Prof. Dr. Nima Shokri


I obtained my BSc and MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology and received my PhD in Mechanics of Solid and Fluids from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 2009 followed by a postdoctoral research at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ). After my postdoctoral research, I worked as Assistant Professor (April 2010 – December 2012) at Boston University in the United States and as Lecturer (Jan 2013 – July 2016) and Senior Lecturer (August 2016 – June 2020) at The University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. In July 2020, I joined Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) as the Chair and Professor of Geo-Hydroinformatics. 

My research focuses on hydrologic processes, environmental physics, soil, water, and climate-related challenges. I am interested in creating new knowledge through research and innovation, developing new measurement tools and predictive capabilities to provide accurate understanding of multiphase and multiscale processes occurring near Earth’s surface. I combine theory, state-of-art modelling and experiments using cutting-edge tools such as synchrotron X-ray tomography, thermal imaging, remote sensing, 3D printing, microfluidics, advanced machine learning and computational fluid dynamics simulation to offer new insights to the multidisciplinary challenges associated with the land-water-climate nexus.

For more details about my research and teaching activities as well as my publication list, see my Curriculum Vitae.​​​​​​​


Prof. Dr. Nima Shokri
Head of Institute
Hamburg University of Technology
Institute of Geo-Hydroinformatics B-9
Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 3 (E)
21073 Hamburg, Germany

Email: nima.shokri(at)tuhh(dot)de

Phone: +49 40 42878 2870

Invited talks and seminars

  1. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, Doctoral program in mechanics talk, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, February 5, 2008.
  2. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, USA, June 14, 2010.
  3. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, workshop on 'Drying in building and soil materials', Saint-Gobain-Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech, Paris, France, July 3, 2012.
  4. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, Laboratoire FAST de l’Universit´e Paris-Sud, Orsay, France, July 4, 2012.
  5. Shokri, N., Keynote speaker, CRYSPOM III workshop titled ‘Crystallization in Porous Materials’, Trói, Portugal, 4-7 September 2012
  6. Shokri, N., Invited  speaker, Universität Magdeburg, Germany, October 24, 2012.
  7. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, Distinguished Speakers Seminar Series, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, January 30, 2013.
  8. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, July 2, 2013.
  9. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, Manchester Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, July 24, 2013.
  10. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, NUPUS workshop on Evaporation and Coupling, Freudenstadt, Germany, March 10, 2014.
  11. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, 6th International Conference on Porous Media, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the USA, May 28, 2014.
  12. Shokri, N., Keynote speaker, workshop on “Interfaces and Interfacial Displacement in Unsaturated Porous Media”, Potsdam, Germany, 10 March 20155.
  13. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, PMPM and UK InterPore Joint Annual Meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland, 13-15 January, 2016.
  14. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, 2016 Gordon Research Conference on Flow & Transport in Permeable Media, Girona, Spain, July 31-August 5, 2016.
  15. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran, 09 April, 2017.
  16. Shokri, N., Keynote speaker, 17th Fluid Dynamics Conference, Shahrood, Iran, August 2017.
  17. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK, 20 October, 2017.
  18. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China, 29 March, 2018.
  19. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, SANRU, Sari, Iran, 26 August 2018.
  20. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, 16 November, 2018.
  21. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, 05 December, 2018.
  22. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, Princeton University, Princeton, USA, 13 February, 2019.
  23. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, IMFT, Toulouse, France, 13 February, 2020
  24. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran, 10 December, 2020
  25. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, Graduate College - Processes in Natural and Technical Particle-Fluid Systems, TUHH, Hamburg, Germany, 16 December, 2020
  26. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, PoreLab Lecture Series, Trondheim, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, 13 January, 2021
  27. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, 26 January, 2021
  28. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA, 5 February, 2021
  29. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, 07 October 2021
  30. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, Invited speaker, CLICCS Lecture Series, Hamburg, Germany, 14 December, 2021.
  31. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, PintPFS Conference, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany, 25 September, 2022.
  32. Invited speaker, Opportunities and challenges in CO2 geologic utilization and storage, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, 23 February, 2023.