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Jerome (Jerry) Hajjar

Professor, Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering



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Miniature flying robots automatically inspect, analyze, and assess damage to infrastructure

Northeastern’s Jerome Hajjar and col­leagues are devel­oping a sophis­ti­cated system that uses autonomous small flying robots cou­pled with 3-​​D imaging and state-​​of-​​the art plan­ning, mod­eling, and analysis to inspect struc­tures from bridges to build­ings and auto­mat­i­cally iden­tify prob­lems, track their progress, and assess the need for follow-​​up.


Robotic inspectors on disaster duty

Jerry Hajjar, pro­fessor and chair of the Depart­ment of Civil and Envi­ron­mental Engi­neering, is helping to design an autonomous low-​​flying vehicle capable of under­standing and pre­dicting struc­tural damage in unsafe and remote loca­tions fol­lowing dis­aster events and for longterm maintenance.

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Sustainable design for sustainable energy

Andrew Myers, an assis­tant pro­fessor of civil and envi­ron­mental engi­neering, recently received a $325,000 NSF grant to model the vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties of wind tur­bines during hurricanes.

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Northeastern hosts NSF engineering conference

The Col­lege of Engi­neering is hosting the National Sci­ence Foundation’s annual Engi­neering Research and Inno­va­tion Con­fer­ence, which will focus on trans­forming the field through the for­ma­tion of robust partnerships.

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Design for deconstruction: building with sustainability in mind

Jerry Hajjar, chair and pro­fessor in the Depart­ment of Civil and Envi­ron­mental Engi­neering, has received a new NSF grant to fur­ther his research in the area of sus­tain­able building design — which he envi­sions as an industry of the future.

Jerry Hajjar, chair and professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has received a new NSF grant to further his research in the area of sustainable building design — which he envisions as an industry of the future. istockphoto.

Planting their mark on the community

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity engi­neering stu­dents have redesigned a garden in Boston’s Fenway neigh­bor­hood for com­mu­nity mem­bers with spe­cial needs, com­plete with raised tables and planting beds. Stu­dents in the North­eastern chapter […]

3Qs: Earthquake not surprising, but tough to predict

Pro­fessor Jerome Hajjar, chair of the Depart­ment of Civil and Envi­ron­mental Engi­neering, assesses yesterday’s earth­quake and how build­ings in older cities, such as Boston, are equipped to resist such events.

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A concrete example of experiential learning

Civil engi­neering stu­dents whose canoe design lit­er­ally fell apart last year use their hard-​​won wisdom to score well in regional competition.

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3Qs: Assessing the effects of Japan’s earthquake

On Friday, a mas­sive 8.9-magnitude earth­quake struck off Japan’s north­east coast, causing wide­spread destruc­tion and thou­sands of deaths. It was one of the world’s largest quakes of the last cen­tury. Jerome Hajjar, chair of the Depart­ment of Civil and Envi­ron­mental Engi­neering, studies earth­quakes as a struc­tural engi­neer. Here, he assesses the impact of this quake and the field of earth­quake engineering.

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Selected Publications

For a complete list of faculty citations, please visit iRis, Northeastern’s digital archive.


Local Buckling Strength of Steel Foam Sandwich Panels

(with Szyniszewski, S., Smith, B. H., Arwade, S. R., and Schafer, B. W.) Thin-Walled Structures, 59, 11-19.


Earthquake Resilient Steel Braced Frames with Controlled Rocking and Energy Dissipating Fuses

(with Deierlein, G. G., Krawinkler, H., Ma, X., Eatherton, M., Takeuchi, T., Kasai, K., and Midorikawa, M.) Steel Construction: Design and Research, 4(3), 171-175.


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