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Adjunct Professor

To advance the status of the university to a top world university, improve the student admission at the graduate level, especially at the PhD level, expand international collaboration, upgrade the university global ranking, create greater opportunities for sabbatical leaves of the PhD students, and facilitate the implementation of the research projects, IUT regulation of Adjunct Professor aimed at hiring the most outstanding world scholars has been issued.  

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor is an international scholar or professor who cooperates with IUT under definite contract for a determined period.  Cooperation can be started at any time of the year. The name of the adjunct professor can be registered at IUT faculty directory.

Areas of collaboration

  • Cooperation in IUT research projects and further contracts with other universities 
  • Supervising graduate theses and dissertations
  • Research and educational Seminars and Workshops
  • Offering IUT specialized and required courses
  • Assistance in upgrading IUT global ranking
  • Assistance in resolving the existing research difficulties of IUT by application of the research data, facilities and equipment existing outside Iran

Adjunct Professor Commitments

  • During the three years of his/her contract, the adjunct professor is to supervise at least one PhD student jointly or individually.
  • The adjunct professor is to attend IUT full time 4 weeks annually or at least 9 weeks biannually 
  • The adjunct professor should mention IUT address in all joint articles, scientific reports and all other jointly accomplished works.
  • IUT copyright in all joint inventions and discoveries should be determined through mutual consultation between IUT and the adjunct professor.


IUT Commitments

  • If necessary, adjunct professor’s travel expenses, economy level, would be financed through the grant of the host professor or be funded by the research resources of the hosting department.
  • If possible, the hosting department will provide the adjunct professor with the office and computer and lab equipment.
  • There would be no regular payment for the adjunct professor.  
  • Supervising students will be paid the same as offered to IUT faculty of the same academic position
  • During short-term course of stay, the adjunct professor can be hosted at IUT guest house freely. The living expenses are to be covered by the adjunct professor himself. 


To employ adjunct professors, the candidate departments should send their application/proposal, after being approved by the educational-research council of their department, to IUT Dean Committee.The proposal should involve: 

  • Educational, research and administrative background of the adjunct professor
  • Collaborating areas involving the relevant research projects and educational courses and workshops together with the necessity of employing the adjunct professor.
  • Detailed chronological schedule of the adjunct professor

The maximum number of adjunct professors to be hired by each department is equal to 10% of the faculty of that department.

After the approval of the university Dean Committee, the relevant department should follow the university administrative affairs and the issuance of the final permission by the Central International Scientific Cooperation Office at the Ministry of Science, Research & Technology (MSRT) in Tehran.

(Based on the regulation of cooperation with adjunct professors that has been approved and signed by the board of governors of Isfahan University of Technology in June 28, 2011 under the document No. 630.)

  Nationlity Country Home University Major related Department Effective Dates of Agreement
AliZarrabi Dr. Ali Zarrabi Iranian Turkey Sabanci- SUNUM Chemical Engineering and Nanotechnology Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials Institute June 2020- June 2023
  Dr.darvishy Dr. Alireza Darvishy Iranian Switzerland ZHAW ICT Electrical & Computer Eng. Nov. 2019- Nov. 2022
Dr.Hasse Dr. Gondulf Hasse Austrian Austria Univ. of Graz Mathematics Mathematical Sciences July 2019- July 2022
 Dr.HansWvdv Dr. Hans Wernher Van de Venn German Switzerland ZHAW Mechatronics Mechanical Engineering Sept. 2019- Sept. 2022
Dr. Grimm Dr.Paul Grimm German Germany Folda University Applied Informatics Electrical & Computer Eng. Sept. 2019- Sept. 2022
DrTudeshki Dr.Hossein Tudeshki Iranian Germany Clausthal Univ. of Tech. Surface Mining and International Mining Mining Engineering July 2017-July 2020
Dr.Senn Dr. Josef Senn German Switzerland ETH Natural Resources Naturale Resources Dept. April 2017-April 2020
Dr.Taherzadeh Dr. Mohammad Jafar Taherzadeh Iranian Sweden Univ. of Boras Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering December 2015- December 2018
dr.Pessarakli Dr. Mohammad Pessarakli Iranian USA Univ. of Arizona Plant Sciences College of Agriculture January 2013- January 2016
dr.crauel Dr. Hans Crauel German Germany Johann Wolfgang Goethe Univ. Mathematics Mathematical Sciences July 2012- Julay 2015
dr.samani Dr. Abbas Samani Iranian Canada Univ. of Western Ontario Image Processing Electrical & Computer Eng. February 2012- February 2015
dr.XU Dr. Chanbau XU Canaidan Canada Univ. of Western Ontario Chemicals and Fuels Chemistry August 2012- August 2015

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