Sara Abedi

Assistant Professor

C.J. Craft Faculty Fellow


Office: RICH 401L
Phone: 979.845.2920

Research Website
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Research Interests

  • Mechanics and physics of geomaterials
  • Multiscale chemo-mechanical characterization and modeling
  • Reservoir geomechanics
  • Granular material failure and flow and granular physics

Awards & Honors

  • One of two recipients of the 2015 SPE Petroleum Engineering Young Faculty Research Initiation Fellowship Award
  • Recipient of Best PhD Thesis award from Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, USC (2012)
  • Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Merit Fellowship, USC (2010-2011)


  • Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Southern California
  • MS, Soil Mechanics, University of Tehran
  • BS, Civil Engineering, University of Tehran