Ivan Guzman

Contact Info

Title: University Lecturer
Email: ivan.guzman@njit.edu
Office: Colton Hall, 211
Dept: Civil and Environmental Engineering

About Me

Dr. Guzman received his Ph. D. in Civil/Gentechnical Engineering from New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering. He has served as an adjunct professor at Manhattan College, New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering, and Southern Polytechnic State University in Georgia. Dr. Guzman has over 12 years of professional consulting experience. He has worked as engineer and project manager on government and private sector projects within the field of geotechnical and structural engineering.


  • Ph.D. in Civil/Geotechnical Engineering, New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering, Brooklyn, NY 2013.
  • Master of Business Administration, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA 2005.
  • Master of Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 1998.
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, PR, 1996.


Guzman, I., Iskander, M., Suescun, E., Omidvar, M. (2013), A Transparent Aqueous Based Sand. Journal Article. ACTA Geotechnica.

Guzman, I., Iskander, M. (2013), Geotechnical Properties of Sucrose Saturated Fused Quartz for use in Physical Modeling. Technical Note. ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal.
Guzman, I., Iskander, M., Bless, S. (2014), Terminal Depth of Penetration of Spherical Projectiles in Transparent Granular Media. Journal Article. Granular Matter
Guzman, I., Fernandez, R., (2013), Variation of Bearing Capacity of Granular Soils Contaminated with Hydrocarbons. Journal Article. In progress.
Suescun, E., Guzman, I., Bless, S., Iskander, M., (2013). Particle Size Reduction in Granular Materials During Rapid Penetration. Journal Article. Submitted for Review.
Iskander, M., Zhibo, C., Omidvar, M., Guzman, I. (2013), Rankine Pseudo-Static Earth Pressure for C-φ Soils. Journal Article. Mechanics Research Communications.
Iskander, M., Zhibo, C., Omidvar, M., Guzman, I., Elsherif, O. (2013), Active Static and Seismic Earth Pressure for C-φ Soils. Journal Article. Soils and Foundations.
Bless, S., Peden, B., Guzman, I., Omidvar, M., Iskander, M. (2013). Poncelet Coefficients of Granular Media. Society for Experimental Mechanics, Proceedings 2013 Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics. Lombard, IL, June 2-5, 2013.
Guzman, I., Omidvar, M., Cave, A., Suescun, E. (2012), Visualizing the Fundamental Physics of Rapid Earth Penetration, using Transparent Soils. 2012 DTRA Basic Research Technical Review Poster Session.