• Assistant Professor
  • C.J. Craft Faculty Fellow
Sara Abedi

Educational Background

  • Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
  • PhD, civil engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
  • MS, soil mechanics, University of Tehran, Iran
  • BS, civil engineering, University of Tehran, Iran

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)