Brian Bledsoe, P.E.

Director, IRIS

Brian Bledsoe is Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia. Brian has over 25 years of experience as a civil and environmental engineer, hydrologist, and environmental scientist in the private and public sectors. He holds degrees from Georgia Tech, North Carolina State University, and Colorado State University. Before entering the professorate, he worked as a consulting engineer and surveyor, and for the State of North Carolina as a watershed restoration specialist and nonpoint source program coordinator. Brian’s research is focused on the interface of engineering, hydrology, and ecology with an emphasis on water quality, stormwater, flood hazards, infrastructure, and restoration of river and wetland ecosystems. He received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2006, served as a Fulbright Scholar in Chile in 2008, and is currently president of the American Ecological Engineering Society. Brian’s advisory activities include the Everglades and Louisiana Coastal Area restoration efforts, the Platte River and San Juan River Recovery Implementation Programs, the Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program, Engineers Without Borders, and collaborative water planning and management with numerous municipal, industrial, and agricultural partners.