Gholam Reza Eta'ati

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear



A senior manager at Iran's Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research (SPND), which has been associated with "possible military dimensions of the Iranian nuclear program," according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

An expert in applied physics; oversees sensitive projects for SPND, according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Has conducted research on the design of a nuclear density system for fluid control in the petroleum industry.

A member of the board of directors of the Nuclear Society of Iran and a member of the Physics Society of Iran; affiliated with Amirkabir University of Technology.

Born in Tehran in 1973.


Added on March 22, 2019, to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), freezing the person’s assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties, pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems; foreign parties facilitating transactions for the person or otherwise assisting the person are subject to U.S. sanctions; also subject to the Iranian Financial Sanctions Regulations; foreign financial institutions facilitating transactions for the person may be prohibited from opening or maintaining correspondent or payable-through accounts in the United States.

Date Entered: 

August 2, 2019

Date Last Modified: 

August 2, 2019