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Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs Rafael Bras was recently given the opportunity to serve on the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board.

Bras has an academic background in civil engineering, having served as a professor both in the CEE department and the school of EAS.

“It is an honor to be named to serve on this committee,” Bras said, in a news release. “Georgia Tech’s motto is Progress and Service. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to live up to that ideal and use my own experiences and the strengths of Georgia Tech — from policy assessments, to science, to technologies — for the good of the nation.”

In his new role, Bras will be tasked with providing recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Energy’s basic and applied research and development activities, economic and national security policy, educational and operational issues.

Other board members include researchers from MIT, Stanford, UCLA and professionals from Conoco Phillips and US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.