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Student Profile: Seyed Hesam Mirfarsi
Sustainable Energy Engineering doctoral student in the Faculty of Applied Sciences
I was born in Iran, a rich country in fossil fuels such as oil and gas. However, I blame fossil fuels for the polluted air in Iran and have always been passionate about renewable energies, in particular hydrogen energy. I focused on developing environmentally-friendly fuel cell materials for my Master of Science thesis and had this privilege to continue doing research as a research assistant after my graduation. I enjoy cooking and outdoor activities in my free time!
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?
SFU offers world-class educational opportunities as well as state-of-the-art fuel cell testing and characterization facilities. Furthermore, SFU is a pioneer university in terms of sustainability.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR RESEARCH OR YOUR PROGRAM TO A FAMILY MEMBER?
My family has continuously been supporting my research activities, knowing that I try to facilitate the transition from fossil fuels to renewables. I describe Sustainable Energy Engineering as a tool to protect humanity and planet from catastrophic climate changes!
WHAT ARE YOU PARTICULARLY ENJOYING ABOUT YOUR STUDIES/RESEARCH AT SFU?
I really enjoy studying at the school of Sustainable Energy Engineering and interacting with my peers, who I have this concern for environment in common with. Also, this is a great time to be working on renewable energies, especially hydrogen energy. Currently, there is a lot of momentum and potential in BC to further advance sustainable energies.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PROGRAM/POSTDOC POSITION TO SOMEONE STILL SEARCHING FOR A PROGRAM OR POSTDOC POSITION?
I must say that our world needs more sustainability geeks at the moment and if you are interested, look no further! School of Sustainable Energy Engineering at SFU might be the one you are looking for!
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