Principal Investigator


Majid Ghayoomi, PhD, PE

Associate Professor 

Phone: (603) 862-3997
Fax: (603) 862-2364

University of New Hampshire
Kingsbury Hall Room W175
33 Academic Way
Durham, NH 03824


Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2011.

M.Sc., Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2006.

B.Sc., Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, 2004.

Academic Appointments :

Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire, 2018-Present.

Assistant Professor, University of New Hampshire, 2012-2018.

Research Associate, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2011-2012.

Adjunct Faculty, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2011.

Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2006-2010.

Honors and Awards :

2018 Young Member Presidential Lectuer (Bright Spark Lecture) Award - ISSMGE

2015 ASCE ExCEEd Fellow

2014 International Award for Best Journal Paper in Application of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics - ISSMGE

2011 Major Engineering Excellence Award – University of Colorado at Boulder

2010 Honorable Mention for the Best Paper in ASCE conference (Geo-Florida 2010)

2010 Graduate Student Poster Competition Award (Geo-Trends 2010)

2004 Bronze Medal – Iranian National Graduate Civil Engineering Olympiad

2003 Honored Paper by British Council (10th Iran National Civil Engineering Conference)

Professional Affiliations :

ASCE - Geo Institute

ASCE - Unsaturated Soils Committee (Secretary 2019-Present)

ASCE - Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics Committee 

ISSMGE - International Society of Soil Mecahnics and Geotechnical Engineering

USUCGER - United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research

NASA SMAP Science Team (2020-Present)

UNH Reesearch and Engagement Academy

UNH Center for Climate and Infrastructure

ICNet Infrastructure and Climate Network

Professional Licensure :

State of New Hampshire, Civil Engineering - Geotechnical