Macan Doroudian

Macan Doroudian, Ph.D., P.E., G.E.

Senior Managing Consultant

Dr. Macan Doroudian brings over 20 years of experience in the fields of geotechnical, foundation, and earthquake engineering. His technical knowledge and skills have made him a key resource for clients on a broad array of projects, including geotechnical and ground motion assessments for earthen dams, stabilization of large landslides, moisture intrusion through slab-on-grade concrete floors, failure analysis of earth retaining structures, soil erosion evaluation, construction vibration monitoring and assessment, pipeline failure investigation, field instrumentation, and laboratory testing. He currently serves on the ASCE KSTAT Standards Committee and is a board member of the ASCE Geo-Institute Los Angeles Chapter. He has served as a part-time faculty at University of California, Los Angeles.


  • Construction Vibration and Damage Assessment
  • Dam and Embankment Evaluation
  • Geotechnical Field and Laboratory Testing
  • Ground Motion and Seismic Hazards
  • Earth Movement, Landslides, and Slope Stability
  • Retaining Structures
  • Subsurface Pipe Leaks and Moisture Intrusion
  • Infrastructure


  • The Eureka Valley Landslide: Evidence of a Dual Failure Mechanism for a Long-Runout Landslide, Lithosphere, December 2020
  • Estimation of Aquifer Hydraulic Properties by Inverse Numerical Model of Aquifer Pumping Tests, ANSI/ASCE/EWRI 70-19. ASCE Press, September 2020
  • Standard Guideline for Calculation of the Standard Hydraulic Conductivity of Fine-Grained Soils, ASCE/EWRI Standard 65-2017, ASCE Press, 2017
  • Rapid In Situ Conversion of Late-Stage Volcanic Materials to Halloysite Implicated in Catastrophic Dam Failure, Hawaii , Clay Minerals 2016; 51:499-515.
  • Conceptual site model for Newark Bay — Hydrodynamics and sediment transport, Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 2014; 2(1):123-139.
  • Numerical modeling of the 2005 La Conchita landslide, Ventura County, California, In: Flood Hazard Identification and Mitigation in Semi- and Arid Environments. French RH and Miller JJ (eds), World Scientific Publishing Co., Inc., Hackensack, NJ, September 2012; pp. 164-191
  • Cyclic Compression of Compacted Clayey Sand at Small Cyclic Strains, Fifth International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Engineering and Soil Dynamics, May 2010
  • Standard guideline for geostatistical estimation and block-averaging of homogeneous and isotropic saturated hydraulic conductivity, ASCE/EWRI Standard 54-2010, ASCE Press, Reston, VA, 2010.
  • Standard guideline for fitting saturated hydraulic conductivity using probability functions, ASCE/EWRI Standard 50-08, ASCE Press, Reston, VA, 2008.
  • Standard guideline for estimating the effective saturated hydraulic conductivity, ASCE/EWRI Standard 51-08, ASCE Press, Reston, VA, 2008.
  • See CV for further publications

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