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Sepideh Razavi

Sepideh Razavi

Sepideh Razavi

Assistant Professor

Phone: (405) 325-5458
Office: Sarkeys Energy Center, Room T-229
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  • Postdoc, Chemical Eng., University of Michigan (2015-2017)
  • Ph.D., Chemical Eng., The City College of New York (2015) 
  • M.S., Chemical Eng., Sharif University of Technology (2007)
  • B.S., Chemical Eng., Arak University (2005)


Research Focus

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

Honors and Awards

  • 2024/2025 Inaugural Rokos-Menon Visiting Fellow, University of Cambridge
  • 2024 Early Career Susan K. Mallinson Professorship in Chemical Engineering
  • 2024 OU VPRP Award for Excellence in Transdisciplinary Convergent Research
  • 2023 AIChE Journal Futures Scholar
  • 2022 NSF CAREER Award (CBET-PMP)
  • 2022 Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter Emerging Leader
  • 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) Award, OU
  • 2016 AICHE Women’s Initiatives Committee (WIC), Graduate Student Award


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.