Majid Ghayoomi

Civil Engineering Undergraduate Coordinator
Phone: (603) 862-3997
Office: Civil & Environmental Engineering, Kingsbury Hall Rm W183, Durham, NH 03824
Majid Ghayoomi

An Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Teach and Research in different areas of Geotechnical Engineering and Geomechanics with focus on unsaturated soil mechanics and geotechnical earthquake engineering.


  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Sharif University
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Tehran

Research Interests

  • Bioremediation
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Hazards - Mitigation/Reduction
  • Materials Testing
  • Soil Mechanics & Foundations
  • Soil/Structure Interaction

Courses Taught

  • CEE 665: Soil Mechanics
  • CEE 765/865: Engineering Behavior of Soils
  • CEE 766/866: Intro to Geotec Earthquake Eng
  • CEE 866: Intro to Geotec Earthquake Eng
  • CEE 966: Geotechnical Modeling
  • CEE 968: Soil-Structure-Interaction

Selected Publications

Turner, M. M., Ghayoomi, M., Duderstadt, K., Brewer, J., & Kholodov, A. (2023). Climate change and seismic resilience: Key considerations for Alaska's infrastructure and built environment.. PLoS One, 18(10), e0292320. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0292320

Turner, M. M., Ghayoomi, M., Ueda, K., & Uzuoka, R. (2022). Performance of rocking foundations on unsaturated soil layers with variable groundwater levels. Géotechnique, 72(11), 984-997. doi:10.1680/jgeot.20.p.221

Farahani, A., Moradikhaneghahi, M., Ghayoomi, M., & Jacobs, J. M. (2022). Application of Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Satellite Data in Seismic Response Assessment. REMOTE SENSING, 14(17). doi:10.3390/rs14174375

Martinez, A., Dejong, J., Akin, I., Aleali, A., Arson, C., Atkinson, J., . . . Zheng, J. (2022). Bio-inspired geotechnical engineering: principles, current work, opportunities and challenges. GEOTECHNIQUE, 72(8), 687-705. doi:10.1680/jgeot.20.P.170

Turner, M. M., Ghayoomi, M., Ueda, K., & Uzuoka, R. (2022). Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction of Inelastic Structural Systems on Unsaturated Soil Layers. JOURNAL OF GEOTECHNICAL AND GEOENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, 148(7). doi:10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0002819

Ghayoomi, M., Suprunenko, G., & Mirshekari, M. (2017). Cyclic Triaxial Test to Measure Strain-Dependent Shear Modulus of Unsaturated Sand. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEOMECHANICS, 17(9). doi:10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0000917

Mirshekari, M., & Ghayoomi, M. (2017). Centrifuge tests to assess seismic site response of partially saturated sand layers. SOIL DYNAMICS AND EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING, 94, 254-265. doi:10.1016/j.soildyn.2017.01.024

Hashash, Y. M. A., Dashti, S., Romero, M. I., Ghayoomi, M., & Musgrove, M. (2015). Evaluation of 1-D seismic site response modeling of sand using centrifuge experiments. SOIL DYNAMICS AND EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING, 78, 19-31. doi:10.1016/j.soildyn.2015.07.003

Ghayoomi, M., & Dashti, S. (2015). Effect of Ground Motion Characteristics on Seismic Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction. EARTHQUAKE SPECTRA, 31(3), 1789-1812. doi:10.1193/040413EQS089M

Ghayoomi, M., McCartney, J. S., & Ko, H. -Y. (2013). Empirical Methodology to Estimate Seismically Induced Settlement of Partially Saturated Sand. JOURNAL OF GEOTECHNICAL AND GEOENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, 139(3), 367-376. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0000774

Most Cited Publications