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Amin Askarinejad is assistant professor of experimental soil mechanics at Delft University of Technology. His research interests include slope stability analysis, unsaturated soil mechanics, soil atmosphere interactions, physical modelling, geotechnical site investigation, field monitoring and laboratory testing. He conducted his doctoral project on the failure mechanisms of landslides due to hydraulic perturbations at the Institute of Geotechnical Engineering at ETH Zurich, Switzerland where he also did a postdoctoral research afterwards. His main interest was on the geotechnical, geological, hydrogeological, and biological interacting processes affecting the responses of slopes using tools from geotechnical engineering, geophysics and remote sensing. To that goal, he has performed field experiments including full scale landslide triggering (film), laboratory testing, physical modelling using geotechnical centrifuge, analytical modelling and HM coupled numerical simulations. Enthusiastic PhD candidates, MSc and BSc students, as well as other collaborators are always welcome to join in research.


  • Static liquefaction of submarine slopes
  • Physical modelling (full scale and centrifuge testing) of failure mechanisms of geotechnical structures
  • Hydro-mechanical testing of soil elements under saturated and unsaturated conditions
  • Image analysis (Particle Image Velocimetry)


Amin is currently supervising three PhD candidates:

  •  Arash Maghsoudloo: Role of scour protection on prevention of static liquefaction induced flow slides
  • Weiyuan Zhang: Behaviour of buried pipelines subjected to submarine landslides
  • Qiang LiResponse of offshore mono-piles under combined loading

International Journal Responsibilities

Reviewer for:

  • Géotechnique
  • Géotechnique Letters
  • International Journal of Physical modelling
  • Acta Geotechnica
  • Journal of Mountain Science
  • Ecological Engineering
  • Landslides


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • Physical modelling
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Soil Lequifaction
  • Instrumentation
  • Natural Hazards


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