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Professor Jerome F. Hajjar

Director of Laboratory for Structural Testing of Resilient and Sustainable Systems (STRSS)
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Jerome F. Hajjar is the CDM Smith Professor and the Department Chair in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University. He is also the Director of the Laboratory for Structural Testing of Resilient and Sustainable Systems (STReSS Laboratory). He has served as Chair of the Structures Faculty and Deputy Director of the Mid-America Earthquake Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; was a faculty member at the University of Minnesota; and was a structural engineer and Associate at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Hajjar received a B.S. (1982) in Engineering Mechanics from Yale University and an M.S. (1985) and Ph.D. (1988) in Structural Engineering from Cornell University. His research and teaching interests include analysis, experimental testing, and design of steel and composite steel/concrete building and bridge structures, regional modeling and assessment of infrastructure systems, and earthquake engineering, and he has published over 190 papers and edited three books on these topics. Hajjar serves on the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Committee on Specifications and several of its task committees, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Technical Activities Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural Engineering Institute (SEI). He was made a Fellow of ASCE in 2007 and of SEI in 2013, and was awarded the 2010 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award, the 2009 ASCE Shortridge Hardesty Award, the 2005 AISC T. R. Higgins Lectureship Award, the 2004 AISC Special Achievement Award, the 2003 ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, and the 2000 ASCE Norman Medal for his research on steel structures, composite construction, structural stability. He has also won several teaching awards. Dr. Hajjar is a registered professional engineer in Illinois and Minnesota.

PhD, Structural Engineering, Cornell University, 1988
MS, Structural Engineering, Cornell University, 1985
BS, Engineering Mechanics, Yale University, 1982

Research Interests:
Steel and composite steel/concrete structures; earthquake engineering; structural stability; large-scale experimental testing of structures; regional simulation

Honors and Awards:
2016 ASCE Moisseiff Award
2015 BSCES Clemens Herschel Award
2013 SEI Fellow
2010 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award
2009 ASCE Shortridge Hardesty Award
2007 ASCE Fellow
2005 AISC T. R. Higgins Lectureship Award
2004 AISC Special Achievement Award
2003 ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize
2000 ASCE Norman Medal

Selected Publications (for more see the link, Prof. Jerome F. Hajjar:

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