Jerome F. Hajjar is the CDM Smith Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University. He is also the Director of the Laboratory for Structural Testing of Resilient and Sustainable Systems (STReSS Laboratory). He has served as Chair of the Structures Faculty and as Deputy Director of the NSF Mid-America Earthquake Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was a Professor and Narbey Khachaturian Faculty Scholar from 2005-2010. His research and teaching interests include analysis, experimental testing, and design of steel and composite steel/concrete building and bridge structures, regional modeling and assessment of infrastructure systems, and earthquake engineering, and he has published over 200 papers and edited three books on these topics.
Prior to joining the University of Illinois, he was a Professor at the University of Minnesota since 1992. He has also served as the Information Technology Director for the NSF George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) experimental testing facilities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota, Dr. Hajjar was a structural engineer and associate at the architectural/engineering firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in their Chicago and New York offices.
Dr. Hajjar serves on the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Committee on Specifications and several of its task committees, including chairing Task Committee 5 on Composite Construction. He is the past chair of AISC Task Committee 3 on Loads, Analysis, and Systems and AISC Subcommittee 6 on Composite Construction for AISC Task Committee 9 on Seismic Design, and he led the editing of the AISC Commentary for the 2005 AISC Specification.