Daniel Hochstein

Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Dr. Daniel Hochstein began his career at Manhattan College as an adjunct faculty member in 2010. He also received his B.S. from the College in 2007 and his M.S. in 2008. Currently he holds the position of associate professor, and in the past, he has served as assistant professor, visiting assistant professor and visiting instructor at the College. He also held the position of adjunct associate research scientist at Columbia University in the Department of Civil Engineering from 2014-2015. 

His doctoral studies focused on predicting the thermal properties of cementitious materials. Hochstein teaches civil engineering courses in the areas of engineering mechanics and materials, probability and statistics, and structural design.


  • PHD, Columbia University
  • MS, Manhattan College
  • BS, Manhattan College

Courses Taught

  • CEEN 304   Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
  • CEEN 308   Reliability Analysis in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CIVL 305   Computer Solutions of Civil Engineering Problems 
  • CIVL 306   Civil Engineering Materials
  • CIVL 309   Steel Design
  • CIVL 311   Soil Mechanics Laboratory
  • CIVL 409   Reinforced Concrete
  • ENGS 206   Statics
  • ENGS 230   Introduction to Solid Mechanics
  • Research

    Research Interests

    • Accelerated Weathering of Asphalt
    • Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Lightweight Concrete    
    • Use of Recycled Materials in Concrete                                               
    • Heat and Moisture Transfer in Cementitious Materials
  • Publications and Scholarly Activities

    Journal Articles

    • Zadshir, M., Hosseinnezhad, S., Ortega, R., Chen, F., Hochstein, D., Xie, J., Yin, H.M., Parast, M.M., and Fini, E.H., "Application of a Biomodifier as Fog Sealants to Delay Ultraviolet Aging of Bituminous Materials" Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 30(12), 2018 (https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0002483)
    • He, X., Hochstein, D., Ge, Q., Ali, A.W., Chen, F., and Yin, H.M.,  "Accelerated Aging of Asphalt by UV Photo-Oxidation Considering Moisture and Condensation Effects" Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 30(1), 2018 (https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0002120)
    • Jang, S.H., Hochstein, D., Kawashima, S., and Yin, H.M., "Experiments and Micromechanical Modeling of Electrical Conductivity of Carbon Nanotube/Cement Composites with Moisture" Cement and Concrete Composites, 77, 2017 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2016.12.003)
    • Hochstein, D. and Meyer, C., "Measurement and Prediction of Thermal Conductivity of Cement Paste" ACI Materials Journal, 113(3), 2016 (http://doi.org/10.14359/51688643)

    Book Chapters

    • Hochstein D., Yang L., and Yin H.M., “Environmental Test Methodology of Polymers” In “Elastomeric Polymers with High Rate Sensitivity: Applications in Blast, Shockwave, and Penetration Mechanics”, edited by Barsoum, R., William Andrew Publishing, Oxford, 2015, ISBN 9780323354004 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-35400-4.00011-8)

    Conference Presentations

    • Hochstein, D., "Mechanics of Reinforced Concrete Beams – The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts", Proceedings of the 2020 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Paper ID #28504, June 2020
    • Zadshit, M., Hosseinnezhad, S., Ortega, R., Chen,F., Hochstein, D.,  Xie, J., Yin, H., Parast, M., Fini, E., "Application of a Bio-Modifier as a Fog Sealant to Delay Asphalt Ultraviolet Aging" 97th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington DC. January 2018 (https://trid.trb.org/View/1496976)
    • Hochstein, D., Nossoni, G., El-Hakim, M., "Adopting an ACI/ASCE Competition as a Learning Tool in Civil Engineering Materials Class", ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Columbus, OH. June 2017 (https://www.asee.org/public/conferences/78/papers/19459/view)
    • He, X., Hochstein, D., Chen, F., Ge, Q., Yin, H.M., Ali, A.W., "Accelerated Aging Kinematics of Asphalt by UV Photo-oxidation Considering Moisture and Condensation Effects" 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington DC. January 2017 (https://trid.trb.org/view.aspx?id=1437132)
    • Jang, S.H., Hochstein, D., Kawashima, S., and Yin, H.M., “Influence of Carbon Nanotube Clustering and Moisture on Electrical Properties of Cementitious-Based Composite: Experiments and Micromechanics”, ACI Convention, Milwaukee, WI. April 2016

    Student Poster Presentations

    Technical Papers

    • Meyer, C. and Hochstein, D., “Lightweight Concrete Wall Panels for Building Envelope”, NYSERDA Report No. 11-14, July 2011.
    • Hochstein, D. and Meyer, C., “State of the Art Report on Lightweight Concrete”, Columbia University, New York, 2009.


  • Professional Experience and Memberships


    Manhattan College Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Riverdale, NY

    • Associate Professor   Fall 2021 - Present
    • Assistant Professor   Fall 2015 - Spring 2021
    • Visiting Assistant Professor   Fall 2013 - Spring 2015
    • Visiting Instructor   Fall 2012 -  Spring 2013 
    • Adjunct Instructor   Fall 2010 - Spring 2012
    • Graduate Assistant   Fall 2007 - Spring 2008
    • Research Assistant   Summer 2006 & Summer 2007

     Columbia University Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, New York, NY

    • Adjunct Associate Research Scientist   Fall 2014 - Summer 2015
    • Teaching Assistant   Summer 2009
    • Graduate Research Assistant   Fall 2008 - Spring 2010


    • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) - Associate Member
    • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) - Professional Member
    • American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) - Educator Member
    • ASTM International - Voting Member
      • Committee C 09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates
      • Committee D 04 on Road and Paving Materials
      • Committee G 03 on Weathering and Durability
    • Engineers Without Borders (EWB) - Volunteer Member
    • RILEM (International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures) - Senior Member
      • Technical Committe PPB: Physiochemical Effects of Polymers in Bitumen
      • Technical Committee TES: Thermal Energy Storage in Cementitious Composites
    • Sigma Xi - Full Member
    • Transportation Research Board (TRB)
      • AFK20 Standing Committee on Asphalt Binders - Friend of the Committee
      • AFN30 Standing Committee on Durability of Concrete - Friend of the Committee
  • Honors, Awards, and Grants

    Honors and Awards

    • Professional Development Grant from The Brothers of the Christian Schools, District of Eastern North American (2020)
    • ASEE Unleashed Sholarship (2020)
    • Full Member of Sigma Xi (2020)
    • ASCE ExCEEd Faculty Fellowship (2018)
    • NCAT Professor Training Course Travel Stipend (2017)
    • AISC Educator Worshop Travel Grant (2016)
    Research Grants
    • "Effect of Climate Change on Concrete Foundations in Sands and Clays" GTWF Seed Grant, $6,000, with E. Ieronymaki, Feb. 2020 – June 2020
    • “Evaluation of the Long-Term Durability of Rejuventaed Asphalt” Manhattan College Summer Grant, $3,000, June 2019 – Aug. 2019
    • “Accelerated Aging of Asphalt by UV-Oxidation” University Research Transportation Center (UTRC), $23,663, Sept. 2016 – Mar. 2018 (http://www.utrc2.org/research/projects/accelerated-aging-asphalt-uv-oxidation)
    • “Degradation of Asphalt Due to UV Exposure” Manhattan College Summer Grant, $3,000, June 2016 – Aug. 2016
    • "Building Integrated Photovoltaic Thermal Panel" Columbia University SEAS Transitional Fellows Program, Spring 2015
  • Other

    Return to Campus Remote Proctoring Working Group (Summer 2020)

    Middle States Self-Study: Work Group V (Summer 2020 - Fall 2021)

    Manhattan College Senate (Term: Fall 2017 - Spring 2019)

    Faculty Advisor for the Student Chapter of Engineers Without Borders

    CEEN Faculty Advisor for Tau Beta Pi

    Journal Peer Reviewer

    • Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering
    • Construction and Building Materials
    • International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
    • ACI Materials Journal
    • Building and Environment
    • Computers and Concrete