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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


  • 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. To learn more about my ongoing research, visit the Tab Lab website at or email me at pashatab [at] calpoly [dot] edu.

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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