EAS Faculty Rodney Weber & Andrew Newman receive recognition
At a presentation ceremony on Aug. 23, 2016, the College of Sciences will recognize three faculty members for exceptional mentoring of colleagues. Included is Rodney J. Weber, a professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.
The annual College of Sciences Award for Faculty Mentorship is presented to exemplary senior faculty who provide guidance to help junior faculty advance in their careers. The award is supported by Georgia Tech’s ADVANCE program to foster the successful development of collegiate educators in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
College of Sciences Names 2016 Cullen-Peck Fellows - Awards recognize innovative research of Tamara Bogdanovic,Andrew Newman, Frank Stewart, and Lewis Wheaton.
Dr. Rodney Weber obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 1995 from University of Minnesota and joined Georgia Tech as an Assistant Professor in 1998. His areas of research include tropospheric aerosol particles and development of particle measurement systems. In 2010 he won the EAS Outstanding Faculty Research Author Award and recently the College of Sciences Faculty Mentorship award. Rodney is also a member of both American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) and American Geophysical Union (AGU).
Andrew (Andy) Newman
Andrew Newman, Associate Professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, graduated from Northwestern University with a PhD in Geological Sciences in 2000. Newman arrived at Georgia Tech as an Assistant Professor in 2005, and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2011. Newman’s research focuses on deformation and failure of the earth’s lithosphere in seismic and volcanic regions, broadly defined as earthquake and volcano physics through predominantly field-based methods. Other research includes geologic hazards, and evaluation of tsunami generation and warning from large earthquakes. While his focus is fundamental research, most projects have direct ties to geologic hazards. Since submitting his tenure package in 2010, Newman’s most substantial contributions include the successful forecast and modeling of a significant earthquake, the real-time warning of a damaging tsunami earthquake, and the capture of an unusual and threatening period of inflationary unrest at a large, potentially dangerous volcano.