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


UGA AA Professor in Resilient Infrastructure

Phone: 706-542-7249


0712M Boyd Graduate Research Building
200 D.W. Brooks Drive
Athens, Georgia 30602
United States

Dr. Bledsoe has over 25 years of experience as an engineer, hydrologist, and environmental scientist in the private and public sectors. Before entering the professorate, he worked in the private sector as a consulting engineer and surveyor, and for the State of North Carolina as a watershed restoration specialist and state nonpoint source program coordinator. Brian’s research is focused on the interface of hydrology, ecology, and urban water sustainability with an emphasis on green infrastructure including streams, floodplains, and stormwater systems. He received an NSF CAREER Award in 2006, and served as a Fulbright Scholar in Chile in 2008. 

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 and Honors

  • Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Fulbright Scholar (Chile), 2008
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2006

Area of Specialty

  • 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

Publications and Scholarly Articles

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Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems