Arash Zargar is a Work Study Student in the Digital Humanities and Cinema Iranica projects. Arash is currently pursuing his PhD at the University of Toronto where his research focuses on the development of innovative numerical models for the study of human lung tissue diseases. Arash began his academic career studying aerospace engineering at Amirkabir University of Technology in Tehran, and subsequently acquired his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Alberta. Arash served as the Editor-in-Chief for Peik Scientific Magazine where he managed a team of over thirty individuals and ensured the production of significant scientific content. He was also an executive member of the Iranian Students’ Association at University of Alberta, earning several accolades from the university. Complementing his academic and professional pursuits, over the past decade he has been mastering the Setar, a classic Iranian musical instrument.
The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations