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Nasser Paydar, Ph.D.

Dr. Nasser Paydar joined Indiana University in 1985 as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI. From 1989 to 2003, Professor Paydar served the School of Engineering and Technology as Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, and Executive Associate Dean.

In Spring 2004, Professor Paydar became responsible for the Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC) campus as Vice Chancellor and Dean.

In 2007, Dr. Paydar was appointed as the Interim Chancellor of Indiana University East. He became Chancellor of Indiana University East in 2009.

Dr. Paydar is a graduate of Syracuse University with a Ph.D. from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He has authored over 60 scientific publications in solid mechanics and computational methods based on finite element analysis with applications in electronic packaging and biomechanics. Dr. Paydar has been principal and co-principal investigator of research grants from National Institutes of Health, Cummins Electronics, Carrier Electronics, Delco Electronics Corporations, Rockwell International, DePuy Inc., and U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center.