Asif Ahmed

Asif Ahmed

Assistant Professor


Phone Number:
(315) 792-7423
Office Address:
Donovan Hall
Engineering Department
College of Engineering


Asif Ahmed is currently Assistant Professor at the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly). He was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He earned his bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in February, 2013. Considering the existing geotechnical issues like landslides, slope stability, problematic soil in the native country, he decided to pursue higher education in Geotechnical Engineering.

Asif received his PhD in Geotechnical Engineering under supervision of Dr. Sahadat Hossain at UTA. As a research assistant funded by Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), his research works included but not limited to unsaturated soil mechanics, expansive soil behavior, slope stability, pavement distress development, real time data analysis and finite element numerical modeling. He has also worked in different research projects on failure investigation of highway slopes and geophysical evaluation of existing highway sub-structures in North Texas. Dr. Ahmed has experience in the instrumentation of highway slopes and pavement sites. He has several publications in prestigious civil engineering journals and presented in local, national, and international conferences such as Transportation Research Board Meeting, Geo-Congress etc. He has been awarded 2nd prize in ASCE annual national competition on Geo-Poster category for presenting part of his doctoral work. He  is strongly motivated to provide excellent and high caliber education to students. In addition, he has also acted as mentor in several national competitions taking his team up to final round. 

Dr. Ahmed was awarded Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Civil Engineering department in UTA twice. He is an Associate Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and an Engineer at Training (E.I.T.) at the State of Texas. He also serves as member of ASCE Unsaturated Soils Committee and Transportation Research Board sponsored Geosynthetics Committee in 2018-2021 term. He aims to be a part of research and development area in Geotechnical Engineering sector. 


  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington (December, 2017)
  • B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, BUET (February, 2013)

Areas of Research

  • Geotechnical Instrumentation and Performance Monitoring
  • Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Transportation Geotechnics
  • Retaining Structures
  • Numerical Modeling
  • Geophysical Testing
  • Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
  • Climate and Seasonal Effect on Infrastructures

Areas of Teaching

  • Materials in Civil Engineering
  • Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
  • Foundation Engineering and Design
  • Slope Stability and Earth Structures Design

Awards and Honors

  • Solid Waste Institute of Sustainability (SWIS) Leadership Award (2018)
  • ASCE–GI National Competition, Category: Geo-Poster 2017
  • ASCE–GI National Competition, Category: Geo-Video 2017
  • Outstanding Graduate Student, CE Dept., UT Arlington, 2015-16, 2016-17
  • Dean’s Listed, BUET 2010-12
  • University Merit Scholarship, BUET 2008-12

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, State University of New York (SUNY) Polytechnic Institute (September 2018 to present)
  • Research Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Arlington, (January 2018 – August 2018)
  • Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, University of Texas at Arlington, (January 2014 – December 2017)
  • Lecturer, Presidency University, Dhaka, Bangladesh (February 2013 – December 2013)
  • Lecturer (Part-Time), BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh (September 2013 – December 2013)


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Professional Service

  • Associate Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Member, Geo-Institute Unsaturated Soils Committee (ASCE)
  • Member, Geophysical Engineering Committee (ASCE)
  • Member, Standing Committee of Geosynthetics (AFS 70), Transportation Research Board
  • Reviewer of Geotechnical Journals and Conferences




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