Alireza Z. Moshfegh received his Ph.D. in Physics (Experimental Surface Physics) from the University of Houston, Texas (USA) in 1990. After two years post doc. work at Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston (TCSUH), he joined Physics Department at the Sharif University of Technology (SUT) in Tehran, Iran. He became full professor in Physics in 2005 and then was elected as chairman of Physics Department at SUT from 2006 to 2009. He is a key founder of several national societies namely Surface Science and Technology, Vacuum Science and Technology, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology as well as Condensed Matter Physics. Professor Moshfegh became the top outstanding physics researcher of Iran in 2011. He was also elected as the first Chair of Surface and Interface Physics in Iran in 2015. His current research interests focus on the synthesis and characterization of nanostructures and low-dimensional materials in particular novel 2D transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) for clean energy production and environmental applications. He has published more than 130 research articles and several review papers with over 2500 citations as well as a co-edited book on physics and technology of thin films.