Head, Office of Emerging Frontiers and Multidisciplinary Activities (EFMA), Directorate for Engineering, National Science Foundation
National Science Foundation
Sohi Rastegar is Senior Advisor and the Head of the Office of Emerging Frontiers and Multidisciplinary Activities (EFMA) at the National Science Foundation (NSF), Directorate for Engineering. He joined NSF in November 2003 following fifteen years of academic and administrative service at Texas A&M University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the Johns Hopkins University. He has been an Invited Professor at the Swiss Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. He earned his B.S. (Highest Honors) and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, and his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Rastegar has over 150 scientific publications and presentations and has trained 8 Ph.D. and 14 M.S. students. He is a co-founder of BioTex, Inc., a medical device company in Houston, Texas. He is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), a Fellow of the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), has served as the Chair of Bioengineering Division of ASME, Associate Editor of Annals of Biomedical Engineering, a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journals of Biomedical Optics and Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. Rastegar is the recipient of awards and honors including the Select Young Faculty Award from the Texas Engineering Experiment Station, and the Director’s Superior Accomplishment Award from the National Science Foundation.