Department of Civil Engineering (CE)

Dr. Nur M Shuman, EIT

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering (CE)


8th Floor, General Mustafiz Tower, MIST.

Mirpur Cantonment, Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh.


Ph: +880-1828904722

Dr. Nur M Shuman’s research is in the field of Geotechnical and Geomatics Engineering, with particular focus on complex Finite Element Modeling and Geospatial Data Analysis. Prior to joining MIST, Dr. Nur M Shuman held a Ph.D. researcher position at both Jackson State University and Purdue University. He received a fellowship from the Department of Transportation, Mississippi for the Development of advanced landslide investigation protocol using geophysical methods for Mississippi. He worked as a member of a prestigious project “Climate Resilient Landslide Repair on Expansive Soil Using Vetiver Grass” which is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  Dr. Nur M Shuman traveled to Mali, Africa in a professional capacity and contributed to various successful engineering projects in Kidal Super Camp in Mali under United Nations (UN). Dr. Nur M Shuman also worked as a remote pilot at JSU and developed a digital 3D map of the JSU campus with UAS (Drone). His Ph.D. dissertation won an award for Outstanding Dissertation from Jackson State University — a commendable achievement for any student of the prestigious institution. Dr. Nur M Shuman also holds an M.Sc. degree in Geotechnical Engineering from Jackson State University of Mississippi, USA, and a B.Sc. degree from BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh.


Journal Paper

  • Shuman, N.M., Khan, M.S. and Amini, F., 2023. Performance-Based Design Method for Multiple Helices of Helical Pile in Cohesionless Soil. Transportation Research Record, 2677(5), pp.77-91.
  • Shuman, N.M., Khan, S. and Amini, F., 2023. Settlement based load capacity curve for single helix helical pile in c-ϕ soil. Soils and Foundations, 63(1), p.101265.
  • N. M. Shuman, “Capacity review of large diameter helical pile in cohesive and Cohesionless soil”, 2021. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.29427.45607.

Conference Paper

  • Nobahar, M., Khan, M.S., Ivoke, J., Shuman, N.M. and Amini, F., 2021. Coupled Hydro-Mechanical Analysis of Highway Slope on Expansive Soil Subjected to Rainfall. In Geo-Extreme 2021 (pp. 167-177).
  • Mohammad, S.N., Masoud, N., Mohammad Sadik, K., Alzeghoul, O. and Henry Kini, C., 2022, March. Vetiver Grass Performance on a Distressed Highway Slope of High-Plastic Clay under Excessive Rainfall. In Geo-Congress 2022 (pp. 268-278).

Lecture Presentation

  • Shuman, N. M.; Khan, M. S.; and Amini, F. 2021, “Performance Based Design Method for Multiple Helices of Helical Pile in Cohesionless Soil” TRB 101st Annual Meeting, January 9-13

Poster Presentation

  • Salunke, R.; Shuman, N. M.; and Khan, M. S. 2020, “Evaluation of Effective Stress-Beta Method’s Design Coefficients Using Machine Learning” 2021 TRB virtual 100th Annual Meeting, January 15-21
  • Shuman, N. M.; Khan, M. S.; and Amini, F. 2020, “Simplified Design Method for Small Diameter Helical Pile” 2021 TRB virtual 100th Annual Meeting, January 15-21
  • Shuman, N. M.; and Khan, M. S.; and Kethireddy, S. 2021 “Landslide Hazard Potential Mapping in Mississippi based on Field Investigation and Remote Sensing” AGU Fall meeting, December 13-17
  • Shuman, N. M.; Khan, M. S.; Nobahar, M.; and Amini, F. 2020, “Downscaling Remotely Sensed Soil Moisture Variations Using Satellite and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Photogrammetry” AGU Fall meeting, December 13-17


  • PhD    
      • Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA
      • Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA (ongoing)
  • MSc, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA
  • BSc, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) 


  • Member of the Institute of Engineers Bangladesh (MIEB)
  • Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers (UK)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI) 
  • Accredited Intern Engineer, USA by Mississippi Board of Licensure (EI-32361)  
  • Professional Remote Pilot, USA by Federal Aviation Administration (Certificate Number-4356737)                                                                                                                              


  • Sustainable infrastructure
  • Transportation Geotechnics
  • Retaining Structures
  • Numerical modeling
  • Geotechnical Instrumentation and Performance Monitoring
  • Geophysical Testing
  • Climate and Seasonal Effects on Infrastructures



PROYASH Institute of Special Education

15 May 2015 to 19 Apr 2018

Project Officer of a Project for Special Child

Important Activities:

  • Prepare Development project proposal (DPP) of PROYASH and arrange for approval
  • Design and Development of Sensory Garden and modify with coordination of BCA(Singapore) and University of Malaya.
  • Vertical Extension and construction of English medium school, Design and Construction of 6 storied Adult leisure and learning School.
  • Construction of 14 storied accommodation building.
  • Design and Construction of 8 storied Proyash Center Building with basement.
  • Design and construction of drainage system of Proyash complex


Bangladesh Engineer Construction Company in MINUSMA, MALI

10 February 2014 to 13 May 2015


Project Officer and Horizontal Platoon Commander of an UN Contingent

As engineer officer, participated in various successful engineering project in Kidal Super Camp in Mali under United nations

Important Activities:

  • Detail planning of Kidal Super Camp considering ground requirement which had been sent to UN HQ for incorporating in final planning.
  • Solving of a pipe connection problem of around 1500m from an external borehole of discharge 10m3/hr including internal pipe networking.
  • Design and Construction of a road using laterite and locally available material for carrying a load of 15 ton.
  • Design and execution of Chain link fence and security system in Kidal Airport
  • Digital survey of Kidal Super camp with total station.

19 ECB (Engineering Construction Battalion), Chittagong

26 April 2011 to 10 February 2014






Staff Officer (Work) for Road Construction

Staff officer of work in 19 Engineering Construction Battalion. 

Important Activities: 

  • Prepare and correction of Development Project Proposal (DPP)on road projects and revise on occasion.
  • Coordinate with civil authority and local worker for timely implementation of a project.

Project Officer of a Road Construction Project

As project officer I had been assigned with three road projects connecting all the three hilly districts (Khagrachori, Rangamati and Bandorban) in total 121 km road network.

Duties included:

  • Provide subject matter expertise on slope protection, land compaction and drainage facility of the project. 
  • Supervise and control quality of the work and overall responsibility of implementation within time and budget.
  • Name of the road projects are mentioned below:
  1. Chittagong- Hathajari- Rangamati road project
  2. Ghagra- Chondroghona-Bangalhalia-Bandorban road project
  3. Bangalhalia-Rajasthali road project