California Aerospace Technologies Institute of Excellence (CATIE)

Photo of Dr. Hamid Rahai Dr. Hamid Rahai

Dr. Rahai is founding director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Research & Services (CEERS), Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies at College of Engineering of California State University Long Beach, and a professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Biomedical Engineering departments. He has overseen several grants and contracts from the National Science Foundation, Federal Highway Administration, California Energy Commission, California Air Resources Board, Port of Los Angeles, Caltrans, Boeing, Southern California Edison, Long Beach Airport, Long Beach Transit, and private industries. Dr. Rahai is a Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors and the recipient of a 2004 Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award and 2014 Outstanding Engineering Educator Award from the Orange County Engineering Council.