J. Leroy Hulsey, Ph.D., PE, SE - In House Engineer

Dr Leroy Hulsey, Phd.We are pleased and honored to have Dr. Leroy Hulsey, Ph.D., PR, SE as our in-house engineer. The list below is a brief summary of his education and professional experience. Dr. Hulsey has been instrumental in guiding the research, development, and testing of ThermaSteel products for many years, as well as assisting on the engineerng and oversite of many projects. Dr. Hulsey is the  author of more than 70 publications and is the author of one book in the field of structural engineering.



1964 B.S. Civil Engineering, Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy 

1966 M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Missouri at Rolla 

1968-1971 Post Graduate, University of Illinois 

1976 Ph.D. Structural Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla 



2015 – July Department Head, Civil & Environmental Engineering Department 

2006- Present Associate Director of the Alaska University Transportation Center and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks. 

2001 - Present President, CEO of Alignment Systems, Inc. 

1993 - 2006 Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Civil Eng., University of Alaska Fairbanks; Vice President of Advanced Engineering Consolidated Technologies, Inc. 

1987 - 1993 Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Civil Eng., University of Alaska Fairbanks. Department Chairman, 1988 - 1990, Structural Engineering & Construction Management Consultant. 

1985 - 1987 Assistant Director of the Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE), General Services Administration, University of North Carolina 

1981 - Present President of Applied Computer Services, Inc., Raleigh, N.C. 

1983 - 1985 Associate and office manager, Sutton-Kennerly & Associates, resulting from a purchase of Civil Engineering & Applied Research, Inc.; 

1979 - 1983 President of Civil Engineering & Applied Research, Inc. 

1976 - 1980 Asst. Professor, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. 

1972 - 1976 Research Asst. & Teaching Asst., Univ. of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, MO. 

1968 - 1972 Project Engineer, Daily & Associates, Engineers, Inc., Champaign, IL 

1966 - 1968 Civil Engineering Asst., United States Army, Ft. Greely, AK 

1965 - 1966 Design Engineer, Daily & Associates, Engineers, Inc., Champaign, IL 



Practical Experience - Buildings, bridges, special structures and special excavations and foundations. Experienced as an owner, office manager, project leader, designer, project manager, early in career he was a master craftsman, carpenter, construction foreman, draftsman and surveyor. 


Academic Experience - Teaching, research, and author. Experienced at developing user friendly computer programs for structures, geotechnical and soil-structure interaction problems. Programs include static and dynamic analysis of structures, bridge design, retaining wall design, slope stability analysis, the pile wave equation, and others. Analytical capabilities include finite element, finite difference, and closed form for both continuum and discrete field mechanics. Research includes structural response caused by thermal changes introduced by the weather, fire or other. Experienced in experimental stress analysis; this includes design & manufacture of special transducers. Expertise in composites with a provisional patent for a “wearing surface coating” for timbers; the system may be used for board walks, decks, and highway bridge decks.