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PhD in Management, Supply Chain, Operations and Technology Management

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology
  • Master of Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology

Reasons for Being at Laurier

I remember that those days I was thinking about the money as the most important thing, then the program, my potential advisor, and the type of life I could have in that specific country or city with my family.  Which I still think they are all important. However, after one year of being a PhD student, I will give completely different weights to these four aspects of decision making.

It changes to family life, program, potential supervisor and money. Being a PhD student is not easy. You need to like your program you need to have a good relationship with your supervisor and you definitely need a supportive social life to get rid of a lot of stress you have in your education life. So, I think as long as the money is enough for a normal life you better think about the other three aspects.

Research Interests

My general research interest is to find out how new technologies can be used in order to make the supply chain better. Throughout our education, we learn so many things in the area of supply chain management, however, how these old concepts can be combined with the totally new business environment would be a challenge.

My current research is focused on the adoption of RFID in cold chains like food supply chain. RFID stands for Radio Frequently Identification and uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track tags which contain electronically stored information.

Career Goal

I do want to become a professor. First, I like teaching and I really enjoy it. Second, being a professor will never become a boring job in contrast to many other jobs. You always have the opportunity to explore new things do a new research and so on. And the best part is that it is so flexible. You can choose your working hours; you can work at home. It kind of feels like you are a self-employed.


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