Faculty & Staff

Tien invited to Arab-American Frontiers Symposium on sensing technology and applications

Some of the world’s brightest scholars gather in Saudi Arabia in December to talk about the latest advances in sensing technologies and networks. The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Iris Tien has been invited to join them.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The real deal: Bill Daniel and Jon Drysdale bring their day jobs into the classroom

Bill Daniel and Jon Drysdale have been tag-teaming the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Geomatics course for nearly two decades, bringing a healthy dose of reality and years of experiences won during careers that have literally spanned the globe. Yet many people in the School have never seen or met the two men.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Tien wins NSF funding to improve reliability of our interdependent infrastructure

The National Science Foundation has awarded Iris Tien $499,920 for a three-year project that will develop new computer models of infrastructure systems and the connections between them. The idea is to create a model that can be used for any infrastructure system — water, power, transportation, or communications, for example — and takes into account each component of the system as well as how the system interacts with other infrastructure.

Thursday, September 17, 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

Researchers develop new 'zippered' origami tubes that fold flat, deploy easily, and still hold considerable weight

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Tokyo have developed a new “zippered tube” configuration that makes paper structures stiff enough to hold weight yet able to fold flat for easy shipping and storage. Their method could be applied to other thin materials, such as plastic or metal, to transform structures ranging from furniture and buildings to microscopic robots.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

DesRoches joins NSF’s engineering advisory committee

School Chair Reginald DesRoches will join the National Science Foundation’s Advisory Committee for Engineering this fall. Engineering Directorate officials invited DesRoches to serve a three-year term starting in October, at the committee’s fall meeting.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Huang’s Gwinnett County water reuse project could be a ‘game changer’ for water utilities

A metro Atlanta county is joining with School of Civil and Environmental Engineering researchers and engineering firm CDM Smith on a water reuse project that could be a model for other communities around the country.

Friday, August 7, 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

Concrete that can clean itself or purify the air? Christian Science Monitor story highlights Kurtis’ research

In a story July 24 about advances in concrete technology, the Christian Science Monitor talked to the School's Kim Kurtis about her work with titanium dioxide in the ubiquitous material used for roads, bridges and buildings.

Monday, July 27, 2015

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