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:

EAS Faculty elected as AAAS Fellows for 2015

Jean Lynch-Stieglitz and Paul H. Wine have been recognized as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for 2015. The recognition is given by their peers based on their distinguished contributions to science on their fields.


Professor Lynch-Stieglitz has been acknowledged for her “physical oceanography approaches to the study of transient circulation changes during ice ages, providing a window into the ocean’s interaction with today’s climate change.”