Vahid Majidi, is the FBI’s assistant director for the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate. He’s a chemist, most recently chief chemist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the FBI’s representative to the IND Steering Group that Rolf chairs.
The Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate is responsible for coordinating and managing the FBI’s resources, activities and investigations involving Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD’s).
Specific accountability encompasses developing and executing an integrated approach to deny and protect access to WMD materials and technologies, to prevent WMD attacks, and to respond to WMD threats and incidents.
He’s also the highest-ranking Iranian at the FBI and among the highest ranking in the U.S. government
“So I say to her, how do you mean?” he said, recounting the conversation. “Well, you being born in Iran and now running the WMD program. I said, ‘To be honest with you, I never thought about it that way. For the past ten years, I was helping to make nuclear weapons. Now I have to make sure we stop them.” which has an astonishing paucity of followers of Islam in its upper reaches. He went to colleges in America, taught chemistry at a few, and now heads the FBI’s efforts in the most contentious area of America’s relations with the Muslim world. his daughter, a precocious ten-year-old, recently asked him if he thought this was “ironic”?
Visit Dr. Majidi’s profile and website at FBI.
The Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate.
Befor he came to FBI – Doctor Vahid Majidi, was Chief Science Advisor for the Department of Justice (DOJ) in February 2003. Dr. Majidi was responsible for coordinating science and technology policy among the Department’s component agencies and with state and local law enforcement entities. He also serves as a Department liaison to the scientific community.
Dr. Majidi earned his BS degree in chemistry from Eastern Michigan University and his PhD degree from Wayne State University. After his graduate work, Dr. Majidi spent two years as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Texas (Austin). Dr. Majidi was also the Group Leader for Analytical Chemistry Sciences Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory LANL. This Group was responsible for evaluating biological and environmental samples to ensure that LANL was compliant with all legal requirements established by EPA, New Mexico Environmental Department, and OSHA.
Dr. Majidi was a tenured associate professor at the University of Kentucky where he conducted research on laser-based techniques, gas phase chemistry, and solid substrates from 1989-1996.