Majid Ghayoomi

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 778/878: Foundation Design I
  • CEE 878: Foundation Design I
  • CEE 966: Geotechnical Modeling
  • CEE 968: Soil-Structure-Interaction
  • CIE 762/862: Intro to Geotec Earthquake Eng

Selected Publications

Mousavi, S., Ghayoomi, M., & Dave, E. V. (2022). A Conceptual System Dynamics Framework to Evaluate Performance of Pavement Foundations Under Moisture Variations. In Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering (pp. 3-15). Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-77230-7_1

Borghei, A., & Ghayoomi, M. (2021). Evaluation of two-stage scaling for physical modelling of soil-foundation-structure systems. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MODELLING IN GEOTECHNICS, 21(2), 98-113. doi:10.1680/jphmg.19.00033

Mousavi, S., & Ghayoomi, M. (2021). Liquefaction Mitigation of Sands with Nonplastic Fines via Microbial-Induced Partial Saturation. In JOURNAL OF GEOTECHNICAL AND GEOENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING Vol. 147. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0002444

Borghei, A., Ghayoomi, M., & Turner, M. (2020). Effects of Groundwater Level on Seismic Response of Soil-Foundation Systems. JOURNAL OF GEOTECHNICAL AND GEOENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, 146(10). doi:10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0002359

Elshaer, M., Ghayoomi, M., & Daniel, J. S. (2020). The role of predictive models for resilient modulus of unbound materials in pavement FWD-deflection assessment. ROAD MATERIALS AND PAVEMENT DESIGN, 21(2), 374-392. doi:10.1080/14680629.2018.1500297

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

Hushmand, A., Dashti, S., Davis, C., Hushmand, B., Zhang, M., Ghayoomi, M., . . . Hu, J. (2016). Seismic Performance of Underground Reservoir Structures: Insight from Centrifuge Modeling on the Influence of Structure Stiffness. JOURNAL OF GEOTECHNICAL AND GEOENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, 142(7). doi:10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001477

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