Sanaz began her doctoral studies in Jan 2019 at the University of Waterloo under the supervision of Dr. Thomas Willett and Dr. John Montesano. She has received her Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tabriz, Iran, 2014 and she has received her master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Iran, 2017 where her research was focused on modelling passive and active behaviour of skeletal muscles. After graduating from her master, she started working as Research Assistant at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Amsterdam, where she worked on the biphasic constitutive model to compare mechanical properties of intervertebral disc tissue with hydrogels being considered as IVD substitutes. Sanaz currently is working on micromechanical modelling of by-design 3D-printable nanocomposite biomaterials for advanced bone reconstruction technologies.