Azam Zabihi

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Degree: Ph.D.

Division: Astrocent (Warsaw)

ORCID: 0000-0003-1322-9587



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Azam Zabihi is postdoctoral researcher at AstroCeNT, a unit of the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (CAMK) in Warsaw.

She completed her Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Bu Ali Sina, Hamedan, Iran, in June 2019. Her Ph.D. thesis concerned the investigation of the effects of fast neutrons on the DNA organizational levels using the Geant4 toolkit. She visited Dr. Bernal’s research group from September 2017 till February 2017 as a research opportunity.

She participated in several research and development projects in Iran. She was a teacher of a training workshop (Geant4 simulation tool introductory course) in the department of energy engineering, at Sharif University, Tehran, Iran, in March 2019, and she was a teacher aide for the Geant4 toolkit in energy engineering and physics department at Amir Kabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, from February 2015 to October 2017.

She taught fundamentals of physics and physics laboratory from 2013 to 2019 at Shahid Beheshti University, Shahid University, and Azad University in Tehran, and Bu Ali Sina University in Hamedan, Iran.

She was an advisor to four M.Sc students and one Ph.D. candidate from 2015 to 2019. Currently she is an advisor of one M.Sc student and five Ph.D. students.

In 2020 she moved to Poland and joined the Ultrapure SiPMs and Associated Readout Electronics Group at AstroCeNT and 3DPi PET project. Positron emission tomography (PET) is a powerful functional imaging technique widely employed as a non-invasive functional imaging modality with a wide range of clinical applications, staging tumors and finding metastases in oncology, gross target volume definition in radiation oncology, myocardial perfusion imaging in cardiology, and complex neurological disorders investigation and also used in brain diagnostics e.g., in the study of Alzheimer’s diseasewhere. 

She is working with 3DPi collaborated with Princeton University (Dr. Cristiano Galbiati, who explores new ideas on direct Dark Matter detection using argon and xenon as targets, and his Ph.D. student) and the University of Houston (Dr. Andrew Renshaw focuses on advanced detector development for direct detection searches for dark matter particles and experimental neutrino physics and his Ph.D. student) in the LAr-TOF-PET project, a medical application. The project also aims to advance this further with the forthcoming engineering prototype starting from a small system test-stand project at Cagliari University.

The list of and link to her publications is available in the Google Scholar platform.

Research interests
  • Monte Carlo simulations,
  • computational physics,
  • radiation physics,
  • radiation protection,
  • ionizing radiation,
  • medical physics, biophysics, and radiation.