Dr. Azam Nekahi has been a lecturer in the School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment at Glasgow Caledonian University since 2014. She received a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from the Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran's Polytechnic) in 2004. She obtained Masters and PhD degrees, respectively in 2007 and 2011 at the Université du Québec; Canada within the NSERC/Hydro-Quebec/UQAC Industrial Chair on Atmospheric Icing of Power Network Equipment (CIGELE). Dr. Nekahi worked as a research fellow at GCU from 2012 to 2014. Her main research interests include outdoor insulation, partial discharge and spectroscopy. Dr. Nekahi is an active member of IEEE-DEIS and WIE.
In 2012 Dr. Nekahi was appointed as the liaison between IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS) and IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) Committee. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology. IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is the largest international professional organisation dedicated to promoting womenengineers and scientists.
Alongside her career, Dr. Nekahi runs the GCU staff's netball club.