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Neda Maghsoodi

WiSE Gabilan Assistant Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering


  • 2019, Doctoral Degree, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
  • 2017, Master's Degree, Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
  • 2013, Master's Degree, Mechanical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology
  • 2011, Bachelor's Degree, Mechanical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology


Ameneh (Neda) Maghsoodi joined USC as a WiSE Gabilan Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering in January 2023. Neda pursued her postdoctoral research at the California Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (2021-2022) and Harvard University, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology (2019-2020). She received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (2019) and M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering (2017) from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Neda also earned her M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from AmirKabir University of Technology (2013) and B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Isfahan University of Technology (2011).

Research Summary

Neda Maghsoodi’s research lies at the interface of continuum mechanics/dynamics, materials science, and biology. Neda's research group will use a combination of theory, experiment, and simulation to address questions in two coupled areas:
1) To investigate the dynamics of soft biological systems at a broad range of time and length scales,
2) To develop novel applications of soft active materials in medicine and engineering.

Research areas: Solid mechanics; Dynamics and vibration; Soft materials; Biomechanics; Bioinspiration.


  • 2023 Charles Lee Powell Faculty Research Award
  • 2022 WiSE Gabilan Assistant Professorship, USC
  • 2020 Rising Star in Mechanical Engineering, UC-Berkeley
  • 2018 Rackham Graduate Research Grant, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • 2016 Best Paper Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 2015 Rackham Graduate Research Fellowship, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • 2012 Best B.Sc. Thesis of the Year, Iranian Society of Acoustics and Vibration
  • Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
  • OHE 430J
  • Olin Hall of Engineering
  • 3650 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089
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