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Concordia postdoc Ehsan Rezabeigi wins NSERC's first photo award

His bone-repair image captured the top spot in the Canada-wide Science Exposed contest
October 18, 2016
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By Cléa Desjardins

The award-winning image of an implant that promotes bone growth. | Photo by Ehsan Rezabeigi The award-winning image of an implant that promotes bone growth. | Photo by Ehsan Rezabeigi


It's official: Ehsan Rezabeigi has the coolest science picture in Canada, according to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).

The Concordia grad (PhD, 2015) and postdoctoral researcher’s close-up image of a flower-like implant that promotes bone regrowth won first prize in the jury selection for Science Exposed, NSERC's first science image contest. The picture also captured the 2016 People’s Choice Award, thanks to the popular votes from coast to coast to coast. 

We asked Rezabeigi, who conducts research in Concordia's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, to tell us more about what this win means for him — and for his research. 
 

Ehsan Rezabeigi Ehsan Rezabeigi

How does it feel to win this special NSERC award?

Ehsan Rezabeigi: It felt amazing when I was informed that not only did I win the Judges Choice Award but also the People’s Choice Award in this national contest. It is a great honour for me to be selected among all those fantastic contributions from across Canada.


What will this mean for your research?

ER: I am very happy that my research was well received and I was able to successfully communicate my work at both scientific and public levels. I believe that winning this award introduces my research to a broader audience and expands my network, which will definitely help to advance my research. Also, this is a great encouragement to continue my research and bring it to the next level.
 

What's next for you — at Concordia, plus in your research and/or your career?

ER: I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at Concordia. In addition to research, I had an opportunity to teach a course which was a fantastic experience. I love my research as well as teaching, so the next step for me is hopefully a faculty position allowing me to pursue what I am passionate about.

I plan to continue my research in the field of materials and tissue engineering and I am determined to improve the properties of my scaffolds and create something that benefits people who need bone implants.   


Learn more about Concordia's Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

 



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