Prof. Dr. Nima Shokri

I obtained my BSc and MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology and received my PhD upon the recommendation of School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland 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 is dedicated to tackling global challenges concerning water, soil, and the environment. I am passionate about creating new knowledge through research and innovation, especially in the development of innovative measurement tools and predictive capabilities that harness the strengths of sensing technologies and big data analytics. Together with my team at Hamburg University of Technology, I aim to provide accurate and quantitative insights into multiscale and multiphase ecohydrological processes occurring near the Earth's surface. I integrate theoretical frameworks with state-of-the-art modeling and experimental techniques, leveraging cutting-edge tools such as artificial intelligence, computational fluid dynamics, environmental sensing technologies, thermal imaging, satellite remote sensing, big data, analytics and informatics to offer new insights and perspectives on the complex interactions between soil, water, and the atmosphere.

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. Invited Speaker, technical university of Munich, Munich, Germany, 12 December, 2023
  2. Invited Speaker, KlimaCampus Kolloquium, Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany, 07 December, 2023 

  3. Invited Speaker, Launch of Sustainability AID Programme, United Nation University - Flores, Dresden, Germany, 28 November, 2023

  4. Invited speaker, Opportunities and challenges in CO2 geologic utilization and storage, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, 23 February, 2023.

  5. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, PintPFS Conference, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany, 25 September, 2022.

  6. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, Invited speaker, CLICCS Lecture Series, Hamburg, Germany, 14 December, 2021.

  7. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, 07 October 2021

  8. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA, 5 February, 2021

  9. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, 26 January, 2021

  10. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, PoreLab Lecture Series, Trondheim, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, 13 January, 2021

  11. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, Graduate College - Processes in Natural and Technical Particle-Fluid Systems, TUHH, Hamburg, Germany, 16 December, 2020

  12. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran, 10 December, 2020

  13. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, IMFT, Toulouse, France, 13 February, 2020

  14. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, Princeton University, Princeton, USA, 13 February, 2019.

  15. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, 05 December, 2018.

  16. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, 16 November, 2018.

  17. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, SANRU, Sari, Iran, 26 August 2018.

  18. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China, 29 March, 2018.

  19. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK, 20 October, 2017.

  20. Shokri, N., Keynote speaker, 17th Fluid Dynamics Conference, Shahrood, Iran, August 2017.

  21. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran, 09 April, 2017.

  22. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, 2016 Gordon Research Conference on Flow & Transport in Permeable Media, Girona, Spain, July 31-August 5, 2016.

  23. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, PMPM and UK InterPore Joint Annual Meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland, 13-15 January, 2016.

  24. Shokri, N., Keynote speaker, workshop on “Interfaces and Interfacial Displacement in Unsaturated Porous Media”, Potsdam, Germany, 10 March 20155.

  25. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, 6th International Conference on Porous Media, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the USA, May 28, 2014.

  26. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, NUPUS workshop on Evaporation and Coupling, Freudenstadt, Germany, March 10, 2014.

  27. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, Manchester Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, July 24, 2013.

  28. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, July 2, 2013.

  29. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, Distinguished Speakers Seminar Series, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, January 30, 2013.

  30. Shokri, N., Invited  speaker, Universität Magdeburg, Germany, October 24, 2012.

  31. Shokri, N., Keynote speaker, CRYSPOM III workshop titled ‘Crystallization in Porous Materials’, Trói, Portugal, 4-7 September 2012

  32. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, Laboratoire FAST de l’Universit´e Paris-Sud, Orsay, France, July 4, 2012.

  33. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, workshop on 'Drying in building and soil materials', Saint-Gobain-Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech, Paris, France, July 3, 2012.

  34. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, USA, June 14, 2010.

  35. Shokri, N., Invited speaker, Doctoral program in mechanics talk, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, February 5, 2008.