Faculty Profile


  • Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago 2020
  • M.S. Wright State University 2010
  • B.S. Wright State University 2008

Dr. Bozeman is an industrial ecologist committed to fostering equitable climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies. His current work focuses on the sociodemographic impacts of the food-energy-water nexus, equity applications in energy and environmental systems, and urban carbon management strategies. Dr. Bozeman specializes in developing novel approaches, datasets, and policy proposals using core methodologies such as life cycle assessment, scenario analysis, and survey administration.

He spent over a decade in the public and private sectors as an energy and environmental practitioner before joining Georgia Tech as an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. As his courtesy appointment in the School of Public Policy suggests, Dr. Bozeman’s research involves cross-disciplinary collaboration. He has previously published award-winning content with psychology and economic experts, with public health experts, and intends to continue addressing the complex and ‘wicked’ challenges of our time in this manner.


  • Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Food-Energy-Water Nexus
  • Equity, Justice, and Social-Inclusivity Applications
  • Sustainable Urban Systems


  • Publication Excellence in Environmental Engineering Science - 2020 Association of Environmental Engineering Science Professors (AEESP)/Mary Ann Liebert
  • Top Downloaded Paper 2018-2019 - Journal of Industrial Ecology (Wiley Publishing)
  • Bayer Diversity STEM Fellowship - 2018-2020 Monsanto (includes research support)
  • 3-Minute-Thesis Winner: 1st Place – 2018 University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship – 2017–2018 University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Young Energy Professional of the Year Award: Region III – 2015 The Association of Energy Engineers
  • Best Student Paper Award – Won award for technical paper and presentation; 2008 ASEE NCSC


  • Bozeman III, J.F., Springfield, S., and Theis, T.L. (2020). Meeting EAT-Lancet Food Consumption, Nutritional, and Environmental Health Standards: A U.S. Case Study across Racial and Ethnic Subgroups. Environmental Justice, 13(5): 160-172. https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1089/env.2020.0018​.
  • Bozeman, J.F., Bozeman, R., and Theis, T.L. (2020). Overcoming climate change adaptation barriers: A study on food-energy-water impacts of the average American diet by demographic group. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 24(2): 383-399. https://doi.org/10.1111/jiec.12859.
  • Bozeman, J.F., Ashton, W.S., and Theis, T.L. (2019). Distinguishing Environmental Impacts of Household Food-Spending Patterns Among U.S. Demographic Groups. Environmental Engineering Science, 36(7): 763-777. https://doi.org/10.1089/ees.2018.0433.
  • Bozeman III, J.F. and Huang, H. (2011). Structural Characteristics of Bimetallic Catalysts Supported on Nano-Ceria. Journal of Nanomaterials, 329757: 1-6. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/329757.
  • Bozeman, J.F., Mulrow, J., Derrible, S., and Theis, T.L. (​2020). Urban Carbon Management Strategies​ (Chapter 13 of the book titled "Advances in Carbon Management Technologies"). CRC Press. 2, 229-249. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.1201/9781003056157-15/urban-carbon-management-strategies-joe-bozeman-john-mulrow-sybil-derrible-thomas-theis.
  • Bozeman, J., Marruffo, A., Barney, I., Jackson, A., Mukhopadhyay, S., and Huang, H. (2011). Synthesis and Characteristics of Nano-ceria Supported Bimetallic Catalysts for S-tolerant SOFCs. ECS Transactions, 35(1): 1689-1696. https://corescholar.libraries.wright.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1059&context=mme.