College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Associate Dean

Dr. Saeed Foroudastan,
Associate DeanSaeed Foroudastan


email:       sforouda@mtsu.edu
web page: http://www.mtsu.edu/~sforouda
office:       159 Jones Hall
phone:      (615) 898-2613
fax:           (615) 898-2615
mail:         MTSU Box 83
                Murfreesboro, TN 37132

RESPONSIBILITIES
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.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
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.

PERSONAL INFORMATION
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.