Dr Hamid R Parsaei, professor in the Mechanical Engineering Programme at Texas A&M University at Qatar (Tamuq), has been elected to the College of Fellows of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).
Since 1986, the SME College of Fellows has honoured those members who have made outstanding contributions to the social, technological and educational aspects of the manufacturing profession. This highly prestigious honour can only be earned through 20 years or more of dedication and service. Parsaei earned his PhD from the University of Texas at Arlington (US) and joined Tamuq faculty in 2010. He has served as associate dean for academic affairs and director of academic outreach. He also holds the rank of professor at Texas A&M’s main campus in College Station, Texas (US).
Parsaei’s teaching and research interests include automation and robotics, additive manufacturing, cellular manufacturing systems, modelling emergency evacuation, engineering economic decision analysis and project management. He has been author or co-author of more than 280 refereed publications in archival journals and conference proceedings.
Parsaei has been principal and co-principal investigator on projects funded by the US National Science Foundation, Qatar Foundation, the US Department of Homeland Security, NIST, NIOSH and the Texas Department of Transportation (among others), with total funding of more than $26mn. Widely known and respected in his field, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, the American Society for Engineering Education, and Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Society International.
He has received several awards from IISE including the 2016 George L Smith Award for Excellence in Promotion of Industrial Engineering and the 2018 Fred C Crane Distinguished Service.
SME is an association of professionals, educators and students committed to promoting and supporting the manufacturing industry.
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