Omid Ghasemi-Fare

Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering


Omid Ghasemi-Fare, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the J.B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville. Dr. Ghasemi-Fare received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Civil and Environmental Engineering respectively, in 2008 and 2010 from Sharif University of Technology, Iran. He got his Ph.D. in the field of Geotechnical Engineering with a Ph.D. minor in Computational Science at the Pennsylvania State University in 2015. After completing his Ph.D., Dr. Ghasemi-Fare, joined the faculty at the Civil and Environmental Engineering department in August 2015. Dr. Ghasemi Fare has unique skill sets and expertise in numerical and analytical modeling using commercial software as well as programming languages.

Teaching Interests:

Dr. Ghasemi-Fare teaches Fundamental Geotechnical and Numerical courses on undergraduate and graduate levels. He is interested to teach: Geomechnics, Foundation Engineering, Finite Element and Finite Difference Methods, Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, Advanced Soil Mechanics, and Advanced Foundation Design.

Research Interests:

Dr. Ghasemi-Fare has studied a wide variety of Geotechnical Engineering subjects. His past researches focused on Geothermal energy, Energy efficiency of the heat exchanger piles, Computational fluid dynamics, Liquefaction and Lateral Spreading, Reinforced foundation, and Fragility analysis.  He is interested in both experimental and numerical research. His recent research includes:

  • Energy Geo-structures
  • Sustainable Energy
  • THM modeling and Geothermal Energy
  • Pore fluid flow in porous media
  • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
  • Ground improvement methods
  • Computational Geomechanics