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Engineering educator , endowed chair

Steven Christopher Chapra, American engineering educator, endowed chair. Achievements include research in great lakes phosphorus model. Recipient Special Achievement award, United States Department Commerce, 1978, Wiley Inter Science award, AEESP, 2000, Hutchinson award, University Colorado, 1992, Best Practice-Oriented Paper award, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2004, Tenneco award, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1985.


Chapra, Steven Christopher was born on August 5, 1948 in Bronx, California, United States. Son of Gabriel Joseph and Margaret Ann Chapra.


Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering, Manhattan College, Bronx, 1972. Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering, Manhattan College, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental & Water Resources Engineering, University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1982.


Environmental engineer United States Environmental Protection Agency, New York, 1972—1974. Physical scientist National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, Ann Arbor, 1974—1982. Associate professor Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, College Station, 1982—1986.

Professor University Colorado, Boulder, 1986—1997. Visiting professor Imperial College London, 1997—1999. Professor & Berger chair Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, since 2008.


  • Achievements include research in great lakes phosphorus model.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (book) Numerical Methods for Engineers. Contributor scientific papers to professional journal (Rudolf Hering medal, 1993).


Member of American Society of Civil Engineers.


Married Cynthia Kiessig, August 31, 1991. 1 child Christian Daniel.

Gabriel Joseph

Margaret Ann Chapra

Cynthia Kiessig

Christian Daniel Chapra