Motahareh Peyvasteh


Research group: Optoelectronics and Measurement Technology (OPEM)
Research Subject: Investigation of structured light propagation in complex random media including bio-tissues
Researcher profile: http://www.oulu.fi/university/researcher/motahareh-peyvasteh

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Official interview

Who are you?
I am Motahareh (Mona) Peyvasteh, a doctoral student in OPEM unit, ITEE faculty.

Where you come from?
I am from Tehran, Iran.

What you have done before coming to Oulu?
I graduated from the Master's program in Solid State Physics in 2012 and after that, I started a part-time work as a research assistant in Department of Energy Engineering and Physics, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran until I came here.

Why did you decide to come to Oulu?
Actually, at first, I found my supervisor through the project he was working and I was very interested to the field. Then, he informed me that he was moving to Oulu. Therefore, I started to search for the group and program that I may join them. I also found Finland a perfect place to continue my studies because of several factors like peaceful environment and gender equality.

What is the name of your research project?
"Investigation of structured light propagation in complex random media including bio-tissues"

What is the expected main outcome from your research project?
My project is directly connected with increasing public health and that is the exact reason I am that much into this issue. If we could achieve our goals even to some extent, it could be useful for those who suffering from cancer.

What you would like to do after you have got PhD degree?
I want to keep balance between academic and industrial work atmosphere. Therefore, I am going to work in a research department in some companies related to my project.

What I4 Future program has so far given to you? What has been good? Have you missed something?
I deeply appreciate I4Future program for providing this opportunity for me and other researchers in our program to work in a friendly, multi-disciplinary atmosphere and less worried about economic issues. There were several courses and workshops for presentations techniques and also entrepreneurship and startups that were very useful and effective for me. I learned a lot from them and I could see the changes in my way of thinking and presentations.

What kind of the atmosphere /weather in Oulu has been in your opinion?  
I am very pleased with the work atmosphere here, at the same time that people are very responsible and serious about the work, they have a friendly and supportive manner. Regarding the weather… honestly, at first, I was not happy with that. It took time to get used to it and now I feel much better, especially after that hot summer we had this year 2018, I am looking forward for winter!

Have you already published results? If yes, where?  
Not yet. However, I have submitted two papers.

 

On my own words

Faculty of Computing and Electrical Engineering
Research group: Optoelectronics and Measurement Technology (OPEM)
Major: Biophotonics
Research Subject: Investigation of structured light propagation in complex random media including bio-tissues
Partner organization: Oulu University Hospital

I have started my study since September 2016 as a doctoral student and as an I4Future member from January 2017 and my appointment will be end at January 2021.

I come from Tehran, Iran. I have worked as a research assistant in Electronic systems, Optical and Liquid Crystal Laboratories in Department of Energy Engineering and Physics at Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (part-time) after finishing my master program.

I expect this program smooth my way to my future career and help to obtain enough knowledge and research skills, which are primarily required for a science postdoctoral position in the field of biophysics or biophotonics. Furthermore, I hope the mobility plan and predicted conferences and summer schools provide me a great opportunity to collaborate and become familiar with the researchers who study in the same field as I and help to share our experiences and ideas.

Last updated: 25.9.2018

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