Niyousha Mohammadshafie

Education: Niyousha received her undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering at Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2015, where her undergraduate research was primarily focused on scaffold design for spinal cord recovery using stem cells. Niyousha then obtained her masters degree at Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio in 2018. As a part of her masters studies, Niyousha’s research centered around the development of DNA wrapped carbon nanotubes and their application in bioimaging and biosensing.

PhD: In January 2019 Niyousha joined the Haig research group in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Pittsburgh where she is excited to pursue her PhD. Within Prof. Haig’s research group Niyousha will study the drinking water microbiome and its role in human health by applying both traditional microbiology and cutting-edge research techniques.

Fun facts: Niyousha loves birds, books, research and sleep! 

Contact: and follow on Twitter - @MNiyousha