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Muhammad Sahimi

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N.I.O.C. Chair in Petroleum Engineering and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Education

  • 1984, PhD, Chemical Engineering, University Minnesota Minneapolis
  • 1977, Bachelors, Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Tehran



Biography


Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1984
B.S., Chemical Engineering, the University of Tehran, 1977

Research Summary


* Effective Properties of heterogeneous materials
* Characterization and modeling of fractured rock
* Multiphase flow and dispersion in porous media
* Membrane separation processes
* Nanotoube and other nanoscale materials
* Atomistic Modeling of materials

* Percolation Theory and Stochastic Processes
* Diffusion, Reaction and Decativation in Porous Catalysts
* Transport, Adsorption and Separation of Fluid Mixtures in Nanoporous Membranes
* Molecular Dynamics and Monte Carlo Simultions
* Discrete Stochastic Modelling of Biological Phenomen

Awards


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  • 1977 The University of Tehran Summa Cum Laude
  • 1978 Atomis Energy Organization of Iran Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Fellowship
  • 1985 Sigma Xi Sigma Xi Honor Society membership
  • 1990 HLRZ-KFA Supercomputer Center Visiting Professor
  • 1990 USC Junior Faculty Research Award
  • 1991 Dep. of Mathematics, University of Melbourne Visiting Professor
  • 1992 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Hunboldt Foundation Research Fellowship Award
  • 1993 Department of Chemical Engineering, USC School of Engineering Best Teacher
  • 1993 HLRZ-KFA Supercomputer Center Visiting Professor
  • 1993 University of Porto Visiting Professor
  • 1993 Phi Kappa Phi Society Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Membership
  • 1997 Emory University Visiting Scholar
  • 1997 Department, USC Best Professor
  • 1999 Russian Academy of Natural Sciences Foreign Member
  • 1999 Russian Academy of Natural Science Kapitza Gold Medal
  • 2002 NASA/JPL NASA/JPL Faculty Fellow
  • 2003 UN UNESCO/Government of Iran Khwarizmi International Award for distinguished achievements in science
  • 2005 USC The NIOC Chair in Petroleum Engineering
  • 2005 Endow Chaired Professorship
  • 2008 Who's Who in America listed in Who's Who in America
  • 2008 American Physical Society/American Institute of Physics Outstanding Referee
  • 2009 USC Senior Faculty Research Award
Departments
  • Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Office
  • HED 205
  • Hedco Pertroleum and Chemical Engineering Building
  • 925 Bloom Walk, Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 1211

Phone
  • (213) 740-2064

Email
  • moe@usc.edu


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