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Cecil B. Day Presents Dr. Rafael L. Bras

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and the
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
K. Harrison Brown Family Chair
Georgia Institute of Technology

Rafael L. Bras is the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Bras is a professor and the K. Harrison Brown Family Chair in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. Bras was distinguished professor and dean of the School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. For 32 years prior, he was a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was Institute faculty chair, head of the Civil and Environmental Engineering department, and director of the Ralph M. Parsons Laboratory. He has served as advisor to the National Science Foundation, the National Research Council and the NASA Advisory Committee, among others.

He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the Academy of Arts and Sciences of Puerto Rico. His awards include the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Award Hall of Fame, AGU Horton Medal, NASA Public Service Medal, and the Clarke Prize, among others. He chaired a panel that supervised the design and construction of a multibillion-dollar project to protect the city of Venice from floods. He has published two textbooks, more than 225 refereed journal publications, and several hundred other publications.

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