Rafael L. Bras
Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, College of Sciences
Provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, Dr. Bras oversees all of Georgia Tech’s academic and related units, including the colleges, the library, international relationships, professional education, and enrollments. He is also responsible for the adoption of new educational technologies and the Institute’s efforts pertaining to on-line education at all levels.
Dr. Bras completed undergraduate and graduate education at MIT, culminating with a Doctor of Science degree. For 32 years he was a professor at MIT before becoming Distinguished Professor and Dean of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UC-Irvine.
He is an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of AGU, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Meteorological Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a member of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board. Recently the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) named Bras the 2014 National Hispanic Scientist of the Year.