Associate Chair & Professor Josef Dufek has been chosen for the inaugural Emerging Leaders Program at Georgia Tech


Associate Chair & Professor Josef Dufek has been chosen for the inaugural Emerging Leaders Program at Georgia Tech.

This fall, the Office of the Provost is partnering with the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (ILE) and the Office of Graduate Education and Faculty Development to host the first cohort of the Emerging Leaders Program.

In May, interested individuals were invited to either self-nominate or nominate a colleague. Of the 62 applications received for the 2016–17 program year, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Rafael L. Bras, in consultation with an advisory committee, chose 16 participants, ensuring institutional level perspective and a balanced representation across Colleges and Schools and across associate and full professors. The field of candidates has all attained tenure.

"Fostering and mentoring the qualities of good leadership is essential for our goal of institutional effectiveness and providing good stewardship of the present and future of the Institute,” said Bras. "Georgia Tech has an extraordinary pool of talented individuals that are willing and actively seek opportunities to lead. This new program will help those individuals achieve the most of their potential, and contribute to develop a pool of future academic leaders that will serve us and the broader national academic community well."

Excerpt from the article:  Inaugural Emerging Leaders Program Participants Selected for Fall 2016


Josef Dufek

Dr. Josef Dufek’s research is primarily focused on the application of fluid dynamics to understand mass and energy transfer in geological processes, with particular emphasis on volcanic systems. Most processes in nature involve multiple phases: for instance, ash particles interacting with a turbulent gas carrier phase in an explosive volcanic eruption or bubbles exsolving and interacting with magma in a conduit. One of his research's goals is to delineate how multiphase interactions contribute to the structure and composition of igneous systems, and the role of such interactions in determining the dynamics and deposit architecture of volcanic flows. He received his Ph.D. in Earth and Space Science from the University of Washington in 2006. After his Post Doctoral Fellowship at UC Berkeley, he joined the Georgia Tech faculty in 2008.


Photo Left:  Dr. Josef Dufek