James Frost

James Frost

Elizabeth & Bill Higginbotham Professor; School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Group Coordinator; Geosystems Engineering Group

James David Frost is the Elizabeth and Bill Higginbotham Professor of civil engineering. He received B.A.I and B.A. degrees in civil engineering and mathematics, respectively, from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland in 1980 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering in 1986 and 1989 from Purdue University. Prior to serving as a member of the faculty at Purdue University and Georgia Tech, he worked in industry in Ireland and Canada on a range of natural resource related projects ranging from tailings impoundments to artificial sand islands in the Arctic for oil exploration. At Georgia Tech, where he has been for almost 20 years, he has served as head of the Geosystems Engineering Group and as founding director of the Georgia Tech Regional Engineering Program and subsequently the Georgia Tech Savannah campus.



Office Location:
Mason 2285

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    Georgia Institute of Technology

    College of Engineering
    School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Research Focus Areas:
  • Materials and Nanotechnology
  • Additional Research:

    micro and nanomechanics; Geomaterials; Composites; Sustainable Communities

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