Faculty & Staff

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

Glaucio Paulino Wins J.N. Reddy Medal, Award Named in Honor of Friend, Mentor

Many professional awards are created for giants in their fields as memorials. It’s unusual for the namesake of such an award to be alive. Even more unusual? Winning an award named for a friend and colleague.

Friday, March 12, 2021

DesRoches Shares the 10 C’s of Academic Leadership in Hyatt Lecture

A portrait of Reginald DesRoches on a black background with text

In more than 30 years in academia, Reginald DesRoches has learned a lot about leadership.

As the provost of Rice University, he is the chief academic officer—a role that’s often an arbiter between the interests of a university’s faculty and administration.

Friday, February 26, 2021

LISTEN: Grubert Shares Expertise on What Went Wrong with the Electric Grid in Texas

A snowy residential street with gray skies

Millions of people in Texas are without electricity as winter storms bring frigid temperatures that have crippled the state’s power grid.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Paulino Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Professor Glaucio Paulino, wearing a gray blazer, smiles as he looks to the left

Professor Glaucio Paulino has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest professional distinctions awarded to an engineer. Paulino, the Raymond Allen Jones Chair in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was selected for the honor “for contributions to topology optimization and its applications to medicine and engineering.”

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Webster, Yiacoumi Recognized as Top Teachers

A split image includes a portrait Donald Webster to the left and Sotira Yiacoumi to the right.

Two professors from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering have been recognized by their students for being among the best teachers at Georgia Tech.

Monday, February 1, 2021

Research: Extending Origami Into Untethered Robots and Morphing Devices

This illustration depicts a multifunctional, magnetically responsive origami system, possessing distributed, untethered control capabilities.

A team of researchers from The Ohio State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology has extended the possibility of origami, the ancient art of paper folding, for modern engineering applications such as untethered robotics and morphing devices. 

The researchers demonstrated for the first time a multifunctional, magnetically responsive origami system, possessing distributed, untethered control capabilities. The untethered magnetic actuation separates the power source and controller out of the system, allowing scalable applications.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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