Jacob Townsend

Master's Student

United States

I Grew up in Atlanta, GA, and after I graduated high school in 2016, I started out at Kennesaw State University as a Mechanical Engineering Student. In 2018, I transferred to the University of Georgia College of Engineering with the same major. In 2019 I changed majors to Civil Engineering and graduated in 2021. Now I am a Master's Student in Civil and Environmental Engineering with an emphasis in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering studying and researching Soil Mechanics. My education path has allowed me to play in the dirt and love doing it. Go Dawgs!


  • Soil Mechanics
  • Remote Sensing
  • Machine Learning
  • Subgrade performance 

Major Professor

Sung-Hee "Sonny" Kim, Ph.D.


Kim Geomaterials and Testing Lab


B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Georgia, 2021