Sonoma State University
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Saeid Rahimi Named Dean of School of Natural Sciences

Dr. Saeid Rahimi has been appointed Dean of the Sonoma State University School of Natural Sciences (renamed School of Science and Technology in Fall 2001).

Known for his leadership in establishing the Master of Science in Computer and Engineering Science (MS-CES) program, Dr. Rahimi has served as interim dean since July 2000. Before that he taught in the Department of Physics and Astronomy for eighteen years. His outstanding performance was recognized with an SSU Excellence in Teaching Award in 1999.

Dr. Rahimi received his bachelor’s degree from Shiraz University in his native Iran and his Ph.D. at Pennsylvania State University. He did postdoctoral research in semiconductors at the Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology before coming to SSU in 1982.


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