Daniel Hochstein

Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Dr. Daniel Hochstein is an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and is a licensed professional engineer (PE). He 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 and Engineering Mechanics 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.

Education

  • 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
  • Professional Experience and Memberships

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    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

    PROFESSIONAL LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

    • State of Delaware, Professional Engineer, PE (25353)
    • State of New York, Engineering Intern, EIT (096017)

     MEMBERSHIPS

    • 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
    • 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

    • Columbia University, Visiting Scientist (Spring 2024 while on Sabbatical Leave)
    • New York University Scholar-in-Residence Program, Visiting Academic (Summer 2022)
    • 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
    • "A Systematic Approach for Magnifying Sustainability in Civil and Environmental Engineering Curriculum" ASEE - Engineering for One Planet Mini-Grant Program, $8,000, with Q. Wang (PI), M. Choudhury, M. El-Hakim, M. Fathi, E. Ieronymaki, Y. Kim, and S. Quayyum,, April 2023 – Jan. 2024
    • Use of Seawater in the Production of Concrete” Manhattan College Summer Grant, $3,000, June 2023 – Aug. 2023
    • "Recycling of Asphalt Pavements Using Environmentally Benign Recycling Agents" US Environmental Protection Agency, $25,000, with Y. Hangun-Balkir and M. El-Hakim, July 2022 – June 2023
    • "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 
    • “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

    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

    Volunteer Firefighter - Mount Kisco Fire Department (March 2008 - Present)

    • Captain (April 2022 - April 2023)
    • National Certifications (Pro Board)
      • Fire Officer I
      • Fire Instructor II
      • Fire and Life Safety Educator I