Mahyar Sharifi Mood

Mahyar Sharifi Mood

Research Associate

Center Programs


Mahyar joined TACC in 2018. He is involved with the DesignSafe-CI project and contributes to research, development, and support activities involving the natural hazards engineering research community. Prior to this, Mahyar was a postdoc fellow at the Center for Transportation Research at The University of Texas at Austin.

Areas of Research:

Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

Landslide and Liquefaction hazard mapping

GIS and geospatial processing application in Natural Hazards


Ph.D., Civil Engineering

Oregon State University

M.S., Civil Engineering

Oregon State University

B.S., Mining Engineering

University of Tehran, Iran

Selected Publications:

Sharifi-Mood, M., Olsen, M. J., Gillins, D. T., & Mahalingam, R. (2017). Performance-based, seismically-induced landslide hazard mapping of Western Oregon. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 103, 38-54.

Sharifi-Mood, M., Gillins, D. T., Franke, K. W., Harper, J. N., Bartlett, S. J., & Olsen, M. J. (2018). Probabilistic liquefaction-induced lateral spread hazard mapping and its application to Utah County, Utah. Engineering Geology, 237, 76-91.

Olsen, M. J., Ashford, S. A., Mahlingam, R., Sharifi-Mood, M., O'Banion, M., & Gillins, D. T. (2015). Impacts of Potential Seismic Landslides on Lifeline Corridors (No. FHWA-OR-RD-15-06).

Sharifi-Mood, M., Mahalingam, R. S., & Olsen, M. J. (2013). Geospatial characterization of causative factors for recent landslides in the Oregon Coast Range. In Geo-Congress 2013: Stability and Performance of Slopes and Embankments III (pp. 1595-1604).

Sharifi Mood, M., Olsen, M. J., Gillins, D. T., & Javadnejad, F. (2016, December). Oregon hazard explorer for lifelines program (OHELP): A web-based geographic information system tool for assessing potential Cascadia earthquake hazard. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.