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Sara Farahani 

14. Sara Farahani

Academic staff member 

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I enjoy growing plants, mostly orchids, and also enjoy hiking.


  • Winner of poster prize in APATCC 2019, University of Sydney
  • Held a PhD Marsden scholarship from Royal Society of New Zealand  


  • PhD in Chemistry, University of Waikato
  • MSc in Physical Chemistry, University of Tehran
  • BSc in Chemistry, University of Tehran
  • Student in Cert in Adult Education, Wintec  

Areas of expertise

Industry experience, affiliations, and achievements

Research activity

  • Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry 

Select publications

  • Simulated Electronic Absorption Spectra of Sulfur-Containing Molecules Present in Earth’s Atmosphere- 
  • Spectroscopy of OSSO and Other Sulfur Compounds Thought to be Present in the Venus Atmosphere (under review) 

What do you enjoy about teaching/your job?

I enjoy supporting students in their learning journey and achieving their goals. My biggest joy is seeing them graduate work-ready and start their jobs. 

What do you love about your area?

It’s hands-on and is applied in most industries. I also love how fast-improving the area of teaching/learning is and love learning about it.

Tell us about your experience in the industry

I was QC/QA group manager in the polymer industry in three companies; biodegradable polymers (Bio Ctech), irrigating pipes (Ablooleh), and furniture (Kishwood) industries.

What keeps you busy outside of Media Arts?

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