College of Basic and Applied Sciences Associate Dean
Dr. Saeed Foroudastan
web page: http://www.mtsu.edu/~sforouda
office: SCI 1026
phone: (615) 898-2613
mail: MTSU Box 83 | Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Dr. Foroudastan received his B.S. in Civil Engineering, his M.S. in Civil Engineering,
and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University. Additionally,
he has six years of industrial experience as a Senior Engineer and Fourteen years
of academic experience as a Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, and
Instructor. 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 civil and mechanical
engineering, engineering technology, and environmental science and technology. 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 been the members of several honor and professional societies.
Finally, he has been the faculty advisor for such national competitions as the Solarbike
Rayce, the Great Moonbuggy Race, the SAE Formula 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.
He published an average of eight papers per year in 2002-2005. Dr. Foroudastan was
nominated for the MTSU Outstanding Research Award and Public Service Award in 2005.
He currently holds full membership in the MTSU Graduate Faculty and serves as a graduate
faculty advisor. Finally, he has served as the faculty advisor for American Society
of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Automotive Engineers, and Tau Alpha Pi Honors
Society student organizations.
The Associate Dean works collaboratively with the Dean on tasks as needed and represents
the Dean and the College in the Dean’s absence. He is responsible for curriculum issues
as well as faculty and student concerns and any special tasks assigned by the Dean.
He is the director of the Master of Science in Professional Science program.
Dr. Foroudastan is married to Sharareh (Shara) Foroudastan. He has two daughters,
Sophia and Sonia and two sons, Cameron and Shahnam. Sophia, Cameron, Sonia, and Shahnam
are in 11, 9, 8, and pre-kindergarten grades respectively. Dr. Foroudastan enjoyes
landscaping, walking, food, and outside the class activities with his students.