Mohsen Masihi, Professor of Petroleum Engineering


Mohsen Masihi is the director of International Affairs, Sharif University of Technology. He received B.Sc. (1993; Petroleum University of Technology, I.R. Iran), M.Sc. (1995; Tehran University, I.R. Iran) and Ph.D (2006; Imperial College London, UK). He holds the rank of distinguished Researcher, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, SUT in 2011; 2014. He also holds experience of being visiting professor (2015; Imperial College London, UK) . His other experience includes being founder and director of Sharif Upstream Petroleum Research Institute (2013-2015; SUT), and vice-chair for Research and International Affairs, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (2018-2021; SUT)


Dr. Ahmad Sharbatoghlie

Director of Strategy

Dr. Sharbatoghlie is director of strategy at the Office of International Affairs. Prior to joining the IA office in 2015, for sixteen years he was a lecturer, project manager, and systems consultant in the United States. After returning to Iran in 2003, he served as a faculty member of the Graduate School of Management and Economics and Dean of the Language Center at Sharif University of Technology. He holds an M.C.P. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Boston College.


Ms. Fariba Torabi

Office Manager

Ms. Torabi is the Office Manager at SUT’s International Affairs Office (IA) responsible for the day to day running of the office. She monitors everyday affairs and assigned duties of the colleagues and follows them up to reach the result. Joint degree programs and collaboration between universities help to improve the quality of education in every university and so increasing international relations with other universities is one of her top priorities. She is also in charge of the preparation of MoUs and other international documents. She also assists in the coordination of visits. She is responsible for the incoming and outgoing emails, as well. She joined in 2012 and holds a Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) from Sharif University of Technology.

Ms. Maryam Bilbaso


Ms. Bilbaso received her Bachelor’s degree in Management from Islamic Azad University, North-Tehran branch. She joined the office recently and is in charge of all clerical and administrative works of the office such as daily correspondence and document storage. Before joining the IA office, she worked for five years at the secretariat of Sharif presidency office.


Mr. Morteza Maghsoudi


Mr. Maghsoudi joined the office in 2011 as an administrator and is in charge of visa applications.


Mr. Hamed Amanollahi

Graphic Designer

Hamed Amanollahi got his M.A. in Graphic Design from Tehran University of Art. He joined the IA Office in 2019. He is an expert in digital visual effects and motion graphic software, namely, Adobe After Effects, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, CorelDraw, etc.
As a professional designer, Hamed is in sole-charge of creating visual graphic content (designing infographic, poster, logo, catalog, brochure, sheet, and animation), Photojournalism, film shooting, direction, production, and editing for the English website of SUT (, SUT LinkedIn page, and IA Office of Sharif University of Technology.


Mr. Saman Jamshidi

Journalist & Translator

Saman Jamshidi got his M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Sharif University of Technology and did his B.A. in English Literature. He is an academic researcher in the areas of sociolinguistics, anthropology, discourse, and identity. Also, he has presented and published academic papers in international conferences and scientific journals.
Saman joined the office in 2018. Being an expert in English journalism, he is in sole-charge of news writing for the English website of SUT (, content creation for SUT LinkedIn page, plus presentation, subtitling, and translation of IA Office videos. What is more, he is an assistant in the International Student’s Office and takes the responsibility of ISO mail (contacting students & applicants) and international student’s affairs.


Ms. Sondos Hosseinisefat

Head of Administration (International Student’s Office)

Sondos Hosseinisefat joined SUT in 2000. She got her M.A. in Linguistics from Payame Noor University. Sondos is a multilingual person who is proficient in Kurdish, Arabic, and English in addition to Persian. Initially, she worked for the Foreign Purchasing Department which was followed by the start of her journey in the International Student’s Office as the head of administration. She is in charge of guiding and recruiting international students (documentation), international contacts and relations of ISO, active cooperation with the Ministry of Science and Technology (MSRT) regarding international student’s affairs, management and holding short training courses, attending international exhibitions for student recruitment. With two decades of experience in SUT, Sondos considers herself as a SUT family member and works with enthusiasm to provide high-quality services for international students.


Ms. Atefe Zare

Atefe Zare got her B.A. in English Translation from Imam Khomeini International University and was accepted as an M.A. student in Allameh Tabataba’i University. She joined International Students’ Office (ISO) in 2017. She is in charge of guiding and recruiting international students. She is also in sole-charge of financial affairs regarding international students’ tuition fees and short training courses. Moreover, she is responsible for students’ consular affairs such as visa application, students’ residency, and their exit visa application. If you are an international student in SUT or even an applicant, she’ll be there to give you a hand as a SUT family member.