Kennesaw State Professor Honored by National Engineering Organization

Simin Nasseri named 2019 Distinguished Faculty Advisor by SME

KENNESAW, Ga. (Jul 24, 2019)Simin NasseriKennesaw State University mechanical engineering professor Simin Nasseri has been named a Distinguished Faculty Advisor by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), a nonprofit student and professional association advocating for the manufacturing industry in North America. 

Nasseri, who serves as an advisor for Kennesaw State’s SME chapter, joins three professors representing Texas A&M University, Cal State Fullerton and Purdue Polytechnic Institute in being recognized for their service to the organization and ongoing efforts to advance manufacturing and its associated careers on their campuses and in their classrooms.

“I am honored to be included in this exclusive group of SME faculty advisors,” she said. “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.”

Since joining the University in 2006, Nasseri has taught courses related to manufacturing and engineering mechanics and has led many directed studies in manufacturing and biomedical engineering. Recently, she and a team of students developed a new finger support that could ultimately help those suffering from finger deformities regain motor function. The recipient of the 2019 KSU Distinguished Professor Award, Nasseri earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in mechanical engineering from the Iran University of Science and Technology, and holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Sydney.

“When a student chapter has an active, engaged faculty advisor, students flourish,” said Edye S. Buchanan, 2019 chair of the SME Member Council and a product manager at BriskHeat. “The work performed by our faculty advisors is essential to connecting our future workforce to careers in manufacturing.”



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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