Dr. Mohammadali Kaynejad
Dr. Mohammadali Kaynejad was born in 1950 in a religious family in Tabriz city. He spent his school graduation levels at Azar Elementary School and Ferdowsi High school of his home town, successfully. In 1972 he was graduated in Environmental Engineering (B.Sc.) from University of Tabriz. In the years 1973 and 1974, respectively, he acquired M.Sc. in “Dynamic Meteorology” from Pierre Marie Curie University and M.Sc. in “Energy and Pollution” from Paris University. Then he got his Ph.D. in the field of “Environmental Engineering” from Pierre Marie Curie University of Paris, teaching for one year at the same university.
He was a leadership devotee, obliged to Islamic Republic of Iran System and one of the most prominent and inexhaustible cultural and political managers of the country without any orientation to left or right party or flank. Dr. Mohammadali Kaynejad played a major role in formation of pre-revolutionary students’ movements so that he was arrested by security entities such as SAVAk then he was tried and sentenced to prison by ordered military court. Even in the evening of the day in which he was leaving his country to France to continue his graduation, his family once again confronted influx of SAVAk agents, but he successfully left the country by changing the border path.
He returned to his country after finishing his academic graduation and during victory of Islamic revolution and along with teaching and training, his attempts and movements in political fields and eight years of Holly Defense are exemplary and unique. Teaching at Paris University in the years 1975 and 1976, Abu Ali Sina University of Hamadan from 1977-1978 as assistant professor and associate professor from 1978 to 2005 and finally working as professor at Sahand University of Technology since 2005 till now are among his the most important educational activities.
Among scientific and management experiences of the master are eight years of scientific counselor (in meteorology and water affairs) for Khatam Alanbia Engineering Encampment, governorship of Hamadan, Establishment and management of Department of Water Management at University of Tabriz and establishment and presidency of the tow universities of Sahand University of Technology and Islamic Art University of Tabriz.
It is worth mentioning that Sahand university of Technology was opened in 1989 in a land with an area of 410 hectares dedicated for the university campus and 1100 hectares for research town at southwest of Tabriz city among Osku, Sahand New Residential Town and Khosrow Shahr three way with the aim of training some parts of expert and obliged forces needed in the country in the field of engineering sciences and about 100 thousand square meter of campus buildings area of the university and 61 hectares of public green space were operated by the master’s persistency and follow up. Islamic Art University of Tabriz was opened in 1997 in old and worn out buildings of Khowsravi leather manufacturing located at Hakim Nezami Sq. in an area of 36000 square meter. Currently the university involves 125000 square meters, tens of old houses in Maqsudiyeh neighborhood of Tabriz with an area of 8000 square meter, which is 22000 square meters at the moment. The whole area of the university was beautifully restored, repaired and strengthened and at the moment it has 2000 students and about 1400 graduated.
In addition to these, membership and secretary of supreme council of cultural revolution, membership in Board of Trustees of Elites’ Association since its establishment till now, being member of board of supporting Free Thinking and Theorizing Seats, permanent membership in art academy and art council of the country, membership in Board of Trustees of East Azerbaijan universities, membership in Islamicization council of universities and higher education centers, membership in commission of machineries and tools and Leipzig W.M.O observation method, membership in Hydrology Commission of Asia, founder of Raberashidi Cultural and Scientific Complex of Tabriz , Head of Supreme Board of Recruitment at Universities, Research Center and Higher Educations.
He is a model master and obtaining local cultural heritage medal and letter of appreciation from president due to reviving and restoring old houses of Tabriz, booming and developing handcrafts and Islamic arts, winning the best book prize in the field of water engineering, obtaining prize of Tabriz Annual Selected Book in the two sections of art and history are among other honors of the master.
Compiling and translating more than eleven books, publishing thirty academic and research papers in valid scientific journals, presenting more than thirty papers in national and international seminars and congresses, completing 15 research projects and graduation of 35 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students under his supervision are among other research and academic activities of the perdurable personality of the country.