LTC Adrian Biggerstaff

LTC Adrian Biggerstaff

Deputy Director, Civil Engineering Division


Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Biggerstaff is the Deputy Director of the Civil Engineering Division within the Department of Civil & Mechanical Engineering (C&ME). He was commissioned as an Engineer Officer from the U.S. Military Academy in 2005, where he majored in Civil Engineering. He has served in a variety of assignments around the world to include Iraq, Kuwait, Germany, and Eastern Europe. LTC Biggerstaff served in the department from 2014-2016 and again from 2022 to present. Along the way, he earned Master’s degrees in Environmental Engineering (Missouri S&T), Management Science (Stanford University), and Civil Engineering (Stanford University) and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Stanford University). He has taught a number of courses in C&ME ranging from structural engineering and steel design to thermal fluid systems. His research interests include topics in sustainable construction materials and systems, decision analysis, and engineering education. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Missouri and a Project Management Professional.

Publications & Presentations

Biggerstaff, A., Lepech, M. and Loftus,D., “Determining the Structuration of a Biopolymer-Bound Soil Composite,”

      Materials and Structures, 2022.


Biggerstaff, A., Lepech, M., Fuller, G., Loftus, D, “A shape stability model for 3D printable biopolymer-bound soil

composite,” Construction and Building Materials, 2022; 321.


Biggerstaff, A., Fuller, G., Lepech, M., Loftus, D, “Determining the yield stress of a Biopolymer-bound Soil

     Composite for extrusion-based 3D printing applications,” Construction and Building Materials, 2021; 305.


Biggerstaff, A., Lepech, M. and Loftus,D., “Evaluation of a Biopolymer-Bound Soil Composite for 3-D Printing

     on the Lunar Surface,” ASCE Earth & Space 2021, Seattle, Washington, April 19-22, 2021.


Biggerstaff, A. and Wambeke, B., “Investigation of Probabilistic Multiple-Choice Assessments in a Structural 

     Design Course,” ASEE 123rd  Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 26-29, 2016. Presented by COL Wambeke.


Biggerstaff, A. “Methodology for Assessing Lunar Composite Materials for 3-D Printing Applications,” 

     Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference 2021, Virtual, May 25-28, 2021.


Biggerstaff, A. “Determining the yield stress of a biopolymer-bound soil composite for extrusion-based 

     3D printing applications,” Society of Rheology 92nd Annual Meeting, Virtual, October 10-14, 2021.