Prof. Donald Carpenter


Donald D. Carpenter, Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP

Associate Professor

Donald D. Carpenter, PhD, PE, LEED AP is Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at Lawrence Technological University.  He is an accredited green design professional (LEED AP) and practicing professional engineer (PE) whose expertise includes low impact development (LID), innovative stormwater best management practices (BMPs), hydrologic and stormwater modeling and design, and field data collection for performance monitoring. As founding Director of the Great Lakes Stormwater Management Institute, he conducts research on stormwater BMPs and advises communities on how to implement innovative stormwater management practices. Dr. Carpenter routinely provides professional lectures and short courses on innovative stormwater treatment design and its role in LID implementation and fulfillment of LEED credits. Recent venues for his presentations include the National LID Conference, the World Water and Environmental Resources Congress, the International Association of Hydraulic Research, the Florida Stormwater Association, the Michigan Water Environment Association, the Michigan Green Industry Association, the American Nursery and Landscape Association, and numerous municipal and county government agencies in Florida and Michigan. Dr. Carpenter is an active committee leader for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Environmental and Water Resources Institute and a member of numerous local community advisory boards.  Finally, Dr. Carpenter teaches courses on ethics, professionalism, and water resources and serves as a Kern Fellow for Entrepreneurial Education recognizing his efforts to bring innovative team based problem solving into the engineering curriculum.