Northeastern University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

 

Jerome F. Hajjar, Ph.D., P.E.

CDM Smith Professor and Chair

Director, Laboratory for Structural Testing of Resilient and Sustainable Systems (STReSS Laboratory)

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

400 Snell Engineering Center

360 Huntington Avenue

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000 USA

617-373-3242 (telephone); 617-373-4419 (fax); jf.hajjar@northeastern.edu


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

National and International

American Concrete Institute (ACI)
1996-                ACI Committee 335, Composite and Hybrid Structures (member, 2017-; associate member, 1996-2013)

American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
2016-               AISC Specification Ad Hoc Committee on Seismic Analysis (member)
2016-               AISC Specification Task Committee 7 on Evaluation and Repair (member)
2011-               AISC Specification Task Committee 1 on Coordination (member)
2011-2013       AISC T. R. Higgins Lectureship Awards Committee (member)
2010-2013       AISC Specification Task Committee 12 on Nuclear Facilities Design, Ad-Hoc Subcommittee on Modular Composite Construction (member)
2010-2015       AISC Committee on Research (member)
2010-2013       AISC Committee on Education Awards (member)
2010-2012       AISC Manual Task Committee 5 on Seismic (member)
2006-               AISC Committee on Specifications (member)
2006-2015       AISC Specification Task Committee 9 on Seismic Design (member)
2006-2015       AISC Specification Task Committee 9 on Seismic Design, Subcommittee 6 on Composite Construction (chair), Subcommittee 4 on Moment Frame Systems (member), and Subcommittee 7 on Analysis (member)
2004-2006       AISC Educator Awards Committee (member)
2002-2005       AISC Specification Commentary Development Team (chair)
2002-               AISC Specification Task Committee 5 on Composite Construction (chair, 2016-; member, 2002-2015)
2000-2003       AISC Specification Task Committee 3 on Loads, Analysis, and Systems, Subcommittee on Analysis (chair)
2000-2002       AISC/SSRC Specification Task Committee Stability (member)
2000-2002       AISC/SSRC Specification Task Subcommittee on Notional Loads (chair)
1997-2015       AISC Specification Task Committee 3 on Loads, Analysis, and Systems (chair, 2011-2015; vice-chair, 2002-2011; member, 1997-2002)
1997-2015       AISC Specification Task Committee 10 on Stability (member, 1997-2005; corresponding member, 2005-2015)

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural Engineering Institute (SEI)
2016-               ASCE Committee on Accreditation (member)
2016-               ASCE Body of Knowledge 3 Committee (corresponding member)
2016-               ASCE/SEI Awards Committee (member)
2016-               ASCE/SEI Nathan M. Newmark Medal Awards Committee (member)
2016-2017       ASCE/SEI Structures Congress Committee (member)
2014-               ASCE Department Heads Coordinating Council (member)
2012-2017       ASCE/SEI Technical Activities Division Executive Committee (TAD EXCOM; past-chair, 2016-2017; chair, 2015-2016; vice-chair, 2014-2015; secretary, 2013-2014; member, 2012-2013)
1994-2004       ASCE/SEI Technical Administrative Committee on Metals (chair, 2001-2004; member, 1994-2000)
1993-               ASCE/SEI Technical Committee on Composite Construction (control group member, 2011-2012; member, 1993-2010, 2017-)
1993-1996       ASCE Task Committee on Effective Length (chair)
1993-1995       ASCE Technical Committee on Flexural Members (member)
1991-2001       ASCE/SEI Technical Committee on Load and Resistance Factor Design (chair, 1994-2000; control group member, 1992-1994, 2001; member, 1991-1992)

Applied Technology Council (ATC)
2015-               ATC-114 Project Technical Committee (member):  Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation for Performance-Based Engineering
2013-               ATC-106 Project Technical Committee (member):  Seismic Behavior and Design of Deep, Slender Wide-Flange Structural Steel Beam-Column Members - Phase 2 – Experimental Evaluation
2013                ATC-96 Project Technical Committee (member):  Nonlinear Response History Analysis of Steel Moment Frames
2012-2013       ATC-103 Project Technical Committee (member):  Seismic Design of Steel Special Concentrically Braced Frame Systems: A Guide for Practicing Engineers
2011                ATC-90 Project Technical Committee (member):  Seismic Behavior and Design of Deep, Slender Wide-Flange Structural Steel Beam-Column Members: Phase 1
2009-2010       ATC-76-6 Project Review Panel (member):  Improved Nonlinear Static Seismic Analysis Procedures – Multiple-Degree-of-Freedom Modeling

Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC)
2016-               BSSC Issue Team 9 on Diaphragm Issues (corresponding member)
2011-2015       BSSC Issue Team on Self-Centering Rocking Systems (member)
2006-2010       BSSC Provisions Update Committee – Task Subcommittee 6 on Steel Structures (member)
2001-2004       BSSC Provisions Update Committee (member)
1998-2004       BSSC Provisions Update Committee -- Task Subcommittee 11 on Composite Construction (member)

Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering (CUREE)
2004-2005       Board of Directors (member)
2001-2005       University of Minnesota Institutional Representative

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
1999-2005       EERI Seismic Ethics Review Committee (member)

European Convention for Constructional Steelwork (ECCS)
2013-               Task Committee 11 on Composite Construction (corresponding member)
2010-               Task Committee 13 on Seismic Design (corresponding member)

International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE)
2001-2002       IABSE Working Commission 2 on Steel, Timber, and Composite Structures (corresponding member)

International Federation for Structural Concrete (Fédération Internationale du Béton, FIB)
2013-               Special Activity Group 6 on Steel-Concrete Composite Structures (corresponding member)

National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies
2011               “Grand Challenges in Earthquake Engineering Research—A Vision for NEES Experimental Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure Tools,” National Research Council of the National Academies, Washington, D.C. (steering committee)

Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation Consortium, Inc. (NEES)
2006-2007       Task Group on Information Technology Vision (chair)
2006-2007       Task Group on Success (corresponding member)
2005-2009       Information Technology Strategy Committee (chair-elect, 2005-2006; chair,  2007-2008; past-chair, 2008-2009)
2003-2005       Data Sharing and Archiving Committee (member)
2003-2005       Information Technology Committee (member)
2003-2005       University of Minnesota Alternate Institutional Representative

Research Council on Structural Connections (RCSC)
2015-               Task 3 on Design (member)
2005-               Voting member for RCSC Specification for Structural Joints Using High-Strength Bolts

Structural Stability Research Council (SSRC)
2008-2009       SSRC Nominating Committee (member)
1992-2016       SSRC Task Group 4, Frames (member)
1991-2004       SSRC Task Group 29, Inelastic Analysis for Frame Design (member)

Local

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
2010-               Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section (member)
1993-2005       ASCE Minnesota Section Board (Director of Technical Services, 1998-2000; Secretary, 2000-2002, Vice President of Information Services, 2002-2003; President-Elect, 2003-2004; President, 2004-2005)
1993-2005       ASCE Minnesota Section Structural Committee (member)
1988-1989       ASCE New York Metropolitan Section Computer Committee (member)

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
2013-               EERI New England Regional Chapter (member)

National Council of Structural Engineering Associations (NCSEA)
2010-               Structural Engineers Association of Massachusetts (member)
2001-2003       Minnesota Structural Engineering Emergency Response Plan (MnSEERP) Committee (member)

Organization of International Conferences, Symposia, Workshops, Seminars, and Sessions

Organization of International Conferences and Symposia

September 11-13, 2019, Scientific Committee, “Stability and Ductility of Steel Structures (SDSS 2019),” Prague, Czech Republic.

July 3-5, 2019, International Scientific Committee, “Ninth International Conference on Steel and Aluminum Structures (ICSAS19),” Bradford, England.

July 24-27, 2018, International Scientific Committee, “Eighth International Conference on Thin-Walled Structures (ICTWS'18),” Lisbon, Portugal.

 

July 16-20, 2018, Scientific Committee, “International Association of Shell and Spatial Structures Symposium:  Creativity in Structural Design (IASS 2018),” Boston, Massachusetts.

June 27-29, 2018, Scientific Committee, “Advances in Steel-Concrete Composite Structures (ASCCS 2018),” Valencia, Spain. 


December 14-15, 2017, Co-Chair, “POWER-US:  Partnership for Offshore Wind Energy Workshop,” Boston, Massachusetts.


July 30-Aug. 2, 2017, Scientific Committee, “Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete VIII,” Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

 

June 7-11, 2016, Organization and Host Committee, “8th International Colloquium on Bluff Body Aerodynamics & Applications (BBAA VIII),” Boston, Massachusetts.

May 30-June 1, 2016, International Scientific Committee, “International Colloquium on Stability and Ductility of Steel Structures (SDSS 2016),” Timisoara, Romania

May 26-27, 2016, Co-Chair, “Workshop: Setting a Broader Impact Innovation Roadmap,” Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation, National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia.

May 24-26, 2016, Chair, “Eighth International Workshop on Connections in Steel Structures (Connections VIII),” Boston, Massachusetts.

July 26-27, 2015, International Scientific Committee, “6th International Symposium on Innovation and Sustainability of Structures in Civil Engineering (ISISS 2015),” Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

July 21-24, 2015, International Scientific Committee, “8th International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures (ICASS’15),” Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal.

July 1-3, 2015, International Advisory Committee, “8th International Conference on the Behavior of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas (STESSA 2015),”  Tongji University, Shanghai, China.

October 17-18, 2014, International Scientific Committee, “5th Asia Conference on Earthquake Engineering:  Earthquake Engineering for Resilient Communities (5ACEE),” National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering (NCREE), National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.

September 10-12, 2014, International Advisory Committee, “7th European Conference on Steel and Composite Structures (Eurosteel 2014),” Naples, Italy.

September 3-4, 2014, Organizing Committee, “International Resilience Symposium,” National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland.

April 3-5, 2014, Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Technical Activities Division Executive Committee Liaison, “2014 SEI Structures Congress,” Boston, Massachusetts.

October 8-11, 2013, International Scientific Committee, “10th Pacific Structural Steel Conference (PSSC 2013),” Singapore.

May 16-17, 2013, International Scientific Committee, “11th International Conference: Modern Building Materials, Structures and Techniques,” Vilnius, Lithuania.

August 12-14, 2012, Local Organizing Committee, “3rd American Association for Wind Engineering Workshop,” Hyannis, Massachusetts.
 
July 8-12, 2012, Co-Chair, “CMMI 2012 Grantee Conference:  Engineering Transformation Through Partnerships,” Boston, Massachusetts.

July 2-4, 2012, International Scientific Committee, “Advances in Steel and Concrete Composite and Hybrid Structures (ASCCS 2012),” Singapore.

March 6-8, 2012, International Scientific Committee, “9th Conference on Urban Earthquake Engineering (9CUEE) and 4th Asian Conference on Earthquake Engineering (4ACEE),” Tokyo, Japan.

January 9-11, 2012, International Advisory Committee, “7th International Conference on the Behavior of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas (STESSA 2012),” Santiago, Chile.

June 2-4, 2011, Co-Chair, “Engineering Mechanics Conference 2011,” Engineering Mechanics Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers, Boston, Massachusetts.

March 14-15, 2011, Steering Committee, “Grand Challenges in Earthquake Engineering Research:  A Community Workshop,” National Research Council, Irvine, California.

July 25-29, 2010, Technical Committee, “9th U.S. National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering: Reaching Beyond Borders,” Toronto, Canada.

July 21-23, 2010, International Scientific Committee, “4th International Conference on Steel and Composite Structures (ICSCS’2010),” Sydney, Australia.

April 8, 2010, Co-Chair, “11th Annual Structural Engineering Conference,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois.

December 7-9, 2009, Program Steering Committee, “ATC-SEI Conference on Improving the Seismic Performance of Existing Buildings,” San Francisco, California.

September 24-25, 2009, Scientific Committee, “International Colloquium on Structural Stability and Ductility,” Structural Stability Research Council, Vilnius, Lithuania.

August 16-20, 2009, International Advisory Committee, “6th International Conference on the Behavior of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas (STESSA 2009),” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

July 8-10, 2009, International Scientific Committee, “ASCCS '09: International Conference on Steel-Concrete Composite and Hybrid Structures,” Association for Steel-Concrete Composite and Hybrid Structures (ASCCS), Leeds, United Kingdom.

April 16, 2009, Chair, “10th Annual Structural Engineering Conference,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois.

July 20-24, 2008, Co-Chair, “Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete VI,” Tabernash, Colorado, United Engineering Foundation, New York, New York.

March 28, 2008, Chair, “9th Annual Structural Engineering Conference,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois.

December 5-7, 2007, International Scientific Committee, “ICASS '07: Advances in Steel Structures,” Fifth International Conference, Singapore.

April 5, 2007, Chair, “8th Annual Structural Engineering Conference,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois.

March 13-17, 2007, PSSC International Advisory Committee (PIAC), representing the American Institute of Steel Construction, “Eighth Pacific Structural Steel Conference (PSSC),” Pacific Council of Structural Steel Associations, Wairakei, New Zealand.

September 6-8, 2006, International Scientific Committee, “International Colloquium on Stability and Ductility of Steel Structures,” Structural Stability Research Council, Lisbon, Portugal.

June 21-23, 2006 Organizing Committee, NEES Fourth Annual Meeting, Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation, NEES, Inc., Washington, D.C.

July 18-23, 2004, Steering Committee, “Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete V,” Berg-en-Dal, Mpumalanga, South Africa, Engineering Conferences International, New York, New York.

December 9-11, 2002, Steering Committee, “ICASS '02: Advances in Steel Structures,” Third International Conference, Hong Kong, China, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and the Hong Kong Institute of Steel Construction.

May 28-June 2, 2000, Co-chair, “Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete IV,” Banff, Alberta, Canada, United Engineering Foundation, New York, New York.

June 6-7, 1997, Co-chair, “Innovations in Structural Design: Strength, Stability, Reliability. A Symposium Honoring Theodore V. Galambos,” Minneapolis, Minnesota, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Organization of Workshops

March 14-15, 2011     Steering Committee, “Grand Challenges in Earthquake Engineering Research:  A Community Workshop,” National Research Council, Irvine, California.

August 7, 2003           Steering Committee, “Network for Earthquake Engineering (NEES) Summit Meeting,” Chicago, Illinois.  Led breakout session on NEES Software Deployment

Organization of Sessions

Dr. Hajjar has participated in the organization over ten sessions at national conferences, primarily through the American Society of Civil Engineers. Examples include:

April 23-25, 2015, Hajjar, J. F., Myers, A. T. and Arwade, S., “Advancing Design Approaches for Wind Energy Structures,” 2015 SEI Structures Congress, Boston, Massachusetts, April 23-25, 2015.

April 3-5, 2014, Hajjar, J. F., “Damage Detection and Evaluation,” 2014 SEI Structures Congress, Boston, Massachusetts, April 3-5, 2014 (session moderator)

April 3-5, 2014, Hajjar, J. F., “Seismic Effects,” 2014 SEI Structures Congress, Boston, Massachusetts, April 3-5, 2014 (session moderator)

July 25-29, 2010, Deierlein, G. G. an Hajjar, J. F., “International Asia Focus:  Large-Scale Testing of Steel Framed Buildings (Parts 1 and 2),” 9th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Toronto, Canada, July 25-29, 2010

May 12-14, 2010, Griffis, L. A. and Hajjar, J. F., “New Provisions for Composite Construction in the 2010 AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings and the 2010 AISC Seismic Provisions,” ASCE/SEI Structures Congress 2010, Orlando, Florida, May 12-14, 2010.

July 20-24, 2008, Hajjar, J. F., “Seismic Design of Composite Construction: Panel Discussion,” Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete VI, Engineering Conferences International, Tabernash, Colorado, July 20-24, 2008.

June 16-18, 2008, Hajjar, J. F., “Innovative System Performance,” 6th Annual Meeting of the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation, Portland, Oregon, June 16-18, 2008.

June 20, 2007, Hajjar, J. F. and Sritharan, S., “IT Achievements, Goals, and Opportunities within NEES: Preparing for 2009-2014,” 5th Annual Meeting of the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation, Snowbird, Utah, June 21, 2007.

May 23, 2004, Hajjar, J. F. (ASCE Technical Committee on Composite Construction), “International Large-Scale Testing of Composite Steel-Concrete Structures,” Technical Session held at the ASCE Structures Congress '04, Nashville, Tennessee, May 23-25, 2004.

April 5, 2002, Hajjar, J. F. (ASCE Technical Committee on Load and Resistance Factor Design), “AISC LRFD Manual and Specification for Structural Steel Building Design: New Provisions and Future Directions,” Technical Session held at the ASCE Structures Congress '02, Denver, Colorado, April 4-6, 2002.

July 21, 1998, Hajjar, J. F. (ASCE Technical Committee on Load and Resistance Factor Design) and Ellingwood, Bruce R. (ASCE Technical Committee on Safety of Buildings), “International Developments in Probability-Based Limit States Design of Steel Structures. I and II,” Technical Session held at the First Structural Engineers World Congress, San Francisco, California, July 19-23, 1998.

July 20, 1998, Hajjar, J. F. (ASCE Technical Committee on Composite Construction), “U.S./Japan Composite Program: Steel Reinforced Concrete and Research for Innovation,” Technical Session held at the First Structural Engineers World Congress, San Francisco, California, July 19-23, 1998.

April 5, 1995, Hajjar, J. F. (ASCE Technical Committee on Load and Resistance Factor Design), “Stability of Steel Frames,” Technical Session held at the ASCE Structures Congress '95, Boston, Massachusetts, April 2-5, 1995.

 

Organization of Seminars for Local Engineers

Dr. Hajjar has participated in or assisted in the organization of fourteen seminars and panel discussions for local engineers. Recent examples include:

February 13, 2014, “Structural Innovation:  Combining Classic Theories with New Technologies,” AISC T. R. Higgins Lecture, organized this lecture, Boston, Massachusetts.

October 18, 2012, “Design in a Time of Change,” moderated this panel discussion, Structural Engineering Institute Technical Committee on Aesthetics in Design, Boston, Massachusetts.

January 30, 2002, “Building Design After September 11, 2001: Architecture, Structure, Safety -- A Forum for the Minnesota Community,” participated in and assisted in the organization of this panel discussion, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

November 29, 2001, “Disaster Management in Minnesota: The Role of the Civil Engineering Community -- A Panel Discussion,” moderated and assisted in the organization of this panel discussion, ASCE Minnesota Section, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

Editorial and Peer Review Duties

Editorial Duties

2011- Editorial Board, Steel Construction, European Convention for Constructional Steelwork (ECCS), Ernst & Sohn, Berlin, Germany.

2010- Associate Editor, Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, Virginia.

2008-2013 Editorial Board, Earthquake Spectra, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Oakland, California.

2001- Editorial Board, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Elsevier Science Publishers, Oxford, U.K.

2000 Guest editor, Engineering Structures, Special Issue, Vol. 22, No. 2, February, Elsevier Science Publishers, London, U.K.

 

Review Duties

2017- Advisory Council, Department of Civil Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology

2015 Proposal reviewer, InnovateMass Program, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, Boston, Massachusetts

2010- Advisory Council, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

2010- Advisory Committee, Department of Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

1998- Text books: Reviewer of several text books on topics in structural engineering.

1998- Ph.D. dissertations: External examiner or committee member for Ph.D. dissertation defenses for:

1994- Research proposal and site reviewer:  National Science Foundation, Engineering Directorate, Division of Civil, Mechanical and ManufacturingInnovation:  Proposal reviewer by mail and on numerous panels for unsolicited proposals, four panels for the CAREER award; one panel for the Major Research Instrumentation program; and reviewer for an on-site visit for one of the equipment sites of the George E. Brown, Jr.Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation. 

1989- Manuscripts: Reviewer of manuscripts for the following refereed journals and special publications:

Advances in Civil Engineering

Advances in Engineering Software

Advances in Materials Science and Engineering 

American Concrete Institute, Special Publications

American Society of Civil Engineers, Special Publications

Automation in Construction

Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering

Computation

Computational Mechanics

Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering

Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering

Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Special Publications

Earthquake Spectra

Earthquakes and Structures

Engineering Computations

Engineering Structures

Engineering Journal, American Institute of Steel Construction

Finite Elements in Analysis and Design

International Journal of Microcomputers in Civil Engineering

International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering

International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics

International Video Journal of Engineering Research

Journal of Aerospace Engineering

Journal of Bridge Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers

Journal of Constructional Steel Research

Journal of Earthquake Engineering

Journal of Engineering Mechanics, American Society of Civil Engineers

Journal of Field Robotics

Journal of Materials and Design

Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers

National Academy of Sciences, India

Natural Hazards Review

Nuclear Engineering and Design

Sensors

Steel and Composite Structures

Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings

Structural Engineering and Mechanics

Structural Health Monitoring

Structural Safety

Structures and Buildings, Proceedings of the Institution of Structural Engineers

Structures Journal, American Concrete Institute

Structural Safety

Structural Stability and Dynamics

Technical Report Series, Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research

Thin-Walled Structures

United Engineering Foundation, Proceedings

OTHER SERVICE ACTIVITIES

University Activities, Northeastern University

2015-               Research Policy Oversight Committee, Faculty Senate (member)

2015-2017       Provost Advisory Committee on NSF Compliance Remediation

2014-2016       President’s Social Impact Council (member)

2014-2015       University Distinguished Professors Committee (member)

2014-2016       Faculty Senate (senator)

2014                Sustainability Presentation, Northeastern University Board of Trustees (presenter)

2014-2015       Cross-College Faculty Search Committee on Urban Coastal Sustainability and Adaptation (member)

2013-2014       Cross-College Faculty Search Committee on Urban Coastal Sustainability and Adaptation (member)

2013                Sustainability Pop-Up (presenter)

2013                Empowerfest (presenter)

2012-2013       Cross-College Faculty Search Committee on Coastal Engineering (member)

2011-2012       Cross-College Faculty Search Committee on Coastal Engineering (chair)

2010-2012       Faculty Handbook Project Committee (member)

2010-2011       Cross-College Faculty Search Committee on Urban Sustainability (chair)

2010-2011       School of Architecture External Review Committee (member)

 

College of Engineering Activities, Northeastern University

2012-2013       Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Chair Search Committee (member)

2010-2012       Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Chair Search Committee (member)

2010-2011       Co-op Faculty Search Committee (member)

 

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Activities, Northeastern University

2012-2014       Infrastructure Systems Working Group (member ex-officio)

2012-2014       Graduate Recruiting Working Group (chair)

2010-               Tenure and Promotion Committee (member ex-officio)

2010-               Department Chair

 

University Activities, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2009-2010 Academic Senate (senator)

 

College of Engineering Activities, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2006 Mid-America Earthquake Center Information Technology Specialist Search Committee (chair)

2006 Mid-America Earthquake Center Administrative Manager Search Committee (member)

2005-2006 National Center for Supercomputing Applications Research Programmer (three positions) Search Committee

2005-2007 Deputy Director, Mid-America Earthquake Center

2005-2007 Thrust Leader, Engineering Engines Thrust, Mid-America Earthquake Center

2005-2007 Co-Thrust Leader, Consequence-Based Risk Management Thrust, Mid-America Earthquake Center

 

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Activities, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2009-2010 Member, Promotion and Tenure Committee

2009-2010 Member, Non-Tenure Track Faculty Evaluation Committee

2006-2009 Chair, Structures Faculty

2006-2009 Administrative Committee (member)

2006-2007 Graduate Affairs Committee (member)

2005-2008 IT Director, MUST-SIM Facility

2005-2010 Promotion and Tenure Ad Hoc Committee (to evaluate and prepare cases for four assistant and associate professors) (chair)

2006-2007 Structures Faculty Search Committee (member)

2005-2006 Structures Faculty Search Committee (two positions) (member)

2005-2006 MUST-SIM Research Engineer (Operations Manager) Search Committee (member)

2005-2006 MUST-SIM Research Engineer (Systems Manager) Search Committee (chair)

2005- Structures Graduate Studies Admissions and Fellowship Ad Hoc Committee

2005-2006 Safety Committee

 

University Activities, University of Minnesota

2003-2005 Center for Transportation Studies Faculty Scholar

2003-2004 President's Distinguished Faculty Mentor Program

2001-2004 Minnesota Supercomputer Institute Supercomputing Resources Peer Review and Allocations Committee

1999 Taught steel structures portion of Professional Engineers Review Class (CE 0005)

1993 Advisor for “Building a New World,” Institute of Technology

 

Institute of Technology Activities, University of Minnesota

1999-2000 Institute of Technology Faculty Search Committee for position on Computational Design in the Digital Technology Center

1994 Institute of Technology Computer Committee – Subcommittee on Software Standardization

 

Department of Civil Engineering Activities, University of Minnesota

2004-2005 Department of Civil Engineering Structures Faculty Search Committee

2004-2005 Department of Civil Engineering Graduate Studies Committee (and 1997-2000)

2003-2004 MAST Laboratory Grand Opening Committee, Chair

2002-2004 Department of Civil Engineering Planning Council

2002-2004 Gave yearly lecture on Structural Engineering in CE 1101, Civil Engineering Orientation

2001-2005 IT Director, MAST Facility

2001-2004 Department of Civil Engineering Undergraduate Studies Committee

2001-2003 Department of Civil Engineering Fundraising Committee

2000-2005 Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Student Chapter Advisor

1998-2005 Promotion and Tenure Committee

1998-2000 Coordinated the effort to construct the Infrastructure Engineering Building / MAST Laboratory

1997-2003 Department of Civil Engineering Mentor for Asst. Prof. Paige Novak

1995 Department of Civil Engineering Structures Faculty Search Committee

1993-1997 American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter Advisor

1992-2000 Department of Civil Engineering Computer Committee

 

Other Outside Activities

2016 Interview with Autodesk Redshift about innovation in the architecture/engineering/construction (AEC) industry.


2016
Interview with the Composites Weekly about use of composites in off-shore wind and building system applications

2015 Interview with the Boston Herald about MBTA bridge maintenance after the Boston winter of 2014-2015

2015 Interview with BostInno about design for deconstruction in relation to the Boston bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics

2014 Participated on a Career Panel for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Student Chapter, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. 

2012 Interview with WGBH Boston Public Radio Innovation Hub on sustainable building systems and design for deconstruction. 

2012 Interview with TBS eFM Radio for the program 1013 Main Street in Seoul, Korea on fuse-based controlled-rocking systems. 

2011 Interviews with the Boston Globe, Popular Mechanics, New York City Metro News, and other organizations after the August 23, 2011 Virginia earthquake. 

2011 Interviews with the National Public Radio, the Boston Globe, Popular Mechanics, Christian Science Monitor, and other organizations after the March 11, 2011 Tohuku, Japan earthquake. 

2010 News articles published in many publications and websites on the 2010 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award about NEES research on Self-Centering Rocking Systems with Energy Dissipating Fuses for Steel Buildings Subjected to Earthquakes. 

2009 News articles published and videos posted by national and international press, including Engineering News Record, Popular Science, and many other publications and websites about NEES research on Self-Centering Rocking Systems with Energy Dissipating Fuses for Steel Buildings Subjected to Earthquakes.

2007-2008 Interviews with CNN; WAND (NBC), Champaign, Illinois; WICD (ABC), Champaign, Illinois; WCIA (CBS), Champaign, Illinois; WEIU TV, Charleston, Illinois; Voice of America; Radio France Internationale, Paris, France; Radio Classique, Paris, France; National Public Radio; Minnesota Public Radio; WILL Champaign Public Radio; WDWS Radio, Champaign, Illinois; Mainichi Daily News, Japan; Le Soir News, Brussels, Belgium; Washington Post; Time Magazine; St. Paul Pioneer Press; St. Louis Dispatch; and the Champaign News-Gazette after the collapse of the I-35W steel bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota on August 1, 2007.

2006 Interview with The Weather Channel, New York, New York regarding the Mid-America Earthquake Center.

2005-2007 Interviews with several regional newspapers, radio stations, and television stations regarding the Mid-America Earthquake Center.

2005 Judge, Future Cities Competition, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2004 Interviews with KARE Television, Minneapolis, Minnesota and WCCO Radio, Minneapolis Minnesota, Minnesota regarding the December 26, 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean.

2004 Interviews with the St. Paul Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minnesota; Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Minnesota; KARE Television, Minneapolis, Minnesota; WCCO Television, Minneapolis, Minnesota; WCCO Radio, Minneapolis, Minnesota regarding the MAST Laboratory and NEES Grand Opening.

2001 Interviews with the St. Paul Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minnesota; Fox News Television, Minneapolis, Minnesota; KSTP Television, Minneapolis, Minnesota; and the RK Radio Network, Minneapolis, Minnesota after the collapse of the World Trade Center.

2001 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Advised on repair and retrofit measures for a large bronze sculpture that had cracked due to fatigue from the wind.

1996 Speaker at Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, with C. K. Shield.

1994 Advisor for “Newton 's Apple”, a Twin Cities Public television program on bridges.

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