Meet the Staff

Dr. Arash Simchi


Dr. Simchi is the head of the International Affairs’ Office and oversees the planning and implementation of the university’s internationalisation strategy.

Dr. Abdolreza (Arash) Simchi received BS (1991), MS (1993) and PhD (1999) with the highest rank from the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Sharif University of Technology (SUT, I.R.Iran). He holds the rank of Distinguished Professor at SUT and Distinguished Researcher in Engineering Sciences at national level.

Dr. Simchi has acquired more than five years international work experiences in a capacity of Visiting Professor and Academic Visitor in accredited universities and institutes including University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada), Imperial College London (London, UK), Vienna University of Technology (Vienna, Austria), Max-Planck Institute (Potsdam, Germany), and Fraunhofer Institute IFAM (Bremen, Germany). He is a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Bonn, Germany) and holds the 2002 Kawrazmi International Award (the highest national award) and World Intellectual Property Award (as the best young inventor, United Nation Organization). Dr. Simchi has received many other international and national awards and fellowships such as EPMA Award to Materials Development, Dr. Mojtahedi Award for Technology Development, Royal Society fellowship, Nano Award, etc.


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.


Mr. Alireza Kazemi

Student Mobility Program

Alireza is the Head of Student Recruitment at SUT’s International Affairs Office and aims to attract students from all over the world to attend the No. 1 ranked university in Iran. 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 his top priorities. He is also in charge of updating the content of the English website of SUT ( and preparation of MoUs and other international documents. Alireza joined the office in 2016 and holds a master’s degree in philosophy of science, from SUT, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.


Mr. Amirhosein Bagheripour

Head of Brand, Marketing and Communications

Amirhosein joined the office in 2016. He has received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Sharif University of Technology so he knows SUT by heart. He is in charge for University’s ranking and branding at the office. He also specializes in social networks and content management systems, and he is the designer/administrator of the International Affairs’ Office website ( and the English website of SUT   (


Ms. Fariba Torabi

Head of Administration

Ms. Torabi is the head of administration at the International Affairs’ Office (IA) responsible for the day to day running of the office and managing the director’s affairs. She monitors everyday affairs and assigned duties of the colleagues and follows them up to reach the result. 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.


Mr. Pooria Soltani

Regional Director, East Asia

Pooria has received his Bachelor and Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from here at Sharif. He recently joined the IA Office to improve Sharif’s position in global university ranking systems.

After a successful boost to SUT’s rank in the QS World University Ranking (from 480 in 2018 to 432 in 2019 ranking) using a data-driven approach, Pooria is now in charge of scientific relations with Chinese academic institutions and helps Sharif to plat for “The 1st Iran-China Scientific & Technology Collaboration Meeting”, a major international convention to further the academic and technological relations between the countries to be held in Nov. 2018.


Mr. Ali Orooji

Head of executive affairs

Ali obtained his Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from Islamic Azad University north Tehran Branch, then graduated in Master of Political Science from Wroclaw University, Poland and continuing his Ph.D. in International Law at Allameh Tabatabei University, Tehran. In the office, he is responsible for executive affairs including exhibition and seminar attending, internship IAESTE, dormitory, and hospitality service for international guests .


Ms. Sepideh Memarbashi


Ms. Memarbashi joined the office recently to assist the ranking and branding team continue to keep the upward trend of Sharif’s position in the global university ranking systems.  After her five-year experience in organizing the series of International Conferences of Nanostructures at Sharif, now she helps the office with organizing international conferences, seminars, schools, etc. as well. She holds a Master’s degree in Material Science and Engineering from Tarbiat Modares University and a Bachelor’s degree in the same major from University of Tabriz.


Mr. Arash selk ghaffari

International Executive

Arash selk ghaffari joined the international Affairs’ office (IA) in 2018. He has received his Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering and Master’s degree in Nano electronics from Tabriz University. He is the representative of Sharif University of Technology International Campus (SUTIC) in IA. He is in charge of international connections and helps the International Affairs’ Office in its activities such as holding conferences, seminars, and etc.

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.