Andrew T. Rose, PhD, PE

Associate Professor, Department Chair

Professor Rose has been a member of the faculty of the Engineering Technology Division since September, 1999.

   Bachelor of Science, Engineering, University of Connecticut, 1985
   Master of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Connecticut, 1986
   PhD, Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1995

 Industrial Experience:

Staff Engineer with GAI Consultants, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA from 1994 to 2000. Geotechnical and structural engineering design experience on a variety of commercial and industrial developments, transmission lines, and highway structures.

  • Applied research experience in transmission line foundation behavior and design.
  • Evaluation of rock strength and deformation parameters for prediction of drilled shaft and direct embedded electric transmission line foundation behavior under lateral loads.
  • Development of commercial software for transmission line foundation design.
  • Geotechnical and structural design of bridge caissons, water treatment plant  structures, transmission line foundations, and rock anchored structures.
  • Reinforced concrete design of parking garage slabs. Inspection and identification of parking garage deterioration.
  • Geotechnical analyses related to slope stability and subsidence problems.

Independent Consultant  
Assisted in assembling and reviewing shear strength data for 550 ft. high zoned earth and rockfill Seven Oaks dam in California, under the direction of Mike Duncan and Tom Brandon, for the Los Angeles District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Civil Engineer with Roald Haestad, Inc., Consulting Engineers, Waterbury, CT, from 1989 to 1990

  • Dam rehabilitation and improvement investigations
  • Concrete structure design related to dams and water works
  • Constuction observation of spillway and dam improvements
  • Analysis and design of water tank foundations
  • Inspection of landfill monitoring well installation
  • Assessment of liquefaction potential and evaluation of remedial measures for an existing 250 ft. high hydraulic fill dam in western Massachusetts due to earthquake.

Civil Engineer with Seelye, Stevenson, Value & Knecht, (STV Engineers) Stratford, CT, 1989

  • Experience in the layout, analysis and preliminary design of reinforced concrete retaining walls for a major DOT highway project.
  • Preparation of soil and rock reports for various highway structures.

Geotechnical Engineer with Heynen Engineers, Guilford, Ct., from 1987 to 1989

  • Experience in subsurface explorations and foundation design
  • Field and laboratory studies for geotechnical proejcts
  • Dam investigation studies and design
  • Bearing capacity analysis for shallow and deep foundation systems ubdrainage design
  • Construction observation and field testing related to earthwork and concrete placement.

Teaching Experience
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Technology (September 1999 - present), 
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Johnstown, PA
Courses Taught: 
Soil Engineering 
Foundation Design
Structural Steel Design
Reinforced Concerete Design
Advanced Structures
Engineering Mechanics 
Strengths of Materials
Strengths of Materials Laboratory

Instructor, Week 1, "Transmission Line Design and Construction" presented by GAI Consultants, Inc., in cooperation with the Pennsylvania State University Advanced School of Power Engineering for the Provincial Electric Authority, Kingdom of Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand, 2000

Instructor, Foundation Design (May 20-21, 1999), portion of "Transmission Line Design and Upgrading: A Four-Week Course of Study", GAI Consultants, Inc. and Power Technologies, Inc., Schenectady, NY, 1999

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Civil Engineering Department, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1994

Teaching Assistant, "Seepage, Piping, and Remedial Measures",  sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, May 5 - 7, 1991, Blacksburg, VA, Instructor: Mike Duncan 

Teaching Assistant for Statics and Dynamics, University of Connecticut, 1986

Professional Associations

  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Member
  • Pittsburgh Section, ASCE, Geo-Institute 

                                Vice Chair 2004-2005
                                 Program Chair 2002-2004
                                 Assistant Program Chair 2000-2002
                                 At-Large Board Member 1998-2000

  • American Society for Engineering Education, Member
  • American Institute of Steel Construction, Educator Membership
  • Faculty Advisor, Society of Undergraduate Engineers, 2002-Present
  • AMD & ART, Inc., Johnstown, PA - Board Member 2002-Present

Honors and Awards

  • 2008-2009, Pitt-Johnstown President's Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2004, ASEE Gerald R. Seeley Fellow, ASEE Civil Engineering Division
  • 2003, ASCE ExCEEd New Faculty Teaching Award for Zone 1
  • 2003, Outstanding Professor of the Year Award, ASCE Pittsburgh Section
  • 2002, Teacher of the Year, Phi Eta Sigman (Freshman Honor Society), University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Chapter
  • 2000, Frontiers in Education (FIE 2000), New Faculty Fellow
  • Via  Fellowship Recipient - Virginia Tech Civil Engineering Department  (1990-1994)
  • Member, Phi Kappa Phi (1985)
  • Member, Tau Beta Pi (1983)
  • Member,  Chi Epsilon (1983)

Office:  211 Engineering & Science Building