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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
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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

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...

January 11, 2016

CEE Assistant Professor Steve Cranford and Professor Ming Wang's research on Biomarker/DNA Interaction was published in Scientific Reports.