Faculty

Steven Marra

Associate Teaching Professor

Research Interests

Mechanical engineering undergraduate curriculum, first-year engineering courses, undergraduate laboratories, mechanical design, biomechanics.

Education
  • Ph.D. 2001, The Johns Hopkins University
  • Master of Science 1997, The Johns Hopkins University
  • Bachelor of Science 1993, University of Pittsburgh
Awards
  • 2016:  McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising
  • 2014:  ASEE "Campus Star"
  • 2013:  George E. Owen Teaching Award
  • 2013:  Robert B. Pond, Sr. Excellence in Teaching award
Journal Articles
  • Marra SP (2014).  Development and evolution of a new mechanical design laboratory course.  ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.
  • Majewicz A, Marra S, van Vledder MG, Lin M, Choti MA, Song DY, Okamura AM (2012).  Behavior of tip-steerable needles in ex vivo and in vivo tissue..  IEEE transactions on bio-medical engineering.  59(10).  2705-15.
  • Majewicz A, Marra SP, Van Vledder MG, Lin M, Choti MA, Song DY, Okamura AM (2012).  Behavior of tip-steerable needles in ex vivo and in vivo tissue.  IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.  59(10).  2705-2715.
  • Baker AC, Bernstorf RA, Cherney EA, Christman R, Gorur RS, Hill RJ, Lodi Z, Marra S, Powell DG, Schwalm AE, Shaffner DH, Stewart GA, Varner J (2012).  High-voltage insulators mechanical load limits-part II: Standards and recommendations.  IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery.  27(4).  2342-2349.
  • Baker AC, Bernstorf RA, Cherney EA, Christman R, Gorur RS, Hill RJ, Lodi Z, Marra S, Powell DG, Schwalm AE, Shaffner DH, Stewart GA, Varner J (2012).  High voltage insulators mechanical load limits-Part I: Overhead line load and strength requirements.  IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery.  27(3).  1106-1115.
  • Pol JA, Truijers M, van der Vliet JA, Fillinger MF, Marra S, Renema WK, Oostveen LJ, Kool LJ, Blankensteijn JD (2009).  Impact of dynamic computed tomographic angiography on endograft sizing for endovascular aneurysm repair..  Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists.  16(5).  546-51.
  • Baker AC, Farzaneh M, Gorur RS, Gubanski SM, Hill RJ, Karady GG, Schneider HM, Bernstorf R, Burnham J, Carreira A, Cherney E, Chisholm W, Christman R, del Bello E, Drapeau JF, Farzaneh M, Grisham T, Grzybowski S, Hartings R, Hill R, Kuffel J, Marra S, Rozek T, Schneider H, Schwalm A, Shaffner D, Stewart G, Sundararajan R (2009).  Insulator selection for AC overhead lines with respect to contamination.  IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery.  24(3).  1633-1641.
  • Truijers M, Fillinger MF, Renema KW, Marra S, Oostveen LJ, Kurvers HA, Schultzekool LJ, Blankensteijn JD (2009).  In-vivo imaging of changes in abdominal aortic aneurysm thrombus volume during the cardiac cycle..  Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists.  16(3).  314-9.
  • Mamourian AC, Mahadevan N, Reddy N, Marra S, Weaver J (2007).  Prototypical metal/polymer hybrid cerebral aneurysm clip: in vitro testing for closing force, slippage, and computed tomography artifact. Laboratory investigation..  Journal of neurosurgery.  107(6).  1198-204.
  • Marra S, Kennedy FE, Kinkaid JN, Fillinger MF (2006).  Elastic and rupture properties of porcine aortic tissue measured using inflation testing..  Cardiovascular engineering (Dordrecht, Netherlands).  6(4).  123-31.
  • Marra S, Daghlian CP, Fillinger MF, Kennedy FE (2006).  Elemental composition, morphology and mechanical properties of calcified deposits obtained from abdominal aortic aneurysms..  Acta biomaterialia.  2(5).  515-20.
  • Raghavan ML, Fillinger MF, Marra S, Naegelein BP, Kennedy FE (2005).  Automated methodology for determination of stress distribution in human abdominal aortic aneurysm..  Journal of biomechanical engineering.  127(5).  868-71.
  • Marra SP, Ramesh KT, Douglas AS (2003).  Characterization and modeling of compliant active materials.  Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids.  51(9).  1723-1743.
  • Fillinger MF, Marra S, Raghavan ML, Kennedy FE (2003).  Prediction of rupture risk in abdominal aortic aneurysm during observation: wall stress versus diameter..  Journal of vascular surgery.  37(4).  724-32.
  • Fillinger MF, Raghavan ML, Marra S, Cronenwett JL, Kennedy FE (2002).  In vivo analysis of mechanical wall stress and abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture risk..  Journal of vascular surgery.  36(3).  589-97.
  • Marra SP, Ramesh KT, Douglas AS (2002).  The actuation of a biomimetic poly(vinyl alcohol)-poly(acrylic acid) gel.  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences.  360(1791).  175-198.
  • Marra S, Ramesh K, Douglas A (2002).  The actuation of a biomimetic poly(vinyl alcohol)poly(acrylic acid) gel..  Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences.  360(1791).  175-98.
  • Marra SP, Ramesh KT, Douglas AS (2002).  Finite-elastic mechanical analysis of bending gel actuators.  Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings.  698.  159-164.
  • Marra SP, Ramesh KT, Douglas AS (2001).  Mechanical characterization of active poly(vinyl alcohol)-poly(acrylic acid) gel.  Materials Science and Engineering C: Biomimetic and Supramolecular Systems.  14(1).  25-34.
  • Marra SP, Ramesh KT, Douglas AS (2000).  The constitutive response of active polymer gels.  Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings.  600.  261-266.
  • Marra SP, Ramesh KT, Douglas AS (2000).  Mechanical characterization of active polymer gels.  Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering.  3987.  166-170.
  • Marra SP, Ramesh KT, Douglas AS (1999).  The mechanical and electromechanical properties of calcium-modified lead titanate/poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene) 0-3 composites.  Smart Materials and Structures.  8(1).  57-63.
  • Marra SP, Ramesh KT, Douglas AS (1999).  The mechanical properties of lead-titanate/polymer 0-3 composites.  Composites Science and Technology.  59(14).  2163-2173.
  • Marra SP, Ramesh KT, Douglas AS (1999).  Mechanical properties of active polyacrylonitrile gels.  Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering.  3669.  226-235.
  • Marra SP, Ramesh KT, Douglas AS (1998).  The mechanical and electromechanical properties of calcium-modified lead titanate/poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene) 0-3 composites.  Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering.  3324.  94-105.
  • Marra SP, Ramesh KT, Douglas A (1997).  Mechanical properties of compliant piezoelectric composites.  Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering.  3040.  148-159.
Book Chapters
  • Douglas A, Marra S, RAMESH K (1997).  Mechanical properties of compliant piezoelectric composites.  SMART MATERIALS TECHNOLOGIES.  3040.  148-159.
  • "Development and evolution of a new mechanical design laboratory course", ASEE Annual Conference.  Indianapolis, IN.  January 1, 2014
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