Longfellow Bridge

Jerome F. Hajjar

Prof. Jerome F. HajjarProfessor 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