Dr. Mohammad Reza Sheikholeslami

Associate professor


Contact Details                                                                                                                     

Tel: 98(21) 64592476

Fax: 98(21) 66070511

Email: rezasheikholeslami@yahoo.com; sheikholeslami@ries.ac.ir

Address: Research Institute for Earth Sciences, Geological Survey of Iran, Meraj Ave, Azadi Sq, P.O.Box 13185-1494, Tehran, Iran



PhD    Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France (2002)

Structural Geology and Tectonics

Evolution structurale et métamorphism de la marge sud de la microplaque de l'Iran centrale: Les complexes métamorphiques de la région de Neyriz (Zone de Sanandaj- Sirjan).

Supervisors: Prof. Alain Piqué & Prof. Mosaeib Sabzehei

MSc    Azad University, North Tehran Branch, Iran (1994)

            Structural Geology

Geology, structural geology and seismotectonic study of Davaran area, Central Iran

            Supervisor: Prof. Mohsen Pourkermani

BSc     Azad University, Shahroud Branch, Iran (1990)

            Engineering Geology


Research Interest                                                                                                     

Ductile deformation, Microtectonics, Strain analysis, Tectonic events, Sedimentation and tectonics, Geological mapping


Recent Projects                                                                                                         

-Geology and tectonic studies in Kopeh-Dagh and Binalud areas

-Data base of Iran faults

-Geology, structural and metamorphic study of the Bajgan metamorphic complex

-Tectonostratigraphy and deformation history of the Khabre-Baghat areas, Sanandaj-Sirjan zone

-Paleozoic and Mesozoic metamorphic complexes of the Southern part of the Sanadaj-Sirjan Zone

-Structural and microstructural analysis of southern Mahalat metamorphic rocks

-Structural and microstructural investigations of the metamorphic rocks in Ghasem Abad area (North of Lut Block)

-Neotethys extentional evidence northeast of Neyriz, Sanandaj-Sirjan Zone 

-Strain and vorticity analysis of Paleozoic metamorphic rocks of North Qatrueiyeh, Sanandaj-Sirjan Zone


Chosen Publication                                                                                                                

Sheikholeslami, M.R., Bellon, H., Hachem Emami, M., Sabzehei, M., Piqué, A. (2003). Nouvelles données structurales et datations 40K-40Ar sur les roches métamorphiques de la région de Neyriz (zone de Sanandaj-Sirjan, Iran méridonal). Leur intérêt dans le cadre du domaine néo-téthysien du Moyen Orient. C.R.Geoscience, 335, 981-991

Navabpour, P.,  Heydarzadeh, G., Mafi, A., Sheikholeslami, M.R., Haghipour, N. (2006). A preface to the Paleostress reorientations in the Kopet-Dagh after Triassic Period, Geosciences, 15, 59,176-183 (In Farsi)

Delcaillau, B., Carozza, J.M., Laville, E., Amrhar, M., Sheikholeslami, M.R. (2007). New geomorphic criteria on lateral propagation of blind thrust-related fold growth accommodating oblique convergence, Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, 51, 2, 141-163

Sheikholeslami, M.R., Pique, A., Mobayen, P., Sabzehei, M., Bellon, H., Hashem Emami, M. (2008). Tectono-metamorphic evolution of the Neyriz metamorphic complex (Sanandaj-Sirjan zone, SW of Iran), Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 31, 504–521

Kouhpeyma, M., Sheikholeslami, M, R., Ghassemi., M, R. (2010). The geometrics, kinematics and deformation stage analysis of metamorphic rocks around Mashhad, Geosciences, 19, 74, 99-106 (In Farsi)

Naemi, A., Heydarzadeh, G., Sheikholeslami, M.R. (2013). Geometry, Kinematics and Structural Evolution of the Cheshmeh Nay Fault Zone in East Alborz-Allah Dagh. Geosciences, 22, 86, 19-28 (In Farsi)

Naeimi, A.,  Heidarzadeh, Gh.,  Sheikholeslami, M.R. (2013). Structural and Geomorphic Evidence Along the Siah Kuh Fault in NE Iran. Geosciences, 23, 90, 91-98 (In Farsi)

Sheikholeslami, M.R., Kouhpeyma, M. (2012). Structural analysis and tectonic evolution of the eastern Binalud Mountains, NE Iran, Journal of Geodynamics, 61, 23-46

Ramazani, M., Ghassemi, M, R., Zanchi, A., Sheikholeslami, M, R. (2013). Structure of Fariman and Dareh Anjir Complexes and their Significance in Understanding of Palaeotethys Suture Zone Geosciences, 22, 87, 133-142 (In Farsi)

Ramazani, M., Ghassemi, M, R., Zanchi, A., M,R, Sheikholeslami. (2013). Evidence for Transpression and Strain Partitioning Developed During the Eo -Cimmerian Orogeny in the Aghdarband Erosional Window. Geosciences, 23, 89, 119-128 (In Farsi)

Sheikholeslami, M.R. (2015). The effects of Mid-Cimmerian event in northeast of Iran. Geosciences, 24, 94, 307-314 (In Farsi)

Sheikholeslami, M.R., (2015). Tectonostratigraphic units of southern part of the Sanandaj-Sirjan Zone. Geosciences, 24, 95, 243-252 (In Farsi).

Sheikholeslami, M.R. (2015). Deformations of Palaeozoic and Mesozoic rocks in southern Sirjan, Sanandaj–Sirjan Zone, Iran. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 106, 130-149

Sheikholeslami, M.R., (2016), Tectono-stratigraphic evidence for the opening and closure of the Neotethys Ocean in the southern Sanandaj-Sirjan zone, Iran, in Sorkhabi, R., ed., Tectonic Evolution, Collision, and Seismicity of Southwest Asia: In Honor of Manuel Berberian’s Forty-Five Years of Research Contributions: Geological Society of America Special Paper 525, doi:10.1130/2016.2525(09)