Geosystems Engineering

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

Fritz leads survey team to examine dam breaks after South Carolina flooding

A team of scientists led by the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Hermann Fritz has just returned from a four-day reconnaissance mission in South Carolina assessing damage after record-breaking rainfall flooded large swaths of the state. They found several of the dams they inspected failed before they were overtopped by water.

Friday, October 16, 2015

AUDIO: Arson talks fracking in Georgia on WABE

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Chloe Arson appeared on WABE’s Closer Look September 9 to help explore the risks and rewards of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in Georgia.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Using nature’s roadmap: Frost helps lead new NSF center that could change the face of geotechnical engineering

An $18.5 million investment from the National Science Foundation will help researchers at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech — along with colleagues at Arizona State, New Mexico State, and the University of California, Davis — tap into the lessons nature teaches us and, potentially, revolutionize geotechnical engineering in the process.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Nation’s No. 2 transportation official gets up-close view of Tech researchers’ innovations

The U.S. deputy secretary of transportation spent Monday at Georgia Tech talking about transportation infrastructure and seeing some of the ways researchers are helping improve the design, monitoring and creation of that infrastructure. Victor Mendez’s visit included conversations with School of Civil and Environmental Engineering students and faculty members.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Martinez wins Golder Foundation scholarship for his work on site characterization tools

Ph.D. student Alejandro Martinez is among the winners of the first Golder Foundation Awards. Martinez, who is studying with David Frost, won second place for his poster in the ground engineering category.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Canadian Geotechnical Journal says Niazi and Mayne's paper one of year's most important

A paper authored by two School of Civil and Environmental Engineering researchers is one of the most significant of the year published in the Canadian Geotechnical Journal, according to the publication’s editors.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Rethinking what (and how) we teach geotechnical engineers

An international group of geotechnical scholars is working to reimagine how they teach soil mechanics, hoping to close a gap between what students learn and what they actually need to know to work in the field or pursue a research career. The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Chloe Arson is helping lead the endeavor.

Friday, September 26, 2014


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