Stephen F Duffy, PhD, PE, F. ASCE
 Title: Interim Chair and Professor
Director of University Transportation Center
 Dept: Civil And Environmental Engineering
 Office: FH 114
 Phone: 216-687-3874
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. FH 114, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
construction safety engineering, structural steel design, design of ceramic components, reliability analysis, nuclear graphite
Ph.D., Engineering, University of Akron, 1987
M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Akron, 1981
B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Akron, 1978
Brief Bio:
Steve has 35+ years experience as a practicing civil engineer.  His primary fields of civil engineering practice are geotechnical engineering, site engineering, and various types of structural engineering design.  

With regards to Steve's credentials as a scholar, he is the editor of one book, and the author/co-author of nine book chapters.  He has been the primary author or co-author of twenty-two peer reviewed journal articles the latest one published in January of this year.  He is the primary author of four industry standards: one ISO standard and three ASTM standards.  Currently he is active in the ASME Pressure Vessel and Piping committees serving as a member of the nuclear code committee on graphite core components.  He has been active in ASTM, ASCE (Fellow, and past president of the Cleveland Section, and a former officer of a national committee on transportation security), and the American Ceramics Society.  

He has twenty-one successfully funded research grants during his tenure at CSU.  Since starting at CSU, his research efforts in the field of engineering mechanics as it relates to the design of components fabricated from brittle materials (e.g., ceramics, glass, and graphite) has led to $1,196,229 in grants.  He has an international reputation in the field of designing components fabricated from ceramic materials.  Steve has put together a short course on designing ceramic components.  He was asked to participate as a consultant to the Cleveland Clinic on a multi-million dollar NIH grant.  This multi-agency research team is endeavoring to develop the world's first artificial kidney through the utilization of nano-porous ceramic filters - the design of which will prove critical to the success of this effort.    

His efforts in the field of transportation engineering field has generated $1,585,658 in federal dollars for the University Transportation Center which had to be matched dollar for dollar with local cost share.
Honors and Awards:
1. Member of Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society, 1977)

2. NASA Lewis Awareness Team Recognition member of the HoST (Hot Section Technology) Team (July 1987)

3. 1989 Best Paper Award NASA Structural Integrity Branch, "Time Dependent Reliability Model Incorporating Continuum Damage Mechanics for High Temperature Ceramics," S.F. Duffy and J.P. Gyekenyesi, NASA TM 102046

4. ASTM Award of Appreciation - presented by ASTM Committee C-28 for Advanced Ceramics (January 1994)

5. NASA Lewis Awareness Team Recognition - member of the Brittle Structures Life Prediction Team (January 1994)

6. ASTM C-28 Advanced Ceramics Award (June 1995 initial recipient)

7. ASME Award of Appreciation (September 1995)

8. NASA Lewis Awareness Team Recognition - member of the HSR (High Speed Research) Phase I Team (November 1995)

9. Fellow - American Society of Civil Engineers (August 2006)

10. 2011 Irish Education 100 (inaugural contingent) ¿ the 100 most significant leaders of higher education in the United States of Irish heritage.

11. Cleveland Technical Societies Council Educator of the Year award (May 2011)
Teaching Areas:
Graduate Courses:                        
  1.  Continuum Mechanics                
  2.  Fracture Mechanics                
  3.  Advanced Strength of Materials    
  4.  Elasticity                        
  5.  Deep Foundation Design            
  6.  Reliability Engineering            
  7.  Engineering Plasticity            
  8.  Reinforced Masonry                
  9.  Construction Safety Engineering
10.  Matrix Analysis of Framed Structures
11.  Finite Element Analysis

Undergraduate Courses:
  1.  Machine Analysis
  2.  Dynamics
  3.  Statics
  4.  Mechanics of Solids
  5.  Foundation Design
  6.  Soil Mechanics
  7.  Surveying & CAD Principles
  8.  Surveying Lab
  9.  Steel Design
Professional Affiliations:
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Americant Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM)
University Service:
Elected Vice-President of the CSU Faculty Senate Fall Semester 2006.  Resigned this position when named Department Chair, but remained a faculty senator.  Elected President of the CSU Faculty Senate Fall Semester of 2010. Elected Secretary of the CSU Faculty Senate Fall Semester of 2012.   Also a member of the CSU Board of Trustees  as a representative of the faculty since 2010.  Appointed to the CSU Foundation Spring Semester 2012.

Named Co-Director of the CSU Science Technology Engineering Mathematics Medical (STEMM) Center March 23, 2010.

Chairman of the Fenn College Personnel Review Committee (promotion and tenure) from Fall Semester 2003 through Spring Semester 2006.
Professional Service:
American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM)
Past Chair Subcommittee ¿ C 28.02 Design and Evaluation

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Past Secretary ¿ National Committee on Transportation Security
Past President ¿ Cleveland Section
Current Board Member ¿ Cleveland Section

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Current Member ¿ Nuclear Code Committee on Graphite Reactor Components
Research Grants:
(see publications)