MUSHARRAF ZAMAN, Ph.D., P.E., F. ASCE
David Ross Boyd Professor and Aaron Alexander Professor of Civil Engineering
Professor of Petroleum and Geological Engineering
Liaison, Oklahoma Transportation Center
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, College of Engineering

College of Engineering
University of Oklahoma
202 W. Boyd St., Room 107
Norman, OK 73019-1024
  Phone: 405- 325-4236
Fax: 405-325-4217
Email: zaman@ou.edu

Updated Profile: 2013

Dr. Musharraf Zaman joined the University of Oklahoma Civil Engineering and Environmental Science faculty in 1982, after completing his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona, Tuscon. He was promoted to full professor in 1993, and was named the Aaron Alexander Professor in 2003. He has been serving as the associate dean for research and graduate education, OU College of Engineering since July 2005. He has been a professor of Petroleum and Geological Engineering since 2010.

He is a prolific teacher and a highly accomplished researcher. During his tenure at OU, he has received a number of prestigious national-level teaching awards from the American Society of Engineering Education. He also received the lifelong title of David Ross Boyd Professorship, the highest teaching award given by the University of Oklahoma. During his tenure at OU, he has received over $14M in external research funding from various state and federal agencies and industry. He has published over 275 archival papers. Several of his papers have won prestigious awards from national level societies and organizations. He is a fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and is serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Geomechanics (IJOG), ASCE.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Civil Engineering; Geotechnical Engineering), University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1982. Dissertation Title - "Influence of Interface Behavior in Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction Problems". Dissertation Supervisor - Dr. C.S. Desai.
  • Master of Engineering (Civil Engineering), Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, 1979. Thesis Title - "Finite Element Analysis of Interaction Between An Elastic Circular Plate and An Isotropic Elastic Half-space". Thesis Supervisors - Dr. A.P.S. Selvadurai and Prof. W.H. Bowes.
  • B.Sc. in Engineering (Civil Engineering), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, 1975 (First Class with Honors). Stood first in order of merit out of about 130 students.

  • July 2005 - Present: Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education
    College of Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 73019
  • July 1993 - Present: Professor (David Ross Boyd Prof. since 2003; Aaron Alexander Prof. since 2004)
    School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.
  • June 1988 - June 1993: Associate Professor (Tenured May 1988)
    School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.
  • Sept. 1982 - May 1988: Assistant Professor
    School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.
  • May 19 - Aug. 18, 1986: Summer Faculty Research Participant
    Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, Illinois.
  • Aug. 1981 - Aug. 1982: Research Associate
    Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Sept. 1979 - May 1981: Research Assistant
    Department of Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech., Blacksburg, Virginia.
  • Sept. 1977 - Aug. 1979: Teaching Assistant
    Department of Civil Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
  • May 1975 - July 1976: Lecturer in Civil Engineering
    Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh.