Mohammad Ali Mojtahedi

Dr. Mohammad Ali Modjtahedi Gilani (23 September 1908 – 1 July 1997) was an Iranian University professor and lifetime principal of the highly prestigious Alborz High School in Tehran, Iran.

Mohammad Ali Mojtahedi
محمد علی مجتهدی
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Born(1908-09-23)September 23, 1908
DiedJuly 1, 1997(1997-07-01) (aged 88)
Alma materUniversity of Lille
University of Paris
Known forMathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Scientific career
InstitutionsAlborz High School
Sharif University of Technology

Founder of Sharif University of Technology (originally Aryamehr Technical University) and dean of Tehran Polytechnic University (currently renamed to Amirkabir University of Technology). Memoirs of Mohammad-Ali Modjtahedi (Persian) 2000 were published as part of Harvard University's Iranian Oral History Project, editor Habib Ladjevardi. ISBN 964-7359-10-1


He was born in Lahijan, Guilan in the northern part of Iran. He started his elementary school at the age of seven at Haghighat school after which he came to Tehran to continue his education at the Daar-Ol-Moallemin-E-Markazi in 1925. He finished high school at Madrese-Motevasete in the eastern part of Tehran and received his high school diploma in 1931. In 1932, among 100 other prominent students, he was sent to France for higher education. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Université Lille Nord de France in 1935 and his doctorate at the Paris-Sorbonne University in 1938. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 1938.[1]


Academic offices
Preceded by
Lotfali Sooratgar
Principal of Alborz High School
Succeeded by
Hossein Khoshnevisan
Preceded by
Chancellor of Aryamehr Technical University
Succeeded by
Fazlollah Reza
Preceded by
Habib Nafisi
Chancellor of Tehran Polytechnic
Succeeded by
Kayvan Najmabadi