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  • December 06, 2020 12:19 | Shariar Makarechi

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  • November 11, 2020 08:41 | Shariar Makarechi

  • November 11, 2020 08:35 | Shariar Makarechi

    Developing Science and Technology in Iran

    By Mehdi Zarghamee

    In early 1970s, Iran had just started industrialization, but the desire to develop true science and technology in Iran was a dream of the many members of the faculty of our university of other universities in Iran. My talk will cover a brief historic presentation of conditions that prevailed in Iran during sixties and seventies, the mandate set in the founding of our university. I will describe our thoughts about how we thought we could realize this dream. The challenge was how to inculcate in the minds of our young faculty a sense for scientific culture and technological innovation, which had become deep rooted in the West and had advanced their societies and was totally unknown in Iran. What was done and where we succeeded to realize part of this dream and where we failed, what changed in the following decades, and finally what does the future hold for the younger generation of Iranian scientists and engineers.

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  • October 28, 2020 16:25 | Shariar Makarechi

    تشکر و قدردانی از همکاران انجمن سوتا
    دوستان زیر با صرف وقت داوطلبانه در سال جاری در برنامه های انجمن سوتا همفکری و همکاری کردند.  بدینوسیله از همه این عزیزان تشکر و قدردانی می کنیم. دوستان چنانکه علاقمند به همکاری در برنامه های انجمن سوتا هستید لطفا با آدرس info@suta.org با ما تماس بگیرید
    هیات مدیره انجمن سوتا

    فریبا آریا

    مهشید آژیر
    سیمین ابن سجاد
    مسعود الفت
    الهه انسانی
    بهرخ خوشنویس
    احمد تفقدیان
    مجید ذولفقاری
    فرزین رادکانی
    نیلوفر شاداب
    زاهد شیخ الاسلامی

    ندا صالحی راد
    بهرام ظهیر اعظمی
    مژگان علیون
    فروزنده طبیبی
    بهنام کامرانی
    جلیل کمالی
    سهیلا کمال
    فرخ محمدی
    نجم الدین مشکوتی
    نگار متوریان

    تشکر و قدردانی از حامیان انجمن سوتا
    دوستان زیر در سال جاری با حمایت مالی خود در برنامه های انجمن سوتا مشارکت کردند.  بدینوسیله از همه این عزیزان تشکر و قدردانی می کنیم.  دوستان چنانکه علاقمند به حمایت مالی از برنامه های انجمن سوتا هستید لطفا با آدرس info@suta.org با ما تماس بگیرید.  شما میتوانید از طریق وبسایت سوتا www.suta,org نیز مستقیما حمایت مالی خود را ارسال نمایید.
    هیات مدیره انجمن سوتا

    علی احراری
    الهه انسانی
    محمد اکبر
    بهرخ خوشنویس

    بابک پرویز

    منصور کرامت

    شهرام تفضلی

    شهریار مکارچی
    جلیل کمالی
    فریدون هژبری

    فرخ ملیحی 

    رئیس هیئت مدیرۀ بورد دهم سوتا

  • September 10, 2020 22:47 | Shariar Makarechi


    In this talk, we will present the use cases and application motivating the invention of 5G Wireless Technologies, as one of the building blocks of new Industry 4.0 innovation. The concept used in the design and development of 5G technologies 5G have revolutionized the role of wireless technologies in the lives of people. Due to potential diversity of the interest of audiences, the talk will focus on the use cases, applications, and the way 5G is revolutionizing the communication technology more than the technical details of 5G technologies. THe talk will provide a short description of current deployment and device status and potential opportunities around the world (including Middle East countries), and briefly outlines potential future development of the wireless ecosystem.

    Dr. Masoud Olfat

    Dr. Masoud Olfat has received his B.Sc from Sharif University of Technology in Electrical Engineering, and completed his M.Sc, PhD and post-Doctoral studies in wireless communications in 2003 at University of Maryland at College Park. In addition to few years of work experience in Iran in the field of computer network engineering, his work and research experiences has started with multimedia communications, and WiFi technology, and continued through design and development of 4G technologies such as WiMAX, 3GPP LTE in companies like Nextel, Sprint, Clearwire, and Lightsquared. Since 2015 he has been the Senior Director of Technology development in Federated Wireless focused on 5G design and development, and innovative Spectrum Sharing models in 5G wireless framework.

    In addition to being an invited speaker to several conferences, Dr. Olfat has published and presented several research articles in different publications, conferences, and Technology Standard communities. He owns 32 nationally and internationally registered patents and has filed 28 more patents, all in the field of wireless communications. In addition to conducting several 4G and 5G related courses for several industry organizations, he has been an adjunct faculty at University of Maryland, while conducting several student research and Master projects.

    Dr. Olfat has also been engaged in numerous social activities. He has been SUTA board of director twice, President of SUTA's 8th board of directors (2015-2016), has founded SUTA chapter in Washingtin DC, and has been board member and president of SUTA Chapter in Washington DC.

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  • September 08, 2020 22:22 | Shariar Makarechi

    2020 SUTA Awards WInners

    Sharif University of Technology (SUTA) hereby announces the recipients of SUTA awards 2020. As usual, there were many qualified candidates in each category making it hard for the Awards Committee to select the winners.

    Dr. Amin’s Lifetime Achievement Award

    Professor Mohammad Durali, the long serving professor of Mechanical Engineering Department of our university, is the winner of this year’s Dr. Amin’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Durali (himself a Sharif graduate) has been a Professor in Sharif since his graduation from MIT in 1980. His major research activities have been in system design, industrial control, system dynamics, turbomachinery, and propulsion. Throughout the years, he has developed strong industrial relationship and most of his projects are funded by major industries. His projects cover a long list of accomplishments with applications in diverse fields ranging from robotics to power plants. For nearly 40 years, Dr. Durali has been a source of knowledge and inspiration to Sharif students both on campus and also in his own company (Durali Design and Automation).

    Following its decade long tradition, it is SUTA’s privilege to recognize professor Durali as yet another brilliant and hardworking member of Sharif family whose steady contributions to students, university, and industry span four decades.

    Alumni Achievement Award

    With a list full of qualified alumni, it has been a tremendously difficult task to choose only one winner. This year, SUTA selected Dr. Adel Ferdosipour, the anchorman of the popular TV program ‘Navad’ and a lecturer at the Industrial Engineering Department of our university, as the winner of this year’s Alumni Achievement Award. Dr. Ferdosipour received his BS and MS in industrial engineering from Sharif in 1997 and 1999 and later obtained his PhD in media management from Tehran University.

    In his brilliant career as a TV producer and anchorman, he has exhibited utmost professionalism, intelligence, charisma, and a solid uncompromising character which turned him into one of the most popular TV personalities of the country. In many occasions, he attributed his success partially to the education he received in Sharif. Dr. Ferdosipour is a perfect example of how the world class educational system of our university combined with the personal enthusiasm and interest can lead to success stories beyond the technical fields contributing to the well-being of the society in alternative ways.

    Distinguished Service Award

    Ms. Mehrnoush Naderi, a lab manager in chemistry department of our university, is the winner of this year’s Distinguished Service Award. A graduate of Sharif (both BS and MS), she has been a lab manager for over 30 years serving generations of Sharif students. In addition, she has been an active member of the Board of Trustees of the alumni association organizing many homecoming events for Sharif graduates.

  • August 14, 2020 11:20 | Shariar Makarechi

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  • August 04, 2020 20:32 | Shariar Makarechi


    This program is intended to help Sharif University alumni currently pursuing their post graduate studies in universities in North America and Europe Continents. The program will provide student grants for travel expenses and for scientific research.  

    Sharif University of Technology Association (SUTA) is associated with some of the world’s top universities by its members who continue their graduate studies abroad following graduation from Sharif Universities. These talented students are attracted by some of the best universities in North America and Europe due to the quality of their undergraduate studies at Sharif university. Such flow of talented students play an important role in spreading knowledge, ideas and skills not only within Sharif University but in society in general. SUTA aspires to help these students by offering the Student Grant Program. A well-funded, long term scholarship program will provide partial support to facilitate students’ education and research.

    Who Qualifies for the Student Grants

    Applicants must be a SUTA member, and currently enrolled in graduate studies and research (Masters, PhD) in an accredited university in North America and Europe.

    How to Apply for Student Grant

    Applicants must fill out the attached Application Form (https://bit.ly/2PjAhCU ) and submit along with a CV, A Personal Statement, and an approximate budget based on their expenses. The documents should be sent to info@suta.org.  

    More information in Appendix 1.


    Level of Financial Assistance

    Level of financial assistance may vary based on students’ qualifications and their need. Scholarships are provided up to $1500 for each student.

    Deadline for Sending Application for 2020 Student Grant

    Deadline for submission of application for the 2020 student grants is December 31, 2020

    How SUTA Members & Associates can Support this Program

    SUTA, like most other non-profit organizations, can sustain and improve its activities through the generous donations of its members and its benefactors. Since its inception in 2000, SUTA has been supported by many individuals who believe in SUTA and in its mission and ideals. Hereby, we would like to invite our members to consider supporting the Student Grant Program (please see the file in Appendix 2). Thank you for your continued support.

  • July 22, 2020 22:03 | Shariar Makarechi

    Brief Biography of Professor Elahe Enssani, MSc., Meng., PhD, PE

    Dr. Elahe Enssani is The President and CEO of Applied Technology & Science (A-T-S), a San Francisco based technology and infrastructure company she founded in 1995. Dr. Enssani is also a Professor and former Head of Civil Engineering at San Francisco State University where she founded the Environmental Engineering Graduate Program in 1993.

    Dr. Enssani received her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with highest honor from Aryamehr (Sharif) University of Technology. She proceeded to continue her education at UC Berkeley to receive a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering, and a PhD in Civil/Environmental Engineering.

    She has received numerous awards for her work in academia and the industry, including: The UC Berkeley “Chancellor’s Patent Fund Award” for her doctoral dissertation, The American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ “Chemical Engineering Excellence Award”, The Top 100 Scientists in Environmental Engineering Field Award, and International Woman of the Year for services to Environmental Engineering. Additionally, Enssani is listed as one of the “Extraordinary Women Engineers” in Extraordinary Women Engineers and How They Changed Our World by ASCE.

    Elahe was appointed by then-Mayor Newsom in 2005, to be a Commissioner on the City and County of San Francisco's Immigrant Rights Commission. A position she still holds. She was also appointed by Mayor Edwin Lee of San Francisco in 2014 on “Mayor’s Advisory Council” in 2014 and reappointed in 2016 and continues to present day. At the State level, she was on Governor Newsom’s gubernatorial infrastructure advisory committee.

    She has been a guest expert on national and local TV programs such as various MSNBC, CNN, Voice of America, local NBC, and KTVU, as well as quoted on SF Chronicle and SF Examiner.

    Professor Enssani is a licensed Professional Engineer and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). She has been the Chair, Vice Chair, and Board member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, NorCal and the current president of the Iranian American Business Council. She is a co-founder of the Iranian American Chamber of Commerce and a former Board Member of the National Iranian American Council.



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  • June 29, 2020 22:37 | Shariar Makarechi


    Dr. Farrokh Mohamadi has nearly forty years of experience with diverse, multi-disciplined careers addressing state-of-the-art technologies and the development of semiconductor and sub-system products. During past decades, he has led the development and launch of more than twenty innovative systems by fusing multiple sensors. He has launched first-in-the-industry drones and land robots integrated with fused sensors for a variety of land and aerial applications. Lately, he has been addressing machine vision and neural networks applications to identify objects in a clutter, as well as pattern recognition algorithms for collision avoidance of autonomous systems.

    He has had the privilege of working with many brilliant and industrious Iranian technical staff over the past four decades. Many of the innovative product launches are the result of teamwork by his Iranian-American, and international team members.

    Dr. Mohamadi has authored dozens of peer reviewed technical papers related to the properties of heavy metals and large scale chip interconnects and integrated circuit manufacturing, owns 73 granted U.S. patents and 15 pending patents related to the applications of Machine Learning and Computer Vision, RF Beamforming, Scanner Imaging, distributed polarized EHF and SHF antenna arrays, wafer scale integration of active arrays, clock distribution at extreme speeds, non-volatile memory cells, high voltage Si based devices, and polarized W-band Transmitter-Receivers.

    He received his B.S.E.E. from Sharif University, M.S.E.E. and Ph.D.E.E. from Stanford University, and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

    Abstract- More flexible production, greater productivity, and the development of new business models are all possible today thanks to digital solutions. But the future of industry offers even more potential: Cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) will create new opportunities for both discrete and process industries to fulfill their customers’ individual requirements. A brief review of the computing technology advances leading to the evolution of AI will be addressed. Few examples of the image recognition used for agriculture, medical and financial industries will be presented.

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