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Mehrdad Lofti Choobbari VUB B PHOT Brussels Photonics

Mehrdad Lotfi Choobbari

PhD student

Mehrdad Lotfi Choobbari started his PhD on September 1 st 2020 at B-PHOT. He pursues his PhD as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher in the MONPLAS program entitled “The training of early-stage researchers for the development of technologies to MONitor concentrations of micro and nanoPLAStics in water for their presence, uptake and threat to animal and human life”.

His research focuses on the development of an optofluidic-based system to measure the concentration of various types of microplastics in water for which a combination of diffuse reflection spectroscopy and scattering will be used, in combination with Raman spectroscopy to identify the types of plastic. He will work under the supervision of Prof. Heidi Ottevaere, Prof. Wendy Meulebroeck and Dr. Tatev Chalyan.

Mehrdad received his MSc degree in Micro and Nano Electronic Devices from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnique) in September 2018 and was working for his MSc thesis on micro paper-based analytical devices.