Dr. Mehdi Ferdowsi has accepted the position as interim associate dean for research in CEC effective Sept. 1. He is a professor of electrical and computer engineering and has been working with the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a program director since September 2020.
Ferdowsi joined the Missouri S&T faculty in 2004. Since then, he has won a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, a Missouri S&T Faculty Excellence Award and several outstanding teaching commendations from S&T for his work in the classroom. He also served as associate chair for electrical engineering undergraduate studies and power area coordinator for electrical and computer engineering.
Ferdowsi earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran, Iran; a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran; and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.