Reza Moridi, BSc, MSc, MTech, PhD, CPhys, CEng, FInstP, FIEE, FHPS
Dr. Reza Moridi was born in Urmia, Azerbaijan, Iran. Prior to his election to the Ontario Parliament in 2007, Reza held senior executive positions in industry and academia.
Reza was Vice-President and Chief Scientist of the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada. He was appointed to the Dean of the School of Sciences, Chair of the Physics Department and University Head Librarian at Alzahra University, Tehran. He also served on the Senate and made significant contributions to the strategic development of this university.
Reza taught physics and conducted research in nuclear physics and solid state physics in the UK, Iran, Fiji and Canada.
Reza served on the Advisory Committee for Contemporary Science Degree with Expertise in Medical Physics at Ryerson University, Toronto, and was a guest speaker at the Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
Reza is a Chartered Physicist and Chartered Engineer. For his original contribution to physics, Reza was elected as Fellow of the Institute of Physics of the UK in 1986. In 1992, for his original contribution to engineering, Reza was elected Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers of the UK. In recognition of Reza outstanding contributions to the profession of Health Physics, the Health Physics Society of the USA presented Reza with the Fellow Award in 2002. In 2001, the Canadian Nuclear Society presented Reza with the Education and Communication Award. Reza is the recipient of the 2012 Toastmasters International Communications and Leadership Award.