Dr. Majid Ghayoomi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of New Hampshire. In the last 15 years, he has worked on several projects involving the application of unsaturated soil mechanics and hydro-geo-mechanics of soils in different geotechnical application including soil-structure interaction, seismic response of geotechnical systems, flooded roads, and costal infrastructure. His recent projects deal with climate and seismic resilience and adaptation of coastal and Arctic infrastructure and social systems. These projects are supported by a wide range of sponsors including NSF, NASA, ACS, NRRA, USACE, and FHWA, among others. Dr. Ghayoomi currently serves as the secretary for the ASCE Unsaturated Soils committee. He received 2018 ISSMGE Unsaturated Soils Spark Bright Lecture Award and 2014 ISSMGE TC106 Award for the best paper in application of unsaturated soils. In addition, he received 2021 ACS PRF New Direction Award and recently 2022 UNH CEPS Excellence in Research Award. Dr. Ghayoomi is a licensed professional engineer in the state of New Hampshire.