Two new faculty are joining the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering this academic year: AME associate professors Majid Beidaghi and Daniel Larsson.
Beidaghi joins the university from Auburn University, where he served as an associate professor of mechanical engineering. Prior to this, he received his Ph.D. in materials engineering from Florida International University, then worked as a postdoc and research associate at the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute at Drexel University.
“When I first visited UA, I was impressed by the strong sense of community and shared purpose I saw in the faculty members and staff,” said the new associate professor. “The culture of nurturing innovation and dedication to societal impact at UA aligns with my personal and professional values. I believe that in such an environment, I can not only contribute to the academic community but also grow and evolve as an educator and researcher.”
Larsson is joining the UA in January 2024 as an assistant professor in AME. He currently works as a graduate research assistant in a dynamic and control laboratory at Georgia Institute of Technology.