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Dr. Fathollah Pourfayaz was acknowledged in the International Festival of the University of Tehran in 2020

Dr. Fathollah Pourfayaz was acknowledged in the International Festival of the University of Tehran in 2020


The public relations office of the University of Tehran: Dr. Fathollah Pourfayaz, an associate professor at the Faculty of New Sciences and Technologies of the University of Tehran, was acknowledged as the author of the top 1% articles in the International Festival of the University of Tehran in 2020.

Clarivate Analytics publishes a Highly Cited Researchers List based on the studies of researchers in the span of ten years and with regard to factors such as citations, number of citations compared to the number of publications, number of hot articles, H-index, etc. which gets updated every two months. For over two years, the publications of Dr. Pourfayaz have been listed as the top 1% most cited for field and year.

In an interview with Narges Hamidipour, a Social Communications student, Dr. Pourfayaz expresses his views on the necessity of informing students and undergrads with interdisciplinary fields of research, as provided by the Faculty of New Science and Technology. He further declares it is important for student to be familiarized with the technics of research and writing a research paper in undergrad classes, rather than when they enter post-grad courses.

He further talked about his work which showed that the natural gas consumption in many refineries and factories can be reduced to 40%, the results of which have been published. He acknowledges the vast potential wind and solar energies have in Iran, but points to the challenges of such including unfocalized and uncoordinated research done by many institutes without a shared objective, and the low-price of fossil fuels in Iran which can render research in the field of renewable energies economically unjustified.