Faculty Profile for Dr. Salah Aldin Faroughi

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Dr. Salah Aldin Faroughi
Assistant Professor — Ingram School of Engineering
RFM 5200
phone: (512) 245-1826

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Salah A. Faroughi joined Texas State University in 2021 as Assistant Professor bringing several years of industry experience mainly focusing on "energy and environment" dual challenge. Dr. Faroughi's main areas of expertise are (i) understanding the particle-level physics in advanced particulate matter, and (ii) the combination of traditional multiscale modeling and science-informed deep learning methodologies to speed up forward modelling in complex matters and geo-energy systems. He obtained a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology and a M.Sc. in Geophysics from Georgia Tech. Dr. Faroughi also did his Ph.D. at Georgia Tech where he investigated the effect of microstructures (e.g., particle shape, size, type, orientation, and rearrangement) on the rheology and thermal behaviors of particle-laden matter (e.g., complex fluids, rocks and composites). Dr. Faroughi did his postdoctoral study at MIT focusing on the development of high-performance computing algorithms augmented by physics-based machine learning models to explore the dynamics of particle-laden viscoelastic fluids. Dr. Faroughi is also an active entrepreneur in clean energy, AI and software development areas. He founded & licensed TubeIn Fluids and now working on AsseScope — a SaaS platform for fiber-integrated smart assets.

Teaching Interests

Fluid Mechanics
Soil Mechanics
Transport Phenomena in Porous Media
Computational Methods in Geosystems
Machine Learning in Geosystems

Research Interests

Data intelligence in smart infrastructures
Particle-level physics in particulate matter
Physics-based deep learning models
Real-time monitoring in large-scale geo-energy systems
Multi-scale multi-physics computational modeling

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Fernandes, C., & Faroughi, S. A. (2023). Simulation of Magnetorheological Fluids using an Open-source Fully-resolved Immersed Boundary Algorithm. XIXth International Congress on Rheology (ICR2023), Athens, Greece.
  • Pawar, N. M., & Faroughi, S. A. (2022). Complex Fluids Latent Space Exploration Towards Accelerated Predictive Modeling. 75th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Indianapolis, USA.
  • Faroughi, S. A., Pawar, N. M., Fernandes, C., Das, S., Kalantari, N., & Mahjour, K. (2022). Physics-Guided, Physics-Informed, and Physics-Encoded Neural Networks in Scientific Computing. Arxiv. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.2211.07377
  • Faroughi, S. A., & Del Giudice, F. (2022). Microfluidic Rheometry and Particle Settling: Characterizing the Effect of Polymer Solution Elasticity. Polymers, 14(4), 657; Https://Doi.Org/10.3390/Polym14040657.
  • Faroughi, S. A., Roriz, A. I., & Fernandes, C. (2022). A Meta-model to Predict Drag Coefficient of a Particle Translating in Viscoelastic Fluids: A Machine Learning Approach. Polymers, 14, 430. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14030430.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Geo Data Visualization Competition, DOE. 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd), ASCE. July 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: MIT Portugal Exploratory Project, MIT. 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: PRE website-Kaleidoscope, American Physical Society. 2014
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Top Student - EAS Department, Georgia Tech. 2014

Selected Grants

  • Faroughi, Salah Aldin (Principal). Probing Mesoscopic Structures in Petroleum Fluids Containing Magnetic Superquadric Particle, ACS Petroleum Research Fund, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $110000. (Funded: September 2023 - August 2025). Grant.
  • Faroughi, Salah Aldin (Principal). Context-aware Neural-accelerated Visualization Pipeline for Big Volumetric Data, DOE, Federal, $199310. (Funded: February 2023 - November 2023). Grant.
  • Faroughi, Salah Aldin (Principal), Khaleghian, Seyedmeysam (Co-Principal), Emami, Anahita (Co-Principal). Infrastructure Assessment for Technology Innovation, Development and Training in Carbon Management, DOE-FECM, Federal, $240000. (Funded: November 2022 - December 2023). Grant.
  • Faroughi, Salah Aldin (Principal), Tesic, Jelena (Co-Principal), Tiefenbacher, John P (Co-Principal). ESMs Latent Space Exploration for Uncertainty Quantification and Spatiotemporal Downscaling, DOE-BER, Federal, $150000. (Funded: August 2022 - June 2024). Grant.
  • Das, Subasish (Principal), Faroughi, Salah A (Co-Principal). Leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) Techniques to Detect, Forecast, and Manage Freeway Congestion, TxDOT, Federal, $84700. (Submitted: July 2021, Funded: September 2021 - August 2023). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Energies Journal (IF: 3.2)
November 2022-Present
CE Water Faculty Search Committee
September 2022-Present
CE Faculty Search Committee (Senior Lecturer)
September 2022-Present
ITOC Committee
December 2021-Present
Polymers Journal (IF: 4.3)
January 2021-Present