Joe Bozeman III
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, United States
Member ID 1661
Member since Sep 30, 2017
Status Active


Dr. Bozeman is an industrial ecologist committed to fostering equitable climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies. His current work focuses on the sociodemographic impacts of the food-energy-water nexus, equity applications in energy and environmental systems, and urban carbon management strategies. Dr. Bozeman specializes in developing novel approaches, datasets, and policy proposals using core methodologies such as life cycle assessment, scenario analysis, and survey administration.

He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and spent over a decade in the public and private sectors as an energy and environmental practitioner before joining Georgia Tech as an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. As his courtesy appointment in the School of Public Policy suggests, Dr. Bozeman’s research involves cross-disciplinary collaboration. He has previously published award-winning content with psychology and economic experts, with public health experts, and intends to continue addressing the complex and ‘wicked’ challenges of our time in this manner.


Dr. Bozeman originally hails from Dayton, Ohio. His research began in sustainable energy development. After serving as an energy and environmental practitioner for several years, he shifted his research to matters of climate change adaptation/mitigation. Dr. Bozeman's current research focuses on developing equitable solutions for socioecological, urban carbon management, and food-energy-water nexus challenges. His award-winning work has been featured in major media outlets such as Popular Science, the Geographical Magazine, and NPR.

He really enjoys cross-disciplinary collaboration and believes approaching research questions in this way is a must for addressing the complex, 'wicked' challenges of our time. On a personal level, he also enjoys sound engineering (various genres), multimedia production (including for science communication), watching and participating in sports/athletics, and video game playing when time permits (role-playing and sports games).

Research Interests

- Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
- Life Cycle Assessment
- Food-Energy-Water Nexus
- Equity, Justice, and Social-Inclusivity Applications
- Sustainable Urban Systems
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Website contributions from this member

13 Jul 2018 Member Spotlights: Joe F. Bozeman III