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.
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