Published October 26, 2020
A story in Design World features Seyedeh Elaheh Ghiasian, a mechanical engineering doctoral student who is studying the stability of structures.
Ghiasian is a research assistant in the Open Engineering Systems Lab, and her advisor is Kemper Lewis, Moog Professor of Engineering in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
“During my PhD studies, I was the first of my group to work with additive manufacturing. My professor hired a few other PhD and masters students but left it to me to lead them in using the additive equipment, which was a nice opportunity to develop leadership skills. One of the things I learned is that leadership requires a lot of patience. People have different skills, and learning what those skills are and then delegating appropriately requires time and patience. I would say delegating can be a challenge too, especially when you think you can do it faster and better than the people you work with, a trait I’m still working on,” she said.