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Physics Department

Location: 180-204
Phone: (805) 756-2448
Fax: (805) 756-2435
Chair: Jennifer Klay

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Pasha Tabatabai

Pasha Tabatabai

Assistant Professor

Office: 180-620
Phone: 805-756-2473


  • Ph.D. Georgetown University, 2017
  • M.S. Georgetown University, 2014
  • B.S. Gonzaga University, 2011

Research Interests

  • Soft condensed matter
  • Active matter
  • Biological physics


My research interests are in biological materials and collective behaviors. Undergraduate students are critical to the progress these experiments and numerical simulations. More information about the ongoing work and members of the research team can be found on the Tab Lab website at

Outside of physics, I enjoy spending time outdoors, eating good food, and drinking good coffee.

Please feel free to contact me ( or come by my office 180-620 if you would like to learn more about my research and teaching interests.




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