Mahmoud Tabrizchi received his Ph.D. in 1996 from UK in laser spectroscopy. His research interests are scientific instrumentation, such as ion mobility and time of flight mass spectrometry as well as spectroscopy using lasers and synchrotron radiation. He played a major role in developing ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) technique in 1990 in Iran that won a national prize and opened an ongoing wide channel for research and technology achievements in Iran. He published more than 50 papers, dealing with all aspects of IMS, many highly cited. He designed and constructed different detectors and analytical instruments based on IMS and mass spectrometry that currently help Iranian anti-narcotics police, industries and research groups in the universities. He has been granted 21 patents, including a US patent. He founded the first laser spectroscopy lab in Iran, constructing a Time-of-Flight (TOF) mass spectrometer that uses laser as its ionization source. The instrument is used for advanced research at Isfahan University of Technology. He is one of the pioneers in Iran to use synchrotron radiation for spectroscopy including: training students, giving lectures, building user community, and performing experiments in different beamlines, using international grants. He has been involved in the SESAME project, since early stages, domestically and internationally. He was a member of Iran local SESAME committee and of the scientific advisory committee (SAC) in Jordan, and Iran representative in the SESAME council. He is also one of the founders of the Iranian Light Source Facilities (ILSF).