Meet the


Frank Rausche, PhD, P.E., D.GE
President Emeritus & Senior Consultant

Frank Rausche, Founder of GRL Engineers, was its president from 1977 to 2011. He started his engineering education at the Technische Hochschule in Stuttgart, Germany, and received his Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Frank is a licensed professional engineer in Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Colorado, a Diplomate in Geotechnical Engineering from the Academy of Geo-professionals, has achieved Expert level on the PDCA/PDI Dynamic Measurement and Analysis Proficiency Test and holds a Foundation QA Expert Certificate in Data Acquisition and Data Interpretation for High-Strain Dynamic Pile Testing. During his years with GRL Frank traveled the world providing foundation testing services and educating engineers on dynamic testing methods. Frank received the 2000 Civil Engineer of the Year Award and the 2009 G. Brooks Earnest Award from the Cleveland Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the 2003 Distinguished Service Award and the 2015 Osterberg Memorial Lecture Award from the Deep Foundations Institute. He is a member of ACI, ADSC, ASCE, DFI, German Geotechnical Society, ISSMFE, PDCA and the TRB committee on Foundation of Bridges and Structures. Frank developed the CAPWAP and GRLWEAP programs, holds five patents and has had more than 50 of his papers published in journals and conference proceedings.