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Chiesa, Steve


Ph.D., University of Notre Dame 1982
M.S., Stanford University 1976
B.S. Santa Clara University 1975

Research Interests

Biological waste treatment processes, wastewater reclamation

Courses Taught

  • CENG 115 Civil Engineering Materials
  • CENG 143 Environmental Engineering

For a list of Civil Engineering course descriptions, visit the Undergraduate Courses page.


  • Santa Clara University School of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award, 2003
  • ASCE Outstanding Service Award / San Francisco Section, 2003
  • Santa Clara University Brutacao Teaching Award, 1996
  • ASCE Service Award / Student Chapter Advisor, multiple years
  • University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology Outstanding Professor Award, 1986
  • University of Minnesota, University Student-Alumni Association Citation of Merit, 1986


  • Chiesa, S.C., "Social Justice Issues in Civil/Public Works Engineering Projects," Explore (A quarterly examination of Catholic identity and Ignatian character in Jesuit higher education), 4(1), pp. 11-16, 2000.
  • Chiesa, S.C., "Growth and Control of Filamentous Micobes in Wastewater Management Systems," in Biodegradation Technology Developments, Volume II, S.K. Sikdar and R.L. Irvine (eds.), Technomic Publishing Company, Lancaster, PA, pp. 1-34, 1998.
Steven Chiesa, Civil Engineering
Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering