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Sara Zahedi: 2016 European Mathematical Society Prize Winner

Sara Zahedi is 2016’s only female EMS laureate. The 34-year-old has been an assistant professor at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden since 2014. Her research focuses around computational methods to calculate and emulate dynamic geometry, for instance … Continue reading

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Sahar Pakseresht: Young Iranian woman wins the ‘The Young Innovators Competition’ of the International Telecom Union

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The Young Innovators Competition has many challenges includes ‘Local Digital Content’, ‘Open Source Technologies for Disaster Management’ and ‘Smart Cities and Climate Change’. Sahar Pakseresht was one of the participants of ‘Open Source Technologies…

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Professor Fazlollah Reza -Highly awarded scientist

He was one of the first graduates from Tehran University who majored in Electrical Engineering. In 1945, he completed his master’s degree in Columbia University in the United States and received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic University of … Continue reading

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Professor Ali Khademhosseini has won the 2014 award of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

Khademhosseini was named to receive Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum (NSEF) Young Investigator Award. … This award is bestowed annually and recognizes outstanding interdisciplinary research in Nanoscale science and engineering by a scientist or engineer in the early stages of … Continue reading

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Iranian Researcher Maryam Mirzakhani Receives The 2014 Clay Research Award

Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian university professor and mathematician at Stanford University, is the recipient of the 2014 Clay Research Award from the Clay Mathematics Institute. Mirzakhani well-known for her prominent theories on geometry and ergodic theory, received the award along … Continue reading

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Massoud Rostami, Hossein Mosallaei, and Davood Ansari – Iranian researchers at Northeastern University of Boston

*Three Iranian researchers offer mathematical model to simulate function of a bacterium Massoud Rostami, Hossein Mosallaei, and Davood Ansari are three Iranian researchers of Northeastern University of Boston, the United States, who have come up with a new way which … Continue reading

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Ali Khademhosseini associate professor at Harvard awarded with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) by President Barack Obama

Ali Khademhosseini (born October 30, 1975, Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian American-Canadian academic and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology and Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. He has carried out research … Continue reading

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Abbas Edalat – professor of computer science and mathematics at Imperial College of London and founder of CASMII

Abbas Edalat (Persian: عباس عدالت‎) is a professor of computer science and mathematics at Imperial College of London and a political activist. He is also the founder of CASMII, a campaign against sanctions and military intervention in Iran. Edalat has … Continue reading

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Dr. Siavash Mahdavi inventor and entrepreneur – His inventions are used in multiple fields : Orthopaedics, Aerospace, Formula one, …

Siavash Mahdavi was born in Tehran, Iran on 18 February 1980. is an inventor and entrepreneur living and based in London. His work in the fields of Engineering and Design have revolutionized many products and design paradigms. His work in … Continue reading

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Farzad Safaei – Professor of Telecommunications Engineering and Director of Centre for Emerging Networks and Applications at the University of Wollongong. Australia

*Generating electricity using power windows An Iranian researcher at University of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia, has come up with a new idea for the generation of electricity from solar power. According to the concept of “power windows,” Professor … Continue reading

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Roozbeh Jafari – associate Professor of electrical engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas and winner of the 2012 National Science Foundation CAREER award

Roozbeh Jafari, an associate professor of electrical engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas, is currently doing a research on how to enable people to use their mind and thoughts in order to get an application running, choose a … Continue reading

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Maryam Mirzakhani – Professor at Stanford with 31

Maryam Mirzakhani (Persian: مریم میرزاخانی ‎; born May 1977) is an Iranian mathematician, Professor of Mathematics (since September 1, 2008) at Stanford University. Her research interests include Teichmüller theory, hyperbolic geometry, ergodic theory, and symplectic geometry Awards & honours In … Continue reading

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Reihaneh (Rei) Safavi-Naini – Professor of Computer Science

Reihaneh (Rei) Safavi-Naini (Persian: ريحانه صفوی نائينی ‎) is the AITF Strategic Chair in Information Security at the University of Calgary, Canada. Before joining University of Calgary in 2007, she was a Professor of Computer Science, Faculty of Informatics and … Continue reading

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Pardis C. Sabeti – associate Professor at Harvard University

Pardis C. Sabeti (Persian: پردیس ثابتی‎) (born December 25, 1975)in Tehran, Iran she is an Iranian-American computational biologist, medical geneticist and evolutionary geneticist, who developed a bioinformatic statistical method which identifies sections of the genome that have been subject to natural … Continue reading

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Dr. Mina J. Bissell – highly awarded biologist

Mina J. Bissell, Ph.D., is an Iranian American biologist and a world-recognized leader in the area of the role of extracellular matrix (ECM) and microenvironment in regulation of tissue-specific function, with special emphasis on breast cancer. She was born in … Continue reading

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Mehran Kardar Iranian born physicist, full Professor of Physics at the MIT awarded with a Guggenheim Fellowship

Mehran Kardar (Persian: مهران کاردار‎) is a prominent Iranian born physicist, full Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and co-faculty at the New England Complex Systems Institute. He received his B.A. in Cambridge University, and gained his … Continue reading

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Dr. Shams-Kolahi – exceptional scientist known for his research in photovoltaic related technologies.

Wahid Shams-Kolahi (Persian: وحید شمس کلاهی) is a scientist and an electrical engineer who is known for his research in photovoltaic related technologies. Dr. Shams-Kolahi was born in Arak, Iran in 1965. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering … Continue reading

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Majid Hassanizadeh professor of hydrogeology at Utrecht University awarded with the von Humboldt price

Majid Hassanizadeh is a professor of hydrogeology at Utrecht University, where he heads the Hydrogeology group at the Faculty of Geosciences.[1] He also is a senior advisor with the Soil and Groundwater Department of Deltares. Scientific Honors He was elected … Continue reading

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Professor Hamid Jafarkhani, holder of the NSFs CAREER award

Hamid Jafarkhani (Persian: حمید جعفرخانی‎), born in 1966 in Tehran, is a Chancellor’s Professor in electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California, Irvine‘s Henry Samueli School of Engineering. His research focuses on communications theory, particularly coding and … Continue reading

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Firouz Michael Naderi awarded with NASA’s highest award – the Distinguished Service Medal

Firouz Michael Naderi (born in Shiraz, Iran) is an Iranian-American scientist and currently the Director for Solar System Exploration at NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). In this role Naderi oversees JPL’s robotic solar system missions in planning (such as a … Continue reading

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Babak Hassibi Iranian-American Professor at Caltech, holder of multiple awards

Babak Hassibi (born in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian-American electrical engineer who is the Gordon M. Binder/Amgen Professor of Electrical Engineering and head of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He received the B.S. … Continue reading

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Professor Reza Iravani

Reza Iravani (in Persian: رضا ایروانی) is a professor in the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto.After obtaining his B.Sc degree in 1976 in electrical engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology … Continue reading

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Ali Javan (Persian: علی جوان‎ – ‘Ali Javān, Azerbaijani: ) Iranian American physicist and inventor at MIT ranked no. 12 in “Top 100 Living Geniuses”

Ali Javan (Persian: علی جوان‎ – ‘Ali Javān, Azerbaijani: ) is an Iranian American physicist and inventor at MIT. His main contributions to science have been in the fields of quantum physics and spectroscopy. He co-invented the gas laser in 1960, … Continue reading

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Professor Caro Lucas – renowned Armenian-Iranian scientist

Caro Lucas (Persian: کارو لوکس‎; Armenian: Կարո Լուկաս; September 4, 1949 – July 8, 2010) was a renowned Armenian-Iranian scientist. His many areas of contribution to Iranian scientific society include biological computing, computational intelligence, uncertain systems, intelligent control, fuzzy systems, … Continue reading

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Mohammed Ghanbari emeritus professor at the University of Essex

Mohammed Ghanbari (Persian: محمد قنبری‎) is an emeritus professor in the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering focused in the areas of Video Networking at the University of Essex.[1] He graduated from Aryamehr University of Technology in Tehran, Iran with a … Continue reading

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Vartan Gregorian – former president of the Brown University and philanthropist

Vartan Gregorian (Armenian: Persian: وارتان گرگوریان‎, born April 8, 1934) is an Irani-born Armenian-American academic, serving as the president of Carnegie Corporation of New York After receiving his dual PhD in history and humanities from Stanford University in 1964, Gregorian … Continue reading

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In Memoriam of Dr. Akbar Ghahary: well known inventor and philanthropist

Dr. Ghahary received his master’s in mechanical design and engineering from Aria Mehr University in Iran and his Ph.D., in 1983, in thermoset plastics composition and design in affiliation with Lowell University of Massachusetts. He is well-known for his expertise … Continue reading

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Alenush Terian “Mother of Modern Iranian Astronomy”

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“Mother of Modern Iranian Astronomy”She was born in 1920 to an Armenian family in Tehran, Iran. After graduating in 1947 from the Science Department of the University of Tehran, she began her career in the physics laboratory…

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Prof. Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh

http://theconversation.com/profiles/kourosh-kalantar-zadeh-110653/profile_bio “Dr. Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh’s areas of interest include: biosensors, nano-structured thin films and nano-crystal growth, micro-fluidics, MEMS/NEMS, conductive polymers with embedded nano-particles and nanofibers, polymeric optical waveguides, ferroelectric materials, structural characterization of thin films, acoustic waves, and thermoelectric materials.” Also … Continue reading

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Nima Arkani-Hamed, Prof. of Theoretical Physics at Princeton University

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nima_Arkani-Hamed “Nima Arkani-Hamed (born 5 April 1972) is an American-Canadian[1] theoretical physicist with interests in high-energy physics, string theory and cosmology. Arkani-Hamed is now on the faculty at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.[2] He was formerly … Continue reading

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