New faculty joining the CSULB College of Engineering this fall include researchers with expertise in accessible STEM education, bioimplantable medical devices, water resources, materials that respond to their surroundings, computer security and architecture, and social media data.
Dr. Siavash Ahrar joins the CSULB Biomedical Engineering Department as an assistant professor, after earning a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from University of California Irvine, working as a postdoctoral researcher in the UCI Department of Physics, and serving as a Science and Engineering Education Fellow (SEEF) with the Department of Bioengineering at Stanford University.
His work focuses on studying and developing an active and accessible STEM education for all learners. His research focuses on developing automation tools and their application to bioengineering, including mili and microfluidics and simple autonomous machines. During his graduate studies, Dr. Ahrar developed autonomous microfluidics (i.e., pneumatic computers) that could lead to the independent operation of laboratory tools and point-of-care diagnostics. Continue reading “CSULB College of Engineering Adds Seven New Faculty Members to Its Ranks”
CSULB Aerospace Engineering major David Ramirez learned about the importance of getting involved back when he was a student at Cerritos College. He served as a student senator there, then ran for vice president of the Associated Students of Cerritos College.
The IEEE Green Energy and Smart Systems Conference—an academic conference launched to advance a systems approach to integrating emerging technologies—marked its 10th year Monday at the Walter Pyramid at California State University Long Beach.
On its first run, the Tank refused to operate. But on its second run, after some tinkering and troubleshooting, California State University Long Beach’s entry in the Chem-E Car competition sped off, stopping within 2.24 meters of its 17.2-meter goal and landing CSULB a first-place win.
Under the direction of Civil Engineering Assistant Professor Lisa Star and Lecturer Jeremy Redman, CSULB’s team placed fifth overall in the American Society of Civil Engineers Pacific Southwest Conference (PSWC) at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo this month.
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Professor Ramin Esfandiari has been named CSULB’s 2019 Outstanding Professor of the Year.
Dr. Esfandiari, who has been teaching at CSULB for more than three decades, has authored or co-authored 15 books, including “Modeling and Analysis of Dynamic Systems, 3rd ed., 2018”, “Numerical Methods for Engineers and Scientists Using MATLAB, 2nd ed., 2017”, and “Applied Mathematics for Engineers, 5th ed., 2013.”
“I am filled with gratitude for such recognition, as I have simply followed my passion in the past 32 years,” he said.
Hamid Rahai, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs in the CSULB College of Engineering, has been named a Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). He is among 66 inventors named to the inaugural class of Senior Members, representing 37 NAI Member Institutions collectively holding more than 1,100 issued U.S. patents.
Mobile device use is exploding. With the rise of the Internet of Things, today’s 5 billion connected devices could increase tenfold by 2020, according to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index.
Information and communication technologies are already responsible for up to 4 percent of the carbon footprint. That amounts to one-quarter of what vehicles produce and the equivalent of what air travel produces.