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
Office: (213) 740-2064


  • 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


  • Farsi

Additional Information

  • Columnist for the website PBS Frontline: Tehran Bureau