is the Information Technology Laboratory's (ITL) Sensor Integration Branch Chief at the Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), in Vicksburg, Mississippi. In this capacity, he leads a team of engineers and scientists that combine both hardware and software expertise to provide cutting-edge, customized sensor and electronic packages capable of collecting data and turning that data into useful information to provide solutions for military and civil projects. His research focus is the development and deployment of structural health monitoring tools and techniques used for evaluating the current condition and predicting the future condition of America's aging infrastructure with an eye towards sustainability, resilience, and inclusive design.
Mr. Alexander holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Civil Engineering from Louisiana Tech University and Mississippi State University, respectively. Prior to joining the Army Corps of Engineers, he spent nearly a decade as a security engineer and supervisor at Applied Research Associates (ARA) where he successfully led over 80 projects and was credited with developing over $1 million in new project work with new clients.
As chair of the ASCE Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, Mr. Alexander played a pivotal role in the development of what is now Canon 8 of the ASCE Code of Ethics and provided leadership in shepherding it through the review and adoption process. His awards and honors include ARA's Technical Achievement Award, Distinguished Technical Team Member Award, and recognition as Young Engineer/Scientist of the Year for the Security Engineering and Applied Science Sector. In 2015, he was named the ASCE Mississippi Section's Civil Engineer of the Year. He has served ASCE in numerous leadership roles including President of the Vicksburg, Mississippi Branch, President of the Mississippi Section, Director on the Mississippi Section Board of Direction, and Vice Chair of ASCE Region 5 Board of Governors.