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