Hajjar Receives AISC Lifetime Achievement Award

Jerome Hajjar, CDM Smith Professor and Department Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University, has been honored with the American Institute of Steel Construction’s 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award for his impact on AISC and the structural industry as a whole. The award bestows special recognition to individuals who have provided outstanding leadership over a sustained period of years to AISC and the structural steel design, construction, and academic community.

Dr. Hajjar has made significant contributions to the development of innovative steel and composite steel/concrete structures through experimental testing, computational simulation, and the development of design concepts and criteria. He has developed new resilient and sustainable structural systems; strength and stability design provisions for steel and composite structures; and nonlinear analysis formulations for structural stability and performance-based seismic design of steel and composite structures.

Hajjar is the past winner of the 2005 AISC T. R. Higgins Lectureship Award and the 2004 AISC Special Achievement Award, and he is a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Structural Engineering Institute. He has also won several awards from the ASCE and other professional societies for his research and teaching on steel and composite structures, structural stability, and earthquake engineering. Hajjar has served on the AISC Committee on Specifications since 2006, as well as several of its Task Committees, including Loads, Analysis, and Systems, Composite Design, Stability, Evaluation and Repair, and Seismic Design. He has chaired the AISC Task Committees on Loads, Analysis, and Systems (2012-2015) and Composite Design (2016-present), and he led a small group to write the Commentary for the 2005 AISC Specification, which combined the ASD and LRFD methods into one standard for the first time. Through his teaching, research, and professional activities with AISC, he has enhanced design provisions and practice that have led to the widespread use of structural steel and composite systems.

As the CDM Smith Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University since 2010, he is a visionary and leader in advancing the civil engineering profession through research and education.

About the AISC

The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a non-partisan, not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, market development, and advocacy. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information.

Related Faculty: Jerome F. Hajjar

Related Departments:Civil & Environmental Engineering