Sara Khoshnevisan has been appointed assistant professor of civil & environmental engineering at Clarkson University.
She received her bachelor of science degree in mining engineering from the University of Tehran and her master of science and her Ph.D. in civil engineering from Clemson University.
Prior to coming to this position, she was visiting assistant professor at Clemson University.
Her areas of research interest include the geotechnical engineering; reliability-based design; risk assessment; risk visualization disaster resilience and mitigation of geohazards and other natural or manmade threats; robustness to lack of knowledge; numerical modeling; soils and foundations; and liquefaction.
Khoshnevisan has written a book chapter, co-written journal articles and reviewed conference papers, and has made presentations on geotechnical engineering at professional conferences. She also has been a reviewer for multiple technical journals.
Her honors and awards include the Best Paper Award for “Robust geotechnical design of shield-driven tunnels using fuzzy sets,” in Tunneling and Underground Construction, ASCE GeoShanghai International Conference, China, 2014; and the Excellent Paper Award for “Optimization of design of supported excavations in multi-layer strata,” Journal of GeoEngineering, Taiwan Geotechnical Society, 2015.
In 2015, she received the Clemson University Distinguished Graduate Fellowship Award for outstanding achievements, and the Aniket Shirkhande Memorial Annual Graduate Fellowship in Geotechnical Engineering, Clemson University. As a member of the top 10 percent of her class of graduate students, she was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi in 2013.
Her professional memberships include ASCE Geo Institute, Technical Committee on Earth Retaining Structures; Women in Deep Foundations Committee of Deep Foundations Institute; and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).