Somaiyeh successfully completed her M.Sc. degree in Nanomaterials-Nanoengineering at Tarbiat Modares University in Tehran, Iran. Her research there was focused on the laser fabrication of nanostructured materials with significant potential in optical and therapeutic applications. Subsequently, in December 2018, she joined the Borguet group. Her Ph.D. research focuses on designing and developing nonlinear optical laser techniques to study interfacial and confined water at geochemical and biological interfaces. She is the leading graduate student involved in constructing a nonlinear optical microscope for interdisciplinary research on material and bio-substrate interfaces. Somaiyeh has gained hands-on experience with laser systems and possesses scientific expertise in surface-specific vibrational laser spectroscopy (steady state and ultrafast) and microscopy using sum-frequency generation (SFG) and second harmonic generation (SHG) processes. Her research projects include investigating the properties of interfacial water using probe molecules at charged oxide surfaces, determining the dielectric function at interfaces, developing a new nonlinear laser spectroscopy technique (NIR-vSHG), and studying the impact of nuclear quantum effects on the interfacial hydrogen bonding network.