Bryan Knakiewicz

Bryan Knakiewicz

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Engineering Technology
Office: Science & Technology Rm. 221
Phone: 912.358.3283
Fax: 912.358.3784


Dr. Knakiewicz has seven years of field experience as an Interior Systems Estimator, Construction Crew Supervisor, Municipal Engineer/Inspector, and small business owner. As an Engineer and Inspector for the Village of Dundee, MI from 2006-2010, he managed projects relating to the design, construction, and reconstruction of subdivisions, roadways, public utilities, and site plans, including the Village of Dundee Riverwalk project and The Inflow and Infiltration Control for Wastewater Treatment project. He taught in the Engineering Technology Department at The University of Toledo from 2010-2012 and has been a faculty member of the Engineering Technology Department at SSU since 2012, teaching Highway and Transportation Engineering, Structural Analysis, Steel and Reinforced Concrete Design, Soil Mechanics and Foundations, Civil Engineering Computing Practices, Computer Graphics, and Technical Writing. At SSU, he founded and advises the SSU Engineers Without Borders Student Chapter, and is an advisor for the ASCE-SSU Student Chapter, which competed for the first time at the ASCE Southeast Regional Concrete Canoe Competition in 2014. He is a currently an active member in the ASCE, ASEE, and EWB, with previous and current research projects that include porous asphalt pavement design, the strength of metals, and material testing/finite element analysis for Solar Roadways™.

Research Interests

AASHTO pavement design, sustainable civil engineering design and materials, testing of concrete, steel, and glass, and 3-D modeling/printing


PhD, Technology Doctorate - Eastern Michigan University
MS, Engineering (see letter in transcript field below) - The University of Toledo
BS, Construction Engineering Technology - The University of Toledo

Awards & Honors

Name: Most Inspiring Professor Award
Organization: SSU COST/STEM 360/NSBE
Date: 12/2/2016

Name: Best Professor of a COST Department
Organization: SSU COST/STEM 360/NSBE
Date: 12/2/2016

Name: Epsilon Pi Tau member
Organization: Eastern Michigan University
Date: 1/10/2011

Name: The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi member
Organization: Eastern Michigan University
Date: 1/10/2010

Name: Academic Dean’s List
Organization: Eastern Michigan University
Date: 1/1/2009


Title: A methodology for civil engineering technology senior capstone projects with public, private, and federal agency collaboration to assist underserved communities
Publication Date: 6/24/2017
Publisher: ASEE
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: Bryan F Knakiewicz,