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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

December 2018
The PRAISys platform goes public. While not available for external use yet, the PRAISys platform was presented at the NSF CRISP Awardees Workshop, and raised substantial interest. PRAISys is a joint effort that has involved 43 researchers to date (and growing) at Lehigh University and partner institutions.
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.
Journal of Infrastructure Systems
June 2018
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, while our paper on Hazard Quantization is in the most-read list of the ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty since January 2018.
Award Liyang
May 2018
Liyang Ma placed second in the student paper competition on Objective Resilience of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Congratulations to Liyang, we are very proud of you!
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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