Behnaz Bagheri

Full Name
Dr. B. Bagheri
+31 20 592 4094
Multiscale Dynamics


After I completed my undergrad studies (B.Sc.) in physics and master studies (M.Sc.) in Condensed matter physics, I decided to join the pre-PhD program (1 year) of ICTP (International Centre for Theoretical Physics) in order to strengthen my background knowledge in theoretical physics before joining a PhD program. After I finished the program successfully, I moved to University of Waterloo, in Canada, in the Department of Physics and Astronomy to study magnetic phase transitions in a class of materials called "spin frustrated systems". After around eight months of research in this area, in May 2013, I started to do a PhD in the same university on computational modeling of electro-optical properties of polymeric systems. In January 2015, our group moved to Technical University of Eindhoven, in Mathematics and Computer Science department, and so did I. I successfully defended my PhD thesis "Multiscale Modelling of Excitations in Polymeric Systems" in January 2017 at TUe and joined the Multiscale Dynamics group of prof. dr. Ute Ebert at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in February 2017 as a postdoctoral researcher.


2017-present, Postdoctoral researcher on Let CO2 spark!, Multiscale Dynamics group, CWI, The Netherlands

2013-2017, PhD candidate, 2013-2015 University of Waterloo, ON, Canada, 2015-2017 Technical University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Thesis: Multiscale Modelling of Excitations in Polymeric Systems.                

2012-2013, Researcher, University of Waterloo, ON, Canada. Subject: Phase transition in magnetic Pyrochlore Oxides.

2011-2012, Postgraduate diploma, International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy. Thesis: Anderson Localization of Bosonic Insulators.

2009-2011, B.Sc. and M.Sc. studies, Isfahan University of Technology. Master thesis: Magnetic properties of graphene nanostructures and graphene nanoribbons.

 Currently, my research is focused on understanding breakdown dynamics in CO2.


Current projects with external funding

  • Let CO2 spark! Understand breakdown dynamics for high voltage technology and lightning Abstract Sparks, (Let CO2 spark!)