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Prof. Nader Engheta from the University of Pennsylvania

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nader_Engheta “Nader Engheta (Persian: نادر انقطاع‎) (born October 8, 1955 in Tehran) is an Iranian–American scientist. He is currently the H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, affiliated with the departments of Electrical and Systems … Continue reading

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Dr. Gholam A. Peyman, inventor of LASIK

“Gholam A. Peyman, MD recipient of National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the nation’s highest honor for technological achievement, bestowed by the President of the United States, President Obama, on America’s leading innovators [1][2] and a Hall of Fame[3] of … Continue reading

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Prof. Cumrun Vafa – recipient of the Dirac Medal (2008) and the Eisenbud Prize

Cumrun Vafa (born 1960 in Tehran) is an Iranian-American leading string theorist from Harvard University where he started as a Harvard Junior Fellow. He is a recipient of the 2008 Dirac Medal. He graduated from Alborz High School and went … Continue reading

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Sepideh Mahabadi – the second girl to win gold in the history of the international computer olympiad

Originally posted on The other Iran:
Sepideh Mahabadi received 2011 her B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the Sharif University of Technology, Iran. That year she moved to the United States to continue her studies. In 2013 she received her M.Sc.…

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Prof. Mahmud Hesabi – great iranian scientist and student of Albert Einstein

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Mahmud Hesabi (February 23, 1903-September 3, 1992) was a prominent Iranian scientist, researcher and distinguished professor of the University of Tehran. […] At the early age of seventeen he obtained his Bachelor’s in Arts…

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Iranian Neurologist Professor Majid Samii Wins Leibniz Ring Prize

Iranian neurologist has won the Leibniz Ring Prize in Germany. The prize is given to Personalities who have made contributions to human development. […] Prof. Samii is renowned worldwide for his life trajectory and specially for his work in the … Continue reading

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Iranian doctor received the award of the greatest world female inventor in 2013

An Iranian doctor from Mashad Medical Science University received the award of the greatest world woman inventor in Geneva International Festival for Inventions in year 2013. Dr. Zahra Alizadeh Thani, who is a specialist in radiology of heart and coroners, … Continue reading

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Professor Gholam A. Peyman: Inventor of LASIK and recipient of National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Iranian-American Professor Gholam A. Peyman has been named as a recipient of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President Obama. This is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government upon scientists, engineers, and inventors. Gholam A. … Continue reading

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Iranian scientists won WT (Wearable Technologies) Innovation World Cup 2012

Two Iranian researchers in Canada’s British Colombia University, Babak Shadgan and Behnam Molavi, have won 2012 WT Innovation Word Cup for designing a fire rescue helmet. “Our plan was a small helmet for fire fighters. It is equipped with an … Continue reading

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The Iranian involved in the Apollo Project passes away

Prominent Iranian mathematician Professor Abolghassem Ghaffari passed away on the night of Tuesday November 5, 2013, at the age of 106. Abolghassem Ghafari was born in Tehran in 1906, studied at Darolfonoon School and was part of the first group … Continue reading

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Iranian Woman Among Winners Of UNESCO’s Young Scientist Award

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Atieh Kazemi Mojarad is among the recipients of UNESCO’s Young Scientist Award. She won the award for her research in “sustainable development of Biosphere Reserves through the promotion of key ecosystem services.”. Kazemi Mojarad…

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Hadi and Ali Partovi founders of Code.org

… Hadi and Ali Partovi, who launched Code.org and donated $1 million each to the organization. Code.org advocates that “every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn to code.” Since its launch, 3.5 million students have participated … Continue reading

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Dr. Ghajar implants the first Telescopic Lens in Fresno, California

Dr. Ghajar, cataract & corneal specialist, became the first local surgeon to implant a tiny telescopic lens in the eye of one of our patients at the California Eye Institute at St. Agnes. … Dr. Ghajar, who had previously implanted … Continue reading

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Maryam Mirzakhani Receives The Simons Investigators 2013 Award

Maryam Mirzakhani of Stanford University is among the recipients of the Simons Investigators 2013 award in the field of mathematics. The Simons Investigators program provides a stable base of support for outstanding scientists, enabling them to undertake long-term study of … Continue reading

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Ali Javey Associate Professor at Berkeley

A new milestone by engineers at UC Berkeley can help robots become more touchy-feely, literally. A research team led by Ali Javey, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, has created the first user-interactive sensor network on flexible plastic. … Continue reading

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