J. Cleary

Chair, Associate Professor
Civil Engineering / Structural Engineering

Research Interests

Research interests include structural testing of materials and components, instrumentation and testing of in-service structures, wave loads on bridges and other structures, construction vibrations, LRFD calibration, forensic analysis and investigations, failure case studies, concrete properties, and concrete condition assessment.



Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
M.S. Civil Engineering, Cleveland State University
Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Cleveland State University



Cleary, John. Multistate Licensure, Engineers Need to Figure This Out! ASCE Journal of Professional Issues in Education and Practice. Vol. 144, Issue 4. October 2018 [Published online June 2018]

Webb, Bret and John Cleary. Drag‑Induced Displacement of a Simply Supported Bridge Span During Hurricane Katrina. Journal of the Performance of Constructed Facilities. Submitted March 2018. [Under Review]

Kijewski-Correa, T., J. Gong, A. Kennedy, J. A. Womble, C.S. Cai, J. Cleary, T. N. Dao, F. Leite, D. Liang, K. Peterman, C. Sun, A. Taflanidis and R. L. Wood. Performance of Low-Rise Construction under Wind and Coastal Hazards during the Landfall of Hurricane Harvey. ASCE Forensic Engineering 8th Congress. Austin, TX. Submitted March 2018. [Under Review]

Cleary, John. Structural Damage after Hurricane Harvey: Initial Observations and Lessons Learned. Proceedings of the 2018 IISE Annual Conference. May 2018.

Cleary, John, Bret Webb, Scott Douglass, Thomas Buhring, and Eric Steward. Assessment of Engineering Adaptations to Extreme Events and Climate Change for a Simply Supported Interstate Bridge over a Shallow Estuary. ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering. Submitted: October 2017 [In Press]

Cleary, John and Eric Steward. Analysis of ground vibrations induced by pile driving and a comparison of vibration prediction methods. DFI Journal - Journal of the Deep Foundations Institute. Volume 10. Issue 3. Pages 125-134. 2016.

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EG 231 Intro to Ethics and Economics
EG 283 Statics
EG 315 Mechanics of Materials
CE 314/315 CE Materials w/Lab
CE 384/385 Structural Analysis w/Lab
CE 432 Civil Engineering Design II
CE 482/582 Timber Design
CE 583 Advanced Steel Design

Faculty Advisor: Chi Epsilon (XE) Civil Engineering Honor Society