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 and energy 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, 3D printing, microfluidics, advanced machine learning and computational fluid dynamics simulation to offer new insights to the multidisciplinary challenges associated with the soil-water-energy-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


Phone: +49 40 42878 2870