Brian Bledsoe, the University of Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor in Resilient Infrastructure, has been named the 2017 Georgia Engineer of the Year in Education by the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers.
Bledsoe’s teaching and research is focused on water quality, stormwater and flood hazards, infrastructure and ecosystem restoration. He is the inaugural director of UGA’s Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems, a cross-disciplinary research team that empowers communities and businesses to transform and adapt their infrastructure for environmental change, extreme weather and climate-related events such as floods.
The Engineer of the Year Awards, presented annually by the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers, honor licensed engineers who have made outstanding contributions to the engineering profession and the public good. Judging criteria include professional registration, education, continuing education and technical development, involvement in professional and technical societies, civic and humanitarian activities, and engineering achievements.
GSPE honored Bledsoe and other award recipients at the Georgia Engineering Awards ceremony Feb. 24 at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead.