Also Known As:
- Arya-mehr University of Technology
- Sharif Technical University
- P.O. Box 11365-11155, Tehran, Iran
- P.O. Box 11365-9161, Tehran, Iran
- PO Box 11365-8639, Azadi St., Tehran, Iran
- P.O. Box 11155-9466, Tehran, Iran
- P.O. Box 11365-9466, Tehran, Iran
- Azadi Ave, 11365-8639, Tehran, Iran
98-21-918-8287, +98-21-6022727, +98 21 600 5419, 98-21-6602 2721, 98-21-6616 5201, 98-21-6616 5202, 98 21 66022727
98-21-601-2983, +98 21 601 2983, 98-21-66005717, 98 21 66036005
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Provides support to Iran's nuclear program and has assisted entities in evading international sanctions; has cooperative agreements with Iranian government entities involved in military work, particularly ballistic missile production, including the Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO), the Ministry of Defense, and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
Listed by the European Union on December 22, 2012 as an entity linked to Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or Iran's development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; the E.U. listing was annulled by the General Court of the European Union on July 3, 2014; sanctions reimposed by the European Union on November 8, 2014; with some exceptions, European Union member states must freeze all funds and economic resources owned, held or controlled by the listed entity, and prevent funds or economic resources from being made available to it.
Department of Engineering designated by the Canadian government in December 2012 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; designation prohibits Canadian parties from providing goods or financial services to the entity or dealing in property held by the entity; sanctioned by the government of Norway, restricting business and financial transactions with the entity and/or freezing its assets; listed by the Japanese government in 2013 as an entity of concern for proliferation relating to missiles and nuclear weapons; listed by the British government in 2012 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement, and has had export licenses both granted and denied by that government; identified by the British government in February 1998 as having procured goods and/or technology for weapons of mass destruction programs (specifically nuclear).
Provided laboratories in 2011 for use by Kalaye Electric Company (KEC) and Iran Centrifuge Technology Company (TESA); affiliated with the Physics Research Centre (PHRC); reportedly approached Germany in an attempt to buy specialized magnets used in centrifuges; reportedly received a balancing machine from Germany in 1991; reportedly, according to German intelligence, the University's Jihad-e Daneshgahi Department cooperated on laser enrichment research with the Laser Research Center at the Tehran Nuclear Research Center (TNRC).
Maintains departments of aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, energy, industrial engineering, management and economics, materials science and engineering, mathematical sciences, mechanical engineering, philosophy of science, and physics.
Subordinate entities include:
Department of Metallurgy: intended recipient of a scanning electron microscope VEGA LMH, the procurement of which was denied on August 1, 2007, by a member state of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG); renamed the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in 2000.
Department of Mechanical Engineering: also known as School of Mechanical Engineering; intended recipient of a MAS Machining Center model MCV, 750 speed, standard accessories and hand wheel HR41, Heidenhain iTNC 530, the procurement of which was denied on March 29, 2007, by a member state of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG); conducts research on applied electronics, advanced machining, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, impact and penetration, metrology, optics and lasers, parallel processing, robotics, thermodynamics, and turbochargers.
Department of Aerospace Engineering: research facilities include Aerodynamics Laboratory, Combustion Laboratory, Thermodynamics Laboratory, Flight Dynamics Laboratory, Structural Mechanics Laboratory, and Control Laboratory; has access to in-house and industrial facilities in combustion, turbomachinery, and supersonic/subsonic wind tunnels; conducts research on solid propellant rocket motors in multi-stage rockets; has conducted research on vortex combustion engines (in the context of liquid rocket engine chambers).
Oversees Advanced Information and Communication Technology Center (AICTC), Digital Media Lab (DML), and Mobile Value-Added Services Laboratory (VASL), which were added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on July 12, 2012.
Signed a partnership agreement in 2003 with the Aachen-Julich University of Applied Sciences of Germany; Office of International and Scientific Cooperation promotes joint research and degree programs with academic institutes abroad; has a memorandum of agreement with Lulea University of Technology in Sweden.
Formerly known as Arya-mehr University of Technology; one of Iran's largest engineering universities; established in 1966.