I earned my D.Phil. researching "A novel approach for the development of policies for socio-technical systems" at University of Oxford, UK.
I was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. I left Iran in 2005 to start grad school.
I attended Sharif University of Technology (BSc, Process Engineering Class of 2000), Chalmers University of Technology (MSc in Environmentally Sustainable Technology Class of 2005, and Engineering Mathematics (for one year, Class of 2006)) and University of Oxford (D.Phil. Matriculated in 2007 - Supervisor Prof Banares-Alcantara). I passed my Viva in December 2011 under Prof. Venkat Venkatasubramanian (Columbia University - Samuel Ruben-Peter G. Viele Professor) and Prof. Ian Thompson (University of Oxford) and received my D.Phil. Certificate in March 2012.
From July 2012 to October 2014, I did my postdoctoral studies at the City Futures Research Centre (based in Faculty of Built Environment) at the University of New South Wales working with Profs Michael Neuman and Bill Randolph.
From July 2015 to December 2017, I was on the faculty of the School of the Social Sciences at the Singapore Management University as an Assistant Professor of Public Policy.
From January 2018, I am on the faculty of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore as an Assistant Professor of Public Policy.
Aside from academic studies, I have more than 10 years of experience working with EPC firms mainly dealing with PMC and Design issues relating to chemical, petroleum and construction projects and have provided technical and policy consultations on environmental, transportation, energy, and technology related issues.