Mohammad Mokhtari, a highly accomplished geophysicist, holds a BSc from Azarabadegan University, Iran, an MSc from Southampton University, United Kingdom and a Ph.D. from the University of Bergen, Norway. His expertise extends to Utrecht University, Netherlands, where he conducted research, and to his role as a principal geophysicist at Norsk Hydro (Norway) and National Iranian Oil Company (Iran). With an impressive portfolio, he has made significant contributions as the director of the Seismological Research Center at the International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology and a member of the board of directors. Notably, he established the Iranian National Broadband Seismic Network, served as a co-founder and director of the National Center for Earthquake Prediction Center and the Risk Management Excellence Center, and was part of the Passive Seismic Equipment Expert Panel for The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. Moreover, he has contributed to GSA as a visiting researcher and the Indian Ocean Tsunami Hazard Assessment. He has also served as a member of the advisory board at IntechOpen publishing. Currently, Dr. Mokhtari is chairman of ICG/NWIO-WG, a founding member of TERC, director of the Maga Makran project at the University of Hormozgan Iran, and vice president of the SPIRM Institute. Throughout his career, he has supervised 32 MSc and 14 Ph.D. students, published more than 85 papers, delivered 120 conference presentations, and authored 9 books.