Siavash earned the degree of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Physics in Isfahan University of Technology (IUT) in Iran in 2017 and continued to graduate with the degree of Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Computational Condensed Matter Physics from the same university in 2020. During his M.Sc. period, he worked on point defects in hexagonal boron nitride and titanium dioxide hexagonal nano sheet, specifically determining the capability of the defects as ideal solid-state single-photon emitters. He also studied the underlying mechanisms of two-dimensional graphene-based heterostructures and their applicability in transistors and low resistance junctions. Siavash joined the group of Professor Chris Van de Walle in 2021, where he uses first-principles techniques to model the structure and behavior of semiconductors, oxides and quantum materials. In his free time, Siavash enjoys reading well-written novels, playing basketball, swimming, climbing and learning new languages.