“Launch of a 10-MW research reactor by Shiraz University is being followed,” said Mohammad Reza Nematollahi, President of Engineering Department of Shiraz University.
The university had had an agreement for purchase of a research reactor from the US General Electric in 1974 which was postponed due to the then policies for focus on nuclear activities in the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI).
He said in case the reactor is launched, it would provide services not only for Fars province, but also for neighboring cities as well.
The university is in close contacts with Tohoku University in Japan, Italian Turin University and two US universities on nuclear sciences and technology.
Iran’s first nuclear engineering department of Shiraz University was launched in early 1970s. The students are now studying in reactor, medical radiation and use of radiation fields at MS and PhD levels.