Majid Ghayoomi

Majid Ghayoomi

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

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.

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


  • 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

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