Kenneth Hyatt Distinguished Leadership Speaker Series

Spring 2021 Speaker:

 
   
Reggie DesRoches, Rice University Provost and former Karen and John Huff Chair for the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
 

Reggie DesRoches

 

Provost
Rice University
 

 

February 23   |  11 a.m.   |   Virtual

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Reginald DesRoches is a leader in academia and a nationally recognized expert on earthquake resilience. He is the Provost at Rice University, where he also serves as a professor of civil and environmental engineering, and mechanical engineering. DesRoches has strong ties to Georgia Tech, where he was the Karen and John Huff School Chair and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering until 2017. His primary research interests are in design of resilient infrastructure systems under extreme loads and the application of smart materials. DesRoches served as the key technical leader in the United States’ response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake, taking a team of 28 engineers, architects, city planners and social scientists to study the impact of the earthquake. DesRoches will present a lecture entitled "The 10 C's of Academic Leadership."

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The Hyatt Distinguished Leadership Speaker Series brings a distinguished leader to campus each fall and spring who can share wisdom and insight with the School's students and the wider Georgia Tech community. It is made possible by the generous support of Kenneth Hyatt, CE 62, MS IM 66.

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