Prof. Sahand Jamal Rahi

photo Prof. I look forward to joining the Institute of Physics at EPFL in July 2018!

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 biophysicist 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.

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