Papers of Massoud T. Simnad (1921-2002), an engineer in nuclear energy and UCSD adjunct professor of materials science and
engineering. The collection documents Simnad's work in the field of nuclear reactor technologies and superconductivity and
contains files related to his research, consulting, journal articles, grant proposals, and conference papers. The papers are
arranged in seven series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 2) COMMITTEES, 3) CORRESPONDENCE, 4) CONSULTING MATERIALS, 5) GRANT PROPOSALS,
6) WRITINGS, and 7) SUBJECT FILES.
Massoud T. Simnad was born in Iran in 1921 and grew up in Istanbul. At the age of 15, he left Istanbul for London where he
studied mining engineering at London University's Imperial College of Science and Technology. He earned his B.S. in 1942 and
his Ph.D in 1946 at Cambridge University specializing in materials science. After graduation he accepted a guest fellowship
at the Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh. From 1949, Simnad lived in the U.S. and served as an educator, technical
adviser, and consultant to various academic institutions and scientific corporations. For over thirty years, he worked as
senior technical advisor on materials and fuels for nuclear energy and fusion research programs at General Atomics and as
an adjunct professor of materials science and engineering at UCSD.