Brian Bledsoe, Ph.D., P.E.


Brian Bledsoe, Ph.D., P.E.

Building 1132 I-STEM-2, Rm. 3214
302 East Campus Road
Athens, GA 30602

UGA AA Professor in Resilient Infrastructure

Brian Bledsoe is founding director of the Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems at UGA. He has over 35 years of experience as a civil engineer, hydrologist, and environmental scientist in the private and public sectors. Prior to becoming a professor, Brian worked as a consulting engineer and surveyor, and for the State of North Carolina as a watershed restoration engineer and coordinator of statewide water quality programs. Brian’s research is focused on infrastructure systems, water resources, stormwater and flood management, ecosystem restoration, and community resilience. Brian has led numerous interdisciplinary projects supported by NSF, DoD, USEPA, USDA, NCHRP, BOR, state and local governments, and private sector partners.

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, 1999
  • M.S., Restoration Ecology, Forestry, and Hydrology, North Carolina State University, 1993
  • B.ME., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1987
Awards & Honors
  • Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Fulbright Scholar (Chile), 2008
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2006
Areas of Expertise
  • Hydrology, hydraulics, and fluvial geomorphology
  • Ecological engineering and ecosystem restoration
  • Urban streams, stormwater, and floodplain networks
  • Water-centered planning for sustainability and resilience
  • Watershed management
  • Water quality / quantity interface

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