Professor - Civil and Environmental Engineering
Educational Background: PhD, Engineering Science, Washington State University
MS, Civil Engineering, Purdue University
BS, Civil Engineering, Purdue University
Howard, Needles, Tammen & Bergendoff. (HNTB) Design Engineer (June 1980 - Nov 1981)
Structural engineering for bridges and a tunnel
Washington State University Research Assistant (Aug 1977 - June 1980)
Wood engineering research
Perry Oceanographics, Inc. Structural Engineer (Feb 1976 - Aug 1977)
Structural design and testing of manned and unmanned submersibles.
Chicago Bridge & Iron, Inc. Engineer (May 1974 - Aug 1974)
Compilation of structural reports for hydrocracker reactors.
Michigan Technological University
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor and Chair (July 2008 – June 2011)
Professor (Aug 2004 – July 2008)
Professor and Associate Chair (Sept 1998 – Aug 2004)
Professor (Sept 1993 - Sept 1998)
Associate Professor (Sept 1987 - Sept 1993)
Assistant Professor (Nov 1981 - Sept 1987)
Areas of Expertise:
Structural Reliability/Probabilistic Modeling
Computational Intelligence Applications in Civil Engineering
Philosophy of Engineering
Wood Structures and Elements
Load-Duration Behavior of Wood Members and Connections
Courses Taught at Michigan Tech:
Perspectives on Inquiry – First-Year Seminar entitled Failure
Computing for Civil Engineers
Introductory Structural Analysis
Structural Steel Design I
Reinforced Concrete Design I
Reinforced Concrete Design II:
Shear and Torsion, Columns, Footings, and Two-way Slabs
Prestressed Concrete Design
Timber Design/Masonry Design
Introduction to Structural Dynamics
Matrix Structural Analysis
Probabilistic Analysis and Reliability in Civil Engineering
Finite Element Analysis
Advanced Timber Design
Advanced Structural Analysis: Energy Methods and Structural Stability
Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design
Structural Dynamics I
Structural Dynamics II – Earthquake Engineering
Published Works (Selected):
Sorby, S. A. en Bulleit, W. M. Communicatieve vaardigheden voor technici. Pearson Education Benelux, Amsterdam, Nederlands, 2006 (Dutch translation of Sorby and Bulleit, 2005).
Sorby, S. A. and Bulleit, W. M. An Engineer’s Guide to Technical Communication. Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2005.
Bulleit, W. M. (Editor) Classic Wood Structures, American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY, 1989.
Refereed Journal Articles
Bulleit, W. M. “Structural Building Codes and Communication Systems,” Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, ASCE, Vol. 17, No. 4, 2012, pp. 147-151.
Xiao, L. L., Wang, X. T., Li, Y, and Bulleit, W. M. “Reliability Analysis on Shear Capacity of Reinforced Masonry Wall Due to Earthquake,” Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 105-107, 2012, pp. 360-365.