Sofia Rahiminejad has been awarded the prestigious Wenner-Gren Foundation's fellow scholarship for postdoctoral education. Photo: Michael Nystås

Sofia Rahiminejad new Wenner-Gren Fellow

Postdoc researcher Sofia Rahiminejad at the Electronics Materials and Systems Laboratory (EMSL) at MC2, has been awarded the prestigious Wenner-Gren Foundation's fellow scholarship for postdoctoral education. It gives her the opportunity to research abroad for three years, followed by two years research at home.

Sofia Rahiminejad gets her grant for a project with the headline "The use of new metamaterials for high frequency space applications". She will spend two and a half years at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), at California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, USA, and the remaining six months at Stanford University, California, USA.

The grant is awarded for the years 2017-2020. The sum depends on family situation and which country the fellow is travelling to.

Wenner-Gren's fellow scholarship is the foundation's most exclusive program. Of the 75 received applications in 2017, only five were granted, after interviews with 15 candidates. The aim is to give the top young researchers the opportunity to qualify for postdoctoral education abroad for three years and to subsequently conduct research activities in Sweden for two years after renewing application.

Text and photo: Michael Nystås

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Published: Fri 30 Jun 2017.