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


  • Professional Engineer: Illinois, Minnesota

Research & Scholarship Interests

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

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

Selected Publications

  • D. Deniz, J. Song, J.F. Hajjar, Energy-Based Seismic Collapse Criterion for Ductile Structural Frames, Engineering Structures, 141, 2017, 1-13
  • T.H. Nguyen, C.H. Le, J.F. Hajjar, Topology Optimization Using the P-Version of the Finite Element Method, Structural and Multidiscplinary Optimization, 2017
  • M.D. Denavit, J.F. Hajjar, T. Perea, R.T. Leon, Seismic Performance Factors for Moment Frames with Steel-Concrete Composite Columns and Steel Beams, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Special Issue on Earthquake-Induced Collapse of Structural Systems, 45(10), 2016, 1685-1703
  • J.S. Steelman, L.A. Fahnestock, J.F. Hajjar, J.M. LaFave, Performance of Non-Seismic PTFE Sliding Bearings when Subjected to Seismic Demands, Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, 21(1), 2016
  • V. Valamanesh, A.T. Myers, S.R. Arwade, J.F. Hajjar, E.M. Hines, W. Pang, Wind-Wave Prediction Equations for Probabilistic Offshore Hurricane Hazard Analysis, Natural Hazards, 2016, 1-22
  • M.R. Eatherton, X. Ma, H. Krawinkler, G.G. Deierlein, J.F. Hajjar, Quasi-static Behavior of Controlled Rocking Steel Frames, Journal of Structural Engineering, 140(11), 2014
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ECE Associate Professor Taskin Padir and CEE Professor & Chair Jerry Hajjar are developing robots that can detect weaknesses in buildings and other infrastructures after a disaster.

June 19, 2017

CEE Chair & Professor Jerome Hajjar spoke about how buildings are structurally designed to isolate fire damage following the London fire last week. Source: News @ Northeastern Early Wednesday...

April 14, 2017

CEE Professor and Chair Jerome Hajjar, along with colleagues at Johns Hopkins University and Virginia Tech, has been awarded a five-year grant from five steel industry organizations. The...

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