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Sepideh Razavi

Sepideh Razavi

Sepideh Razavi

Assistant Professor

Email: srazavi@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-5458
Office: Sarkeys Energy Center, Room T-229
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Education
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (2015)
The City College of New York
M.S. Chemical Engineering (2012)
The City College of New York
M.S. Chemical Engineering (2007)
Sharif University of Technology (Iran)
B.S. Chemical Engineering (2005)
Arak University (Iran)

Research Focus

  • Colloid and Interface Science
  • Soft Matter
  • Self-assembly and Field-assisted Assembly

Experience and Awards

  • 2022 NSF CAREER Award (CBET-PMP)
  • 2021 Excellence in Peer Reviewing (ACS-PRF)
  • 2020 ACS-PRF Doctoral New Investigator Award (DNI)
  • 2020 Junior Faculty Fellowship (JFF), OU
  • 2019 Faculty Investment Program (FIP), OU
  • 2016 Women’s Initiatives Committee (WIC), Travel Award, AICHE
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan (2015-2017)

About

The Razavi Lab conducts research on the behavior of complex fluids near surfaces and interfaces. These interfacial systems, consisting of surfactants, nanoparticles, and polymers, play a crucial role in various industrial and technological processes such as agrochemical delivery, coatings, and processing of protein solutions. Despite their importance, many aspects of the interactions between solution components, with other fluids, and at material interfaces remain unknown. The primary focus of our research is to gain a fundamental understanding and ultimately predict the thermodynamic, transport, and deformation properties of complex fluidic systems. We aim to expand the current knowledge of interfacial systems involving isotropic particles and extend it to technologically relevant particles with engineered surface heterogeneity and anisotropy. Our research findings contribute to the development of sustainable soft materials and the engineering of solutions for complex interfaces encountered in challenges related to "water and energy sustainability.