Brief Biography of Professor Elahe Enssani, MSc., Meng., PhD, PE
Dr. Elahe Enssani is The President and CEO of Applied Technology & Science (A-T-S), a San Francisco based technology and infrastructure company she founded in 1995. Dr. Enssani is also a Professor and former Head of Civil Engineering at San Francisco State University where she founded the Environmental Engineering Graduate Program in 1993.
Dr. Enssani received her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with highest honor from Aryamehr (Sharif) University of Technology. She proceeded to continue her education at UC Berkeley to receive a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering, and a PhD in Civil/Environmental Engineering.
She has received numerous awards for her work in academia and the industry, including: The UC Berkeley “Chancellor’s Patent Fund Award” for her doctoral dissertation, The American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ “Chemical Engineering Excellence Award”, The Top 100 Scientists in Environmental Engineering Field Award, and International Woman of the Year for services to Environmental Engineering. Additionally, Enssani is listed as one of the “Extraordinary Women Engineers” in Extraordinary Women Engineers and How They Changed Our World by ASCE.
Elahe was appointed by then-Mayor Newsom in 2005, to be a Commissioner on the City and County of San Francisco's Immigrant Rights Commission. A position she still holds. She was also appointed by Mayor Edwin Lee of San Francisco in 2014 on “Mayor’s Advisory Council” in 2014 and reappointed in 2016 and continues to present day. At the State level, she was on Governor Newsom’s gubernatorial infrastructure advisory committee.
She has been a guest expert on national and local TV programs such as various MSNBC, CNN, Voice of America, local NBC, and KTVU, as well as quoted on SF Chronicle and SF Examiner.
Professor Enssani is a licensed Professional Engineer and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). She has been the Chair, Vice Chair, and Board member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, NorCal and the current president of the Iranian American Business Council. She is a co-founder of the Iranian American Chamber of Commerce and a former Board Member of the National Iranian American Council.
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