William J. Grenney, PhD, PE

William  Grenney
  • BS Civil Engineering 1959

Dr. William J. Grenney, a 1959 civil engineering graduate of Michigan Tech, is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Utah State University and Director of the Computer Based Intelligent Technology Laboratory. After graduation, Bill worked for Bethlehem Steel Company for two years. Later, he enlisted and served five years in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps. After leaving the Navy, Dr. Grenney completed his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Oregon State University while working part time for CH2M-Hill, Inc. to support his family.

He joined the faculty at Utah State in 1972. He has served as the Associate Director of the Utah Water Research Laboratory, the Head of the Division of Environmental Engineering, and the Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Grenney is also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of a small consulting business. Dr. Grenney is a world authority on using advanced computer techniques to solve engineering problems and has published over 180 scientific and technical publications. He is a registered professional engineer in Colorado, Oregon, and Utah.

From 1993 Induction to the Civil and Environmental Engineering Academy