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Majid Hassanizadeh

Prof. dr. ir.

Senior Professor / SFB 1313 Mercator Fellow
Institute for Modelling Hydraulic and Environmental Systems
Department of Hydromechanics and Modelling of Hydrosystems


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)

Further information, including a full cv and the complete list of publications, is available here.

Current research projects at the University of Stuttgart


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Pfaffenwaldring 61, 70569 Stuttgart

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