Environmental Engineering

Xie Recognized as Emerging Investigator

Assistant Professor Xing Xie has received the Emerging Investigator Award from the Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization.

The Emerging Investigator Award recognizes scientists and engineers that have demonstrated significant impact on research, teaching, service and leadership in the field of sustainable nanotechnology.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Georgia Tech Team Wins Grand Challenge Award in ASCE Innovation Contest

A team from Georgia Tech has won the Grand Challenge Award from the American Society of Civil Engineering’s Innovation Contest with a concept that could change the way engineers detect microplastics in water.

The award is the latest accomplishment for the recent Tech graduates, who began working on their innovative device called River Recon as a senior design project and are now in the process of filing a patent for their prototype.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Research: Shuttering Fossil Fuel Power Plants May Cost Less Than Expected

A map of the United States uses color to illustrate the lifespan of existing power plants

Decarbonizing U.S. electricity production will require both construction of renewable energy sources and retirement of power plants now operated by fossil fuels. A generator-level model described in the Dec. 4 issue of the journal Science suggests that most fossil fuel power plants could complete normal lifespans and still close by 2035 because so many facilities are nearing the end of their operational lives.

Friday, December 4, 2020

From Wastewater to Farm-Fresh Produce

A yellow lift drops a white shipping container next to a brick building.

Every day, an estimated 34 billion gallons of wastewater is processed in treatment facilities across the country, according to the EPA. Now, some of that wastewater will be treated right on campus next to the Center Street Apartments and eventually used to grow fresh produce.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Covid-19 Response: Monitoring Air Quality

a commercial airplane viewed from below is flying against a blue sky with white clouds

The airline industry has undoubtedly been one of the hardest-hit by the coronavirus as people abandoned trips on tightly packed airplanes to avoid exposure. This almost immediate world-wide drop in air travel in early 2020 presented researchers with an unprecedented opportunity to study how emissions from air travel affect the air we breathe.

Monday, November 2, 2020

Covid-19 Response: Wastewater-Based Epidemiology

Associate Professor Joe Brown is among 60 researchers who have created a global collaborative to learn more about the spread of Covid-19 through wastewater. In a paper published in Environmental Science & Technology, the researchers explained that RNA from the coronavirus is shed in the feces of those infected with Covid-19. This allows researchers to survey sewage for virus RNA, a process they refer to as wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE).

Friday, October 9, 2020

Huang Appointed Turnipseed Family Chair

Professor Ching-Hua Huang has been appointed the Turnipseed Family Chair, a new endowed position in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Student Team Creates Microplastics Detection Device

The four members of the student team River Recon pose in front of the Atlanta skyline

Covid-19 forced the academic year to be completed remotely, but it didn’t stop hardworking students from showcasing their impressive senior design projects. The spring 2020 design teams gave their presentations virtually in lieu of the Capstone Design Expo that typically marks the end of the semester for graduating seniors.  

Friday, June 12, 2020

Luo receives ACS Graduate Student Award

The American Chemical Society has honored a School of Civil and Environmental Engineering doctoral student for his research productivity and academic performance.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

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