New Chair Receives Grant
The new CIV Chair & Professor, Jerome Hajjar, was awarded a $54K NSF grant for his research in using steel foams to dissipate energy and prevent buckling in steel structures.
Jerome F. Hajjar is a Professor and the Department Chair in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University. He formerly has served as Chair of the Structures Faculty 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. His research and teaching interests include the design of steel and composite steel/concrete building and bridge structures, assessment of infrastructure systems, and earthquake engineering, and he has published over 170 papers and edited three books on these topics. His professional service includes serving on the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Technical Activities Division Executive Committee and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Committee on Specifications. Dr. Hajjar was made a Fellow of ASCE in 2007, and has been 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.
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