Askarinejad, A.


Dr Amin Askarinejad is Assistant Professor of Experimental Soil Mechanics at Delft University of Technology. Dr Askarinejad completed his doctoral thesis on “failure mechanisms of landslides due to rainfall” (film) in 2013 at ETH Zurich, where he also worked as post-doctoral researcher investigating the tempo-hydro-mechanical processes leading to triggering of landslides in Alpine region. His research interests and experience include slope stability, early warning systems for landslides and soil structure interaction. He has been involved in several scientific projects in Switzerland, the Netherlands and the European Union. Askarinejad is the principal scientific investigator in the “BLUE Piling project 2” at TU Delft and co-lead of the MIDAS project on the cyclic behaviour of offshore foundations for wind turbines. He is the Dutch representative in the technical committees TC208 (slope stability) and TC104 (geotechnical physical modelling) at the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE). Dr. Askarinejad is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Landslides (Springer Nature) and the International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics.


Dr Askarinejad has been nominated as the Bright Spark Lecturer by the ISSMGE in 2018 and his paper on monitoring of landslides received an honourable mention by the Canadian Geotechnical Society in 2019. He has co-authored the paper on quantification of loads applied to offshore pipelines due to submarine landslides which won the best paper award from the department of Geo-sciences and Engineering. Dr Askarinejad has received “best teacher award” for the Geo-Engineering MSc track of TU Delft.


  • Triggering mechanisms of slope instabilities
  • Offshore wind energy foundations
  • Geotechnical physical modelling (full scale and centrifuge testing)
  • Digital image analysis

Course coordinator:

  • Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering (AES1730 & CT1730HBO)
  • Experimental methods in Geotechnical Engineering (CIE5321)
  • Monitoring and stability of dykes and embankments (CTB3425)

Lecturer in:

Amin is currently supervising the following PhD candidates and Post-doctoral researchers:

Post-doctoral researchers:

  • Dr Huan Wang: Monopile Improved Design through Advanced cyclic Soil modelling
  • Weiyuan Zhang: Investigation of the friction fatigue along monopiles using pressure chamber
  • Dr Yaser Jafarian: Investigation of the influence of impact energy and duration on driveability of offshore monopiles

PhD candidates:

  • Yuen Zhang: Long term behaviour of offshore monopiles subjected to horizontal cyclic loading in clay
  • Tristan Quinten: Experimental study on the influence of energy flux on driveability of offshore monopiles
  • Dirk de Lange: Investigation of pile behaviour subjected to axial loading in geotechnical centrifuge
  • Weiyuan Zhang: Behaviour of buried pipelines subjected to submarine landslides
  • Qiang Li: Response of offshore mono-piles under combined loading
  • Arash Maghsoudloo: Role of scour protection on prevention of static liquefaction induced flow slides
  • Editorial board member for the Journal of Landslides (Springer Nature) and the International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics.
  •  Reviewer for: Acta Geotechnica, Journal of Landslides, Géotechnique, Ocean Engineering, Hydrology, Géotechnique Letters, International Journal of Physical modelling, Journal of Mountain Science

Amin Askarinejad

Assistant Professor