Vice President for Research and Technology

Dr. Houshang Khairy served as Vice President for Research and Technology.

The Office of the Vice-President for Research and Technology provides primary leadership in research policy, planning, and administration, including relations between the university and industry, research communication, and research support for the university.

This Office manages the university research units including Research Affairs Office, University-Industry Relations Office, Library and Center for Information Technology and Cyberspace. The Office motivates and brings together its research expertise to extend the frontiers of knowledge within and beyond existing research disciplines to contribute to the solutions to real problems.

Houshang Khairy received his BS in Geology from University of Shahid Beheshti Tehran, Iran  in 1992. He obtained his MS. in Hydrogeology from Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran in 1999, and was awarded Ph.D. in 2013 for his studies in Hydrogeology from the Mysore University, Mysore, Karnataka, India.

Dr. Khairy joined Damghan University, Damghan in 2015 and has served as the faculty member in the School of Earth Sciences. On May 21, 2019, he was appointed as the Vice President for Research and Technology at the University.

His research interests lie in the field of Groundwater hydrology, Hydrogeochemistry, Seawater Intrusion Modeling, application of Geographic Information System in hydrology, Environmental Geology, and Hydrological Modeling.

Dr. Houshang Khairy

Vice President for Research and Technology, Damghan University

Damghan University has a very clear focus and sees research as one of the key elements in its strategy to become a leading university in the region.

Houshang Khairy Vice President for Research and Technology


Dr. Javad Ghasemian

chairman of international and scientific cooperation office

Damghan University

Building No.1 Damghan, Iran

Duties and Responsobilities

In line with the macro- strategies released by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, this department aims to perform the following duties:

  • Formulating and following research policies
  • Fostering, managing and monitoring research activities
  • Developing research potentials
  • Promoting the national and international ranking of the University
  • Providing scientific and technical guidelines for the development of research and technology
  • Proposing and preparing different research bylaws
  • Establishing academic links with universities inside and outside the country
  • Holding scientific conferences