Pavlostathis elected an ASCE fellow

Professor Spyros Pavlostathis, who has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

The American Society of Civil Engineers recognized Spyros Pavlostathis’ 30 years of teaching, research and mentoring this spring by naming him a fellow of the society.

Comprised of just 3 percent of all the organization’s members, fellows are reviewed and elected by a special committee for their contributions to civil engineering.

“Knowing well the competitive nature of the ASCE Fellow status, I am humbled and honored to be joining the ranks of colleagues in civil and environmental engineering who have received this award,” Pavlostathis said recently.

“Fellow status is given to select ASCE members who ‘have made celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that change lives around the world.’ For me, it is recognition of an over 30-year academic career in teaching and research, devoted to the preparation of future engineers to address current as well as emerging global challenges.”

Pavlostathis is recognized around the world for his work in environmental biotechnology and bio-process engineering to clean contaminated natural systems and treat wastewater. He joined the Georgia Tech faculty in 1991 and is a board certified environmental engineer.

Over the years, he has been a member of several technical committees for ASCE and served on the editorial board of the Journal of Environment Engineering. He also has supervised dozens of graduate students who’ve gone on to make their own contributions to the field.

“I would like to thank Dr. Steven C. McCutcheon and the ASCE Georgia Section for putting together and endorsing the Fellow application,” Pavlostathis said, “as well as colleagues and past graduate students of mine who are now practicing engineers or academic faculty and provided support letters attesting to my contributions to ASCE.”