Prof. Sobuti with Prof. Khajehpour

Prof. Yousef Sobouti

Professor Yousef Sobouti Is the founder of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic sciences (IASBS). He established the IASBS in 1993. Here is a brief overview of Professor Sobouti’s academic and professional background.

Born in Zanajn, Iran, August 23, 1932.

Educated at:
Tehran University, Iran, 1950-1953;
University of Toronto, Canada 1958-1960;
University of Chicago, USA, 1960-1963;
B.Sc. Physics, 1953;
M.Sc. Physics 1960;
Ph.D. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 1963;

Professor of physics, Shiraz University and IASBS;
Associate Fellow;
Center for Theoritical Physics and Mathematics, AEOI, Tehran, 1986-to date;
International Center for Theoritical Physics(ICTP), 1987-1993;
Member, Scientific Council, ICTP, 1988- 1991;

At High school in Tabriz, Iran, 1953-1956;
Cartographic Organization of Iran, Tehran, 1956-1958;
Lecturer, Dept. of Mathematics, Univ. of Newcastle on Tyne, UK, 1963-1964;
Visiting Associate Professor;
Department of Physics, Shiraz University, 1964-1971;
Department of Astronomy, University of pennsylvania, 1968-1969;

Founder of:
Birouni Observatory, Shiraz, Iran, 1971;
Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences, Zanjan, Iran 1991;
Visiting Professor Dept. of Physics, Northeastern Univ., Boston, 1991-1992;

Prof. Mohammadreza Khajehpour

Professor Mohamad Reza Heidary Khajehpour is an emeritus professor of physics at the IASBS and the co-founder of this university. He acted as the Vice-Chancellor of the IASBS since its establishment until he retired in 2007. Here is a brief look at Prof. Khajehpour’s academic and professional background.

Born: January 16, 1942

Higher Education:
B.Sc. (Physics) Tehran University, Iran (1964);
M.Sc. (Physics) Tehran University, Iran (1966);
M.S. (Physics) Florida State University, U.S.A. (1972);
Ph.D. (Physics) Florida State University, U.S.A. (1975);

Theses and Dissertation:
Resonance Particles, M.Sc. Thesis, Tehran University (1966);
Phase Transitions in Uniaxial Ferromagnets, M.S. Thesis, Florida State University (1972);
Multicritical Phenomena in Anisotropic Ferromagnets, Ph.D. Dissertation, Florida State University (1975);

Employment and Positions:
1955-1968 Programmer and Surveyor, Taleghani-Daftari consulting Engineers, Tehran, Iran;
1965-1975 TA and RA at Physics Dept; Fla. State University;
1972-1974 Part-time Programmer, Environmental Section, Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, Fla;
1975-1981 Assistant Professor of Physics, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran;
1981-1984 Science Editor, Kharazmi Publishers, Tehran, Iran;
1983-1985 Director, Dena Publications, Tehran, Iran;
1988-1992 Assistant and then Associate Professor of Physics, Amir Kabir;
University of Technology, Tehran, Iran;
1992 Associate Prof. Physics, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Zanjan, Iran;
1992-2007 Deputy Director and Academic Dean, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Zanjan, Iran;
2004 Associate Prof. Physics, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences;

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