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Research Assistant, Engineer

Location:
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Posted:
September 20, 2018

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FOROUGH ASKARISIAHOOIE

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Overview: I have a background in Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering. I have done research on molecular biomechanics and vascular tissue biomechanics, and have always been interested and involved in jobs which require mechanical design and analysis. My long-term professional goal is contributing to design, synthesis and analysis as a member of research groups that make effort towards improving population health. EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona 08/2017-12/2018 o Report title: Single Molecule Force Spectroscopy and Nanomechanics of Cells with Scanning Ion Conductance Microscopy

M.Sc. in Tissue Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT) 02/2015 o Thesis title: Characterization and Comparison of the Viscoelastic Behavior of Natural and Synthetic Vascular Grafts

B.Sc. in Biomechanics, Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT) 09/2012 o Thesis title: Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Contactin4 Adsorption on a Rough Silicon Dioxide Surface

SKILLS

o Developing Subroutine UMAT for finite element analysis by ABAQUS o Scripting in MATLAB and C++

o Characterization of the Material Properties of Body Tissues o Computer Aided Design (Creating 3D images of objects by CATIA) o Single-molecule detection by Whispering Gallery Mode biosensors o Scanning Probe Microscopy

o Electronic circuit board repair

CERTIFICATES

o General Laboratory Chemical Safety Training

o NIH Responsible Conduct of Research Certificate

o Atomic Force Microscopy Training for Multimode and Park Systems in Air and Liquid Modes o CATIA (a CAD design software)

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

Managed a group of senior students who were responsible for designing the questions of a physics competition among students, Farzanegan High School 03/2007 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

Graduate Assistant, University of Arizona 09/2017-12/2018 o Teaching Assistantship for course on Biomechanics (BME 566 – Fall 2017) o Research Assistantship for projects on

Cerebral Vasculature Segmentation by Image Processing

Detection of Single Nucleotide DNA Mutations Using Surface Engineered Microtoroids (Whispering Gallery Mode biosensors)

Imaging of Proteins and Cells by Atomic Force Microscope Graduate Research Assistant, AUT 02/2013-03/2017

o Performed research on: Characterization and Comparison of the Viscoelastic Behavior of Natural and Synthetic Vascular Grafts (M.Sc. Thesis) o Assisted the creation of academic publication and producing images for research papers Tutor, AUT 02/2013-06/2017

o Taught CATIA (Computer Aided Design software) to university students Undergraduate Research Assistant, AUT 09/2011-09/2012 o Performed projects on:

Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Contactin4 Adsorption on a Rough Silicon Dioxide Surface (B.Sc. Thesis)

Measurement of blood flow velocity on paper: implementation for paper-based diagnosis

Designing a novel prosthetic ankle-foot

English to Farsi Translator, Daneshpajoohaneh Javan Publisher, Tehran o Translated a book on Gravity for guidance school students 03/2012-11/2012 Intern, Center of Research in Medical Science and Technology, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran o Documented, translated and reported studies related to Non-rigid Registration and Biomechanical Modeling in Image Registration 06/2011-09/2011 PUBLICATIONS

Askari, F., Solouk, A., Shafieian, M. & Hashemi, A. 2017. A Comparison of the Material Properties of Natural and Synthetic Vascular Walls. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 71:209-215.

Askari, F., Solouk, A., Shafieian, M. & Seifalian, A.M. 2016. Stem cells for tissue engineered vascular bypass grafts. Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology 20:1-12. Askari, Forough, et al. 2011. Double-Phase Book of Physics: source books for students to prepare for the National University Entrance Exam (in Farsi). Tehran: Daneshpajoohaneh Javan Publisher. CONFERENCE

Askari, F., Solouk, A. & Shafieian, M. 2015. Characterization and Comparison of the Viscoelastic Behavior of a Synthetic Vascular Graft and Ovine Native Artery. Poster was presented at the First Conference on Novel Approaches of Biomedical Engineering in Cardiovascular Diseases, Tehran. HONORS & AWARDS

AUT Scholarship to study for M.Sc. degree in Tissue Engineering 09/2012 AUT Excellence Award 10/2010

o Ranked in the top 20% among students who majored in biomechanics Iran National University Entrance Exam Award 09/2008 o Ranked in the top 0.4% among all candidates

INTERESTS & EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

o Member of Ganje Hozour society that attempts to treat mental diseases worldwide, particularly depression, with the aid of poetry of Hafez and Maulana Jalaluddin Mohammad Balkhi o Volunteer in Global Health Competition, Spring 2018, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona



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