Geosystems Engineering

Mayne to take expertise on the road as ASCE Geo-Institute Cross-USA lecturer

Professor Paul Mayne, who will be the 2018-2019 Cross-USA Lecturer for the American Society of Civil Engineers' Geo-Institute.

If he’s not in a classroom or his lab, there’s a good chance you’ll find Paul Mayne on an airplane next year.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Drew 7th-graders design, 3-D print, test bio-inspired foundations

3-D printed models of the deep-pile foundations seventh-graders from Atlanta’s Drew Charter School designed as part of a STEM outreach program through the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the NSF-funded Center for Bio-Mediated and Bio-Inspired Geotechnics. (Photo: Jess Hunt-Ralston)

Two months of engineering lessons culminated in this: a 3-D printed plastic model buried in a bucket of sand.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Documenting disaster: Group led by Tech experts gathers key data after major catastrophes to prepare for the next one

Alejandro Martinez collects data in Mexico after a major earthquake in September 2017. Martinez, MSCE 2012, Ph.D. 2015, was part of a team from the Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance Association that traveled to the impact zone to gather “perishable” data about the earthquake to help scientists and engineers prepare for future events. (Photo Courtesy of Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance Association via the Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine)

Just days after a major earthquake struck central Mexico in September 2017, Alejandro Martinez, MSCE 2012, Ph.D. 2015, found himself at the site taking vital measurements of the disaster. “It was a shocking day for everyone,” Martinez says.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Meet the 2018 Terzaghi Lecturer: Rudy Bonaparte

Professor of the Practice Rudy Bonaparte, who will deliver the 2018 Terzaghi Lecture at the ASCE Geo-Institute annual meeting. (Photo Courtesy: Geosyntec Consultants)

The American Society of Civil Engineers Geo-institute has invited Rudy Bonaparte to deliver the nation’s premier geotechnical presentation for 2018, the Karl Terzaghi Lecture.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Atalay picked for 5-member U.S. delegation to young geotech engineers conference

Ph.D. student Fikret Atalay will be part of a five-student delegation from the United States at next year's International Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference in South Korea.

The American Society of Civil Engineers Geo-Institute has selected graduate student Fikret Atalay to represent the United States at an international conference next year. Atalay, who’s entering his fourth year of Ph.D. studies, is one of only five people from the States chosen to attend the International Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Hanumasagar selected for ‘landslide school’ with some of world’s top scholars

Ph.D. student Sangy Hanumasagar will attend the International Research Association on Large Landslides meeting in China this month for two weeks of workshops and high-level courses on landslides.

Ph.D. student Sangy Hanumasagar will join some of the world’s leading experts on landslides in China next week for 10 days of workshops and high-level courses. The International Research Association on Large Landslides gathers post-doctoral researchers and Ph.D. students each year to exchange knowledge and learn from top scholars in the field.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

GEOSTRATA magazine profiles ‘GeoLegend’ Paul Mayne

Professor Paul Mayne

Paul Mayne is the featured ‘GeoLegend’ in the May/June 2016 issue of GEOSTRATA, the magazine of the American Society of Civil Engineers Geo-Institute.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Meet the new Higginbotham Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering: David Frost

Elizabeth and Bill Higginbotham Professor David Frost

Professor David Frost has been named the Elizabeth and Bill Higginbotham Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. School Chair Reginald DesRoches made the appointment after the Higginbotham family created the new professorship earlier this year.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Arson, Suryanarayana win sought-after CAREER awards from NSF

Chloe Arson and Phanish Suryanarayana, winners of CAREER awards from the NSF.

Two assistant professors in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering have won one of the nation’s premiere grants and the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty, the Early Career Development award. Chloe Arson and Phanish Suryanarayana learned of their selection in early January for what are known simply as CAREER awards. The grants recognize the top educators and researchers in the country, those who “exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research,” according to the NSF.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Yellow Jacket loyalty: 5 questions with student-turned-professor Sheng Dai

Assistant Professor Sheng Dai in his lab.

Sheng Dai arrived in Atlanta just a week before classes began for the fall 2015 semester, and it was really a homecoming of sorts. Dai is the newest faculty member in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, arriving after two years at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory. But before that, he spent half a decade in the School, earning his doctorate in civil engineering. He finished in 2013.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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