iGEM/ejge portrait of a geotechnical engineer

(This photo is old 1995)
A new photo (2004) is here


Dr. Clough received his B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology ("Georgia Tech") in 1964 and 1965, respectively. He received his Ph.D. in 1969 from the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Clough has been a member of the faculty at Duke University, Stanford University, Virginia Tech, and the University of Washington. Clough was Head of the Department of Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech from 1983-1990. Beginning in 1990, he served as Dean of Virginia Tech's College of Engineering, a position he held for three years.

Dr. Clough is a cofounder of USUCGER, US Universities Council of Geotechnical Engineering Research. He served as USUCGER's first president in 1993. The same year he became the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Washington, a position he held until he returned to his alma mater. In 1994, Dr. G. Wayne Clough became the tenth President of the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Dr. Clough's research interests lie in geotechnical engineering, including studies of earthquakes, numerical analysis, soil-structure interaction, in-situ testing, and underground openings. Dr. Clough has published over 120 papers and reports and six book chapters.

Dr. Clough is the recipient of a number of national awards and honors for teaching and research, including a total of seven from the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is one of a handful of civil engineers to have been twice awarded Civil Engineering's oldest recognition, the Norman Medal, the first in 1982 and most recently in 1996. Other recognitions by the American Society of Civil Engineers include the 1991 State of the Art Award and the 1994 Karl Terzaghi Lectureship. He received the George Westinghouse Award from the American Society of Engineering Education 1986 for outstanding teaching. In 1990, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Active in national and local professional and volunteer service work, Clough's current service includes: Executive Committee of the National Council on Competitiveness, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Directors, and the President's Advisory Board of The Science Coalition. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Atlanta, the Executive Committee of Central Atlanta Progress, the Board of Directors of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and a Trustee of Georgia Research Alliance. Clough also serves on the Board of Advisors for the Noro-Moseley Partners, the southeast's largest venture capital fund.

Mete Oner and Paul Mayne,
September 2000