Leroy Carney attributes his career to his professors during his first semester at Southeastern. He was constantly encouraged and after one semester was known as "The Science Brain" on campus. He then began tutoring and helping other students. He has lived up to his nickname as reflected through his accomplishments. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Physical Chemistry, he continued his education and received his Master of Science in Physical Chemistry at LSU.
He has been a supervisor of X-Ray Laboratory for Dresser Magcobar Inc.
He also worked in product development for IMC Drilling Mud in Houston, Texas and as a research associate for the Department of Geosciences at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He then served as president of Concentrated Mud Chemical Inc. in Houston and went on to become president of his own company Carney Mud Consultants Advanced Drilling Fluids Technology.
He was a member of the American Chemical Society, the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, the Technical Association of Pulp & Paper Industry and the Mineralogical Society of London, England.
He has written and co-written over a dozen articles on a myriad of chemistry and ecological topics. He has a dozen patents on his inventions for the drilling industry and has lectured at Louisiana State University, Oklahoma State Universityand Texas Tech University. He was also on the lecture circuit in Germany, Yugoslavia and the Middle East. His biological sketch was published in Who's Who in Frontiers of Science and Technology.