Bonab Atomic Energy Research Center

Also Known As: 

Bonab Research Center
Bonab Research Centre
Bonab Atomic Energy Studies Center

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear


- AEOI-BRC, P.O. Box 56515-196, East Azarbaijan-Bonab, Iran
- Jade ye Tabriz (Km 7), East Azerbaijan, Iran



Nuclear research center focused on agriculture; affiliated with the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and overseen by the Nuclear Science and Technology Research Institute (NSTRI).

Listed by the European Union on May 23, 2011 as an entity linked to Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or Iran's development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; removed from the E.U. list in January 2016 as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action; listed by the Japanese government in 2015 as an entity of concern for proliferation relating to nuclear weapons; designated by the Canadian government as an entity contributing to Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or to its development of chemical, biological or nuclear weapons or their delivery systems.

Composed of three departments: the Applied Physics Department, the Optic and Coating Department, and the Executive Department; activities include design and construction of an Argon ion laser, research on output power stabilization of the laser, production of thyratons, advanced welding of metals and non-metals, and development of ceramic welding used in Geiger detectors and temperature sensors; manufactures high-capacity voltage switches; conducts research on production of high purity graphite; employs portable gamma radiation systems; inaugurated in 1989.

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Date Entered: 

January 26, 2004

Date Last Modified: 

January 16, 2016