Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Delaware, 2011.
Graduate Certificate, Geographical Information Science (GIS), University of Delaware, 2011.
MCE, Civil Engineering, University of Delaware, 2009.
M.Sc., Civil Engineering, Bu-Ali Sina University, 2005.
B.Sc., Civil Engineering, K.N. Toosi University of Technology, 2001.
Resilience of geotechnical infrastructure under a changing climate
Analytical and numerical methods in geomechanics
Multi-physics processes (thermo-hydro-mechanical) in variably saturated soils and fracture rocks
Carbon capture, storage and utilization
Remote sensing applications in geosystem assessment (e.g., levees and dams)
Terramechanics and off-road mobility modeling
Embankment dams and levees
Reinforced slopes and MSE walls
Unsaturated soil mechanics
Slope stability and seepage analysis
Graduate Student Recruitment
I am looking for motivated graduate students, preferably Ph.D. students, to join my research group. If you have background and/or are interested in any of the above-listed areas of research, feel free to contact me.
Member: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); American Geophysical Union (AGU); Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER); United States Society on Dams (USSD); United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER).
Committee Member: ASCE Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate, ASCE GI Committee on Unsaturated Soils, ASCE GI Committee on Embankments, Dams and Slopes.
Reviewer for several journals including: Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering; Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering; Geotechnical Testing Journal; Journal of Testing and Evaluation; Soils and Foundations; Geotextiles and Geomembranes; Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering; Engineering Geology; Computer and Geotechnics; Landslides.
Honors & Awards
MS ASCE Engineer of the Year Award, 2019
2016 Editor’s Choice, Journal of Terramechanics
2016 FLC Interagency Partnership Award as a member of SMAP Early Adopter Program, Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer, January 2016.
2012 Best Practical Paper Award, ASTM Committee D-18 on Soil and Rock, ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal.
ASCE ExCEEd Teaching Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2013.