Why did you decide to pursue a graduate degree?
I personally derive unutterable intellectual satisfaction out of scientific work and that being the case, I aspire to be an active researcher and a productive faculty member after completing my doctoral studies. As a master’s student and while I was constantly in contact with faculty members and PhD students, I realized that the deeper and more comprehensive research goals that I had envisioned could be best fulfilled in a doctoral program. This understanding, together with my previous educational experiences and my aspiration for scientific work played the most substantial role in my decision for pursuing a doctoral degree.
Why did you decide to study at UBC?
Having a global reputation for scientific research excellence and being one the leading universities in field of science and engineering in the world, this university’s active faculty and the research equipment and facilities are truly difficult to find elsewhere. A number of very well-known professors in the field of theoretical and computational fluid dynamics are running The Laboratory for Complex and non-Newtonian Fluid Flow at UBC, which I am going to attend, and they are currently doing research in areas such as particle-laden flows, interfacial fluid mechanics, bubbles and particles in yield-stress fluids and cell biomechanics. Since my interests and objectives are perfectly in line with the research conducted at this lab, collaboration with these eminent scientists enables me to learn from them, and apply my acquired knowledge to the problems at the edge of science when I graduate. Besides, living and studying in a beautiful and vibrant city like Vancouver will certainly enhance my social life, and the cultural diversity and the social texture of such a city, and of Canada in general, provides me with a life-changing and invaluable experience.
What do you like to do for fun or relaxation?
Playing violin, reading, hiking.