Azam Iraji Zad, faculty member of Sharif University of Technology Physics Department was selected as member of the World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST). According to Public Relations Department of National Elites Foundation, she is the first Iranian scientist admitted to the commission.
COMEST is an advisory body and forum of reflection that was set up by UNESCO in 1998.
It is composed of eighteen leading scholars from scientific, legal, philosophical, cultural and political disciplines from various regions of the world.
The Commission is mandated to formulate ethical principles that could provide decision-makers with criteria that extend beyond purely economic considerations.