Dr Nahid Chalyavi is an R&D project manager in the Spectroscopy Technology Innovation Centre at Agilent Technologies, which is based in Melbourne. She is also a committee member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute Women in Chemistry Group and their former president. Nahid received her PhD in Laser Spectroscopy from The University of Sydney in 2011. She then worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Professor Bieski’s group at The University of Melbourne – School of Chemistry before joining Agilent Technologies in 2013. Nahid also worked as analytical chemist and researcher in the chemical industry in Iran for several years, before moving to Australia to pursue her PhD studies.