Dr. Ahad Nasab is the Department Head and Burkett Miller Chair in the Engineering Management and Technology. Dr. Nasab joined UTC in August 2018. He has been affiliated with Vanderbilt university and Middle Tennessee State University, where he most recently served as the founding director of Mechatronics Engineering Program.

Dr. Nasab has extensive industry and academic experiences, after earning his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1987. Among positions he previously held, Dr. Nasab was the principal technical director responsible for designing and marketing hydrogen fuel cells at the Power Avenue Corporation, the Vice President of Technology at the Middle Tennessee Technologies, and a Research Scientist at the University Tennessee Space Institute. His current activities are focused in the areas of engineering education and mechatronics workforce training. Dr. Nasab has worked on numerous NSF STEM projects where student-centered activities were used to engage students in lifelong learning and to develop their passion for engineering and technology.