Also Known As:
Mohammad Mahdi Attaran
Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi, Iran
Manager and senior executive at Pulse Niru; involved in Pulse Niru's efforts to provide specialized services to 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).
A pulsed power expert; previous work includes support for Iran's Center for Innovation and Technology Cooperation (CITC), which is involved in procurement and technology transfers from the science community to the military.
Reportedly designed a focused plasma machine used in nuclear research; reportedly has conducted research on the design, simulation, and implementation of electronic circuits and on aluminum nitride nanopowder production using aluminum pulse discharge.
Born in Mashhad, Iran on July 13, 1979.
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.