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Khashayar Sadeghi is an associate professor at the Higher School of Technosphere Safety and the Higher School of Nuclear and Thermal Energy. He completed his master’s degree in Iran and almost seven years ago came to Russia for graduate school. First he entered the preparatory faculty, where he studied Russian. Then he started teaching. First as an assistant, then as a senior teacher. Today he is an assistant professor at two higher schools.

— Khashayar, why did you choose to study at Polytechnic?

— After my master’s degree, I had the opportunity to continue my studies in Russia. I read a lot about programs in my field, chose from several options for graduate school, including in Moscow. Polytechnic is one of the best universities in Russia with a program in nuclear energy, this became a decisive factor.

— How did you start teaching?

— After graduate school, I was invited to the Polytechnic University of Milan. However, there was no opportunity to develop there, only on strictly defined topics. But I wanted to grow in different directions, and Polytechnic gave me this opportunity: I became a teaching assistant, and at the same time I could calmly do scientific work. I was writing my dissertation and at the same time conducting work on several other topics. I was offered to work with students and was given an office. It’s very motivating. I could stay up late into the night on my research. I have published more than 20 scientific articles. I felt that they trusted me and tried to show results.

— Do you like teaching or is this a temporary stage?

— I started teaching mathematics and physics almost 10 years ago. And I also felt that I was truly passionate about research. I really enjoy passing on my knowledge to others, especially when I see that students are interested in the subject.

— Have you experienced a lockdown in St. Petersburg? How has this affected your work?

— I remember this period. I lived in a hostel then, and despite the situation in the world as a whole, it was a very productive period for me. I wrote scientific articles every day, without any distractions. More than 10 publications were made during that period.

— Tell us about your research.

— When I finished my master’s degree, I published my first article. It was a very difficult job: “A set of time correlations for a fast and unprotected loss of flow accident in a VVER-1000 reactor using a single heating channel approach and gene expression programming.” I wrote it for almost a year. My current focus is on research into hybrid clean energy sources and cogeneration plants equipped with thermal storage systems to achieve net-zero emission targets. One of the latest publications is entitled “Towards Zero Emissions with an SMR-solar Hybrid Cogeneration Plant Equipped with a Modular PCM Storage System for Seawater Desalination.”

— Was it difficult for you to adapt to Russia at first?

— At first it was difficult because I didn’t know the Russian language, because I didn’t understand a word. English helped a little, but in the same clinic it didn’t really help. After 4-5 months it became easier.

— How do you spend your free time, if you have any left? Are you afraid of our weather?

— Every morning I open the window and enjoy the weather. It is very hot in Tehran; in summer the temperature reaches 40-45 degrees Celsius. I love walking around St. Petersburg and going into nature. I like people. I was very lucky. Everyone I interacted with was nice and helpful. For example, at the university. The Polytech team and my mentors create professional relationships, making it easier for foreign scientists and students to study and live. At Polytechnic University, it doesn’t matter what country you are from, they speak the language of science here.

— What can you say about modern students? You yourself were a student not so long ago?

“I’m lucky that many of my students are good guys. I have students from Russia, Turkey, Africa and other countries. Most take their studies seriously and strive to gain knowledge. There are, of course, exceptions. But if out of 10 master’s students at least one wants to continue their path to graduate school, then I’m doing everything right. And it’s worth it.

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