Research areas

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

Research interests

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


Research output

  1. Centrifuge modeling of the impact of local and global scour erosion on the monotonic lateral response of a monopile in sand

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. Centrifuge modelling of submarine landslides due to static liquefaction

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  1. Landslides (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

  2. Centrifuge modellering van offshore windturbinefundamenten

    Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a workshop, seminar, course or other meeting

  3. When failure is a success: application of physical modelling in geotechnics

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