Felipe de Barros
Associate Professor
Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Southern California 
  • Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley (2009)
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2004) 
  • Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2003)
  • CE516: Geohydrology
  • ENE512: Environmental Fluid Mechanics
  • CE309: Fluid Mechanics
  • ENE300:  Contaminant Transport in the Environment
  • CE108: Introduction to Computer Methods in Engineering
Associate Editor​
  • Water Resources Research (AGU-Wiley): 2017-Present
  • Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences: 2021-Present
  • Journal of Hydrology (Elsevier): 2015 - 2020
  • Hydrological Sciences Journal (IAHS): 2017 - 2018
Selected Awards
  • NSF CAREER Award 2017
  • 2016 Editor's Citation for Excellence in Refereeing (Water Resources Research, AGU)
  • InterPore Rosette Award 2015
PhD Students
  • Jinwoo Im
  • Maria Morvillo
  • Alessandra Bonazzi
Visiting Scholars 
  • Mariaines Di Dato ( Fall 2015 - Spring 2016)
  • Christopher V. Henri (Fall 2013)
  • Calogero-Benedetto Rizzo, PhD Thesis (USC) "Efficient Connectivity Assessment of Heterogeneous Porous Media using Graph Theory" (2020)
  • Arianna Libera, PhD Thesis (USC) "Groundwater Contaminant Transport Predictions in a Sustainable Water Management Scenario" (2019). 
  • Mahsa Moslehi​, PhD Thesis (USC) "Efficient Stochastic Simulations of Hydrogeological Systems: From Model Complexity to Data Assimilation" (2018).
  • Mariaines Di Dato, PhD Thesis (University of Trento, Italy) "Innovative Approaches in Modeling Flow and Transport in Heterogeneous Aquifers" (2017) [Co-Advising with Prof. Alberto Bellin and Prof. Aldo Fiori]
  • Nima Jabbari, PhD Thesis (USC) "Hydraulic Fracturing and the Environment: Risk Assessment for Groundwater Contamination from Well Casing Failure" (2016) [Co-Advising with Prof. Aminzadeh].