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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Not many engineering schools have a leadership scholar on their faculty. The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering does, now that Robert Simon has joined the faculty as an academic professional