Introduction

Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST) is a leading government research institution in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Founded in 1980, IROST consists of seven research departments which represent the backbone of its scientific activities. The breadth of research across IROST’s departments is fueled by over 250 qualified researchers and experts who are developing innovative, research-driven solutions to critically important national and international challenges.

The Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology tasked IROST with a clear vision to be a national, multidisciplinary research institution conducting applied research in a multitude of fields, including advanced materials and renewable energy; agriculture; biotechnology; chemical technologies; electrical engineering and information technology; mechanical engineering; and new technology development studies.

With its focus on developing, and transferring frontier technologies, IROST has played a significant role in responding to the changes, challenges, and needs of society. As such, it has established a close link between research, industry, and society as a whole.