Congratulations and thank you to Mohammad Khorsand-Ghayeni, our February Advisor of the Month. Mohammad is a Researcher at Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research (ACECR) in Mashhad, Iran, where he regularly hosts Mendeley trainings.
How did you get into your field and what is your research story?
I studied experimental science in high school and after that I did a BSc in Applied Chemistry, after which I did and MSc Polymer Science and Technology. I was eager to use all my knowledge, recently I have been working on preparation of polymeric scaffolds in tissue engineering.
Where do you do your research/work the best? What kind of environment suits you?
I like to work in a multidisciplinary fields and do team work in the field of human health.
How long have you been on Mendeley and what were you using prior to Mendeley? How does Mendeley influence your research?
I start using Mendeley in Spring 2012. Before that, I was working a little with Endnote. When you have a good instrument, you can work very quickly and very effectively. Now I have a big Mendeley Library that I consult every day!
Why did you decide to become an Advisor and how are you involved with the program?
Mendeley worked very well for me, so I decide to speak about it with my colleagues, coworkers and every researcher. I wanted to be an Advisor because I liked making research methodology easier for others.
What academic/researcher/librarian would you like to work with or meet, dead or alive?
I like to work with countryman Ali Khademhosseini. He is alive and works at Harvard Medical School, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology and Associate Faculty at Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.
What book are you reading at the moment and why?
Principles of Tissue Engineering (2014) it is one of the best books in the field of my interest.
What is the best part about working in research?
Achieve something that make people’s lives easier.
And the worst/most challenging part about working in research?
Trying to start up something or go on a path where others do not want to take the risk to do it.
What is the one thing you want people to know about Mendeley?
This software can change the way you do research very fast. You can see your achievements in the first year of using Mendeley.