Zahra Kolahdouz Esfahani received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering (with honors) from University of Tehran, Iran, in 2009 and 2011, respectively. She was a researcher in Thin Film and Nanoelectronic Laboratory, in 2007–2011. During her master study, she was working on gradual tilting exposure photo and nanolithography technique, growth control of oriented multi-wall CNTs, structural modification, and Graphene nano- ribbon synthesis through plasma unzipping. In late 2011, she commenced her Ph.D. work in Microelectronics at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, where she worked on high aspect ratio lithography, monolithic 3D wafer level integration, and smart LED wafer level packaging. Since Dec. 2016, she pursued her research as a postdoctoral research fellow at Kavli Institue of Nanosicence, TU Delft, on liquid cell nanoreactors for in-situ transmission electron microscopy.
In late 2017, she has returned to Iran as a part of collaboration program with Iran’s National Elites Foundation. She did her 2nd postdoctoral research in University of Tehran on developing thermal co-evaporation technique for making thermoelectric MEMS cooler devices. During her academic experiences, she holds four international patents in the field of advanced nano and high aspect ratio lithography and 3D Si interposers and published more than 30 scientific papers in international journals and conferences.
In 2019, together with 3 friends (all from Iranian elites returned home), she (as CEO) cofounded “Fara Payesh Amin Technology” company in Pardis Technology Park. The company focuses on developing advanced solutions for smart monitoring of cold supply chains. Just after 6 months from official opening, the company received the first round of funding. During its first year, 3 products were fully industrialized. Besides, 2 contracts were signed and delivered to cover 21k cold chain transport.