Name, organization: Samaneh Ghazanfari, Maastricht University
Current position: Assistant Professor
Areas of expertise: Medical Textiles, Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials, Biomechanics
Roles in FibreNet: ESR Supervisor and Work Package Leader
Where were you born/ where have you lived as a child?
I was born and lived in Tehran, the capital of Iran, before I moved to the Netherlands for my Ph.D.
Hiking, playing piano, cooking, video games and from time to time skiing and ice skating.
Tell something about yourself, which other FibreNet people might not know yet?
I used to be a professional mountaineer. The mountain peaks of the Netherlands put an end to my climbing.
What do you like most in your current work?
Mentoring students, teaching, the flexibility to pursue my own research interests, and the intellectual challenge.
What has been the hardest decision you have made during the last years?
My career path, to choose between industry and academia. I am very satisfied with the decision I made at the end.