The Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture presents
“Nuclear Energy Development in Iran, 1955 to the Present”
with Dr. Mehdi Sarram
October 20, 2010
Humanities Gateway 1030
Mehdi Sarram graduated from Alborz High School in Tehran in 1960 and came to the US to study nuclear engineering. He completed his post graduate studies at the University of Michigan in 1967 and received the US Atomic Energy Commission Senior Reactor Operator License in 1963. In 1967 he returned to Iran and served as supervisor of the 5 MW research reactor at the University of Tehran, 1967-1973. During the same period he was Assistant Professor of nuclear engineering at the University of Tehran. In 1973, he became one of the 8 Directors of the newly established Atomic Energy Organization of Iran for safeguards and security. In 1981, he left Iran and worked for the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna in the Department of Safeguards, 1981-1982. He moved to the United States in 1982 and continued to work in his field. Since his retirement in 2008 and has continued to work as a nuclear consultant.
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