About me

Currently, I am a visiting scholar in the Department of Physics at Harvard University.

As an independent Fellow at The Rockefeller University, I made a transition from theoretical physics to the intersection of biology and physics, pursuing theory and experiments in collaboration with Prof. Fred Cross.

In my graduate training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PhD physics, 2010), I conducted theoretical research on quantum fluctuation (Casimir) forces with Profs. Mehran Kardar (adviser) and Robert Jaffe (co-adviser). Before going to MIT, as an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania (BA, MS, 2005), I worked with Prof. Kim Sharp. During my college years I also spent a few summers in Germany, where I worked with Dr. Volkhard Helms at the Max-Planck-Institut für Biophysik and took classes at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt am Main (Vordiplom mathematics, 2003).

Before leaving for college I completed my schooling in Germany and lived in Paris, France as a child. I was born in Tehran, Iran, where my parents come from as well.

In addition to science, I enjoy sports and music. Here is a picture of me, taken in November 2009 at MIT:


Other pictures of me

October 09, 2008: Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at UC Santa Barbara

November 21, 2009: Massachusetts Institute of Technology