Hamid R. Parsaei


Department of Mechanical Engineering (Courtesy Appointment)

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Office: Qatar

Research Interests

Dr. Parsaei previously served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Texas A&M University at Qatar as well as professor and chair of the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Houston for over nine years. Within the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), he was the director of the Engineering Economy Division, senior vice president-at-large (international) and a member of the board of trustees. He is also a fellow of IIE and the American Society for Engineering Education. He has acted as principal or co-principal investigator on projects sponsored by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Qatar National Research Fund and Texas Department of Transportation, among many others. 



  • Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington
  • M.S. Industrial Engineering, Western Michigan University