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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.

News and Events

News story
December 2021
The work of the group on artificial intelligence applied to natural disasters is mentioned in a news article written by Dr. Anand Kulkarni (MIT-WPU). Translation to English. Original.
News story
November 2021
Long piece on the catastrophe modeling initiative featured in the Lehigh Research Magazine. Take a look to see what we are doing and why.
NAS report
September 2021
After two years of work, the report of the committee on "Transportation Resilience Metrics" has been published by The National Academies Press (the digital version is free). Dr. Bocchini will disseminate the findings of the report in an upcoming webinar.
August 2021
New team members! Dr. Haifeng Wang joins the team as postdoc, Urinrin Otite is a new doctoral student, and Joshua Tupper joins as part-time doctoral student. Read more.
July 2021
Once again, Lehigh is ranked second in the USA (eighth 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.
April 2021
The team celebrates Fahim Rustamy who received the "TA of the Year Award" of Lehigh University and Mohanad Khazaali who received the "Rossin College Graduate Leadership and Service Award". We are immensely proud of Fahim and Mohanad and glad that their contributions to the University and the College community are recognized. Read more.
March 2021
Dr. Bocchini was invited to give a talk as part of the NIST Center of Excellence Seminar Series, with title "Regional-level approach to resilience assessment". A video of the talk is available here.
SEI Fellow
February 2021
Dr. Bocchini is elected a Fellow of the Structural Engineering Institute (ASCE). The SEI Fellow (F.SEI) grade "recognizes accomplished SEI members as leaders and mentors in the structural engineering profession".
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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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