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Student Profile: Pooya Taheri

November 05, 2019
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My name is Pooya; I am a PhD student at the MSE Department of SFU. I love teaching, mentoring, and research. I work on improving the functionality and efficiency of electric machines. After finishing my PhD, I would like to mentor students through their university studies.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?

I chose SFU because of its culture of integration and collaboration.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR RESEARCH AND/OR PROGRAM.

My research is on improving the efficiency of electric machines.

WHAT ARE YOU PARTICULARLY ENJOYING ABOUT YOUR STUDIES/RESEARCH AT SFU?

It is very practical and solves real needs.

HOW HAVE AWARDS IMPACTED YOUR STUDIES AND/OR RESEARCH?

Receiving awards has helped me focus on my studies instead of worrying about basic needs.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PROGRAM TO SOMEONE STILL SEARCHING FOR A PROGRAM?

My program is multi-disciplinary and encourages broad perspectives.

DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR PROSPECTIVE GRADUATE STUDENTS?

Gain some real-life experience before pursuing graduate studies.

Contact Pooya: ptaherig@sfu.ca