An Iranian physicist Akbar Jafari at Sharif Poly Technique University won German Alexander Von Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers.
The fellowship is given by Von Humboldt Foundation to foreign associate professors and assistant professors who have graduated over the past decade.
Von Humboldt Foundation awards research fellowships at different levels to foreign researchers and professors. Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers is given to young associate professors and assistant professors who graduated less than 10 years ago.
The individuals receiving the fellowship should present a proposal about a certain topic and carry out it along with a German professor.
Dr. Jafari is mainly working on condensed matter, and his research focuses on investigating the electronic structures of advanced materials and strong and irregular electronic systems.
He received his B.Sc. in physics from Sharif Poly Technique University in 1999, and received a Condensed Matter Diploma from the International Center for Theoretical Physics in Italy.
He received a PhD from Sharif Poly Technique University in the same field in 2004. He also completed his post-doctoral studies in Japan in 2006.