By Prof. Davari Ardakani’s written order, Prof. Farid Moore has been appointed as the new chairman of the Department of Basic Sciences of the Academy for a two-year term. He succeeds Prof. Yousef Sobouti who served in this position for three consecutive terms.

Farid Moore holds a Ph.D. degree in economic geology, University of London, and is a professor of Shiraz University. He was affiliated with the Academy as an associate fellow from 2009 to 2013. He has been with the Academy as a fellow ever since.

Prof. Moore’s major academic and administrative positions are as follows: President, Iran University Press (IUP), Ministry of Science, Research and Technology; Director, Iranian Geological Society; President, Fars Science and Technology Park; Secretary, Supreme Council for Science, Research and Technology. Moreover, he has been a member of the editorial board of several scientific journals.

He is the recipient of Allameh Tabatabaei’s Award from National Elites Foundation and several other awards from Shiraz University.   

Prof. Moore is the translator and author of more than 33 books and 200 scientific papers published in national and international journals.

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