Ali Mehdipour Omrani

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear



Was involved in Iran's nuclear weapons program; served as an expert in the Amad Plan, a pre-2004 Iranian program to develop nuclear weapons.

Was the senior expert for Subproject 3/11, a project simulation group of the Amad Plan responsible for nuclear weapons design; continues to work for the Iranian government.

Reportedly served as director of the Center for Manufacture and Industrial Research at the Organization of Defense Innovation and Research (SPND), whose personnel played a "central role" in Iran's past efforts to develop nuclear weapons, according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury; according to the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), worked in the production section of the Research Center for Explosion and Impact (METFAZ), a subdivision of the SPND; according to the NCRI, conducted research on explosions and high-energy material under Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi; according to the NCRI, has worked on shaping metals.

Reportedly received a doctorate from K. N. Toosi University of Technology; reportedly was introduced to K. N. Toosi by the Iranian Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL); reportedly wrote his doctoral thesis on using explosive effects to increase the density of tungsten, after conducting tests at Parchin in 2006.

Has reportedly published articles on aluminum and copper explosive cladding, ballistics, explosive scarf welding, tungsten compaction, and underwater explosive power in the production of tungsten components.

Reportedly affiliated with Malek Ashtar University.

Born on April 16, 1973, in Tonekaban, Iran.


Added on March 16, 2020, to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Entity List of end users subject to heightened export license requirements due to involvement in proliferation activities or other activities of national security concern.

Date Entered: 

April 27, 2020

Date Last Modified: 

April 27, 2020