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 an Associate 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. He is the faculty advisor for the Master of Science degree in Digital Design and Fabrication.
Prof. Gentry is the chair of ASTM D30.10, Composites for Civil Structures and an expert on the development of test methods and building materials. He leads a four-year effort to develop BIM processes and tools for the masonry industry (see www.bimformasonry.org). He is an expert in the design, modeling, and testing of complex structures – having recently completed a U.S. Patent for a photovoltaic mounting and racking system using composite materials. He is also the principal investigator on a Department of Energy project to develop self-consolidating concrete for externally-reinforced concrete structures.
Professor Gentry co-teaches a course on environmental impacts and energy use in buildings, Green Construction, and an applied housing studio, Zero Energy Housing, with Georgia Tech colleagues Godfried Augenbroe and Michael Gamble. He is the author of “Building Systems, Controls, and Automation”, published in Design and Construction of High Performance Homes, Franca Trubiano, editor.
ASTM Distinguished Service Award, 2016
ASTM President’s Leadership Award, 2011.
Collins, Jeffrey and Gentry, Russell (2017) “Knowledge Base for Architectural Detailing” in Fioravanti, A, Cursi, S, Elahmar, S, Gargaro, S, Loffreda, G, Novembri, G, Trento, A (eds.), ShoCK! - Sharing Computational Knowledge! - Proceedings of the 35th eCAADe Conference - Volume 2, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy, 20-22 September 2017, pp. 657-666.
Gentry, T.R., Javaid, A., Chen, M. and Scott, D. (2016) “Bearing Strength of Small-Diameter Self-Tapping Fasteners in Hybrid Steel-FRP Connections”, 8th International Conference on Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2016), December 14-16, 2016, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Shahmiri, Fereshteh and Gentry, Russell (2016) “A Survey of Cable-Suspended Robots and their Application in Architecture and Construction”, Congress of Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics (SiGraDi 2016), November 9-11, 2016, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Cavieres, Andres, Eastman Charles and Gentry, Russell (2016) “A Process-Driven Representation Schema for Masonry Wall Assemblies”, 33rd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC 2016), July 18 to 21, 2016, Auburn, Alabama.
Baerlecken, Daniel, Swarts, Matthew and Gentry, Russell (2014), “Structural, Deployable Folds - Design and Simulation of Biological Inspired Folded Structures”, International Journal of Architectural Computing, Vol. 12, No. 3, 243-262.
Sharif, S., T.R. Gentry, J. Yen, and J.N. Goodman (2013) “Kinetic Solar Panels: A Transformative and Expandable Geometric System for Photovoltaic Structures” International Journal of Architectural Computing, 11:2.
Gentry, T. Russell, (2011), “Performance of glued-laminated timbers with FRP shear and flexural reinforcement”, Journal of Composites for Construction, American Society of Civil Engineers, v 15, n 5, p 861-870, September-October 2011.
Cavieres, Andres, Gentry, Russell, and Al-Haddad, Tristan, (2011), “Knowledge-based parametric tools for concrete masonry walls: Conceptual design and preliminary structural analysis,” Automation in Construction, Elsevier, 20: 716–728.
ARCH 6252: Structures 2
CEE 6544: Structural Modeling
ARCH 8832: Building Systems and Data
ARCH 6506: Construction Materials, Systems, and Fabrications