• Assistant Professor, Petroleum Engineering
  • Stephen A. Holditch Faculty Fellow
  • Affiliated Faculty, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Sara Abedi

Educational Background

  • Postdoc, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • M.S., Soil Mechanics, University of Tehran
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Tehran

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

  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation - 2021
  • Best Paper, American Rock Mechanics Association - 2018, 2019
  • Petroleum Engineering Young Faculty Research Initiation Fellowship Award, Society of Petroleum Engineers - 2015
  • Best Doctor of Philosophy Thesis Award, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of Southern California - 2012
  • Women in Science and Engineering Merit Fellowship, University of Southern California - 2010-2011