Farshid Vahedifard, Ph.D., P.E.

Farshid Vahedifard

CEE Advisory Board Endowed Professor, Graduate Coordinator, and Associate Professor

Office: 235C Walker Engineering Building
P 662.325.0902


Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Delaware, 2011.
Graduate Certificate, Geographical Information Science (GIS), University of Delaware, 2011.
MCE, Civil Engineering, University of Delaware, 2009.
M.Sc., Civil Engineering, Bu-Ali Sina University, 2005.
B.Sc., Civil Engineering, K.N. Toosi University of Technology, 2001.

Research Interests

  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Resilience of geotechnical infrastructure under a changing climate
  • Analytical and numerical¬† methods in geomechanics
  • Multi-physics processes (thermo-hydro-mechanical) in variably saturated soils and fracture rocks
  • Energy Geomechanics
  • Carbon capture, storage and utilization
  • Remote sensing applications in geosystem assessment (e.g., levees and dams)
  • Terramechanics and off-road mobility modeling
  • Embankment dams and levees
  • Reinforced slopes and MSE walls

Graduate Student Recruitment

I am looking for motivated graduate students, preferably Ph.D. students, to join my research group. If you have background and/or are interested in any of the above-listed areas of research, feel free to contact me.