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Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT) (Persian: دانشگاه صنعتی امیرکبیر Dāneshgāh-e San'ati-ye Amirkabir), formerly called the Tehran Polytechnic, is a public research university located in Tehran, Iran.
AUT was the first established technical university in Iran, referred to as "Mother of Engineering Universities". Acceptance to the university is competitive and entrance to undergraduate and graduate programs requires scoring among the top 1% of students in the Nationwide University Entrance Exams, known as "کنکور سراسری".
The university was founded by Habib Nafisi in 1956 and developed by Dr. Mohammad Ali Mojtahedi, during the reign of the Pahlavi dynasty. Named the Tehran Polytechnic, it began with five engineering departments. Six months before the victory of 1979 Iranian Revolution, Tehran Polytechnic was renamed after the Iranian prime minister Amir Kabir (1807–1852).
The university now has 15 science and engineering departments, and three other affiliated centers, located in Garmsar, Bandar Abbas and Mahshahr. There are around 9,100 students enrolled in the undergraduate and graduate programs. AUT has 480 full-time academic faculty members and 550 administrative employees, giving AUT the highest staff-to-student ratio among the country's universities. The executive branch consists of four departments which receive participation from councils in planning and administering affairs.
AUT has signed agreements with international universities for research and educational collaboration. There is a joint program between AUT and the University of Birmingham.
AUT is one of the leading universities in E-Learning systems in Iran which has begun its activities in 2004.
The university is the pioneer of sustainable development in Iran and established the AUT's Office of Sustainability on July 2011. The activities of the Office of Sustainability contribute to the AUT campus by reducing energy consumption, costs, and emissions, and also student coursework, volunteer opportunities for students, as well as research and education academic activities on sustainable development.
Amirkabir University of Technology Wikipedia
The establishment and formation of Amirkabir University of Technology dates back to October 1956 by Eng. Habib Nafisi (حبیب نفیسی). The core of the university was, then, formed under the name Tehran Polytechnic in order to expand the activities of two technical institutes of those times: Civil Engineering Institute and the Higher Art Center. After Eng. Habib Nafisi, the founder of Tehran polytechnic, Dr. Abedi became the president of the university for a few months until Dr. Mohammad Ali Mojtahedi, the principal at the renowned Alborz Highschool, was appointed president of AUT early in 1963. Among the accomplishments of Dr. Mojtahedi are construction of a central amphitheater, a dining area and a sports ground as well as completing faculties.
The university has grown to a school of science and engineering education with the capacity of about 10,000 students in 35 undergraduate majors, around 90 M.Sc. majors and 36 Ph.D. and post-doc programs.
Amirkabir University of Technology has consistently been ranked as one of Iran's top universities. The 2011 QS World University Rankings ranked the university 301-350 in Engineering and Technology in the world. Iran's Ministry of Science, Research and Technology ranked AUT among the Top 3 high ranked universities in the country. In Webometrics Ranking of World Universities (2012), the university also ranks among the Top 3 high ranked universities in Iran. Computer Science and Polymer Engineering have the highest field rankings in Amirkabir University of Technology.
In 2013 Shanghai ranking Amirkabir University Computer Science ranked 100-150 among World Universities. In 2014, the Shanghai ranking ranked Amirkabir University Engineering Sciences among 151-200 among World Universities . The Polymer Engineering Department of Amirkabir University of Technology is the first and most prestigious Polymer Engineering program in Iran. AUT also ranked first among Iranian universities in 2014 in the CWTS Leiden Ranking. In 2014, the US News & World Report ranked Amirkabir University of Technology Engineering Sciences 89 among world universities. Also, Computer Science of AUT ranked 90 among World Universities.
The main campus of Amirkabir University of Technology is in Tehran, Iran. It is located close to Vali Asr Crossroads, the intersection of Enghelab Street and Vali Asr Street, in the very center of Tehran City. Many students commute to AUT via the subway by Vali Asr station.
The Mahshar campus of AUT has been constructed in the province of Khouzestan in 2001 in order to establish close cooperation with the national company of petroleum industries.
The Bandar Abbas campus of AUT has been established in the province of Hormozgan, which is the center of marine industries in Iran.
The Garmsar campus of AUT has been constructed in the province of Semnan in order to establish close cooperation and distance with main campus in Tehran.
The library and document center at AUT, the largest technical and engineering library in Iran's capital, is one of the richest academic libraries in the technical and engineering field in the region. The library includes a central library and 16 satellite libraries in Tehran and Bandar Abbas. The library has 5 million books, mostly about computing.
AUT has 16 departments including 'management, science and technology', electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, polymer engineering, mathematics and computer science, chemical engineering, industrial engineering, civil and environmental engineering, physics and energy engineering, computer and information technology, mechanical engineering, mining and metallurgical engineering, textile engineering, petroleum engineering, ship engineering, and aerospace engineering. AUT has three educational site in Garmsar, Bandar Abbas and Mahshahr.
University departments websites are:Management, Science and Technology - (Wikipedia page)
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Computer Engineering and Information Technology
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mechanical Engineering - (Wikipedia page)
Mining and Metallurgy Engineering
Energy Engineering and Physics
Polymer and Color Engineering
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Scientific associations exist to help students transform themselves into contributing members of the professional community. Course work develops only one range of skills. Other skills needed to flourish professionally include effective communication and personal interactions, leadership experience, establishing a personal network of contacts, presenting scholarly work in professional meetings and journals, and outreach services to the campus and local communities.
University association websites are asScientific Association of Physics
Prof. Mohammad Ali Mojtahedi
Prof. Yeganeh Haeri
Prof. Mohammad-Jafar Jadd Babaei
Prof. Kayvan Najmabadi
Prof. Hossein Mahban
Prof. Siroos Shafiei
Prof. Hasan Farid Alam
Prof. Kamaleddin Yadavar Nikravesh
Prof. Aliakbar Ramezanianpour
Prof. Reza Hosseini|Reza Hosseini
Prof. Mohammad Hossein Salimi Namin
Prof. Abdolhamid Riazi
Prof. Ahmad Fahimifar
Alireza Rahai (–2014)
Ahmad Motamedi (2014–present)
The university is known as a pioneer in research and innovation in Iran. AUT is a public university and its research funding is partly provided by the government of Iran. AUT has cooperation with industrial companies specially in oil and gas industries. As a result, many research projects in the university are funded by industrial companies.
Amirkabir University of Technology was appointed as a Center of Excellence by Iran's Ministry of Science and Technology in the fields of Biomechanics, Power Systems, Radiocommunication systems (RACE) and Thermo elasticity.
The supercomputer of Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT) has a power of 34,000 billion operations per second. Ph.D. students and researchers of AUT use it for analysis of huge volume of data in their research studies.
Amirkabir Journal of Science and Technology is a scientific journal which publishes research achievements of academic and industrial researchers in all engineering and science areas.
Research and Technology Center of AUT is an office which collaborates with industries and universities in order to improve research level in the University.Akbar Adibi, professor of electrical engineering, father of electronics in Iran
Sasan Adibi, faculty member of Deakin University, expert in health informatics and Mobile Health (mHealth)
Aliakbar Ramezanianpour, professor of civil engineering, father of concrete technology in Iran
Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl, professor of civil engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Mohammad Reza Eslami, professor of mechanical engineering, one of the top 20 most cited scientists of Iran
Mehdi Dehghan, professor of applied mathematics, one of the top 20 most cited scientists of Iran
Mehran Javanbakht, professor of chemistry, one of the top 20 most cited scientists of Iran
Alireza Rahaie, professor of civil engineering, chancellor of Amirkabir University of Technology
Faramarz Afshar Taromi, professor of polymer engineering, father of polymers in Iran
Abolfazl Eslami, professor of civil engineering
Saeed Daniali, professor of structural engineering, University of Washington
Fariborz Farahmand, professor of computer science, Purdue University
Kasra Ferdows, professor of global manufacturing, Georgetown University
Keikhosrow Firoozbakhsh, professor of biomechanical engineering, University of New Mexico
Khosro Bargi, professor of civil engineering, University of Tehran
Maysam Ghovanloo, professor of electrical and computer engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Hossein Hosseini, professor and chair of computer science, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Reza Iravani, professor of electrical engineering, University of Toronto
Mohsen Kavehrad, professor of electrical engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
Behrad Khamesee, professor of mechanical engineering, University of Waterloo
Gholamali Liaghati, founder of acoustic science in Iran
Siamak Moradian, founder of color science in Iran, University of Bradford
Majdedin Mirmirani, Dean of Engineering, Professor of mechanical engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL
Mohammad Modarres, professor of mechanical and energy engineering, University of Maryland, College Park
Mohsen Mosleh, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, Professor of mechanical engineering, Howard University, Washington, DC
Saeed Niku, professor of mechanical engineering, California Polytechnic State University
Hossein Nivi, dean of University of Detroit Mercy's college of business administration
Ali A. Pilehvari, professor of chemical engineering, Texas A&M University - Kingsville
Nader Mirabolfathi, research physicist, University of California, Berkeley
A. Hamed Majedi, professor of electrical and computer engineering, University of Waterloo
Massoud Pirbazari, professor of environmental engineering, University of Southern California
Mehran Pooladi-Darvish, professor of chemical engineering, University of Calgary
Mohsen Razzaghi, professor of applied mathematics, head of the department of mathematics and statistics, Mississippi State University
Abbas Samani, professor of electrical and computer engineering, University of Western Ontario
Kazem Sohraby, professor of electrical engineering, University of Arkansas and Bell Labs
Ahmad Reza Tabrizi, co-founder of the Iran Canada Business Council, president and CEO of Taim Consulting Inc. and Taim Canada Inc.
Frydon Torabi, vice chair of the Canadian Society of Iranian Engineers and Architects
Bahaedin Adab, co-founder of Karafarin Insurance Co. and Karafarin Bank, former deputy chairman of the board of director of the Industry Confederation of Iran, former chairman of the board of directors of the Syndicate of Construction Companies of Tehran
Pejman Bazeghi, actor
Alireza Bazrafshan, screenwriter
Iraj Karimi, film director
Kamal Tabrizi, film director
Davood Mirbagheri, film director
Dr Eghbal Shakeri, political activist, Selected Member of City Council of Tehran
Abbas Abdi, political activist
Bahaedin Adab, former member of parliament from Kurdistan (Sanandaj, Kamyaran, Divandareh), co-founder of the Kurdish United Front
Ali Afshari, political activist
Masoumeh Ebtekar, former vice president of Iran, currently a city council elect of Tehran
Naser Khaleghi, former minister of Labour and Social Affairs
Hassan Ghafourifard, Head of Iran's House of Parties, former minister of power, former head of the National Olympic Committee and former member of parliament
MohammadReza Hashemi Golpayegani, former minister of science, research and technology
Mostafa Hashemitaba, former vice president and former head of the Physical Education Organization and National Olympic Committee
Soheila Jelodarzadeh, former member of parliament, political activist
Hamid Reza Katoozian, member of parliament
Mohsen Mirdamadi, secretary general of Islamic Iran Participation Front, the largest reformist party in Iran
Mostafa Mirsalim, former minister of Islamic Culture and Guidance
Ahmad Motamedi, former minister of Communication and Information Technology
Behzad Nabavi, former minister of industry and former deputy speaker of the Parliament of Iran
Seyyed Kamaleddin Nikravesh, former interior minister and member of parliament and mayor of Tehran
Mohammad SaeediKia, former minister of Housing and Urban Development
Ahmad Reza Tabrizi, member of the Liberal Party of Canada
Majid Tavakoli, prominent Iranian student leader, human rights activist and political prisoner
Ahmad Vahidi, minister of defense
Ezzatollah Zarghami, president of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), Iran's television and radio organization
Mir Mehdi Seyyed Esfahani, former deputy of the Ministry of Heavy Industries
Fars News Agency reports: "President of Iran's Amirkabir University of Technology Alireza Rahaei announced the country is preparing to put a new home-made satellite, called Nahid (Venus), into orbit in the next three months".
Cientifica reports in news item on Nanowerk, April 25,2012: Iranian scientists are using lecithin to synthesize and bind silver nanoparticles more tightly to wool.