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Dr. Bocchini Research Group

Dr. Paolo Bocchini is an Associate 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

Journal of Infrastructure Systems
June 2019
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 (currently the most read).
Award Liyang ICASP
May 2019
Our own Liyang Ma receives the CERRA Student Award for applications of probability in civil engineering, for his research on resilience of power transmission systems, as part of the PRAISys project. Congratulations to Liyang and great thanks to the association for this recognition of our work!
August 2018
Lehigh is ranked best in the USA (third 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.
May 2018
Our paper on Ebola spreading is published in Nature - Scientific Reports, it hits many news outlets (printed, radio, and online) and ranks in the 96th percentile of the most impactful articles of a similar age in any journal. It is open access, check it out!
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