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November 30, 2023

Bahadori honored with endowed professorship in engineering

Submitted by Grant Guggisberg

Amir Bahadori

Amir Bahadori, associate professor in the Alan Levin Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, has received the Hal and Mary Siegele professorship in engineering at Kansas State University.

The five-year appointment designates Bahadori as a highly regarded K-State educator and researcher and carries flexible funding to cover needs such as research equipment and supplies, support of personnel involved in his research, professional travel and summer salary.

Bahadori received his bachelor's degrees in mechanical engineering with the nuclear engineering option and mathematics from K-State in 2008. He then attended the University of Florida, earning his master's in nuclear engineering sciences in 2010 and a doctorate in biomedical engineering in 2012. He worked at NASA's Johnson Space Center as an intern in 2010 before accepting a full-time position as a NASA contractor while he worked on his doctorate. He spent two years in Houston working with the space radiation analysis group at the Johnson Space Center before joining the faculty at K-State in 2015.

As director of the Radiological Engineering Analysis Laboratory at K-State, Bahadori's research is focused on the characterization of radiation environments, understanding the response of humans and electronics to radiation exposure using both experimental and computational techniques, and radiation imaging.

The award is created through funds to honor Hal and Mary Siegele on K-State's campus and to recruit and retain the highest quality faculty in the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering. Both Kansas State University alumni, the late Hal Siegele was a 1947 graduate in chemical engineering, and his wife, Mary, is a 1948 graduate in arts and sciences.