By Maziar Bahari
Dr. Akbar Etemad is the father of Iran's nuclear program. After obtaining his Ph.D. in nuclear reactor physics from Ecole Polytechnique of Lausanne in 1963, he was appointed head of the Reactor Shieding Groupe at the Federal Institute for Reactor Research in Switzerland. Etemad returned to Iran in 1965 and became a nuclear advisor to the Iranian government. He was the president of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) between 1974 and 1978.