Susan Burns

Susan Burns

Susan E. Burns, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE is a Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Associate Chair for Administration and Finance at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Dr. Burns earned a B.C.E. Civil Engineering (1990), M.S. Civil Engineering (1996), M.S. Environmental Engineering (1996), and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (1997), all from Georgia Tech. After completing her Ph.D., Professor Burns joined the faculty at the University of Virginia where she served for over seven years.

Chloé Arson

Chloé Arson

Dr. Chloé Arson is a Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Cornell University and an adjunct faculty in the Schools of CEE and Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). She earned her Ph.D. at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (France) in 2009. She was an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University from 2009 to 2012. Then, she worked as an Assistant Professor (2012-2016), Associate Professor (2016-2022) and Professor (2022-2023) in the Georgia Tech School of CEE. Dr.

Yong Kwon Cho


Dr. Yong Cho, MSCE '97, has returned to CEE as an associate professor. Cho comes to Georgia Tech most recently from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, where he taught construction engineering, construction management, and architectural engineering after earning his doctorate at the University of Texas in 2000. A 2011 recipient of the NSF Early Career Award, his research interests include construction automation, robotics, and transportation.

Arash Yavari

Arash  Yavari

Professor Yavari joined the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in January 2005. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 1997. He continued his studies at The George Washington University where he obtained an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2000. He then moved to Pasadena, CA and obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Applied Mechanics option with minor in Mathematics) from the California Institute of Technology in 2005.

Yang Wang

Yang Wang

Dr. Yang Wang joined Georgia Tech faculty in 2007.  With a B.E. and an M.S. degree in Civil Engineering awarded by Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, he received a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering at Stanford University in 2007, as well as an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering.  Dr.

Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart

Dr. Lauren Stewart joined the Georgia Institute of Technology, Civil & Environmental Engineering faculty as an assistant professor in August 2013. She was promoted to Associate Professor, with tenure in 2019. She received her B.S. in Structural Engineering from the University of California, San Diego in 2004 and her Ph.D. in Structural Engineering also from the University of California, San Diego in 2010. She is a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow, an US Air Force Summer Faculty Fellow, and a 2017 Rising Star in Structural Engineering.

Rafi Muhanna


Dr. Muhanna is an associate professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. He obtained his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Damascus in 1972, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the area of Solid and Structural Mechanics in 1976 and 1979, respectively from the Higher Institute for Structure and Architecture, Sofia, Bulgaria. He joined the faculty at the University of Damascus, Syria in 1980, and has also served on the faculty at Case Western Reserve University, Ohio and the University of Maryland (1991-2000).Dr.

Kimberly Kurtis

Kimberly Kurtis

Dr. Kimberly (Kim) E. Kurtis is Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. She has served as Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Scholarship in the College of Engineering since 2014 and was interim chair of the School for the 2017-2018 academic year. Dr. Kurtis earned her BSE in civil engineering from Tulane University under a Deans Honor Scholarship and her Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, where she was a Henry Hilp Fellow and a National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow.