Nassir H. Sabah
Nassir Sabah is a neuroscientist and Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, American University of Beirut, Lebanon. He received his B.Sc. (Hons. Class I) and his M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Birmingham, U.K., and his Ph.D. in Biophysical Sciences from the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY/Buffalo). His Ph.D. advisor was Sir John C. Eccles, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine. He spent a sabbatical year (1999-2000) with the Division of Bioengineering and Environmental Health, and the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, U.K.
Professor Sabah has held several administrative positions at the American University of Beirut, as Chairman of the Electrical Engineering Department, founding Director of the Institute of Computer Studies, and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture from January 1986 through June 1999. He has more than 35 years teaching experience mainly in neuroengineering, biomedical engineering, electronics, and electric circuits. His research interests are in the modeling, simulation, and computation in the nervous system. He has over 100 technical publications, mainly in neurophysiology, biophysics, and biomedical instrumentation. He has authored four book on electric circuits, electronics, and neuroscience, published by CRC Press, the most recent being: Neuromuscular Fundamentals: How Our Musculature is Controlled, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2021, 574 pp.
Since his college years, Professor Sabah has been keenly and personally interested in matters of spirituality, philosophy, and religion. He has done considerable reading and research on these topics and has occasionally given public lectures on issues related to the mind-brain problem.