List of contemporary Iranian scientists, scholars, and engineers
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The following is a list of notable Iranian scholars, scientists and engineers around the world from the contemporary period.
- Akbar Adibi, electronic engineer, VLSI researcher, professor of engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology 
- Haleh Afshar, academic and peer, University of York
- Masoud Alimohammadi, assassinated quantum field theorist and elementary-particle physicist
- Anousheh Ansari, the world's first female space tourist, co-founder and chairman of Prodea Systems, Inc., former co-founder and CEO of Telecom Technologies, Inc. (TTI)
- Farhad Ardalan, physicist, IPM
- Nima Arkani-Hamed, professor, Institute for Advanced Study
- Nasser Ashgriz, Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto.
- Touraj Atabaki, Professor of the "Social History of the Middle East and Central Asia", Department of History, University of Amsterdam.
- Mehdi Bahadori, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
- Shaul Bakhash, historian, George Mason University
- Asef Bayat, Professor of Sociology and Middle East Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
- Nariman Behravesh, Chief Economist and Executive Vice President, Global Insight.
- Mahmoud Behzad, the father of Persian modern biology science
- Mina Bissell, Director of UC Berkeley Life Sciences Division
- Rama Cont, Professor of Mathematics at Imperial College London, Senior Research Scientist at Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), Paris, recipient of the Louis Bachelier Prize of the French Academy of Sciences (2010).
- Abbas Edalat, Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, Imperial College London.
- Kamran Elahian, entrepreneur
- Kamran Eshraghian, VLSI pioneer in Australia
- Nasir Gebelli, computer scientist and video game developer
- Mohammed Ghanbari, professor, University of Essex
- Vartan Gregorian, president, Carnegie Corporation of New York
- Zoubin Ghahramani, Professor of Information Engineering Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
- Shahin Gavanji, ACE-Academy Council Executive at World Academy of Medical Sciences(WAMS)
- Mohammad Reza Hafeznia, professor, University of Tehran
- Ali Hajimiri, Caltech, co-founder of Axiom Microdevices Inc.
- Majid Hassanizadeh, Professor of Hydrogeology, Expertise: theories of porous media (Utrecht University, The Netherlands).
- Babak Hassibi, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Caltech
- Mahmoud Hessaby, physicist, father of modern physics in Iran (Persia)
- Eric Hooglund, professor of political science
- Reza Iravani, Professor and the L. Lau Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto.
- Hamid Jafarkhani, professor, University of California, Irvine
- Ali Jafari, Professor of Computer and Information Technology, Purdue University.
- Ali Akbar Jalali, professor, Iran University of Science and Technology.
- Ali Javan, physicist and inventor of the gas laser at MIT
- Kamaloddin Jenab, pioneering physicist
- Mehran Kardar, physicist, MIT.
- Kabir Sadeghi, Civil Engineer. Founder of The International Conference on Coasts
- Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak, Founding Director of Center for Persian Studies, University of Maryland
- Homayoon Kazerooni,professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, Co-founder and Chief Scientist of Berkeley Bionics, inventor of the HULC.
- Shaygan Kheradpir, Chief Operating Office, Barclays
- Omid Kordestani, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Field Operations, Google
- Caro Lucas, scientist, professor and founding director of the Center of Excellence for Control and Intelligent Processing (CIPCE), School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tehran, and a researcher at the School of Cognitive Sciences (SCS), Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics (IPM), Tehran, Iran.
- Esfandiar Maasoumi, Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, Southern Methodist University
- Vahak Marghussian, Founder of the Modern Ceramics Science and Technology in Iran. Professor, School of Metallurgy & Materials Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST).
- Mahmoud Masaeli, Professor of Global Ethics, University of Ottawa and the founder and executive director of Alternative Perspectives and Global Concerns.
- Maryam Mirzakhani, Professor of Mathematics, Stanford University and the first woman recipient of the Fields Medal (2014).
- Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean, Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning.
- Abbas Milani, Director of Iranian Studies Program, Stanford University
- Farzaneh Milani, Director of Studies in Women and Gender, University of Virginia
- Parviz Moin, Franklin P. and Caroline M. Johnson Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University.
- Hamid Mowlana, Director of the Division of International Communication at American University in Washington D.C., and former President of the International Association for Media and Communication Research
- Firouz Naderi, associate director, Project Formulation and Strategy, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA
- Hossein Nasr, philosopher, George Washington University
- Farzad Nazem, former Chief Technical Officer and Executive Vice President, Yahoo!
- Camran Nezhat, Director, Stanford Endoscopy Center for Training & Technology, Stanford University.
- Mehrdad Nikoonahad, Vice-president, Business Development, PDF Solutions, Inc.
- Kaveh Pahlavan, Professor and Director of CWINS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
- Hashem Pesaran, Fellow of Trinity College, Fellow of The British Academy, former Director of the Applied Econometrics Program at UCLA, founding editor of the Journal of Applied Econometrics, Cambridge University
- Ali R. Rabi, founding chair of the Middle East Citizens Assembly, University of Maryland
- Yahya Rahmat-Samii, professor of electromagnetics at UCLA
- Sohrab Rohani, chair, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, University of Western Ontario
- Mostafa Ronaghi, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Illumina
- Pardis Sabeti, geneticist, Assistant Professor, Center for Systems Biology and Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
- Hossein Sadri, Dean, Assoc. Prof. of Architectural Theory, Girne American University
- Reihaneh Safavi-Naini, cryptographer, Professor in School of Computer Science, University of Wollongong
- Muhammad Sahimi, Chair of Chemical Engineering Department, University of Southern California
- Kabir Sadeghi, professor of civil engineering, father of marine and offshore structures in Iran, Girne American University,
- Farrokh Saidi, medical professor and administrator, permanent member of Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences
- Jawad Salehi, inventor of optical code division multiple access, professor of electrical engineering at Sharif University of Technology
- Majid Samii, neurosurgeon and scientist, president of the International Society for Neurosurgery
- Mohammad-Nabi Sarbolouki, Professor of Macromolecular Physical Chemistry, Tehran University
- Hossein Seifzadeh, Professor of Department of Political Sciences, University of Tehran
- Alireza Shapour Shahbazi, lecturer in Achaemenid archeology and Iranology at Harvard University, Harvard University, full Professor of history in Eastern Oregon University, Eastern Oregon University
- Mohammad Shahidehpour, former Dean of the Graduate College and Associate VP for Research, Illinois Institute of Technology
- Freidoon Shahidi, university research professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland
- Freydoon Shahidi, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, Purdue University
- Manuchehr Shahrokhi, Craig Fellow/Professor, Editor Global Finance Journal, California State University, Fresno
- Shams-Kolahi, Wahid, Solid-state physicist with contribution to CIGS and CdTe solar cells.
- Amir Ali Sheibany, Professor of Geology, University of Tehran, founder and chairman of The National Iranian Steel Corporation (ZobAhan AryaMehr)
- Amin Shokrollahi, Professor of I&C faculty and the head of ALGO lab, EPFL, Switzerland
- Gholam Reza Sinambari, Chair of Department of Environmental Engineering, Fachhochschule Bingen
- Hamid Soltanian-Zadeh, senior scientist, Henry Ford Health System, and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tehran.
- Abdolkarim Soroush, philosopher
- Saeed Shirkavand, Former Vice Minister in Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance (Iran), Assistant Professor in management faculty of University of Tehran
- Cumrun Vafa, physicist, Harvard University
- Saba Valadkhan, biomedical scientist, and an Assistant Professor and RNA researcher at Case Western Reserve University
- Alireza Yaghoubi, Materials scientist, designer and entrepreneur
- Ehsan Yarshater, Distinguished Professor, Columbia University
- Houman Younessi, professor, Assistant Dean of Academics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Hartford Graduate Campus; Director Rensselaer Initiative in Systems Engineering (RISE)
- Mehdi Zakerian, Visiting Professor, Penn Law, University of Pennsylvania, President of Iranian International Studies Association (IISA), Editor-in-Chief of International Studies Journal
- Lotfi A. Zadeh, creator of fuzzy logic and fuzzy set, UC Berkeley
- Esmail Zanjani, Department Chair of Department of Animal Biotechnology at University of Nevada, Reno.
- Abdolhossein Zarrinkoob, scholar of Iranian literature, history of literature, Persian culture and history
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- Science and technology in Iran
- List of universities in Iran
- Higher education in Iran
- List of Iranian Research Centers
- International rankings of Iran in science and technology
- Brain drain in Iran, the world's highest in 2006
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