Behrooz Ferdowsi
Dr. Behrooz Ferdowsi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Office Location: N115 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4293 | Fax: 713-743-4260
Email: bferdowsi [at] uh.edu


Ph.D., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

Professional Experience: 

September 2021 - present: Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
June 2019 - August 2021: Associate Research Scholar, Department of Geosciences, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
June 2017 - May 2019: Harry H. Hess Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Geosciences, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
February 2015 - May 2017: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania & National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota


Spring 2022: Advanced Soil Mechanics (CIVE 5397, CIVE 7397)

Awards & Honors: 

American Geophysical Union Earth's Future Publication, Editor's Highlight for our paper on Earthcasting (2021)
Harry H. Hess Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Geosciences, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA (2017)
Scholarship for participating in the Les Houches Winter School on Materials Deformation: Fluctuations, Scaling, Predictability (2012)
Viterbi School of Engineering Doctoral Fellowship, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2010)

Professional Memberships: 

Institute for Broadening Participation
Association for Women Geoscientists
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Society of Rheology (SOR)
Earth Science Women's Network
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
American Physical Society (APS)
American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Research Interests: 

Computational mechanics

High Performance Computing

Granular mechanics

Soft matter

Earth's surface and near-surface processes

Micromechanics of friction

Rheology (steady-state and transient) of Earth materials

Fracture mechanics

Fault mechanics