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Frederic Petit, PhD

Adjunct Faculty

Civil, Materials, and Environmental Engineering


Building & Room:



842 West Taylor Street, MC 246, Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(630) 252-8718

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Research Interests

  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Community Resilience
  • Sustainable Cities
  • Urban Resilience
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience
  • Critical Infrastructure Interdependencies
  • Infrastructure Systems
  • Supply Chains
  • Business Continuity

Selected Publications

  • Phillips, J, and F. Petit, 2020, “Critical Infrastructure Risk Assessments: Measuring Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience in an All-Hazards Environment,” Applied Risk Analysis for Guiding Homeland Security Policy and Decisions, John Willey & Sons, Inc.
  • Lewis, L. P. and F. D. Petit, 2019, “Critical Infrastructure Interdependency Analysis: Operationalising Resilience Strategies,” Contributing Paper, Global Assessment Report 2019, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.
  • Verner, D., A. Grigas, and F. Petit, 2019, “Assessing Energy Dependency in the Age of Hybrid Threats,” The European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (Hybrid CoE) Helsinki, Finland.
  • Petit F. D., D. Verner, J. Phillips, and L. P. Lewis, 2018, “Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience – Integrating Interdependencies,” Chapter, Security by Design: Innovative Perspectives on Complex Problems, A. J. Masys (ed.), Springer International Publishing AG.
  • Verner, D., K. Kim, and F. Petit, 2017, “Incorporating Prioritization in Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Programs,” Homeland Security Affairs Journal, Volume XIII.
  • Petit, F., D. Verner, and L-A. Levy, 2017, “Regional Resiliency Assessment Program Dependency Analysis Framework,” ANL/GSS-17/05, Argonne, Ill, USA, 2017.
  • Petit, F., K. Wallace, and J. Phillips, 2014, “Interactive Dependencies Curves for resilience management,” Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning, Henry Stewart Publications, London, United Kingdom, Vol. 8, No 2. pp. 141-155.
  • Carlson, L., G. Basset, W. Buehring, M. Collins, S. Folga, B. Haffenden, F. Petit, J. Phillips, D. Verner, and R. Whitfield, Resilience Theory and Applications, Argonne National Laboratory, Decision and Information Sciences Division, ANL/DIS-12-1, Argonne, Ill, USA, 2012.


Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Risk Management)
École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2009

M.Eng, Civil Engineering (Risk Management and Environment)
École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2002

M.Sc., Earth Sciences (Environmental Sciences)
Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2000

Master’s in Earth Sciences (Tectonics)
Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France, 1998