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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
July 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), and now it is also the most cited article from the past three years!
July 2019
Lehigh is ranked best in the USA (fourth 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.
June 2019
Our paper on Ebola spreading published in Nature - Scientific Reports, ranks in the 96th percentile of the most impactful articles of a similar age in any journal. In the meanwhile, the team is gearing up for a long trip to Africa to collect more data.
Wenjuan Sun
June 2019
Team member Dr. Wenjuan Sun presented the latest results of the PRAISys project at CalTech, as part of the 2019 Conference of the ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute.
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!
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