As an educator, scholar and an administrator, Dr. Mohammad Noori has over 32 years of experience working in academia and has been a pioneer in establishing innovative industry-university-government and global partnerships. He has long been an advocate for collaboration, innovation and multi-disciplinary study, and throughout his career he has been honored with numerous recognition for his teaching and research.
His most recent recognitions include President Obama recognizing Cal Poly “as a leading school in the retention and graduation of engineering students" on February 8, 2012, which was the result of the innovative retention and outreach programs developed during his tenure as the Dean of Engineering. Dr. Noori has received numerous honors for his teaching, research and professional service. The most recent ones include the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Keating Award for Innovation and Leadership in Lifelong Learning in Graduate Engineering Education, and the ASEE Isadore T. Davis National Award for Excellence in Collaboration of Engineering Education and Industry on June 16, 2014, and on June 12, 2012.
Dr. Noori has written over 250 research papers in his research area of random vibrations, multifunctional and intelligent structures, structural health monitoring, and seismic hazard mitigation. He is currently preparing three books: 1) Application of Fiber Optic Sensors in Structural Health Monitoring of Infrastructure, 2) Risk and Reliability in Structural Engineering, and 3) How To Write An Effective Research Paper. Noori is also a research paper evaluator for over 40 prestigious journals. Moreover, he has presented over 100 invited and keynote talks at numerous international conferences, universities and industry, and has also had the honor of being invited by President Clinton's Special Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection, as a national expert, to present a Testimony. He has supervised over 60 post-doctoral and graduate students and their research projects, and has presented over 90 invited, plenary and keynote talks.
Noori has served as the department head at two nationally recognized PhD granting institutions and as the dean of engineering at a leading undergraduate university. He has spearheaded, and participated in the creation of industry-university-government consortia and global collaborations. He founded and chaired the ASME Committee on Uncertainty and Probabilistics, and has served on, chaired or co-chaired, over 20 scientific and organizing committees of major international conferences. He has also served as a program director at the National Science Foundation, has served as member of the Board of Directors and External Advisory Board of several non-profit, industry and academic organizations, has been a consultant to several Fortune 500 companies, has served as the external examiner for several doctoral committees at a number of international institutions, and has provided expert witness services, in the areas of vibration, structural safety, mechanical failure, product liability, and seismic mitigation. He also provides strategic planning services, especially on development of industry-university partnerships, outcome-based assessment and program development. He is also an ABET evaluator representing ASME.
Noori is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, has received the prestigious Fellowship of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, he has been listed in on numerous Who Is Who publications and is a member of Sigma Xi, Pi Tau Sigma, Chi-Epsilon, and Sigma Mu Epsilon honorary societies.
He currently teaches at Cal Poly State University, while also serving as the Executive Editor of a prestigious scientific journal, as the associate editor of two other international journals, and a member of the editorial board of seven other scientific journals.
Noori is a member of Sigma Xi, Pi Tau Sigma, Chi-Epsilon, and Sigma Mu Epsilon honorary societies