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Investing in America’s infrastructure: Faculty weigh in on what to address in proposed infrastructure legislation

Cars and trucks drive on an interchange with roads branching off in several directions.

A bipartisan group of senators has announced a $1.2 trillion infrastructure framework, which aims to make transformational investments in infrastructure for transportation, clean water, universal broadband, renewable energy, remediation of legacy pollution, and resilience to the changing climate.

Friday, July 2, 2021

Reusable Ionic Liquid Enables Extraction of Precious Rare-earth Elements from Coal Fly Ash

A close up of coal ash and a silver instrument in a dish held by hands in white latex gloves

Researchers from Georgia Tech’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering have discovered a way to extract rare-earth elements—essential ingredients for nearly all modern electronics—from the ash left behind at coal-burning power plants using a non-toxic ionic liquid.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Mokhtarian Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

A portrait of Professor Patricia Mokhtarian

Professor Patricia Mokhtarian has been named the 2021 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association for Travel Behaviour Research for her significant contributions to the field.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Srinivas Peeta Receives 2020 Matthew G. Karlaftis Best Paper Award

A portrait of Professor Srinivas Peeta

Srinivas Peeta, who holds the Frederick R. Dickerson Chair in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a joint appointment in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, has been recognized with the 2020 Matthew G. Karlaftis Best Paper Award.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Research Lays Foundation for Partial Cloaking of Holes in Elastic Plates from Stress Waves

Arash Yavari stands in front of shelves stacked with colorful books

In their latest research into the feasibility of cloaking, Professor Arash Yavari and Dr. Ashkan Golgoon, PhD CE 20, found that while it’s not possible to fully protect plates from stress waves, a partial protection—or cloaking— is possible.


Monday, May 10, 2021

Grubert Contributes to New Report - "On the Path to an Equitable Energy Transition"

A black and white portrait of Assistant Professor Emily Grubert in front of green and blue graphics of the earth, environment and infrastructure.

Emily Grubert, assistant professor in the Georgia Tech School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has contributed to a new report from Resources for the Future (RFF) entitled, "On the Path to an Equitable Energy Transition." RFF is an independent, nonprofit, non-partisan research institution in Washington, DC.

Monday, May 10, 2021

Sheng Dai Earns Tenure

Assistant Professor Sheng Dai has earned tenure at Georgia Tech and been promoted to associate professor, effective in August.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

CEE Faculty Recognized for Excellence by Georgia Tech

A composite photo on a gold background. From left: Professor Susan Burns, Professor Adjo Amekudzi-Kennedy and Professor Kostas Konstantinidis

Three professors from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering have been honored for their significant contributions to Georgia Tech through teaching, research and global engagement.

Professors Adjo Amekudzi-Kennedy, Susan Burns and Kostas Konstantinidis were selected for the prestigious awards by a committee of their peers, who judged their nominations against other faculty members from around the Institute.

Friday, April 23, 2021

Marine Animals Inspire New Approaches to Structural Topology Optimization

PhD Student Emily Sanders, left, and Professor Glaucio Paulino, right, hold red 3-D printed models as they stand on a campus sidewalk surrounded by greenery.

A mollusk and shrimp are two unlikely marine animals that are playing a very important role in engineering. The bodies of both animals illustrate how natural features, like the structures of their bones and shells, can be borrowed to enhance the performance of engineered structures and materials, like bridges and airplanes. 

Thursday, April 15, 2021


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