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Andrew Rettig


Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: Geology and Environmental Geosciences


Email: Andrew Rettig
Phone: 937-229-2261


Andrew Rettig is Lecturer of the Department of Geology Department. He has also received funds from the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN) for development of an environmental sensor networking class. Andrew also works with scientists from the United States and Canada as part of an Earth Science Information Partners project to create and maintain a wiki for sensor networking best practices. Before teaching at UD Andrew was the project manager of environmental sensor networking projects for the EPA and the National Science Foundation. Andrew used these experiences to raise 500k in start-up capital and started a sensor networking company. Andrew’s company is still going today but he left the company to focus on finishing his Ph.D. in geography, which he obtained from the University of Cincinnati in the fall of 2014.

Faculty Perspective

"My work and publications contribute to affordable and standardized real-time geospatial sensor webs. To achieve my goals, my approach combines traditional sensor networking research with the current trends within the Internet of Things. I also advocate the use of open innovation, encouraging collaboration and open source software within distributed sensing. Similar to traditional geography, my approach is through exploration. I expand geographic exploration through technology."