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Dr. Bocchini Research Group

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

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September 2022
Dr. Bocchini participates in two important workshops at the end of September. On 9/28 he will be a panelist for the NIST "Workshop on Transportation Systems & Functional Recovery". On September 30 he will participate in the ASCE Workshop on the "Effect of Climate Change on Life-Cycle Performance, Safety, Reliability and Risk of Structures and Infrastructure Systems".
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September 2022
News stories cover the publication of a recent article of the team on risk factors affecting the Ebola spillover rate. Read more.
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August 2022
Shawn Johnson (program analyst for the Department of Transportation and representative of the DOT at the White House for metters of resilience) visits the team and gives a guest lecture at Lehigh.
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August 2022
The Catastrophe Modeling Center officially starts its educational activities launching two new courses for graduate and undergraduate students: "Introduction to Catastrophe Modeling" and "Applications of Catastrophe Modeling".
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August 2022
Mohanad Khazaali succesfully defends his doctoral dissertation "Damage and Resilience Assessments of Telecommunication Systems under Hurricanes". Mohanad has received several job offers from academia, private, and public sector. In October, Mohanad will move to Boston, to start working as catastrophe modeler for Verisk.
July 2022
Once again, Lehigh is ranked second in the USA (ninth 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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June 2022
Seven team members head to Johns Hopkins University to present seven research contributions at the 2022 Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute. Read more about all the work presented.
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May 2022
Team member Fahim Rustamy defends his doctoral dissertation, received his Ph.D. and is hooded. Fahim will continue his career working for Verizon.
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Active Research Topics


Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure Systems


Regional Hazard Analysis by Functional Quantization


Non-homogeneous virus spreading and risk


CatModeling of communication infrastructure

3D Printing

3D printing concrete

Life-Cycle FEM

Life-cycle finite element analysis

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