|Collect your stuff and apply for Marie Curie actions; ESR-10 in Paris|
Before getting so serious and talking about engineering stuff, let me to introduce myself first. My name is Morteza and I am from Iran (a beautiful country with warm-blooded people). Regardless of all my talents, I chose to study engineering 😉 that looks so boring for a lot of people. I started with marine engineering and naval architecture which is an interdisciplinary field between mechanical and civil engineering and I successfully finished my bachelor's education in Amirkabir University of Technology in Tehran. I found this university so interesting and full of smart students and great faculty board (I was not among those nerds 😅), so I decided to continue my master's education in the same university but in hydro-mechanics. After I finished my first master's, I wanted to have some studies in another field of engineering and to experience living in another country, therefore I moved to Istanbul\Turkey and started studying industrial and systems engineering. I received my second master's degree from Istanbul Sehir University. I should say that living in Istanbul is JUST amazing.
Meanwhile, I got familiar with Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions and I was hoping to become a researcher under this program since they provide you a very good environment to conduct research among different institutions in several countries, and under the supervision of excellent professors and researchers. Finally and gladly, in the right moment, just after I defended my second master's thesis in Reliability Engineering, I found INFRASTAR which is a framework for Innovation and Networking for Fatigue and Reliability Analysis of Structures. I applied for some positions under this program and I was accepted as ESR10 which my project topic is "Optimal maintenance planning of existing structures using monitoring data".
My host institution is PHIMECA Engineering in France which is an engineering company specialised in optimisation, reliability and robustness of products and structures. Also, I am enrolled as a PhD student in SIGMA Clermont. I work under supervision of five great professors and researchers. Dr. Thierry Yalamas and Guillaume Causse from PHIMECA, Dr. Nicolas Gayton and Dr. Cecile Mattrand from Sigma, and Dr. André Orcesi from IFSTTAR.
Thanks in advance for reading my first article 😊