RJ Lee Group

Eric R. Giannini, Ph.D., P.E.

Principal Investigator

Dr. Eric R. Giannini joined RJ Lee Group’s expert team in 2017 and brings his expertise in concrete durability, test method development, and nondestructive testing. Dr. Giannini has a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prior to joining RJ Lee Group, Dr. Giannini was an assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at The University of Alabama. Over the past 13 years, he has contributed to or led numerous research projects related to alkali-silica reaction (ASR) in concrete, and has partnered with experts in NDE and structural health monitoring (SHM) to investigate and validate the potential of new technologies to monitor the progress of ASR in concrete nuclear power plant structures. His projects at RJ Lee Group include consulting on concrete materials aspects of new construction projects and failure investigations, as well as concrete-related research and development activities in partnership with colleagues at several universities.

Dr. Giannini is an active member of several technical and professional organizations, including the American Concrete Institute (ACI), ASTM International, RILEM, and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He serves as a voting member on ACI Committee 123, Research and Current Developments, ACI Committee 228, Nondestructive Testing, ASTM Committee C09, Concrete and Concrete Aggregates, and is the secretary of ASTM subcommittee C09.64, Nondestructive and In-place Testing. He has published over 25 peer-reviewed articles in journals and conference proceedings. He has served as peer reviewer for multiple journals including Cement and Concrete Research, Construction and Building Materials, and the Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering.


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Education History

  1. 2012

    Ph.D., Civil Engineering

    The University of Texas at Austin
  2. 2009

    M.S.E., Civil Engineering

    The University of Texas at Austin
  3. 2002

    B.S., Civil Engineering

    University of Virginia

Professional Experience

  1. 2017 - Present
    Principal Investigator
    RJ Lee Group, Inc.
  2. 2012 - 2017
    Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
    The University of Alabama
  3. 2012
    Graduate Teaching Assistant
    The University of Texas at Austin
  4. 2007 - 2012
    Graduate Research Assistant
    The University of Texas at Austin
  5. 2002 - 2007
    Naval Architect
    Norfolk Naval Shipyard

Memberships & Awards

  • Professional Engineer
  • Member
    American Concrete Institute
  • Member
    ASTM International (Committee C09)
  • Senior Member
  • Member
    American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Member
    Chi Epsilon
  • SEC Faculty Travel Grant
  • Teaching Fellow
    ASCE Committee on Faculty Development
  • Best Paper on the Use of Construction Materials
    14th International Conference on Structural Faults and Repair
  • PCA Educational Foundation Fellowship
    Portland Cement Association
  • Graduate Fellowship
    Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin