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Simnad (Massoud T.) Papers
MSS 0577  
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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.
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.
8 Linear feet (20 archive boxes and 2 oversize folders)