Inside Seurat with Yasaman Sargol, Ph.D., Semiconductor Materials Scientist

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1. Hi Yasaman!

Please tell us a little about yourself.


I’m originally from Iran and received both my Bachelors and Masters in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology and I worked on superconductor based light detectors during that time. I came to the US in 2015 to pursue a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at North Carolina State University with a focus on semiconductor manufacturing. After graduation, I became a postdoctoral research scholar at Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) Center which is funded by the National Science Foundation and focuses on next-gen applications for energy harvesting and storage. I am fascinated with all things related to health and environmental monitoring at a basic science level. Last year, I joined Seurat Technologies as a Semiconductor Materials Scientist and am currently in the Technology Development department working on the next generation of Seurat’s optically addressable light valves.


2. What energizes you about your work?


While semiconductor manufacturing is extremely interesting, I am most energized by the people that I work with. I cannot express enough how important it is to work for a company where you feel respected and acknowledged for your work. My manager believes in me and reminds me that I am capable of achieving anything. It’s this kind of supportive community that makes me excited about coming to work everyday—to do my best work.


3. What recent accomplishment are you most proud of?


I’m most proud of all my achievements as an international female scientist. I came to the U.S. seven years ago for graduate school, landed an amazing job, and made a life for myself in a new country. I cannot deny how hard and stressful it can be for internationals to leave behind their family and culture to build a new home and career. I’ve learned so much about myself from this journey and it’s only just begun!

 

I’m most proud of all my achievements as an international female scientist. I came to the US seven years ago for graduate school, landed an amazing job and made a life for myself in a new country.

 

4. What excites you the most about Seurat’s future?


I love that Seurat is pursuing a bigger purpose. Knowing that my contributions will produce generational-impact for a greener, cleaner world that future generations will live in is thrilling. Our collective contributions are so important to not just changing how products are fundamentally made, but how they actually impact carbon emissions.



5. What advice do you have for prospective Seurat candidates?


Working at Seurat is so much more than a job. You have to be motivated. You need to like what you do, and be amazing at it. You also need to be a good communicator and listener. This is an interdisciplinary environment where you will be involved in a lot of areas. There is nothing routine about our daily work environment.


Join people like Yasaman who enjoy working at a high-growth company that is challenging and prioritizes learning. Our team is growing fast so check out our open positions here.