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Iran's Global Nanotechnology Ranking Improves to 25th

Tehran, Jan 28, IRNA -- Head of the Nanotechnology Association Dr. Mojtaba Shariati Niasar said in Tehran Wednesday that Iran managed to improve its global standing in nanotechnology to 25th while maintaining the top rank among Muslim countries thanks to efforts of its scientists.

Niasar told IRNA that the country stood 60th on the global list and sixth among Muslim countries for nanotechnology development in 2000.

He said that Iran's research in the field during the post-Islamic Revolution era cannot be compared with that before the Islamic Revolution.

He added that Iranian scientists published more than 1,100 ISI articles in nano field over the past seven years and more than 10 universities of the country are now involved in the nano-related sciences and technology.

The top nano researcher said by mid-September, about 2,250 MA and Ph.D. theses were compiled and hundreds of scientific and specialized meetings were held on the issue.

He added that dozens of websites have been set up and more than 400 research projects have been conducted by Iranian university lecturers.

Related Sites:

Iranian Nanotechnology Initiative (INI)

The Iraninan Nanotechnology Initiative

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