Faculty & Staff

Research: Water Pipe Technology Kills Microorganisms with Localized Electric Field

An illustration depicts how the device would inactivate pathogens in drinking water using an electic field

Researchers in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering have developed a device that kills pathogens in drinking water using an electric field. The tubular system can fit inside water distributions systems to deliver safe drinking water.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Rafael L. Bras to Step Down as Georgia Tech's Provost, Remain as CEE Professor

Portrait of Georgia Tech Provost Rafael L. Bras

Georgia Tech Provost Rafael L. Bras will step down around Sept. 1, following a decade as the Institute’s chief academic officer. Bras will remain at Tech as a professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Sherman Uses Emerging Technologies to Repair and Preserve Bridges

Most of us take for granted the roads and bridges we travel every day. What we don’t know is that almost four in 10 bridges are 50 years or older. Many of the nation’s bridges are approaching the end of their design life, and 614,387 bridges in the U.S. earned a grade of C+ on the American Society for Civil Engineering’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Researchers Receive $1.7 Million Grant to Build Robot for Sub-surface Soil Exploration

rendering of the proposed "Burrowing Robot with Integrated Sensing System"

An interdisciplinary research group from Georgia Tech has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to design an advanced self-propelled robot to explore the subsurface and record a range of signals as it advances.


Friday, December 6, 2019

Research On Large Storm Waves Could Help Lessen Their Impact On Coasts

When cyclones or other massive oceanic storms make landfall, their giant waves batter coastlines and sometimes cause widespread damage. Now, an international team of researchers has analyzed months of data of large nearshore waves to provide new insights that could help improve the designs of a variety of coastal structures from seaports to seawalls to better withstand destructive waves.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Energy Regulation Rollbacks Threaten Progress Against Harmful Ozone

Coal-fired power plant in central Wyoming billowing smoke

Pollutants from coal-fired power plants help make ground-level ozone, and a warming world exacerbates that. Recent rollbacks of U.S. energy regulations may speed climate change, keep pollutants coming, and thus slow the fight against harmful ozone, according to a new study.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Georgia Tech Hosts Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion on Transportation Infrastructure

Ellen Dunham Jones, Chuck Marohn and Kari Watkins talk about transportation infrastructure

As new roads and buildings pop up in communities around the country, Chuck Marohn believes that the way that the United States is—and has been—developing for decades is  actually largely counterproductive. Marohn is the founder and president of Strong Towns, an organization dedicated to creating more resilient communities through strategic growth. Marohn visited Georgia Tech for a conversation about the future of urban design and transportation hosted by professors Ellen Dunham-Jones and Kari Watkins. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019


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