I grew up in Tehran, Iran. In the early years of high school, I became interested in chemistry and artificial intelligence (AI) and gained some experience in these areas throughout our annual scientific projects. The potential for creativity and innovation made me interested in engineering. Being motivated to solve environmental issues and the energy crisis, I chose to study chemical engineering at the University of Tehran, where my interest in transport phenomena and process control became apparent. For my undergraduate research project, I worked on the microfluidic synthesis of drug nanocrystals. Before the last year of my undergraduate studies, I went to San Diego for an internship at Eli Lilly and Company. Working with the protein crystallization and computational chemistry groups, I employed artificial neural networks to identify protein crystals by image analysis.
I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the Abolhasani Group, where I work on the accelerated development of energy-relevant nanomaterials using autonomous robotic experimentation in flow.
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