Russell Gentry

Associate Dean for Faculty


Ph.D. Civil Engineering (Structures), University of Michigan, 1992
M.S. (Civil Engineering), Georgia Institute of Technology,1986
B.S. (Civil Engineering), Georgia Institute of Technology, 1985


Russell Gentry is Professor of Architecture and Civil Engineering (by courtesy) and a licensed structural engineer. He teaches graduate courses in building structures, computationally-driven fabrication and construction, and building integration. He is affiliated with the design computing faculty in the School of Architecture and the structural engineering and mechanics of materials faculty in the School of Civil Engineering.  

Prof. Gentry is the chair of ASTM D30.10, Composites for Civil Structures and an expert on the development of test methods for composite materials. He is a fellow of the International Institute for Fiber Composites (IIFC). He is the Georgia Tech principal investigator on the NSF-sponsored international initiative to develop alternative uses for decommissioned composite wind turbine blades ( 

Gentry is the Acting Director of the Digital Building Laboratory (DBL) an applied research lab in the College of Design, focusing on computational design, building information modeling, and information technology in the AEC industry. He serves as the Associate Dean for Faculty in the College of Design.