Dr. Saeed Foroudastan

Associate Dean | MSPS Program Director

Dr. Saeed Foroudastan
615-494-8786
Room 1026, Science Building (SCI)
MTSU Box 83, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., Tennessee Tech University (1987)
  • M.S., Tennessee Tech University (1982)
  • B.S., Tennessee Tech University (1980)

Biography

Dr. Foroudastan serves as the Program Director of the MS-PS Program as well as the Associate Dean of the College of Basic and Applied Science.

His industrial experience focused on the areas of Manufacturing, Research and Development, Design and Analysis, Metal Forming, Material Characterization, Mathematical Modeling and Simulation, and Management of Engineering Projects. He has also achieved U.S. and European patents and published technical papers throughout his industrial career...

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Dr. Foroudastan serves as the Program Director of the MS-PS Program as well as the Associate Dean of the College of Basic and Applied Science.

His industrial experience focused on the areas of Manufacturing, Research and Development, Design and Analysis, Metal Forming, Material Characterization, Mathematical Modeling and Simulation, and Management of Engineering Projects. He has also achieved U.S. and European patents and published technical papers throughout his industrial career.

His academic experience includes teaching in the area of engineering technology, safety, environmental science and technology, civil and mechanical engineering, and computer science. Furthermore, he has performed extensive externally funded research, instructed several laboratories, and published technical papers. In addition to this, he also reviews papers for journals and conference proceedings and has been a session moderator for several professional conferences. He has also served on committees at the department, college, and university levels. Finally, he has been the faculty advisor for such national competitions as the Solarbike Rayce, the Great Moonbuggy Race, the SAE Formula One Collegiate Competition, Mini Baja, and Solar Boat.

For his concern for students and his dedication to them, Dr. Foroudastan received the 2002-2003 Outstanding Teaching Award from Middle Tennessee State University. Also in the same year he published six technical papers. He published an average of ten papers in 2003-2004 and 2004-2005. Dr. Foroudastan has been nominated for Outstanding Research Award and Public Service Award for 2005. He currently holds full membership in the MTSU Graduate Faculty and serves as a graduate faculty advisor. Finally, he has previously served as the faculty advisor for Mechanical Engineering Technology, Pre-engineering, ASME, SAE , and Tau Alpha Pi Honors Society.

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