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 Najmedin Meshkati
University of Southern California

Dr. Najmedin (Najm) Meshkati is a Professor at the Sonny Astani Department of Civil/Environmental Engineering and a Professor at the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California (USC).  His research is concerned primarily with the risk reduction and reliability enhancement of complex and large-scale socio-technical systems.  These include such systems as the five modes of transportation and their facilities, energy generation (e.g. nuclear power) plants, petrochemical plants and refineries, transmission and distribution grids, and telecommunication networks.  He has inspected many nuclear power and petrochemical plants around the world including Chernobyl in May 1997.  He is an elected Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) and a recipient of the HFES’s Oliver Keith Hansen Outreach and research award, an AT&T Faculty Fellow in Industrial Ecology, a twice NASA Faculty Fellow at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and a recipient of the Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation.  He simultaneously received a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and a B.A. in Political Science in 1976, from Sharif (Arya-Meher) University of Technology and Shahid Beheshti University (National University of Iran), respectively; a M.S. in Engineering Management in 1978; and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering in 1983 from USC.


Dr. Meshkati was featured twice on the USC Viterbi School of Engineering website.
Click here to read about the 2009 JSF ceremony with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Click here to read USC's announcement of his selection as a Jefferson Fellow.

An article by Dr. Meshkati was also featured in the USC Viterbi Engineer Magazine's Fall 2010 issue.


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