Dr. Eric Giannini

  • Assistant Professor

Contact Information

  • Office: 2013G SERC
  • Phone: (205) 348-0785
  • Fax: (205) 348-0783

Areas of Research

  • Concrete durability
  • Alkali-aggregate reaction in concrete
  • Nondestructive testing of concrete
  • Mechanical properties of bamboo
  • Sustainable materials for civil infrastructure


  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2012
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2009
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Virginia, 2002


Dr. Eric Giannini’s expertise is in concrete materials, structural engineering and nondestructive testing. He has been involved in research funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Portland Cement Association (PCA) and the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT). He has developed an ultra-rapid test method for evaluating the alkali-silica reactivity of aggregates in concrete and has been involved in efforts to improve guidance for evaluating transportation structures affected by alkali-silica reaction (ASR) and delayed ettringite formation (DEF). An active member of the American Concrete Institute, he is a voting member of Committee 123 (Research and Current Developments) and an associate member of Committees 201 (Durability of Concrete) and 228 (Nondestructive Testing of Concrete). Dr. Giannini is a registered professional engineer in Virginia. Current research interests include:

  • Concrete durability and test methods
  • Alternative cementitious materials
  • Sustainable transportation infrastructure
  • Nondestructive testing and evaluation