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Jerome F. Hajjar

  • Jerome F. Hajjar
  • Organization: Northeastern University
  • Occupation: Professor and Chair
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Jerome F. Hajjar (Cornell M.S. 1985, Ph.D. 1988) is a Professor and the Department Chair in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University.  He has served as Chair of the Structures Faculty and as Deputy Director of the NSF Mid-America Earthquake Center at the University of Illinois from 2005-2010, and as the Information Technology Director for the NSF George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) experimental testing facilities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Minnesota. His research and teaching interests include analysis, experimental testing, and design of steel and composite steel/concrete building and bridge structures, and he has published over 150 papers and edited three books on these topics.  Prior to joining the University of Illinois, he was a Professor at the University of Minnesota from 1992 to 2005 and a structural engineer and associate at the architectural/engineering firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill from 1988-1992. Dr. Hajjar serves on the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Committee on Specifications and several of its task committees; he is the past-chair of the NEES Information Technology Strategy Committee; he is the past chair of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural Engineering Institute Technical Administrative Committee on Metals; and he was the 2004-2005 ASCE Minnesota Section President.  Dr. Hajjar was made a Fellow of ASCE in 2007, and has received several research and teaching awards, including the 2010 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award, the 2009 ASCE Shortridge Hardesty Award, the 2005 AISC T. R. Higgins Lectureship Award, and the 2000 ASCE Norman Medal.  Dr. Hajjar is a registered professional engineer in Illinois and Minnesota.

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