Jerome F. Hajjar

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

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Office

  • 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

  • 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

Selected Research Projects

  • CRISP Type 2: Identification and Control of Uncertain, Highly Interdependent Processes Involving Humans with Applications to Resilient Emergency Health Response
    Co-Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation
  • Physics-Reinforced Deep Learning for Structural Metamodeling
    Co-Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation
  • Steel Diaphragm Innovation Initiative
    Co-Principal Investigator, American Institute of Steel Construction and Industry

Selected Publications

  • 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, 2020, 04020040
  • 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, 2020, 04020158-1
  • 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, 2020, 110364
  • J.-J. Wang, C. Liu, J.S. Fan, J.F. Hajjar, X. Nie, Triaxial Concrete Constitutive Model for Simulation of Composite Plate Shear Wall-Concrete Encased: THUC3, Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 145, 2020, 04019088-1
  • D. Deniz, J. Song, J.F. Hajjar, Energy-Based Sidesway Collapse Fragilities for Ductile Structural Frames Under Earthquake Loadings, Engineering Structures, 174, 2018, 282-294
  • S.T. Hallowell, A.T. Myers, S.R. Arwade, W. Pang, P. Rawal, E. Hines, J.F. Hajjar, et al., Hurricane Risk Assessment of Offshore Wind Turbines, Renewable Energy, 125, 2018, 234-249

Alumni

Feb 18, 2021

Alumni Highlight: A Generous Gift Establishes a New Fund

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) is pleased to announce that an anonymous alumnus has established the CEE Faculty Seed Research Fund with a leadership gift in the hope of inspiring other alumni to contribute in support of the research of the CEE faculty. The annual income from the fund will support innovative and groundbreaking research […]

Faculty

Feb 03, 2021

Hajjar Receives AISC Lifetime Achievement Award

CEE Professor and Chair Jerome Hajjar received the American Institute of Steel Construction’s 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award for his impact on AISC and the structural industry as a whole.

Faculty

Sep 21, 2020

Civil and Environmental Engineering Solutions to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and its Industrial Advisory Board held a series of panel discussions entitled “Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) solutions addressing the COVID-19 Pandemic”.

Faculty

Apr 03, 2020

Applying Deep Learning and Physics Modeling to Structures Subjected to Earthquakes

CEE Assistant Professor Hao Sun, ECE Assistant Professor Yanzhi Wang, and CEE Professor & Chair Jerome Hajjar were awarded a $600K NSF grant for “Physics-Reinforced Deep Learning for Structural Metamodeling.”

Student Groups

Jan 31, 2020

NGSEA wins Graduate Student Chapter of the Year

The Northeastern Graduate Structural Engineering Association (NGSEA) was selected by the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Local Activities Division as the Graduate Student Chapter of the Year.

Jan 13, 2020

SEI President Glenn Bell Talks the Future of Structural Engineering

Structural Engineering Institute’s new president, Glenn Bell, recently visited Northeastern to deliver a seminar on his future vision for structural engineering.

Faculty

Jan 03, 2020

TSEC 15: Integrating Sustainability and Resilience into Structural Engineering

CEE Professor and Chair Jerome Hajjar was featured in the Engineering Management Institute’s podcast “TSEC 15: Integrating Sustainability and Resilience into Structural Engineering” in which he talked about how we can integrate sustainability and resilience into structural engineering.

Faculty

Jul 10, 2019

Preparing for "The Big One"

CEE Professor and Chair Jerome Hajjar is pushing to improve building codes across the country to withstand natural disasters like last week’s two earthquakes in California.

Faculty

May 15, 2019

Is Architecture Stuck in the Mechanical Era?

CEE Chair and Professor Jerome Hajjar was featured in EE Times India’s article “Is Architecture Stuck in the Mechanical Era?” explaining the different tools and technologies available to inspect and maintain structures.

Faculty

Apr 17, 2019

Notre Dame's Architectural Elements Prevented Further Damage

Civil Chair and Professor Jerome Hajjar explains that the architectural elements of the Notre Dame cathedral such as the flying buttresses helped to prevent further destruction of the iconic building.

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