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Faculty Profile

Jerome F. Hajjar

CDM Smith Professor and Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering
400 Snell Engineering Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • Ph.D., Structural Engineering, Cornell University, 1988
  • M.S., Structural Engineering, Cornell University, 1985
  • B.S., Engineering Mechanics, Yale University, 1982

Research & Scholarship Interests

Steel and composite steel/concrete structures; earthquake engineering; structural stability; large-scale experimental testing of structures; computational simulation
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College Research Initiatives

Honors & Awards

  • 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
  • George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation
  • International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering
  • Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
  • Research Council on Structural Connections
  • Structural Stability Research Council

Selected Publications

  • J.S. Steelman, E.T. Filipov, L.A. Fahnestock, J.R. Revell, J.M. LaFave, J.F. Hajjar, D.A. Foutch. "Experimental Behavior of Steel Fixed Bearings and Implications for Seismic Bridge Response", Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, 2013
  • S.B. Walsh, D.J. Borello, B. Guldur, J.F. Hajjar. "Data Processing of Point Clouds for Object Detection for Structural Engineering Applications", Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 28 (7), 2013, 495-508
  • E.T. Filipov, L.A. Fahnestock, J.M. LaFave, J.F. Hajjar, D.A. Foutch, J.S. Steelman."Seismic Performance of Highway Bridges with Fusing Bearing Components for Quasi-Isolation", Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 42 (9), 2013, 1375-1394
  • J.S. Steelman, L.A. Fahnestock, E.T. Filipov, J.M. La Fave, J.F. Hajjar, D.A. Foutch. "Shear and Friction Response of Non-Seismic Laminated Elastomeric Bridge Bearings Subject to Seismic Demands", Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, 18 (7), 2013, 612-623
  • T. Perea, R.T. Leon, J.F. Hajjar, M.D. Denavit. "Full-Scale Tests of Slender Concrete-Filled Steel Tubes: Axial Behavior", Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 139 (7), 2013, 1249-1262
  • E.T. Filipov, L.A. Fahnestock, J.S. Steelman, J.F. Hajjar, J.M. LaFave, D.A. Foutch. "Evaluation of Quasi-Isolated Seismic Bridge Behavior Using Nonlinear Bearing Models", Engineering Structures, 49 (1), 2013, 168-181M.R. Eatherton, X. Ma, H. Krawinkler, G.G. Deierlein, J.F. Hajjar. "Quasi-Static Behavior of Controlled Rocking Steel Frames", Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 04014083, 2014
  • M.R. Eatherton, X. Ma, H. Krawinkler, D. Mar, S. Billington, J.F. Hajjar, G.G. Deierlein. "Design Concepts for Controlled Rocking of Self-Centering Steel Braces", Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 04014082, 2014
  • T. Perea, R.T. Leon, J.F. Hajjar, M.D. Denavit. "Full-Scale Tests of Slender Concrete-Filled Steel Tubes:  Interaction Behavior", Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 0401405, 2014
  • S. Szyniszewski, B.H. Smith, J.F. Hajjar, B.W. Schafer, S.R. Arwade. "The Mechanical Properties of a Sintered, Hollow Sphere", Steel Foam, Materials and Design, 54, 2014,1083-1094

Related News

March 11, 2015

CEE Chair & Professor Jerome Hajjar was interviewed by the Boston Herald over concerns about the MBTA bridges that are "structurally deficient".

December 19, 2014

Dr. Beverly A. Scott, General Manager and CEO of the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, was this year’s Keynote speaker at the fourth annual CEE Industry Leadership Night, providing inspirational comments about the importance of public transportation infrastructure.

November 24, 2014

Professor and Civil and Environmental Department Chair Jerome Hajjar was named CDM Smith Professor in Civil Engineering.