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Saeed Safaie

Saeed Safaie

Saeed Safaie

Professor, Science

Technology Center, Room 8203


Saeed Safaie teaches Mathematics, Physics and Engineering at RCC. He began teaching at the College in 1985 and was appointed Professor in 2004. Professor Safaie has served as chair of the Science Lecture Series, and captain of the College’s Countywide Food Drive. In addition, he is a faculty advisor to the Engineering Club, co-captain of the RCC Heart Walk team, and coordinator of the Wear Red Day on campus, among other roles.

Professor Safaie has published several engineering articles and presented papers at professional conferences, and has also earned a number of certifications and licenses since 1989.


  • BS Engineering Technology, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1981
  • Master’s degree in Economics, Rutgers University, 1987
  • Master’s degree in Physics, New Paltz, SUNY, 1990


  • SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service, 2008
  • SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2001

Professional Accomplishments (Selected)


  • Co-coordinator, Speakers Bureau
  • Coordinator, Astronomy Lectures
  • Chair, Community Involvement Committee
  • Chair, Quality of Life Committee
  • Co-chair, Priorities Committee
  • Chair, RTP Policy Revision Committee
  • Faculty Senate, Executive Committee and representative

Publications (Selected)

  • L. Pochet, S. Safaie, “CVD Coating: From Cutting Tools to Aerospace Applications and its Future Potential,” International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, 1997
  • S. Safaie, "Coatings: From Aerospace to Medical Implants,” Iranian Academic Association Annual Conference Proceedings, 1997
  • L. Pochet, S. Safaie, “Practical Aspect of Deposition of CVD Silicon Carbide onto High Temperature Composite Material,” Surface and Coating Technology, 1997
  • L. Pochet, S. Safaie, “Environmental Coating Protection for High Temp. Composite: Choice, Design and Production,” Third International Conference on Composites Engineering, 1996