Mohammad Mokhtari was born in Nosara, Neyshabur, and obtained his BSc, MSc, and Ph.D. from Azarabadegan, Southampton, and Bergen Universities respectively. He also studied at Utrecht University and worked as a principal geophysicist at Norsk Hydro (Norway) and NIOC. As the Director of SRC at IIEES and Member of the Board of Directors, he established the NBSN, was a Cofounder and Director of NCEP, and a founding member of the Risk Management Excellence Center. He is also a member of the Passive Seismic Equipment Expert Panel, CTBTO, and a visiting researcher at GSA, Indian Ocean Tsunami Hazard Assessment. He was a member of the advisory board at the IntechOpen publications. He is now chairman of ICG/NWIO-WG, a founding member of TERC and Director of Mega Makran project, and VP of SPIRM Institute. He has supervised 32 MSc and 10 Ph.D. students, and published over 75 papers, 100 conference presentations, and 7 books.