Assistant Professor Encieh Erfani

I am an Assistant Professor of the Physics Department at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Science (IASBS), Zanjan, Iran since Dec. 2015. I am a Junior Associate of the International Center of Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy since January 2017 and a TWAS Young Affiliate member since 2018. I was a visiting researcher at ICTP-SAIFR, São Paulo, Brazil (June - Nov. 2015) under the TWAS fellowship, and also a Post-Doctoral fellow of the School of Physics in the Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM) Tehran, Iran (Oct. 2012 - May 2015). I finished my Ph.D. in the Physics Department of Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany in Aug. 2012. I did also a one-year Postgraduate Diploma Programme of ICTP (2007-2008) in High Energy Physics.

Encieh Erfani

Assistant Professor, IASBS, Zanjan, Iran

Highest Level of Education: Post-Doctorate

Work Experience:

- Assistant Professor, IASBS - Zanjan, Iran - December 2015 to Present

- Astronomy Promoter - 2005 to present

- Head of IASBS Observatory - October 2018 to November 2019

- Co-organizer, First workshop in Physics in Afghanistan, 2018

- Visitor, ICTP-SAIFR - São Paulo, Brazil June 2015 to November 2015

- Post Doctoral Fellow, IPM, Tehran, Iran, October 2012 to May 2015

- Founder, "Knowledge Helper Fund", Zanjan, Iran, May 2019


- Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics, Bonn University, November 2008 to September 2012

- Postgraduate Diploma Degree, Physics, ICTP, Trieste, Italy, September 2007 to August 2008

- M.Sc. in Physics, Azerbaijan Shahid Madani University, October 2003 to February 2006

- B.Sc. in Physics, Tabriz University, October 1999 to July 2003 Skills


• English - Expert

• French - Intermediate

• German - Beginner
• Spanish - Beginner
• Farsi - Native
• Azerbaijani - Native


- 16th STS Forum, Kyoto, Japan, 2019 only participant from Iran in the history of the Event, Full travel support, Future Young Leaders Program

- OWSD full member, 2019

- TWAS Young Affiliate (TYAN), 2018

- Junior Associate of ICTP, Italy, 2017

- World Science Forum, Jordan, 2017

- TWAS Fellowship for Research and Advanced Training, 2015

- TWAS Fellowship for Research and Advanced Training, 2014

- IPM (Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences) Fellowship, Iran, 2012

- BCGS (Bonn-Cologne Graduate School) Scholarship, Germany, 2009

- ICTP High Energy Physics Postgraduate Diploma Programme Scholarship, Iran, 200

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