Engineering Research and Design Center (ERDC)

Faculty Expertise

Dr. Ahmad R. Ganji, P.E.



Dr. Ganji received his bachelor degree from Sahrif University of Technology (Iran) in 1973, M.S. (1975) and Ph.D. (1979) from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of California. Dr. Ganji is a professor of mechanical engineering at SFSU. He is an expert in energy engineering, engineering-environmental evaluation, analysis, and design of energy systems. He has over 40 publications in the fields of thermal-fluids and energy. He is the co-author of a textbook in "Engineering Experimentation," published by Prentice Hall, 2010 (3rd Ed.)

Dr. Ganji has directed the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) since 1992. IAC is a US Department of Energy funded project dedicated to helping manufacturing facilities improve energy efficiency, reduce waste and improve their productivity. In this capacity he has helped more than 400 manufacturers in California, Nevada and Hawaii. Professor Ganji regularly consults with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. on energy efficiency projects.

Areas of specialization

  • Energy efficiency of commercial and industrial facilities
  • Energy efficiency of systems and processes
  • Combustion and combustion generated air pollution
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