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A memorial service in honor of Dr. Vaidyanadhan V. Krishnan, professor emeritus of the School of Engineering, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Seven Hills Conference Room. The Krishnan Memorial Scholarship is being established and will be announced at the service. Please RSVP to Senta Tsantilis at For further information, please contact the School of Engineering by sending an email to or calling (415) 338-1228.


Spring 2017 Scholarships!

Spring 2017 Scholarship application deadline is March 5, 2017.
You can download the application from here:
Spring 2017 Scholarship Application Download [185 KB]



Professor Vaidyanadhan V. Krishnan

Professor Emeritus of Engineering Vaidyanadhan V. Krishnan (known as Krish) passed away on Nov. 17 in India. An excellent tennis player in his younger years, Krishnan remained relatively healthy and active before his final days. While visiting his sister in India, he had a fall and suffered an injury to the spine. He was unable to overcome complications resulting from his spinal surgery. His beloved wife, Judy, was with him. The University has lost a wonderful mentor, a magnificent teacher, and a fantastic colleague. His love for his profession and the people around him was simply exceptional. Krishnan will be remembered fondly, and his friendly presence will be missed by many people... (click for more)  (Opens in New Window)

Nilgun Ozer

The National Advisory Committee of Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers (SHPE) named Dr. Nilgun Ozer, Director of MESA Engineering Program at San Francisco State University, the 2016 Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Regional Chapter Advisor of the Year (Region 1). This award recognizes an advisor's outstanding service and leadership provided to collegiate chapters by SHPE advisors. Dr. Ozer has fifteen consecutive years of experiences in advising SF State University's SHPE collegiate chapter.

Zhaoshuo Jiang

Dr. Zhaoshuo Jiang received industry funding support ($129,000) from Quanser Inc.

Dr. Zhaoshuo Jiang from the School of Engineering in the College of Science and Engineering received a new funding support ($129,000) from Quanser Inc., a leading structural control company in research/education. The funding supports Dr. Jiang’s research and educational project in developing a mobile remote shake table laboratory which provides unprecedented opportunities for students to participate and conduct hands-on experiments through the portable devices such as smart phones and tablets. This funding sets up a good example of collaboration between academia and industry. (Contact Person: Zhaoshuo Jiang, )


MESA Students Won 1st Place in MESA Student Leadership Conference Video Challenge Competition

Twelve SF State MESA students (8 female and 4 male) attended MESA Student Leadership conference in Santa Clara on October 14-15. One of the SF State teams won the first place in the video challenge competition entitled "Elevator Pitch"  (Opens in New Window) in the Most Creative Video Category. The winning team members are Anna Livshyts (VP of SWE's Collegiate chapter) and Kamila Kondej (Membership chair of SWE's Collegiate chapter). The team's advisor is Dr. Nilgun Ozer, Director of Student Resource Center in the College of Science and Engineering. (Contact Person: Nilgun Ozer, )

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School Of Engineering, Spring 2017
New / Transfer Student Orientation Meeting

All new engineering students, both freshman and transfers.
New Freshman and Transfer Students can come on either day of the Orientation.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017; 1:10 PM – 2:00 PM SCI 256
See Flyer for more details - Spring 2017 SOE Orientation Flyer PDF [55 KB]


New Positions!

Tenure-track faculty position in Electrical/Computer Engineering
For more details click here.

Part-time Instructor Position in Engineering
For more details click here.

New Energy

Master of Science in Engineering (Energy Systems)

There is now a new Energy Systems concentration area in the Master of Science in Engineering degree program. The new program started from Fall 2012 and applications for it are available from the University web site.

New Minor Programs

School of Engineering now offers minors in Civil, Computer, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.


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