Tarbiat Modares University (TMU) was established in 1982 as the first post revolution graduate school, in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The meaning of TMU in Farsi implicates its main objective which is to serve as an institute for training university professors. One of the main constituents of TMU is Faculty of Basic Sciences (FBS) which was originally composed of Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, and Physics. Taking advantage of close cooperation of prominent professors, FBS soon turned into the most prestigious of its kind. It provided knowledgeable faculty members for many colleges, universities, and research centers across Iran. Rapid growth was brought about through rather high student enrolment, increase in the number of faculty members, and agglomeration of research facilities. As a result, Departments of Biology, Mathematics, and Top Technologies formed their own corresponding Colleges. Hence, at this time FBS only includes Departments of Chemistry, Geology and Physics.
The Chemistry Department has 16 full time faculty members who are active in 4 major areas: Analytical, Inorganic, Organic, and Physical Chemistry. The Geology Department has 12 full time faculty members who work in 4 major areas: Economic, Geology, Engineering Geology, Petrology, and Tectonics. The Physics Department has 9 full time faculty members, active in 3 major areas: Atomic and Molecular Physics, Condense phase, and Particle Physics.
Meeting big challenges, and crossing over exciting boundaries of science and technology is rightfully made possible through the wise leadership of FBS distinguish professors implemented by enthusiastic post doctorates, MS and PhD graduate students, as well as the FBS nonacademic staff.
FBS operates in a very friendly, but competitive atmosphere. It is devoted to excellence and expansion in Pure and Applied research.
FBS serves the scientific and industrial interests of its community while strives for contributing to the advancement of science at a global level.
FBS has already published numerous high quality research articles in high impact factor international scientific journals. This Faculty and its researchers are often ranked highly by international scientific organizations.