Michael Kempfert, PhD, PE

Mike Kempfert joined CSD in 2000. He was promoted to Associate in 2006, Senior Associate in 2011, and Principal in 2016. Mike has worked primarily in the areas of steel connection design as well as the analysis and steel design of industrial facilities and nonbuilding structures. He currently serves on the AISC Manual Committee. He is an adjunct professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and serves on their Industrial Advisory Committee for the Architectural Engineering Program. Mike enjoys pheasant hunting, hiking, and camping with his family.


B.S. Architectural Engineering (Structural and Mechanical Specialty) – Milwaukee School of Engineering, 2000
M.S. Structural Engineering – Milwaukee School of Engineering, 2004
Ph.D. Civil Engineering (Mathmatics Minor) – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2021

Professional Registration


Organization Involvement

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Member
American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Professional Member
AISC Manual Committee Member