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


SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECTS

Current Sponsored Research

National Science Foundation

Sznaier, M., Abur, A., Barrett, L., Boynton, P., Camps. O., Griffin, J., Hajjar, J. F., Marsella, S., Yeh, E., “CRISP Type 2:  Identification and Control of Uncertain, Highly Interdependent Processes Involving Humans with Applications to Resilient Emergency Health Response,” National Science Foundation, Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes (CRISP) (CRISP-1638234), $2,498,810, August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2019.

Schafer, B., Hajjar, J. F., Moen, C., and Eatherton, M. D., “Collaborative Research:  Transforming Building Structural Resilience Through Innovation in Steel Diaphragms,” National Science Foundation (CMMI-1562490), $540,000, September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2019.

Singh, S., Akinci, B., Huber, D., Scherer, S., and Hajjar, J. F., “NRI-Large: Fast and Accurate Infrastructure Modeling and Inspection with Low-Flying Robots,” National Science Foundation (IIS-1328816), $2,210,000 plus $8,800 Research Experience for Undergraduates, September 15, 2013 to August 31, 2018.

Industry Organizations

Schafer, B., Eatherton, M., Hajjar, J. F., and Easterling, W. S., Steel Diaphragm Innovation Initiative,” American Institute of Steel Construction, American Iron and Steel Institute, Metal Building Manufacturers Association, Steel Deck Institute, and Steel Joist Institute, $1,100,000 plus in-kind materials, September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2020.

State Agencies

Hajjar, J. F. and Myers, A. W., “Development of a National Offshore Wind Research Agenda,” Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, $50,000 plus $12,500 internal matching funds, September 1, 2016 to February 28, 2018.

 

Previous Sponsored Research

National Science Foundation

Hajjar, J. F. and Webster, M. D., “Deconstructable Systems for Sustainable Design of Steel and Composite Structures,” National Science Foundation (CMMI-1200820), $250,000 plus $14,400 Research Experience for Undergraduates, July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2017.

Myers, A. T., Hajjar, J. F., and Arwade, S. R., “Reliability-based Hurricane Risk Assessment for Offshore Wind Farms,” National Science Foundation (CMMI-1234560), $325,000, July 1, 2012 to August 31, 2016.

Bernstein, M., Hajjar, J. F., Luzzi, D. E., Metghalchi, M., and Wadia-Fascetti, S., “Northeastern University Proposal to Host CMMI 2012 Grantee Conference: Boston, Massachusetts, July 8-12, 2012; Engineering Transformation Through Partnerships,” National Science Foundation (CMMI-1066168), $289,369, January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2016.

Song, J. and Hajjar, J. F., “An Integrated Platform for Validated Prediction of Collapse of Structures,” National Science Foundation (CMMI-1000666), $280,000, August 16, 2010 to July 31, 2013.

Arwade, S. R., Schafer, B. W., and Hajjar, J. F., “Reconfiguring Steel Structures:  Energy Dissipation and Buckling Mitigation Through the Use of Steel Foams,” National Science Foundation (CMMI-0970059), $346,625 plus $6,000 Research Experience for Undergraduates, July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2013.

Deierlein, G. G., Hajjar, J. F., Billington, S., and Krawinkler, H., “NEESR-SG: Controlled Rocking of Steel-Framed Buildings with Replaceable Energy Dissipating Fuses,” National Science Foundation (Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation Research) (CMMI-0530756), $1,366,000 plus $6,000 Research Experience for Undergraduates, $8,000 from American Institute of Steel Construction, and $100,000 in-kind matching funds provided by several corporations, September 1, 2005 to August 31, 2011.

Leon, R. T. and Hajjar, J. F., “NEESR-II: System Behavior Factors for Composite and Mixed Structural Systems,” National Science Foundation: George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation Research (NEESR) (CMMI-0619047), $374,998 plus $50,000 in-kind matching funds provided by several corporations, October 1, 2006 to September 30, 2010.

Hajjar, J. F. and Goodno, B., “Memphis Testbed Validation and Capstone Scenarios,” National Science Foundation (Mid-America Earthquake Center) (EEC-9701785), $195,000, October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2008.

Elnashai, A. S., Spencer, B. F., Kuchma, D., and Hajjar, J. F., “Operations and Maintenance for MUST-SIM Facility,” National Science Foundation: George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) (CMS-0402490), $3,977,851, August 16, 2005 to August 15, 2008.

Hajjar, J. F. and Elnashai, A. S., “Advanced Simulation Tools in the Mid-America Earthquake Center,” National Science Foundation (Mid-America Earthquake Center) (EEC-9701785), $210,000, October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2007.

Hajjar, J. F., “Performance Assessment and Performance-Based Design Methodology for Composite Construction with Application to Concrete-Filled Steel Tube Structural Systems,” National Science Foundation (CMS-0084848), $194,142 plus $12,000 Research Experience for Undergraduates, September 15, 2000 to August 31, 2006.

French, C. W., Shield, C. K., Hajjar, J. F., and Ernie, D. W., “NSF NEES MAST Laboratory Augmentation:  Development of PsD Capabilities and Enhanced Display,” National Science Foundation:  George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) (CMS-0429214), $115,276, October 1, 2004 to September 30, 2005.

Shield, C. K., Hajjar, J. F., and French, C. W., “Operations and Maintenance for MAST Laboratory,” National Science Foundation: George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) (CMS-0402490), $4,637,689, October 1, 2004 to August 15, 2005.

French, C. W., Schultz, A. E., Hajjar, J. F., Shield, C. K., Ernie, D. W., Du, D. H. C., and Dexter, R. J. “A System for Multi-Axial Subassemblage Testing (MAST),” National Science Foundation: George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) (CMS-0086602), $6,791,585 plus $875,000 internal matching funds and $3,925,000 internal funding for construction of new MAST Laboratory building, January 1, 2001 to September 30, 2004.

Hajjar, J. F., Schultz, A. E., and Shield, C. K., “Composite Interaction of Steel Frame Members and Reinforced Concrete Walls under Seismic Loading,” National Science Foundation (Research on Composite and Hybrid Structures, A U.S.-Japan Cooperative Earthquake Engineering Program) (CMS-9810005), $114,935, September 15, 1998 to August 31, 2002.

Hajjar, J. F. (submitted through the United Engineering Foundation), “Conference: Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete IV,” National Science Foundation (CMS-9900355), $15,000, July 1, 1999 to February 28, 2001.

Schultz, A. E., Hajjar, J. F., and Shield, C. K., “Seismic Behavior of Steel Moment-Resisting Frames with Composite Reinforced Concrete Infill Walls,” National Science Foundation (Research on Composite and Hybrid Structures, A U.S.-Japan Cooperative Earthquake Engineering Program) (CMS-9632506), $253,896, September 15, 1996 to August 31, 2000.

Hajjar, J. F., “Research Initiation Award: Three-Dimensional Nonlinear Cyclic Analysis of Concrete-Filled Tube Beam-Columns and Composite Subassemblies,” National Science Foundation (CMS-9410473), $100,000 plus $10,000 Research Experience for Undergraduates and $10,000 internal matching funds, September 15, 1994 to August 31, 1998.

French, C. W., Galambos, T. V., Newcomb, D. E., Shield, C. K., Snyder, M. B., and Hajjar, J. F., “Data Acquisition and Control System and Actuators for Structural and Materials Engineering Research,” National Science Foundation (Engineering Research Equipment) (CMS-9500424), $50,000 plus $50,000 internal matching funds, July 1, 1995 to June 30, 1997.

Leon, R. T. and Hajjar, J. F., “The Effect of Composite Floor Behavior on the Failure of Steel Moment-Resisting Connections,” National Science Foundation (Northridge Earthquake Investigation Program) (CMS-9416363), $65,000 plus $20,000 in-kind matching funds provided by several corporations, September 15, 1994 to August 31, 1996.

Other Federal Agencies

Flynn, S. E., Hajjar, J. F., Ganguly, A., Bliss, D., and Bendixen, L., “Disaster Resilience of Buildings, Infrastructure, and Communities,” National Institute of Standards and Technology, $300,000, January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014.

Elnashai, A. S., Hajjar, J. F., Spencer, B. F., Hashash, Y., Rix, G., French, S., and DesRoches, R., “IEMA Seismic Risk and Vulnerability Study,” Federal Emergency Management Agency through the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, $295,006, July 1, 2006 to December 31, 2007

Elnashai, A. S., Masud, A., Hajjar, J. F., and Hashash, Y. (Co-PIs), “Rebuilding Pakistan Schools and Hospitals,” USAID, $87,232, July 1, 2007 to August 31, 2007.

Galambos, T. V. and Hajjar, J. F., “Required Inelastic Properties of High Yield Strength Steels,” National Institute of Standards and Technology, $80,000, September 1, 1995 to November 30, 1996.

Hajjar, J. F., “An Analytical and Forensic Evaluation of a Steel Moment Resisting Frame Subjected to the Northridge, California Earthquake,” SAC Joint Venture (through the Federal Emergency Management Agency): Structural Engineers Association of California, Applied Technology Council, and California Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering, Phase I, $7,448, October 1, 1995 to December 31, 1995.

State Agencies

Myers, A. W., Arwade, S. R., Hajjar, J. F., and Hines. E. M., “Risk and Decision Making for the Hurricane Threat to Offshore Wind Farms,” Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, $125,802, June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2016.

Hajjar, J. F., Ganguly, A., Ruth, M., Boynton, P., and Flynn, S. (Co-PIs), “Disaster and Infrastructure Resiliency Planning at the Massachusetts Port Authority,” Massachusetts Port Authority, $500,000, July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.

Hajjar, J. F., LaFave, J. M., and Fahnestock, L. A., “Calibration and Refinement of Illinois ' Earthquake Resisting System Bridge Design Methodology,” Illinois Department of Transportation, $769,000, January 1, 2009 to June 30, 2013.

Andrawes, B., Hajjar, J. F., and Olson, S., “Investigation of Dekalb County Bridge Collapse,” Illinois Department of Transportation, $20,280, September 10, 2008 to May 15, 2009.

Hajjar, J. F. and Dexter, R. J., “Load Rating by Load Testing on Bridges,” Minnesota Department of Transportation, $289,771, January 1, 2003 to October 31, 2006.

Shield, C. K. and Hajjar, J. F., “Repair of Fatigued Steel Girder Bridges with Composite Fiber Strips,” Minnesota Department of Transportation, $100,000, January 1, 1999 to September 30, 2002.

Hajjar, J. F., “Live Load Stresses in Steel Curved Girder Bridges,” Minnesota Department of Transportation, $35,540, February 1, 1997 to September 30, 2001.

Hajjar, J. F., “Stresses in the Negative Moment Region of Composite Steel Girder Bridges,” Center for Transportation Studies, $28,752, September 1, 1998 to August 31, 1999.

Dexter, R. J. and Hajjar, J. F., “Fatigue Evaluation of Bridge 4654,” Minnesota Department of Transportation, $24,915, June 1, 1998 to December 31, 1998.

French, C. W. and Hajjar, J. F., “Cracking in Concrete Bridge Decks,” Minnesota Department of Transportation, $70,000, November 1, 1994 to December 31, 1997.

Galambos, T. V., Hajjar, J. F., and Leon, R. T., “Stresses in Steel Curved Girder Bridges,” Minnesota Department of Transportation, $71,606, July 1, 1994 to June 30, 1996.

Industry Organizations

Hajjar, J. F., “Thermal Break Strategies in Steel Building Structures,” Schock, $30,000, July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017.

Hajjar, J. F., Webster, M. D., and D'Aloisio, J. A., “Thermal Break Strategies for Cladding Systems in Building Structures,” Charles Pankow Foundation, $195,000, September 1, 2012 to April 1, 2017.

Hajjar, J. F., “Thermal Break Strategies in Steel Building Structures,” American Institute of Steel Construction, $100,000 + in-kind materials, October 1, 2013 to December 31, 2016.

Hajjar, J. F., “Thermal Break Strategies in Steel Building Structures,” American Composite Manufacturers Association and ACMA-Pultrusion Industry Council, $50,000 + in-kind materials, October 1, 2014 to December 31, 2016.

Hajjar, J. F., “Design for Deconstruction in Steel Structures,” American Institute of Steel Construction, $50,000 + in-kind materials, December 30, 2012 to October 31, 2016.

Hajjar, J. F., “Steel Diaphragm Innovation Initiative,” American Iron and Steel Institute, $62,500 plus in-kind materials, September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016.

Hajjar, J. F., “Steel Diaphragm Innovation Initiative,” American Institute of Steel Construction, $37,500 plus in-kind materials, September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016.

Hajjar, J. F., “Seismic Behavior and Design of Steel Fused-Based Controlled Rocking Spine Structures,” Nippon Steel Engineering Co., Ltd., $15,000, July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.

Hajjar, J. F., “Behavior of Bolted Steel Slip Critical Connections with Fillers,” American Institute of Steel Construction, $81,000 plus $120,000 in-kind matching funds provided by W&W Steel Co., October 15, 2007 to October 14, 2009.

Leon, R. T. and Hajjar, J. F., “Behavior and Design of Composite Steel and Concrete Beam-Columns,” American Institute of Steel Construction, $150,000, October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2012.

Hajjar, J. F., “Cyclic Axial Testing of Buckling-Restrained Braces,” Nippon Steel Engineering Co., Ltd., $40,000 plus $100,000 in-kind matching funds provided by Nippon Steel Engineering Co., Ltd., August 1, 2007 to December 31, 2009.

Hajjar, J. F. and Spencer B. F., “Multi-Hazard Loss Assessment for Memphis Light, Gas, and Water,” Memphis Light, Gas, and Water (MLGW), $50,000, December 16, 2006 to May 15, 2007.

Hajjar, J. F. and Dexter, R. J., “Design of Column Bases for Ductile Moment Frames and Ductile Braced Frames in High Seismic Zones,” American Institute of Steel Construction, $40,000, September 1, 2003 to May 31, 2004.

Dexter, R. J. and Hajjar, J. F., “Reassessment of Design Criteria and New Alternatives for Column Transverse Stiffeners (Continuity Plates) and Web Doubler Plates,” American Institute of Steel Construction, $299,946 plus $60,000 in-kind matching funds provided by several corporations, May 1, 1999 to June 30, 2002.

Hajjar, J. F., “The Effect of Floor Slabs on Steel Moment Frame Connections,” American Institute of Steel Construction, $10,000, August 1, 1995 to August 31, 1996.

Hajjar, J. F., “Assessing Nonlinear System Stability for the Design of Frame Structures,” American Institute of Steel Construction, $5,000, August 1, 1994 to July 31, 1996.

University Programs

Hajjar, J. F., Padir, T., and Boynton, P., “Automated Assessment of Damaged Environments due to Extreme Events usingUnmanned Aerial Vehicles,” Northeastern University Global Resilience Institute, $75,000, July 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018.

Hajjar, J. F., “Stresses in the Negative Moment Region of Composite Steel Girder Bridges,” Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, $28,752, September 1, 1998 to August 31, 1999.

Schultz, A. E., Hajjar, J. F., Shield, C. K., and French, C. W., “High Capacity MTS Hydraulic Actuator for Experimental Research in Structural Engineering,” University of Minnesota (Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry, and Scholarship), $25,000 plus $25,000 internal matching funds, November 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997.

Hajjar, J. F., “Three-Dimensional Nonlinear Cyclic Analysis of Concrete-Filled Tube Beam-Columns and Composite Subassemblies,” University of Minnesota (Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry, and Scholarship), $12,600, July 1, 1994 to December 31, 1995.

Hajjar, J. F., “Parallel Processing of Nonlinear Composite Frames Subjected to Seismic Excitation,” University of Minnesota (Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry, and Scholarship), $12,600, January 1, 1993 to June 30, 1994.


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