Mr Aryan Hojjati MEng (Hons)

Mr Aryan Hojjati

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Researcher in Sustainable Infrastructure

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Aryan graduated with the degree of Master of Engineering (MEng) in Civil Engineering from the University of Birmingham in 2012. He then started working as a graduate engineer in a geotechnical engineering consultancy for 2 years in Iran where he was involved in designing, testing and quality control of deep foundations for industrial projects. He was also working as a part-time lecturer in construction management modules during that time. 

Due to his passion for research in Underground Infrastructure Engineering and also his concerns for environmental and social aspects of civil engineering works towards sustainable development of cities, he started his doctoral programme at the University of Birmingham in 2014 examining sustainable utility infrastructures in urban areas. He is now working as a member of the Assessing The Underworld (ATU), an EPSRC-funded multi-disciplinary multi-university research project. His work is focused on developing a methodology to assess the true total (i.e. Economic, Social and Environmental) cost of utility streetworks in cities.


  • Currently studying for a PhD in Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
  • MEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK, 2012


Aryan supports teaching and laboratory demonstrations in Geotechnical Engineering and Sustainable Construction courses within the School. Modules include:

  • Soil Mechanics (undergraduate level)
  • Statics and Mechanics (undergraduate level)
  • Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (MSc level)
  • Sustainable Construction (MSc level)
  • Infrastructure Development Planning (MSc level)


Research interests

  • Sustainable construction
  • Sustainable underground space usage
  • Sustainability in utility service provision
  • Sustainability assessment in urban development

Research activity

  • Mapping The Underworld (MTU) Network
  • Assessing The Underworld (ATU) – An Integrated Performance Model of City Infrastructures