Faculty member Britney Schmidt selected by NASA for the Science Definition Team for the next major space telescope.


Assistant Professor Britney E. Schmidt has been selected to be on the Science Definition Team for the next major space telescope.  The three-year term will allow Dr. Schmidt to have input on the direction of the next decade of Astrophysics research.

Huber research group published in Nature Online


Former postdoctoral fellow Andrea Parmigiani, Ph.D. candidates Salah Faroughi and Yanqing Su, and associate professor Chris Huber were published in Nature for their paper  “Bubble accumulation and its role in the evolution of magma reservoirs in the upper crust”

PhD student Amanda Cavazos wins award


Earth & Atmospheric Sciences 2nd year PhD student Amanda Cavazos was awarded Second Place Best Talk for her presentation "Abiotic nitrous oxide production: A Kinetic and Field Study" at the 3rd Annual Southeastern Biogeochemistry Symposium? (website: 

EAS faculty members receive promotions


Earth & Atmospheric Sciences is pleased to announce the promotions of faculty members Joe Dufek, Chris Huber, and Zhigang Peng.  Joe Dufek has been promoted to Professor.  Chris Huber has been granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor.  Zhigang Peng has been promoted to Professor.  All promotions are affective Fall 2016.

Dr. Dana Hartley receives the 2016 Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Advising Award


Congratulations to Dr. Dana Hartley for receiving the 2016 Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Advising Award. 

Faculty member Peter Webster receives 2016 Sigma Xi Sustained Research Award


Peter Webster has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Sigma Xi Sustained Research Award, a prestigious internal honor at Georgia Tech.

The award is given to a faculty member in recognition of outstanding sustained research in a given area.

Faculty members Rodney Weber and Thanos Nenes in Nature Geoscience


CITATION: Rodney J. Weber, Hongyu Guo, Amistead G. Russell and Athanasios Nenes, “High aerosol acidity despite declining atmospheric sulfate concentrations over the past 15 years,” (Nature Geoscience, 2016).

Faculty member Yuanzhi Tang awarded NSF CHEM-OCE grant

EAS faculty member Yuanzhi Tang has been awarded an NSF CHEM-OCE grant. 

Collaborative Research: Exploring the role of exogenous polyphosphate in the precipitation of calcium phosphate minerals in the marine environment

For more information, please see the NSF website: