The fourth of an annual ceremony was held on August 5 at the Damavand University of Applied Sciences and Technology (DUAST) to promote the Tehran-based Ruzbeh Scientific and Cultural Institute (RSCI). The institute has used the event to award excellence in the Iranian elevator and escalator industry. The country’s oldest industry member, Amir Yazdan, was recognized in his 92nd year. He was trained at ASEA Co. in Sweden in 1975. Yazdan then presented the awards, starting with Silver Trophies to Mahmood Mir Heydari and Ghasem Seyed Ghasemi, pioneers of the Iranian elevator and escalator industry. Next, Gholamali Rabani and Mousavi Fard were presented with awards recognizing them as the best tutors of DUAST. Behrooz Karimkhani achieved an honorable mention in this category.
Meysam Iranshahi and Behrooz Firouz Far were the winners of awards for best technical papers in the industry. Iraj Fasihi, Omid Hashemi and Arash Nasiri were the winners of the best book award. Their book is a comprehensive guide for elevators and escalators. Bahman Ahmed Nejad Shirazi was the winner of the best invention award. Shirazi, a DUAST student, designed a new mechanical overload system. Rooholah O. Veasi, Javad Roudbari, Abasi Fard and Abolfazl Ahangar were the winners of the “best student” section, receiving scholarships for their next semester at DUAST. Receiving the same award were Rahim Khodaee, Majid Marzban, Hasan Nazari, Amir Kianifar, Mostafa Parnian and Alireza Haghighi, considered the best researchers for their work on projects such as a robotic elevator. After the awards ceremonies, Dr. Ruzbeh Mirabdollah Yani, rector of the DUAST, spoke on the university and its goals. He mentioned the latter is all about elevators and escalators. He reported DUAST offers courses in elevator and escalator installation and maintenance; industrial electricity; drawing; control and electronic; welding; welding inspection; and elevator and escalator, control and robotic, industrial, and industrial electronic engineering, with more than 600 enrolled. He also noted a Master’s degree program in several courses is underway to unveil for the next academic year. After the speech, the guests were invited to the dinner party in the University Garden
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