Fereshte Ghahari is a UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nanoscale Processes and Measurements Group. She received a B.S. in Physics from Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran, an M.S. in Physics from Sharif University of Technology, Iran and a Ph.D. in Physics from Columbia University in the city of New York. Her doctoral research focused on the investigation of interaction effects on electric and thermoelectric transport in graphene. Fereshte is working with Nikolai Zhitenev and Joseph Stroscio developing new low temperature STM techniques for measurement of graphene and other 2D materials.