Dr. Reza Toossi is a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at CSULB. He received his B.S. degree from the Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. He continued his Post Doctoral research studies in the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and joined the CSULB faculty in 1981. Dr. Toossi has worked both as a research scientist and a consultant on various projects related to aqueous aerosols and droplets in the atmosphere, nuclear safety, sensor design, air pollution modeling, flame propagation, fluid mechanics, and fiber optics. His current interests are conducting research and teaching courses on combustion, environmental engineering, and renewable energy sources.

Dr. Toossi has successfully managed over $6 M in research contracts from various private and Government agencies, holds two patents and has published a book on energy and in various peered and refereed journals. His current research interests are in hydrogen storage systems, sorption refrigeration, and renewable energy systems.

Dr. Toossi is a member of ASME, ASEE, SAE, SPIE, and Tau Beta Pi, and the recipient of the 2001 CSULB Distinguished Faculty Teaching, 1995 CSULB Distinguished Faculty Scholarly and Creative Achievement, and 1994/1995 TRW Excellence in Teaching awards.