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International Students in Institute of Materials and Energy (MERC)

Institute of Materials and Energy (MERC) offers short-term research programs for International students. Based on a contract between MERC and International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE), International students from all over the world can join these programs. Individual applicants can apply by sending their resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

The current international students work on different fields of advanced materials and renewable energies in the following research laboratories;

·         Electroceramics

·         Semiconductor Device Fabrication

·         Conversion and Storage of Energy

·         Biotechnology and Environment

Their research areas are;

·         Electrophoretic deposition of ceramic nanoparticles

·         Effect of ceramic nanoparticles on wetting properties of suspensions

·         Fabrication of thin film solar cells

·         Power electric convertors

·         Production of biogas from waste materials

The results of these projects will be published in International journals. Moreover, students present their speech about different areas of science and technology every week.

IAESTE was founded in 1948 at Imperial College, London. It is an independent, non-profit and non-political student exchange organization. Since 1948, the association has grown to include more than 80 countries world-wide and has exchanged in excess of 300,000 students. This means that yearly IAESTE exchanges around 6000 students playing a key role in the development of technical undergraduates able to make their mark in a global economy. IAESTE is currently a worldwide organization with 86 members in 84 countries. The association operates an exchange program for the benefit of students, academic institutions, industrial and other organizations offering internship. IAESTE-Iran, which is a branch of IAESTE at the University of Tehran in Iran, was first established in 1965 by the ministry of science.

IAESTE's aims are:

·         To provide students in higher education with technical experience relevant to their studies

·         To offer employers well-qualified and motivated trainees

·         To be a source of cultural enrichment for trainees and their host communities


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