|TEHRAN (FNA)- President of Tehran University’s Nanotechnology Research Institute announced an increase in the UT’s student theses on nanotechnology, and mentioned that 15 to 20 percent of students present their theses in nano-related fields.|
Abbasali Khodadadi, professor at Engineering School, the University of Tehran, praised Iran’s international status in nanotechnology, and stressed that the promotion of Iran’s scientific position in the region and around the globe and also competition with developed countries require support for the relevant infrastructures and academic community of Iran.
“Up to15 to 20 percent of the UT’s theses at different majors like chemical, materials, mechanical, electronics, and metallurgy engineering and other corresponding majors are conducted with focus on nanotechnology. This implies the interest of young generation in this field and needs upstream supports,” he said.
Elaborating on the policies of the UT for commercializing the manufactured products and technical know-how in the aforementioned university, Khodadadi said, “The main mission of the university is training human resources and developing scientific production potentials qualitatively and quantitatively rather than engaging in commerce.”
“However, we mostly accentuate approaching international patenting from which examples are carbon monoxide, toxic gases, and urban gas sensors. We seek to produce technical know-how and bring the related products to the domestic market in some cases.”
Referring to the international interactions between the UT and other countries’ universities, he said, “Since nanotechnology is an international issue, its development necessitates the extension of international interacademy interactions. To this end, our students at PhD level could benefit from a six-month to one-year study opportunity in Canada, Germany, France, Singapore, and Japan.”