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Majid Hassanizadeh

Senior Professor
Institute for Modelling Hydraulic and Environmental Systems
Department of Hydromechanics and Modelling of Hydrosystems


+49 711 685-

Pfaffenwaldring 61
70569 Stuttgart Stuttgart

Office Hours

By appointment only

Academic Degrees

1975: B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Pahlavi University, Shiraz (Iran)
1976: M.E. in Civil Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton (USA)
1979: PhD in Civil Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton (USA)
1985: C.A. in Hydraulic Engineering, International Institute for Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering, Delft (The Netherlands)

Academic Career

1975-1979: Research Assistant, Princeton University, Princeton (USA)
1979-1982: Assistant Professor, Department of Reservoir Engineering, Abadan Institute of Technology, Abadan (Iran)
1982-1984: Project Manager and Head of Section of River Engineering, Yekom Consulting Engineers Co., Tehran (Iran)
1982-1984: Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Khajeh Nasir University of Tehran (Iran)
1985-1995: Senior Research Scientist (part time), National Institute of Public Health and Environment, Bilthoven (The Netherlands)
1990-1993: Adjunct Associate Professor (part time), Institute of Earth Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht (The Netherlands)
1995-2001: Associate Professor, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, TU Delft, Delft (The Netherlands)
2001-2003: Professor, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, TU Delft, Delft (The Netherlands)
since 2004: Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Utrecht University (The Netherlands)

  • 2002: Elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • 2008: Honorary degree of Doctor-Ingenieur from Stuttgart University
  • 2010: Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize, Constituted a prize of 60,000 Euro for collaborative research
  • 2012: Henry Dacry Distinguished Lecturer 2012, Selected by US National Ground Water Association. Lecture titles: Capillarity in porous media on micro- and macro-scale, revisited; and Transport of viruses in partially-saturated soil and groundwater. 80 Invited lectures given at 55 places around the world
  • 2015: Royal Medal of Honor of The Netherlands, Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw (Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion)
  • 2016: Simons Foundation Fellowship, Issac Newton Institute, Cambridge University
  • 2019: Robert E. Horton Medal for Lifetime Achievements in Hydrology, awarded by American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Current research projects


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Lehrstuhl für Hydromechanik und Hydrosystem- modellierung



Pfaffenwaldring 61, 70569 Stuttgart

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