Name: Homeyra Pourmohammadali
Program: Mechanical Engineering
University(s) / College(s) Attended: University of Waterloo
Education / Degree(s): PhD
Current Job Title: Lecturer
Current Employer: Department of Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo
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Fun Facts About Me
Share one fun fact about yourself: I was active in natural rock climbing; I achieved to be on the peaks of many mountains higher than 13000 feet above sea level.
Why did you choose to study engineering?: I had a strong background in math and physics in high school and I was interested to extend these knowledge and skills and effectively use them for analyses and simulations. I wanted to apply these collective skills for solving engineering problems, designing new technical products, or integrating systems.
How do you apply your engineering degree to your current career?: I am using the concepts of mechanical engineering in my research to solve specific biomedical problems related to tissue engineering and regeneration procedures and providing the appropriate biomechanical environment for the growing cells. I am also using the engineering concepts to teach variety of fundamental engineering courses to the undergrad/grad students either in Mechanical, Mechatronics or Biomedical Engineering programs at the University of Waterloo.
What do you love most about your career?: I am always on the learning curve. The dynamic nature of my job allows me to grow every day. I enjoy teaching my students what I have learned, and sharing with them what I have experienced.
What advice would you give to someone hoping to pursue a career in engineering?: Follow your passion, and explore as many roads as possible to find what you really enjoy. Focus on your interests and potentials. Be patient while solving a problem, integrating a system, designing a product, or developing your own ideas. Keep upgrading your technical knowledge and improving your team-working skills, and never be afraid to try new ways.