Sayyed Mohammad Mehdi Hadavi

Also Known As: 

Mohammad Mehdi Hadavi
Dr. Mohammed-Mehdi Hadavi
Mohammad Mahdi Hadavi
S.M.M. Hadavi

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear






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

Reportedly involved in Project 110, a part of the Amad Plan that reportedly focused on the development of warheads for nuclear weapons; in 2003, reportedly participated in discussions on whether to split the Amad Plan into covert and overt aspects.

Continues to work for the Iranian government; reportedly has served as an official in the Iranian Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL).

Associate professor of engineering at Tarbiat Modarres University (TMU).

Has reportedly published articles on the effects of time and temperature on the creep forming of 7075 aluminum alloy, the high temperature performance of an FeAl Laser Coated 9Cr1Mo steel, the optimization of spring-back in the creep age forming process of 7075 Al-Alclad alloy, and the reduction of magnesium nano-powder particles.

Former positions include vice president for research and innovation at the Iranian Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO), vice chairman of the board of directors of Iran Aircraft Industries (IACI), member of the board of directors of Iran Helicopter Support and Renewal Industries (PANHA), member of the scientific committee of Malek Ashtar University, and head of the Materials and Energy Research Center, where he has also worked as an associate professor in the research department of nano-technology and advanced materials.

Holds a doctorate in materials engineering; studied in Australia.

Born September 22, 1963, in Tehran, 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