Mohammad Mokhtari was born in Nosara, Neyshabur. He has obtained his BSc from University College of Azerabadegan, MSc from University of Southampton and Ph.D. from University of Bergen. He has worked as a scientific assistant at the University of Utrecht, principal geophysicist at Norsk Hydro and NIOC. As a Director of Seismology Research Center and member of Board of Directors he has established the Iranian National Broad Band Seismic Network and also the PH.D. study program for seismology in Iran. He was the co-founder and Director of National Center for Earthquake Prediction and founding member of Risk Management Excellence Center, IIEES; coordinator of two International Conferences in Tehran; member of Passive Seismic Equipment Expert Panel, CTBTO; Visiting researcher, Geoscience of Australia, Indian Ocean Tsunami Hazard Assessment. He was a member of ICG/IOTWS Working Group 1 and 3; member of Editorial Board, WDR2009, report. Dr. Mokhtari supervised 22 MSc and 9 Ph.D. students mainly in the field of Exploration Seismology, Seismology and Tsunami. Dr. Mokhtari is now chair of IOC/IGC/NWIO leading a mega-multi-national Makran project. His publications consist of over 45 papers in international journals, over 95 conference presentations and 6 books in different earth science subjects.cts.