Jerome (Jerry) Hajjar in the news
Jerome (Jerry) Hajjar for Northeastern
President Donald J. Trump has identified repairing the nation’s aging infrastructure as a national priority. Jerome Hajjar, professor and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, says “infrastructure requires consistent, significant investment,” and that engineers are primed to develop cost-effective solutions to address this national priority.
Northeastern’s Jerome Hajjar and colleagues are developing a sophisticated system that uses autonomous small flying robots coupled with 3-D imaging and state-of-the art planning, modeling, and analysis to inspect structures from bridges to buildings and automatically identify problems, track their progress, and assess the need for follow-up.
Jerry Hajjar, professor and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is helping to design an autonomous low-flying vehicle capable of understanding and predicting structural damage in unsafe and remote locations following disaster events and for longterm maintenance.