Hajjar Serves as President of Structural Engineering Institute Beginning October 2023
Jerome F. Hajjar, PhD, PE, F.ASCE, F.SEI, CDM Smith Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University, and member of the National Academy of Engineering, becomes the President of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) in October 2023. With over 30,000 members, SEI, one of nine Institutes within the American Society of Civil Engineers, is a premier professional organization for structural engineers nationally and internationally.
Hajjar takes the helm of SEI at an important time in its history, amid grand societal challenges in civil/structural engineering and a new strategic reorganization of the Institute, the first since its founding in 1996. Ahead of his appointment in October, Hajjar and SEI have released his first President’s Report, previewing his vision as the Institute’s leader. Among his initiatives, Hajjar will work with the SEI membership to elevate sustainability, resilience, and equity as premier design objectives within the profession.