Sahar is currently working on her PHD degree in Condensed Matter Physics co-advised by Dr. van Benthem and Dr. Pickett. She received her bachelor in Electrical Engineering with honors with an emphasis in Solid State Electronics followed by a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. Later, she obtained her master’s degree in Condensed Matter Physics focused mainly on Electron Microscopy and its techniques.
Sahar’s main research project involves exploiting dewetting process of metal films on Strontium titanate substrate via Dynamic TEM (DTEM) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Her overall goal is to be able to utilize both Density Functional Theory and Electron Microscopy techniques to understand phenomena in depth. Previously, she has worked on interface characterization of iron oxide nanoparticles and GaAs substrate.