Amirkabir University of Technology

Also Known As: 

Tehran Polytechnic
Amir Khabir University
Amir Kabir University of Technology
AKU
AUT
Amir Khabir University of Technology (AKT)

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear
  • Missile
  • Chemical
  • Biological

Related Country: 

  • North Korea

Address: 

- Hafez Ave, No.424, P.O. Box 15875-4413 Tehran, Iran
- 421 Hafez Ave., Tehran, Iran 15875-4413

Phone: 

9821-64541, +98 21 64540

Fax: 

9821-6413969

Entity Web Site: 

www.aut.ac.ir; www.aku.ac.ir

Listed by the British government in 2008 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement, and has had export licenses both granted and denied by that government; listed by the Japanese government in 2007 as an entity of concern for nuclear weapon and missile proliferation; listed in an early warning document distributed by the German government to industry in July 2005 as a mainly civilian institution which also conducts military research and development, posing a risk of scientific facilities being misused as cover addresses for military imports. Intended recipient of a scanning electron microscope, components and accessories, the procurement of which was denied on July 27, 2006, by a member state of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG); intended recipient of an inductively coupled plasma time-of-flight mass spectrometer, the procurement of which was denied in March 2003, by a member state of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). Iranian technological university founded in 1958, originally under the name Tehran Polytechnic; according to Iranian authorities, location of centrifuge rotor testing with and without inert gas and without nuclear material for Iran's uranium enrichment program; consists of 14 engineering departments, seven research centers and 3 campuses; the department of aerospace engineering, established in 1987, focuses on aerodynamics, flight mechanics, propulsion and aero-structures, and conducts research on turbojet engine testing involving Assistant Professor M. Boroomand (as of July 2007); the department of mechanical engineering focuses on research in computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM), applied mechanics, strength of advanced materials, CNC machining, fluid mechanics, non-destructive testing (NDT), metal forming, computational fluid mechanics, heat transfer, combustion, machine vibration and dynamics, robotics, thermodynamics and computational mechanics; its physics department conducts research on condensed matter and statistical physics, nuclear and particle physics, plasma physics, and nuclear engineering; headed by Dr. S. Salman Nour Azar, the physics department uses the facilities of and cooperates closely with Iran's Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI); Dr. Ahmad Fahimi Far is chancellor of the university; in 2003, GBC Scientific Equipment, an Australian company, was reportedly prohibited from exporting a mass spectrometer to the university; reportedly cooperated with North Korean scientists and atomic technicians to develop a masters-level course on dual-use nuclear technology. According to the National Council of Resistance of Iran, employed by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) in the research, testing, and production of atomic weapons.

Mentioned Suspect Entities & Suppliers: 

Date Entered: 

January 26, 2004

Date Last Modified: 

June 30, 2008