In Memoriam of Dr. Akbar Ghahary: well known inventor and philanthropist

Remarkable people with Iranian roots

Dr. Ghahary received his master’s in mechanical design and engineering from Aria Mehr University in Iran and his Ph.D., in 1983, in thermoset plastics composition and design in affiliation with Lowell University of Massachusetts. He is well-known for his expertise in polymer design and composites and owns many US and international patents, mostly in polymers and advanced composites. As CEO of Safas Corporation, he created Granicoat (R), the award-winning product that Safas Corporation manufactures and markets worldwide.
A strong supporter of the younger generation of Iranian Americans, Dr. Ghahary was instrumental in funding and promoting PAAIA’s Capitol Hill Internship Program (CHIP).


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