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, Shariff University of Technology
  • 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-Ineraction
  • CIE 760/860: Foundation Design I
  • CIE 762/862: Intro to Geotec Earthquake Eng
  • CIE 788: Project Planning and Design
  • CIE 963: Soil-Structure-Ineraction

Selected Publications

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

Borghei, A., & Ghayoomi, M. (2019). The role of kinematic interaction on measured seismic response of soil-foundation-structure systems. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 125, 105674. doi:10.1016/j.soildyn.2019.05.013

Elshaer, M., Ghayoomi, M., & Daniel, J. S. (2019). Impact of subsurface water on structural performance of inundated flexible pavements. International Journal of Pavement Engineering, 20(8), 947-957. doi:10.1080/10298436.2017.1366767

Mirshekari, M., Ghayoomi, M., & Borghei, A. (2018). A Review on Soil-Water Retention Scaling in Centrifuge Modeling of Unsaturated Sands. Geotechnical Testing Journal, 41(6), 20170120. doi:10.1520/gtj20170120

Ghayoomi, M., Ghadirianniari, S., Khosravi, A., & Mirshekari, M. (2018). Seismic behavior of pile-supported systems in unsaturated sand. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 112, 162-173. doi:10.1016/j.soildyn.2018.05.014

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), 04017043. doi:10.1061/(asce)gm.1943-5622.0000917

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), 04016020. 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., & McCartney, J. S. (2013). Performance of a transparent Flexible Shear Beam container for geotechnical centrifuge modeling of dynamic problems. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 53, 230-239. doi:10.1016/j.soildyn.2013.07.007

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