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Steven Cranford

403 Snell Engineering Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Stanford University, 2008
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Memorial University, 2006

Research & Scholarship Interests

Materiomics and material design; full atomistic molecular modeling of materials; molecular dynamics; multiscale modeling and model development; nanomechanics and molecular mechanics; structural mechanics and engineering
Affiliated With

Department Research Areas

College Research Initiatives

Honors & Awards

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award
  • The Maseeh Award for Excellence as a Teaching Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT 2011
  • Schoettler Graduate Fellowship, MIT 2008
  • School of Engineering Graduate Fellowship, Stanford University, 2006-2008
  • University Medal, Civil Engineering, Memorial University, 2006
  • PEG-NL Award of Excellence, Memorial University, 2006
  • Angus Bruneau Award, Memorial University, 2006

Professional Affiliations

  • Materials Research Society

Selected Publications

  • S. Cranford, When is 6 Less Than 5? Penta- to Hexa-Graphene Transition, Carbon, 96, 2016, 421-428
  • R.E. Roman, K. Kwan, S. Cranford, Mechanical Properties and Defect Sensitivity of Diamond Nanothreads, Nano Letters, 15(3), 2015, 1585-1590
  • J. Meng, Y. Zhang, S. Cranford, M. Minus, Nanotube Dispersion and Polymer Conformational Confinement in a Nano-composite Fiber: A Joint Computational Experimental Study, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 118(31), 2014, 9476-9485
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Related News

May 31, 2018

CEE Assistant Professor Steven Cranford was featured in the Washington Post's article "A scientist calculated the ludicrous strength of Marvel villain Thanos".

June 7, 2016

Northeastern has awarded grants to two groups of faculty to promote Advancing Teaching and Learning at Northeastern.

May 10, 2016

Congratulations to Annalisa Onnis-Hayden, Dan Saulnier, and Steve Cranford on awards they received at this year’s COE faculty and staff ceremony and the CEE brick ceremony: Martin W. Essigman...