Daniel Hochstein

Assistant 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 assistant professor, and in the past, he has served as 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
  • 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

    • 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)
    • 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)
    • He, X., Hochstein, D., Ge, Q., Ali, A.W., Chen, F., Yin, H.M.,  "Accelerated Aging of Asphalt by UV Photo-oxidation Considering Moisture and Condensation Effects" (Submitted to Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering - Under Review)
     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.

    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

    • 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

    • 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" (Accepted for Presentation at the 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board) (https://trid.trb.org/view.aspx?id=1437132)
  • Professional Experience and Memberships


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

    • Assistant Professor   Fall 2015 - Present
    • 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)
    • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
    • American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
    • ASTM International: Committee C 09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates
    • ASTM International: Committee D 04 on Road and Paving Materials
    • ASTM International: Committee G 03 on Weathering and Durability
  • Honors, Awards, and Grants
    • “Accelerated Aging of Asphalt by UV-Oxidation” University Research Transportation Center (UTRC), $22,500, Sept. 2016 – Aug. 2017
    • “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

    Faculty Advisor for the Student Chapter of Engineers Without Borders

    Journal Peer Reviewer

    • ACI Materials Journal
    • Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering
    • Computers and Concrete
    • Building and Environment