University Chancellor

Dr. Mohammad Ali Lotfollahi-Yaghin
Telephone Number: +984137273070 Ext: 438
Prof. Mohammad Ali Lotfollahi is the professor of offshore structures in Civil Engineering Faculty at University of Tabriz. He earned a PhD in offshore structures from Heriot-Watt University, UK and Master in structural engineering and Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Tabriz and Isfahan University of Technology in Iran, respectively.
Before joining University of Tabriz, Dr. Lotfollahi was affiliated to Urmia University from 1990 to 2005.

At Urmia University, he was the vice-dean in research and postgraduate affaires at Engineering Faculty from 1997-1998, vice-dean in educational affairs again at Engineering Faculty from January 1998 to August 1998, vice chancellor in educational affairs from 1998 to 2002 and the head of Civil Engineering Department from 2002 to 2005. Later, he joined University of Tabriz where he served as the head of Civil Engineering Department from 2009 to 2013. Besides, he advised the social affairs office of the Civil Engineering Faculty from 2007 to 2013. He is the board member and reviewer of some prestigious national and international journals. Currently, he is the member of selectee committee for the Civil Engineering Faculty, specialized committee for the Civil and Mechanical Engineering Faculties and the member of audit board at the University of Tabriz. He has been the chancellor for the University of Maragheh since June, 2015.
Dr. Lotfollahi has been the Research Excellence Awardee at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tabriz in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014. In addition, has been the winner of Research Excellence award for the joint Engineering Departments and Faculties at the University of Tabriz from 2012 to 2014.
Duties and Authorities
The main duties and authorities of the chancellor are as follows:
  • * Planning and developing the executive policies of the university within academic and educational framework
  • * Observing the performance of the established plans and objectives
  • * Directing educational, research, cultural, administrative, financial, academic and disciplinary affairs as well as all local and international communications
  •  * Coordinating different units in the university and presenting the proposal of establishment, development, dissolution and, integration of the units
  •  * Keeping track of prospective problems and violations and referring them to the related officials
  • * cooperating with other local or foreign academic educational or research institutions
  •  * Appointing or removing the members of Board of Chancellery and deans of affiliated faculties and units and managers of academic departments 
  • * Executing the practice codes issued by the respective ministry