Longfellow Bridge

Jerome F. Hajjar

Prof. Jerome F. HajjarCDM Smith Professor and Chair
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
400 Snell Engineering Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Northeastern University
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Tel: (617) 373 - 3242
Fax: (617) 373 - 4419
Faculty Website
COE Research Website


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


  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Computational Analysis
  • Experimental Testing
  • Structural Stability
  • Steel and Composite Steel/Concrete Structures

Honors and 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 Engineer: Illinois and Minnesota

Selected Publications:

  • Szyniszewski, S., Smith, B. H., Hajjar, J. F., Arwade, S. R., and Schafer, B. W. (2012). "Local Buckling Strength of Steel Foam Sandwich Panels," Thin-Walled Structures, 59, 11-19.
  • Deierlein, G. G., Krawinkler, H., Ma, X., Eatherton, M., Hajjar, J. F., Takeuchi, T., Kasai, K., and Midorikawa, M. (2011). "Earthquake Resilient Steel Braced Frames with Controlled Rocking and Energy Dissipating Fuses," Steel Construction: Design and Research, 4(3), 171-175.
  • Eatherton, M. and Hajjar, J. F. (2011). "Residual Drifts of Self-Centering Systems Including Effects of Ambient Building Resistance," Earthquake Spectra, 27(3), 719-744.
  • Borello, D. J., Denavit, M. D., and Hajjar, J. F. (2011). "Behavior of Bolted Steel Slip-Critical Connections with Fillers. I. Performance," Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol. 67, No. 3, March, pp. 379-388.
  • Tort, C. and Hajjar, J. F. (2010). "A Mixed Finite Element for 3D Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of Rectangular Concrete-Filled Steel Tube Beam-Columns," Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, 136(11), 1329-1339.

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