Asif Ahmed

Asif Ahmed

Ph.D., P.E.
Assistant Professor


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


Asif Ahmed is currently Assistant Professor at the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly). He earned his bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).

Dr. Ahmed received his PhD in Geotechnical Engineering under supervision of Dr. Sahadat Hossain at University of Texas at Arlington. 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. Apart from geotechnical engineering, his involvement expands into several geoenvironmental engineering projects in City of Denton and City of Irving Landfill in Texas.


  • 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

  • Individual Development Award, SUNY Poly (2021)
  • Young Geotechnical Engineering Educator Award, ISSMGE (2020)
  • 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

  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Member, Geo-Institute Unsaturated Soils Committee (ASCE)
  • Member, Geophysical Engineering Committee (ASCE)
  • Member, Cold Region Frozen Ground Committee (ASCE)
  • Committee Research Coordinator, (CRC), Standing Committee on Mechanics and Drainage of Saturated and Unsaturated Geomaterials (AKG 40), Transportation Research Board
  • Member, Standing Committee of Geo-Environmental and Climatic Impacts on Geomaterials (AKG 30), Transportation Research Board
  • Member, Standing Committee of Geosynthetics (AKG 80), Transportation Research Board
  • Member, International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) Technical Committee, TC 306 on Geo-Education
  • Reviewer of Geotechnical Journals and Conferences




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