The Catholic University of America

John J. McCoy, ScD

Ordinary Professor

Civil Engineering

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BCE, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York (1958)

MS, Columbia University, New York (1959)

ScD, Columbia University, New York (1961)

Biography in Brief:

John J. McCoy has developed prediction models of the response of dynamical systems with multi-scale and stochastic heterogeneity for more than 30 years. An early focus of this research was the role of material microstructure determining material bulk transport properties. A later focus was propagation and scattering in ocean acoustics and in seismology. He continues to contribute to both areas. The research, supported over the years by NSF and most of the DOD funding agencies, has been reported in some 100 technical publications in archival journals, and numerous presentations and lectures throughout the world. McCoy is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and the American Society of Mechanical Engineering. A former dean of the School of Engineering, he remains interested in educational issues. He currently serves as a member of an external advisory committee for a peer institution. He is the Associate Editor for Mathematical Acoustics for the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

Representative Publications:

Steinberg, B.Z, McCoy, J.J, and Mirotznik, M, "A Multiresolution Approach to Homogenization and Effective Modal Analysis of Complex Boundary Value Problems," SIAM J. Appl. Math. 60 (3), 939-966 (2000).

Steinberg, B.Z. and McCoy, J.J., "A Study of Effective Properties of Mass and Stiffness Microstructures-A Multiresolution Approach," Q. Appl. Math. LVII (3), 401-431 (1999).

Steinberg, B.Z. and McCoy, J.J., "A multiresolution homogenization of modal analysis with application to layered media," Mathematics an Computers in Simulation 50, 393-417 (1999).

Steinberg, B.Z. and McCoy, J.J., "A multiresolution analysis of scattering by a pair of local regions of complex heterogeneity," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 103 (3), 1273-1280 (1998).