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Oussama Safadi

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Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Practice


  • 1991, Doctoral Degree, Engineering, University of California - Los Angeles
  • 1991, Other, Engineer Degree in Civil Engineering, University of California - Los Angeles
  • 1985, Master's Degree, Engineering , University of California - Los Angeles
  • 1982, Bachelor's Degree, Engineering, California State University - Northdridge


Academic Rank
Professor of Engineering Practice

USC Academic Positions
2010-: Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching of Calculus (CETC)

Professional Societies
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Associate Fellow
American Society of Engineering Education
Mathematical Association of America

Courses Taught
AME 201, Statics
AME 203, Mechanics I
AME 204, Strength of Materials
AME 205, Mechanics II
AME 231, Properties and Selection of Materials
AME 301, Dynamics
AME 305, Mechanical Design I
AME 353, Aerospace Structures I
AME 403, Stress Analysis
AME 420, Engineering Vibrations I
AME 525, Engineering Analysis
AME 526, Engineering Analytical Methods
AME 529, Aircraft Structural Analysis
AME 584, Fracture Mechanics and Mechanisms

Published Textbooks
1. M. Oussama Safadi; Stress Analysis with an Introduction to Finite Element Methods; 1st Edition; Cognella Academic Publications (2023)
2. M. Oussama Safadi; Elementary Vibration Analysis; 1st Edition; Cognella Academic Publications (2023)

Research Summary

Structural Dynamics, Finite Element Analysis, Stress Analysis


  • 2022 The Engineers’ Council Distinguished Engineering Educator Achievement Award
  • 2019 USC USC Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2018 USC USC Mentoring Award (Faculty Mentoring Undergraduate Students)
  • 2013 CET (Center for Excellence in Teaching) Distinguished Faculty Fellow, USC
  • 2010 Center for Excellence in Teaching (CET) Faculty Fellow, USC (2010-2013)
  • 2008 AIAA The AIAA Undergraduate Individual Aircraft Design Competition Award/ Faculty Advisor - Aquila - First Place (2007-2008)
  • 2006 Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award

  • OHE OHE 430A
  • Olin Hall of Engineering
  • 3650 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 1453

Contact Information
  • (213) 740-0494
  • safadi@usc.edu


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