Iranian Society of Agricultural Machinery Engineering and Mechanization,
Introduction and History
Due to the numerous and frequent requests and comments from students, experts, and faculty members, the Iranian Society of Agricultural Machinery Engineering and Mechanization (ISAMEM) was revived in 1998. Actions were taken within the new framework and rules for scientific societies affiliated to the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, and the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance with comprehensive and approved bylaws. During the First National Congress of Agricultural Machinery and Mechanization in Iran (August 1998), which was held for 3 days in the presence of more than 500 faculty members, professionals and students at the Agricultural Training Center of the Ministry of Agriculture-Jahad in Karaj, the following people were selected as the founding board to prepare, follow up, register and finally activate the association’s statutes.
1- Dr. Morteza Almasi- Professor- Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz
2- Dr. Hosein Mobli- Professor- Tehran University
3- Dr. Abbas Hemat- Professor- Isfahan University of Technology
4- Dr. Teimour Tavakkoli- Professor- Tarbiat Modares University
5- Dr. Mohammad Loghavi- Professor- Shiraz University
6- Dr. Saeid Minaei- Professor- Tarbiat Modares University
7- Dr. Mohammad Hosein Komarizadeh- Professor- Uromia University
8- Dr. Iraj Ranjbar- Professor- Tabriz University
9- Mr. Rasoul Karimizadeg- M.Sc- Iran Scientific-Industrial Research Center
10- Mr. Ali Askari- M.Sc- Center of Agricultural Mechanization and Development
The first general assembly was held in February 1999 in the presence of the majority of the members and the official representative of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. The following people were elected as the board of directors:
1- Dr. Mohammad Loghavi
2- Dr. Morteza Almasi
3- Dr. Saeid Minaei
4- Dr. Abbas Hemmat
5- Dr. Morteza Shahidzadeh
6- Dr. Alimohammad Borghei
7- Mr. Kamaloddin Jazaieri
8-Dr. Hosein Mobli
9- Dr. Mohammadhosein Ra'ofat
10- Dr. Reza Alimardani
The Iranian Society of Agricultural Machinery Engineering and Mechanization (ISAMEM) was one of the very first specialized groups in Iran. A small meeting, convened by Dr. Morteza Almasi, Dr. Saeid Minaei, Dr. Mohammad Loghavi, Dr. Abbas Hemmat, Dr. Alimohammad Borghei, Dr. Morteza Shahidzadeh and Mr. Kamaloddin Jazaieri in Tehran on May 25, 2001. Thus, the first specialized meeting of Iranian Society of Agricultural Machinery Engineering and Mechanization was launched in 2001. In this meeting, the distinguished Professor, Morteza Almasi, was elected as the chairman and later this association was legally registered in Iran.
A list of main objectives and activities can be found below:
· To establish an office of the association located in the Agricultural Technical-Engineering Research Institute in Karaj.
· To promote the profession, holding members accountable to exemplary standards involving training, experience, knowledge, performance, and the ability to provide independent and objective consulting services.
· To provide opportunities for its members to convene for the exchange of ideas and the study of topics germane to the profession of agricultural consulting in all its varied fields in the national/abroad meeting and conferences
· To foster the discipline of agricultural consulting in all its varied fields
· Connection with reputable scientific societies abroad, including ASAE and CIGR
· To achieve financial support from organizations and scientific centers
· To reach up to 1000 members in the association
However, the association grew more slowly than the founders had hoped, and almost constantly faced financial crises. However, several activities have been carried out in recent years, including the new ISAMEM office in SCUA in addition to the headquarters in Tehran, restructuring of the organizational chart, and the 1st International Congress of Biosystems Engineering (2023 in the college of Agriculture and Natural Resource, Tehran University) in addition to the annual National Congress of Agricultural Machinery Engineering (NCAME). Today, many students and professors in the field of biosystems engineering are part of ISAMEM. ISAMEM members are proud and honored to bear the name of the organization they founded. The new board members of the association from the beginning of 2020 are:
Dr. Hassan Zaki Dizaji
Chairman of the ISAMEM, and Associate Prof. Biosystems Eng. Dept. Agricultural Faculty, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz (SCUA).
Prof. Dariush Zare
Vice Chairman of the ISAMEM and Biosystems Eng. Dept. Agricultural Faculty, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.
Dr. AmirBahador ValiKhani
Board member of the ISAMEM (treasurer), Head of Livestock, Poultry and Aquaculture Mechanization Group Agricultural drons development Manager & in ministry of Aquaculture.
Dr. Elyas Dehghan
Board Member of ISAMEM and Assistant Professor of AERI (Head of Agricultural Machinery and Mechanization Research Department ).
Dr. Mohamad Ali Hormozi
Board member of the ISAMEM, Maintenance specialist, Dana Energy Co.
Dr. Maziar FeizolahZadeh
Board member of the ISAMEM, Chief Executive Officer, Azarbaijan Sarzamin Yashil Energy (ASYE).
Dr. Ahmad Banakar
Board member of the ISAMEM, Associate professor of Tarbiat Modares university, Chairman of Mechanical and Biosystem Engineering Department.
Dr. Seyed Mojtaba Faregh
Board member of the ISAMEM, Khuzestan Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University, Mollasani, Khuzestan, Iran,