Dr. Andrew J. Graettinger

Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Andrew Graettinger's interests include sustainability in the field of geotechnical engineering. Industrial byproduct utilization has the potential to increase recycling while at the same time diverting material typically landfilled. Understanding both the mechanical and environmental behavior of recycled materials in geotechnical engineering applications is key to promoting widespread adoption. Graettinger has expertise focused on… Read more about Dr. Andrew J. Graettinger

In The News: Can Anything Be Done To Tornado-Proof A House?

Linda Wertheimer talks to Professor Andrew Graettinger of the University of Alabama about what can be to strengthen buildings and save lives when tornadoes strike. He was part of a study that looked at the structural impact of the 2011 tornadoes that ripped through Joplin, Mo., and Tuscaloosa, Ala. Read more

Sources: NPR

Capstone Engineer – Spring 2012

Engineers have always strived to build what is needed for today by attempting to solve tomorrow’s problems. While today’s problems are being solved, we must train tomorrow’s engineers and computer scientists, our students at The University of Alabama College of Engineering, for the challenges ahead. The third phase of the… Read more

Capstone Engineer – Fall 2011

As Tuscaloosa and the state of Alabama recover from the devastating tornadoes in April, it is quite a comfort to recognize the stellar efforts of our alumni. As you explore this issue of the Capstone Engineer, you will get a glimpse of a few of the many stories of our… Read more

Capstone Engineer – Fall 2003

Many of our alumni have followed non traditional paths and this issue of the Capstone Engineer focuses on some of those exciting careers.  Some alumni have been elected or appointed to serve in city, state and federal government, including a foreign ambassador. We also have alumni who have been major… Read more