Jerry Hajjar Awarded Endowed Professorship

Jerry Hajjar HeadshotJerry Hajjar, Ph.D., P.E., Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Chair at Northeastern University in Boston, has been named the CDM Smith Professor in Civil Engineering, an endowed position that is recognized as the highest honor the university bestows on its faculty.

Hajjar was selected for his outstanding scholarship and national leadership in the field of civil engineering, having made numerous contributions. Among these are the development of innovative structural systems for steel and composite steel/concrete building and bridge structures, novel modeling and assessment of infrastructure systems and large-scale experimental testing of structures under dynamic loadings including earthquakes.

Hajjar received AISC’s T.R. Higgins Award in 2005 and the Special Achievement Award the year prior. He also has served on several AISC Specifications Task Committees.