Moaveni, Saeed
Dean - College of Engineering and Technology
CS 720
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Last Updated: 9/24/18 -

Dean Moaveni has over thirty years of experience in practice, teaching, and research in mechanical and civil engineering related areas including thermal/fluid system design, flow through porous media, renewable energy, finite element analysis, and inverse problems in engineering. Prior to joining UVU, Professor Moaveni was at Minnesota State University (MSU), where held a variety of positions including Chair of the Department of Mechanical & Civil Engineering and Graduate Coordinator; presently, he holds Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering status at MSU. He has also served as Dean of the David Crawford School of Engineering – one of the oldest engineering schools in the country (1819) – at Norwich University. Additionally, he has been a faculty member at Colorado State University, University of South Carolina, and Syracuse University. His collaborative scholarly activities have been funded by federal and state agencies such as NSF, EPA, NASA, ONR, and MN Department of Energy Security. Moaveni received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Engineering Systems, both, from the University of Louisiana and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University. While at Colorado State University, he worked closely with the late Professor Jack Cermak, the Father of Wind Engineering. He is the author of three popular textbooks: Finite Element Analysis, Theory and Application with ANSYS; Engineering Fundamentals, An Introduction to Engineering; and Energy, Environment, and Sustainability, which have been translated into other languages including Chinese, simplified Chinese, Portuguese, and Korean. Dean Moaveni has been invited abroad as a visiting scholar at numerous universities including Kyushu University, National Chiao Tung University, National Cheng Kung University, the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at National Taiwan University, Shanghai University, Shanghai University of Engineering Science, American University of Armenia, and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He is the recipient of the Jack Cermak Distinguished Professor Fellowship, the Southwestern Award of Merit, the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Outstanding Young (New) Faculty Award, the Inter Faculty Organization Award for Outstanding Contributions to Women’s Advancement in Minnesota State Universities, and the International Network for Engineering Education & Research Recognition Award. He has served as a consultant to a number of universities and companies and has conducted federally and state funded workshops related to economics of large-scale engineering systems and renewable energy technology. Dean Moaveni serves as a panelist for the National Science Foundation, and is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of New York (1991-present).