Engineering society recognizes professor for dedication to manufacturing career development

Engineering society recognizes professor for dedication to manufacturing career development

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers recently named Kennesaw State Professor of Mechanical Engineering Dr. Simin Nasseri as a distinguished faculty advisor.

SME is a non-profit organization that includes “professionals, educators and students committed to promoting and supporting the manufacturing industry,” according to the association’s website.

Nasseri serves as the advisor for the SME chapter at KSU and was recognized by the national organization for her dedication and ongoing efforts to grow manufacturing and its associated careers on KSU’s campuses, according to KSU’s website.

“Through this organization, I have been able to introduce countless KSU students to robust design and manufacturing processes, and it brings me a great deal of satisfaction knowing that many have taken that experience to heart and go on to pursue their passions,” Nasseri said.

Three other professors representing Texas A&M University, Cal State Fullerton and Purdue Polytechnic Institute were also named as distinguished advisors for their work with SME this month. Nasseri said that she was “honored” to be recognized along with the group of advisors.

“When a student chapter has an active, engaged faculty advisor, students flourish,” 2019 SME Member Counsil Chair Edye Buchanan said. “The work performed by our faculty advisors is essential to connecting our future workforce to careers in manufacturing.”

Nasseri was also recognized by KSU President Dr. Pamela Whitten in May when she received the distinguished professor award as part of KSU’s faculty development and recognition program. The award is given to professors for excellence in teaching, research and professional service, according to KSU’s website.

Nasseri said in a post on her LinkedIn page that the award is the highest possible honor given to faculty members.

Several faculty members, current students, graduates and engineering professionals have shown support to Nasseri, congratulating her for receiving the honor.

“Conratulations [sic] Dr. Nasseri! I can’t think of anybody else who deserves this award more than you,” wrote Southern Polytechnic State University graduate Matthew Asay on the LinkedIn post. “Thank you for your example and inspiration as a professor and as an individual.”

Nasseri has been teaching on KSU’s Marietta campus, then SPSU, since 2006. She has taught a range of engineering courses both on the undergraduate and graduate levels and has conducted a variety of research projects while serving KSU. Much of Nasseri’s research has also been featured in national and international academic journals, according to KSU’s website.

Earlier this year, Nasseri also worked with a team of undergraduate students on a project, developing a finger support device that could possibly help those who suffer from finger deformities.

Nasseri has earned a Bachelors of Science and a Masters in mechanical engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Sydney in Australia.

For more information on Nasseri’s accomplishments and research, visit her KSU faculty web page.

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