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Nayer Eradat is one of Iran’s and even world’s most influential scientist, physicist, mathematician, senior researcher and PH. D. at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at San Jose State University in USA.
- 1990 at age 22, BSc in Applied Physics – University of Tabriz, Iran.
- 1998 at age 30, MSc in Applied Physics – University of Utah, USA.
- 2001 at age 33, Ph.D. in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics University of Utah, USA.
- 2003 at age 35, Assistant Professor – Laser & Photonic San Jose State University, USA.
Nayer Eradat is Co. founder of Erbion Consultants. Nayer most recently worked at Gemfire Corp. as a senior photonics scientist. Prior to that she has worked at the NP Photonics Inc. College of Optical Sciences Center of the University of Arizona, and Middle Tennessee State University on several industry-funded projects.
Nayer Eradat, loved mathematics and physics from early years of high school because she “was a very curious child and only physics would answer her questions to the depth that would satisfy her”.
After high school, it was all so natural to study physics, and she earned a bachelor of science degree in applied physics from the University of Tabriz in Iran in 1990. Eradat then worked in the department of energy in Tehran, Iran, as a research associate for four years. “Her job was laser manufacturing and studying optical quality of the solid state laser crystals.
Nayere Eradat were later worked with a newly founded university in Karaj (one hour from Tehran) on curriculum development and instrumentation of an optics lab for the physics department. Optics is colorful topic, and it is rich in applications.
In order to reach a point where Nayere Eradat wanted to advance more in her education she started considering her options and going through the process of applying for graduate school and which country and language would be best for her. Nayere Eradat chose the United States. She started her graduate studies at University of Utah Department of Physics, Salt Lake City, in 1995, where she earned her master’s in physics in 1998 and Ph.D. in 2001 in experimental condensed matter physics.
She added that the opportunity to study abroad “with exposure to cultural diversity made the graduate school experience richer and more fun” for her. Since 2001, she has worked as an optical engineer in the telecommunication industry and as a research scientist with the University of Arizona Optical Science Center in Tucson.
Professor Eradat’s research interest is fabrication and study of the photonic crystals.
All of the teaching and research makes her want to spend her free time outdoors. Eradat said she enjoys hiking, tennis, traveling, snow skiing, music, reading and socializing.
- San Jose State University 2006
- Gemfire Corporation 2007-2008
- Middle Tennessee State University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Assistant Professor, Since August 2003
- The University of Arizona: Optical Sciences Center, Assistant Research Scientist, 2001-2003
- NP Photonics Inc., 2001