“I think this project will be exciting, I like that research is so close to reality”, says Roya Meydani, one of the first doctoral students working within Mistra InfraMaint.
Roya Meydani has had thoughts about a PhD earlier. This time her dream has become true.
Since 1 March 1 2019, she is working as a PhD student within Mistra InfraMaint’s project 1.1 “Decision support strategies for infrastructure owners“.
Close to reality
The project aims to develop a risk-based evaluation model for decisions on maintenance measures, a model that is based on large amounts of data from measurements and with uncertainties in the condition assessment.
A lot of the work is done with the help of Stockholm Vatten och Avfall where she also has her supervisor Tommy Giertz, strategic investigation engineer.
“I like that it is not only theoretical but that we will help the water industry to work better”, she says.
Background as a consultant
Roya Meydani has her background in Iran where she took a bachelor’s degree in construction, road and water and worked for seven years as a consultant in the water and sewer industry.
In Sweden she took a master’s degree in hydrology and water resources at Stockholm University and has since worked for two years at Nacka municipality and three years at Sweco before she ended up at KTH and Mistra InfraMaint.
“I heard about this research opportunity existed from SVOA and thought it sounded exciting!”, she says.
In Mistra InfraMaint, she will collaborate with other doctoral students within different projects and in various places in the country – recruitment is ongoing in several cases. Available positions for PhD students can be found here (Swedish only).