems Engineering

Jian Luo

Associate Professor
Water Resources Engineering

Jorge Macedo

Assistant Professor
Geosystems Engineering

Eric Marks

Professor of the Practice & Group Coordinator
Construction and Infrastructure Systems Engineering

Paul W. Mayne

Professor
Geosystems Engineering

Patricia L. Mokhtarian

Susan G. and Christopher D. Pappas Professor & Group Coordinator
Transportation Systems Engineering

Rafi L. Muhanna

Associate Professor
Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials

James A. Mulholland

Associate Chair for Graduate Programs and Research Innovation & Professor
Environmental Engineering

M. Talat Odman

Principal Research Engineer
Environmental Engineering

Glaucio H. Paulino

Raymond Allen Jones Chair & Professor
Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials

Spyros G. Pavlostathis

Professor
Environmental Engineering

Srinivas Peeta

Frederick R. Dickerson Chair & Professor
Transportation Systems Engineering

Glenn J. Rix

Adjunct Professor
Geosystems Engineering

Philip J. Roberts

Professor Emeritus
Water Resources Engineering

Michael O. Rodgers

Regents Researcher
Transportation Systems Engineering

Lisa G. Rosenstein

Senior Academic Professional
Engineering Communications

Catherine Ross

Adjunct Professor
Transportation Systems Engineering

Armistead G. Russell

Howard T. Tellepsen Chair & Regents Professor
Environmental Engineering

J. Carlos Santamarina

Adjunct Professor
Geosystems Engineering

F. Michael Saunders

Professor Emeritus
Environmental Engineering

David W. Scott

Associate Professor
Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials

Robert Simon

Academic Professional

Frank Southworth

Adjunct Principal Research Scientist
Transportation Systems Engineering

Jim C. Spain

Professor Emeritus
Environmental Engineering

Lauren Stewart

Director of the Structural Engineering and Materials Laboratory & Assistant Professor
Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials

Marc Stieglitz

Associate Professor
Environmental Engineering

Terry W. Sturm

Professor
Water Resources Engineering

Wonho Suh

Affiliate
Transportation Systems Engineering

Phanish Suryanarayana

Associate Professor
Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials

John E. Taylor

Frederick Law Olmsted Professor
Construction and Infrastructure Systems Engineering

Iris Tien

Assistant Professor
Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials; Construction and Infrastructure Systems Engineering

Yi-Chang James Tsai

Professor
Construction and Infrastructure Systems Engineering; Transportation Systems Engineering

Costas Tsouris

Affiliate
Environmental Engineering

Ambarish Vaidyanathan

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Environmental Engineering

Jingfeng Wang

Associate Professor
Water Resources Engineering

Yang Wang

Associate Professor; Adjunct Associate Professor (ECE)
Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials

Kari E. Watkins

Frederick Law Olmsted Associate Professor
Transportation Systems Engineering

Roger L. Wayson

Adjunct Professor
Transportation Systems Engineering

Donald R. Webster

Karen and John Huff School Chair & Professor
Water Resources Engineering

Gerald Wempner

Professor Emeritus
Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials

Donald W. White

Professor
Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials

Kenneth M. Will

Associate Professor Emeritus
Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials

Yi-Ching Wu

Research Engineer II
Transportation Systems Engineering

Xing Xie

Carlton S. Wilder Assistant Professor
Environmental Engineering

Chuang-Sheng (Walter) Yang, P.E.

Research Engineer II & Instructor
Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials

Arash Yavari

Professor & Group Coordinator
Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials

Sotira Yiacoumi

Professor
Environmental Engineering

Guangxuan Zhu

Senior Research Scientist
Environmental Engineering

Abdul-Hamid Zureick

Professor
Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials

BIOGRAPHY

  • Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Vermont, Vermont, USA 2004
  • Laurea, Civil Engineering (magna cum laude), University Mediterranea, Italy 1998

Dr. Francesco Fedele is an Associate Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Vermont in 2004 and earned his Laurea (magna cum laude) in Civil Engineering from the University Mediterranea, Italy, in 1998. Dr. Fedele joined the faculty at Georgia Tech in 2007 after a postdoctoral research position at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. His current research focus is on nonlinear wave phenomena, coastal and ocean engineering, fluid mechanics, wave mechanics, sustainable ocean energy, signal processing and computer vision, computational methods and inverse problems. The corresponding research thrusts are: wave turbulence, rogue waves, stereo imaging for geophysical applications, algorithms for biomedical and radar imaging, mathematical modeling and experimentation on renewable devices to harness energy from tidal streams. Dr. Fedele’s publication record includes 45 scholarly journal papers (h index 12, ISI Web of Science, 15 Scholar Google) and 44 papers in peer-reviewed conference proceedings. While at Georgia Tech, Dr. Fedele’s research appeared in high Impact Factor (IF) journals: Physical Review Letters (IF=7.943), IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (IF=3.199), Journal of Fluid Mechanics (IF=2.453), IEEE Transactions on Geosciences and Remote Sensing (IF=2.995), Journal of Physical Oceanography (IF=2.481), Europhysics Letters (EPL, IF=2.171) Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (IF=2.027), Physics of Fluids (IP=1.998), Coastal Engineering (IF=2.076), Physica D (IP=1.857), Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics JETP (IF=1.577), EGU journal Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (IF=1.792), and Ocean Modeling (IF=2.461).

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Wave Mechanics
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Computational Methods
  • Inverse Problems

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Scholarship for participation to the workshop: “Analysis of Fluid Stability” International Centre for Mathematical Sciences 25 June, 3 July 2009, Edinburgh UK, (sponsored by The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) of UK)
  • Young researcher scholarship for participation to the international conference : “Euler Equations : 250 years on” Aussois, France June 18-23, 2007, an event that celebrated the tercentenary of the birth of Leonhard Euler, and also the 250th anniversary of the publication of his Principes Généraux du Mouvement des Fluides (General Principles of the Motion of Fluids).
  • Scholarship for participation to the workshop: “Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics and turbulence” University of Warwick England July 15-21, 2006, ( sponsored by The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) of UK )
  • Scholarship for participation to an Isaac Newton Institute Workshop: “First-Passage and Extreme Value Problems in Random Processes” 26 June - 30 June 2006, ( Supported by the European Commission, Sixth Framework Programme - Marie Curie Conferences and Training Courses )
  • Scholarship for participation to Séminaire Européen de Statistique, December 12-18, 2004, (Statistics of Spatio-Temporal Systems) Castle Höhenried, Bernried, near Munich, Germany (European Mathematical Society Summer School)
  • Scholarship Erasmus for international studies abroad ($10,000) January/December 1999
  • Class of 1934 Course Survey Teaching Effectiveness Award, 2012. Georgia Institute of Technology, Center for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. (In recognition for excellence in teaching)
  • Thank a Teacher certificate, 2013. Georgia Institute of Technology, Center for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. (In recognition for excellence in teaching and positive impact on students)
  • Thank a Teacher certificate, 2012. Georgia Institute of Technology, Center for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. (In recognition for excellence in teaching and positive impact on students)
  • OMAE 2011 SSR Best Paper Award at the 30th ASME International Conference, Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

RECENT PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

ARTICLES
  • Fedele F., Chandre C. and M. Farazmand 2016 Kinematics of fluid particles on the sea surface: Hamiltonian theory, Journal of Fluid Mechanics 801:260-288
  • Fedele F., Brennan J., Ponce de Leon S., Dudley J. and F. Dias 2016 Real world ocean rogue wave explained without the modulation instability, Scientific Reports- NATURE 6, 27715
  • Fedele F., 2016 Are rogue waves really unexpected? Journal of Physical Oceanography 46:1495-1508
  • Fedele F., 2015 On the kurtosis of ocean waves in deep water, Journal of Fluid Mechanics 782: 25–36.
  • Fedele F., O. Abessi and P. J. Roberts 2015 Symmetry reduction of turbulent pipe flows, Journal of Fluid Mechanics,779:390-410 .
PROCEEDINGS
  • Shih P.C., Gallego G, Yezzi A., Fedele F., 2014 Joint 4-D variational stereo reconstruction and camera calibration refinement for oceanic sea state measurements 3th ASME Int. Conf. Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engng, San Francisco, USA, OMAE2014-23653
  • Xiao N., Fedele F., Muhanna R.L. 2013 Inverse problems under uncertainties – an interval solution for the beam finite element, ICOSSAR 2013 11th International Conference on Structural Safety & Reliability, June 16-2, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA (paper MS-IAU07)
  • Xiao N., Muhanna R.L., Mullen R.L., Fedele F., 2013 Interval finite elements for uncertainty in frame structures, ICOSSAR 2013 11th International Conference on Structural Safety & Reliability, June 16-2, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA (paper MS-IAU08)
  • Shih P.C., Gallego G, Yezzi A., Fedele F., 2013 Improving 3-D variational stereo reconstruction of oceanic sea states by camera calibration refinement 32th ASME Int. Conf. Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engng, Nantes, France OMAE2013-10550
  • Gallego G, Yezzi A., Fedele F., Benetazzo B. 2013 Variational Stereo Methods for space-time measurements of ocean waves 32th ASME Int. Conf. Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engng, Nantes, France OMAE2013-10550
PRESENTATIONS
  • Fedele F. 2015 Hopf fibrations of turbulent pipe flows The nineth IMACS International Conference on Nonlinear Evolution Equations and Wave Phenomena: Computation and Theory, Athens Georgia USA (abstract)
  • Fedele F. 2014 “Ocean crest slowdown and geometric phases”, 67th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Nov. 23–25, 2014; San Francisco, USA
  • Fedele F. 2014 “Fiber bundles and geometric phases of turbulent pipe flows”, 67th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Nov. 23–25, 2014; San Francisco, USA
  • Fedele F. 2014 “Continuous symmetries and fiber bundles in pipe flows”, Euromech Colloquium EC565 on SUBCRITICAL TRANSITION TO TURBULENCE May 6-9, Cargese, Corsica, France
  • Gallego F., Shih PC, Benetazzo A., Yezzi A., and Fedele F. 2014 Space-time properties of wind-waves: a new look at directional wave distributions, EGU2014-13508 European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 27- May 02.