Payman Hajiani, PhD, Joins KCI as SUE Manager and Geophysicist

KCI welcomes Payman Hajiani, PhD, as SUE Manager and Geophysicist in the firm’s Denver, Colorado office. With expertise in traditional and 3-D ground penetrating radar (GPR), electrical resistivity, as well as magnetic, acoustic and seismic locating methods, he has managed subsurface utility engineering (SUE) teams and associated projects.

Payman’s experience includes staff training, quality assurance/quality control and oversight of utility designating, ground penetrating radar and test hole tasks. While a graduate research assistant and postdoctoral fellow, he directed a geophysical engineering crew and developed a new technology for identifying underground tunnels, which has since been patented. His paper, “Attenuation and Time-Delay Analysis of Surface Waves to Detect Subsurface Tunnels,” co-written with with Dr. David Rogers and Dr. Neil Anderson, was recently published in the Journal of Signal Processing Research.

Payman earned his doctorate in geological/geophysical engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2016. He also holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in physics from the universities of Mashhad and Shiraz, respectively, and is a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, American Geophysical Union, and Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society.