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Dr. Bocchini Research Group

Dr. Paolo Bocchini is the Frank Hook Assistant Professor, in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Lehigh University. His research group focuses on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure Systems, Probabilistic Analysis applied to Civil Engineering, and Computational Mechanics.

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Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure Systems


Regional Hazard Analysis by Functional Quantization


Guided Acoustic Waves for NDT

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News and Events

May 2018
Dr. Bocchini's group, in collaboration with Buzzi Unicem, organizes an exhibit on the life and work of structural engineer and architect Pier Luigi Nervi.
April 2018
Dr. Bocchini is the inaugural recipient of the "Outstanding Doctoral Student Advising Award" from the College. [read more]
April 2018
Drs. Bocchini and Buceta are awarded a grant from NIH to study the application of Functional Quantization and bat migration dynamics to assess the risk of Ebola outbreaks over large regions. [read more]
Journal of Infrastructure Systems
January 2018
Our paper on Hazard Quantization jumps to the most-read in the ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, while our paper on Resilience and Sustainability has been (and still is) among the top 5 most-read every month since 2013 in the ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems.
August 2017
Lehigh is ranked best in the USA (second in the world) for research in Civil Engineering by the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities, which according to Wikipedia is “one of the three most influential and widely observed university measures”, especially focused on research.
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