Dr. Nazeer Ahmed

Dr. Nazeer AhmedExecutive Director
American Institute of Islamic History & Culture

WORDE Specialist Dr. Nazeer Ahmed is a distinguished scientist, community leader and historian. Currently, he is Executive Director of the American Institute of Islamic History and Culture and is also visiting Dean at the HMS Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India. He holds a Ph.D. degree from Cornell University, MS and Ae.E. degrees from the California Institute of Technology, MBA from NYU and Rider University and BS degree from the University of Mysore, India.

BIOGRAPHY


Dr. Nazeer Ahmed is a distinguished scientist, community leader and historian. Currently, he is Executive Director of the American Institute of Islamic History and Culture and is also visiting Dean at the HMS Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India. He holds a Ph.D. degree from Cornell University, MS and Ae.E. degrees from the California Institute of Technology, MBA from NYU and Rider University and BS degree from the University of Mysore, India.

He is the author of the Encyclopedia of Islamic History and several books including a two volume treatise Islam in Global History, published by Suhail Academy, Lahore, Pakistan and a lecture series “What Makes Us Human–A Spiritual Perspective.” Dr. Ahmed was an elected Member of the Legislature in Bangalore, India (1978) and was a candidate for the United States Congress from the 46th Congressional District (1992). He is an inventor and holds twelve United States patents. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Applied Physics, Journal of Applied Mechanics, Journal of Basic Engineering, Journal of Acoustical Society of America and other scientific journals as well as in the Los Angeles Times.

Dr. Nazeer was a Chief Engineer on the Hubble Space Telescope and was a scientist on the Saturn, Apollo, and Moon Landing Projects as well as Solid Propellant Rocket studies. He is a philanthropist and has contributed extensively to education projects in India under “Rank Nazeer Sab Charities, Bangalore, India” of which he serves as the patron.

ARTICLES


“The Sufis of India and Pakistan,” The History of Islam [an online encylopedia of Islamic history]

“SEEC and Thou Shalt Find”

BOOKS


Islam in Global History, Volume I

Islam in Global History, Volume II

What Makes Us Human? A Spiritual Perspective

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