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|Dr. Hamid Hefazi | Section Editor: Aerospace Manufacturing and Technology Professor and the Chair of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)|
Dr. Hamid Hefazi is a Professor and the Chair of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). He received his Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1985. He has been involved in a broad range of teaching and research activities. He has published 43 papers and four book chapters. Dr. Hefazi has been the Principal Investigator of many projects sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and the Boeing company among others. He has organized three national conferences, taught many short courses for industry and given many invited lectures and talks for aerospace companies. Dr. Hefazi has also served as the director of a number of other projects in the College of Engineering, including the Technology Reinvestment Program (TRP), the Employment Training Program (ETP) for Boeing, Mattel Inc. and Rocketdyne employees, and two projects sponsored by the California Trade and Commerce Agency.
More recently, Dr. Hefazi established and served as the director of "Certificate Program in Aerospace Manufacturing." This program, developed in collaboration with the Boeing Company, graduated over 200 individuals. He is the director of CSULB’s Composite Research Laboratory and is the director and the University representative of the "Boeing Technology Center" at the College of Engineering at CSULB. He is also a member of the California Space Grant Consortium.
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