Muhammad Sahimi

Expert on oil reservoirs, renewable energy sources, and Iranian nuclear and political development

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

NIOC Chair in Petroleum Engineering

USC Viterbi School of Engineering


  • oil and natural gas reservoirs
  • oil economy
  • renewable energy sources
  • Iranian nuclear program
  • Iran’s political development
  • Middle East politics
  • chemical processes, including separation, purification, catalysis
  • large-scale computations
  • complex systems

Additional Information

  • Columnist for the website PBS Frontline: Tehran Bureau


  • Farsi

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