Mohammad Mokhtari was born in Nosara, Neyshabur and has obtained his BSc from Azarabadegan, MSc from Southampton and PhD from Bergen Universities. He has worked as a scientific assistant at the University of Utrecht, principal geophysicist at Norsk Hydro and NIOC. As Director of Seismology Research Center and member of Board of Directors he has established the Iranian National Broad Band Seismic Network. 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 18 MSc and 7 PhD students mainly in Exploration Seismology, Seismology and Tsunami. His publications consist of over 35 papers in international journals, over 85 conference presentations and four books in different earth science subjects.