Jerome F. Hajjar

CDM Smith Professor and Chair,  Civil and Environmental Engineering
Affiliated Faculty,  Marine and Environmental Sciences

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Office

  • 400 Snell Engineering Center
  • 617.373.3242

Research Focus

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

Education

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

Licensure

  • Professional Engineer: Illinois, Minnesota

Honors & Awards

  • 2022 NAE Member
  • 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award, American Institute of Steel Construction
  • 2018 Robert D. Klein Lectureship Award
  • 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

Professional Affiliations

  • American Concrete Institute
  • American Institute of Steel Construction
  • American Society of Civil Engineers Structural Engineering Institute
  • Architectural Institute of Japan
  • Association for International Cooperation and Research in Steel-Concrete Composite Structures
  • Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
  • European Association for Earthquake Engineering
  • International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering
  • Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
  • Research Council on Structural Connections
  • Structural Stability Research Council

Research Overview

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

Inside look at the STReSS Lab.

Laboratory for Structural Testing of Resilient and Sustainable Systems

The double-height STReSS Lab features a 2,000 square-foot, reinforced concrete strong floor to enable full-scale testing of buildings, bridges, and other structures to failure. The strong floor includes a grid of 416 tie-down anchors, each capable of withstanding 200,000 pounds of force.

STReSS Laboratory

Selected Research Projects

Selected Publications

  • Y. Yan and J.F. Hajjar, Automated Extraction of Structural Elements in Steel Girder Bridges from Laser Point Clouds, Automation in Construction, 125, 2021, 103582
  • K. Peterman, J. Kordas, M.D. Webster, J.A. D’Aloisio, and J.F. Hajjar, Structural Performance of Steel Shelf Angles with Thermally-Improved Detailing, Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 146(10), October 2020, 04020218
  • L. Wang, M.D. Webster, J.F. Hajjar, Design for Deconstruction Using Sustainable Composite Beams with Precast Concrete Planks and Clamping Connectors, Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 146(8), August 2020, 04020158-1
  • R. Zhang, J.F. Hajjar, H. Sun, A Machine Learning Approach for Sequence Clustering with Applications to Ground Motion Selection, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, 146(6), June 2020, 04020040
  • V.V. Saykin, T.H. Nguyen, J.F. Hajjar, D. Deniz, J. Song The Effect of Triaxiality on Finite Element Deletion Strategies for Simulating Fracture in Steel Structures, Engineering Structures, 210, May 2020, 110364
  • D. Deniz, J. Song, J.F. Hajjar, Energy-Based Sidesway Collapse Fragilities for Ductile Structural Frames Under Earthquake Loadings, Engineering Structures, 174, 1 November 2018, 282-294
  • S.T. Hallowell, A.T. Myers, S.R. Arwade, W. Pang, P. Rawal, E. Hines, J.F. Hajjar, C. Qiao, V. Valamanesh, K. Wei, W. Carswell, and C. Fontana, Hurricane Risk Assessment of Offshore Wind Turbines, Renewable Energy, 125, 2018, 234-249
Jerome Hajjar in audience at Annual Academic Awards Convocation.

Faculty

May 03, 2022

Hajjar Recognized at 2022 Academic Awards Convocation

CEE Chair & CDM Smith Professor Jerome F. Hajjar, recently elected as a Member of the National Academy of Engineering, was featured in a video during the annual Academic Awards Convocation. Faculty excellence on display at Academic Honors Convocation Professor Jerry Hajjar is recognized at the 2022 Academic Honors Convocation awards ceremony hosted in the […]

Carrie Tam

Undergraduate

Apr 05, 2022

Tam Receives 2022 Compass Award

Carrie Tam, E’22, civil engineering and architectural studies, won a 2022 Compass Award which recognizes exemplary students from the senior class who, during their time on campus, have demonstrated a true dedication to a core set of values: leadership, volunteerism, academic integrity, and commitment to Northeastern.

Jerome Hajjar

Faculty

Mar 17, 2022

Hajjar Leading NOWRDC Hurricane Resiliency Project

CEE Chair & CDM Smith Professor Jerome Hajjar is leading a multi-university $650K grant from the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium for “Ensuring Long-Term Availability and Bankability of Offshore Wind Through Hurricane Risk Assessment and Mitigation.”

Jerome Hajjar

In the Media

Mar 08, 2022

In The Big Dig’s Shadow

CEE Chair and Professor Jerome Hajjar featured in the Boston Business Journal article “In The Big Dig’s Shadow.”

Faculty

Mar 08, 2022

Hajjar and Collaborators Awarded New Grant for Fundamental Innovation in Building Design

In a new grant from the Charles Pankow Foundation and industry partners, CDM Smith Professor and Northeastern Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Chair Jerome Hajjar and colleagues at three other institutions were awarded $425,000 to investigate a new modular steel plate floor framing and diaphragm system in steel building structures.

Faculty

Feb 10, 2022

Hajjar Elected as NAE Member

Northeastern’s CEE Chair & CDM Smith Professor Jerome Hajjar was elected a Member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for his development of design criteria and models for stability and seismic design of innovative steel and composite structures. Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.

Jerome Hajjar

In the Media

Jan 31, 2022

What does Poor Rating for Collapsed Bridge Mean for Others?

CEE Chair and Professor Jerome Hajjar was featured in the Washington Post article “What does poor rating for collapsed bridge mean for others?” to talk about how sufficient funding is needed to repair aging infrastructure.

Faculty

Dec 23, 2021

COE Professors Selected in Stanford University List of Top 2% Scientists Worldwide

The following COE professors are among the top scientists worldwide selected by Stanford University representing the top 2 percent of the most-cited scientists with single-year impact in various disciplines. The selection is based on the top 100,000 by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above. The list below includes […]

Jerome Hajjar

In the Media

Dec 21, 2021

Civil engineers are adjusting designs and materials to make them more sustainable, but experts say many more solutions are needed

CEE Chair Jerome Hajjar, was featured in the Business Insider article “Civil engineers are adjusting designs and materials to make them more sustainable, but experts say many more solutions are needed“

Jerome Hajjar

In the Media

Nov 12, 2021

Civil Engineers are Adjusting Designs and Materials to Make Them More Sustainable, but Experts say Many More Solutions are Needed

CEE Professor and Chair Jerome Hajjar was featured in the Business Insider article “Civil engineers are adjusting designs and materials to make them more sustainable, but experts say many more solutions are needed.”

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