Rice CEE hires Avantika Gori as assistant professor

Gori, who starts January 1, is among 21 new faculty hires in the School of Engineering.

Avantika Gori headshot

Avantika Gori, a new tenure-track faculty member, will join the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Rice University as an assistant professor, effective Jan. 1, 2024.

She is among this year’s 21 new faculty hires in the George R. Brown School of Engineering. This latest group of researchers and teachers further establishes the school’s prominence in its key research areas: health and well-being, energy and sustainability, resilient and adaptive communities, advanced materials, and future computing.

Gori earned her Ph.D. in civil engineering this year from Princeton, and her B.S. and M.S. in civil engineering from Rice in 2016 and 2018, respectively. At Princeton she received the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. Her research focuses on quantifying coastal flood hazards under present and future climate and development conditions. She is investigating the interaction of rainfall flooding and storm surge during tropical cyclone events.