Changing World through Geophysics

Saman (M) Karimi

Johns Hopkins University
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
301 Olin Hall, 3400 N Charles St.
Baltimore, MD, 21218
Saman@jhu.edu
Last Updated (August 2018)





Positions

Postdoctoral Fellow (Aug 2016 – Present)
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences


Visiting Assistant Research Professor (Jan 2016 – Dec 2016)
University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences


Graduate Research Assistant (2010 – 2015)
University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences


Graduate Teaching Assistant (2009 – 2015)
University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences




Education

Ph.D., Earth and Planetary Sciences (2015)
University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Thesis Title: Studying the Thermal and Structural Evolution of Planetary Bodies

M. Sc., Geophysics (2009)
Tehran University (Tehran, Iran)
Institute of Geophysics,
Thesis Title: A Study of Fault Detection Using Geomagnetic Data

B. Sc., Physics (2006)
Iran University of Science and Technology (Tehran, Iran)




Services

Reviewer — Nature Astronomy, Geophysical Research Letters, Icarus
Reviewer — Mars Data Analysis Program (MDAP), NASA
Reviewer — Lunar Data Analysis Program (LDAP), NASA
Reviewer — NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship





Invited Talks

May 2017 — Applied Physics Lab (APL)
May 2016 — Johns Hopkins University




Awards and Honors

Geothermal Manhattan Project (GMP) Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2016
Johns Hopkins University

NASA/JAXA Award for participating in the International Venus Conference in Japan, 2018

NASA, Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), 2013

Travel Awards, 2012, 2013
University of Illinois at Chicago

Representative of the
Deptartment of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the Graduate Student Council (2011 – 2013)
University of Illinois at Chicago




Teaching

Johns Hopkins Teaching Academy Certification

Teaching Assistant and Lab Instructor (2009 – 2015)
University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL)

    Field Assistant (March 2013)
    University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL)




      Field Experience

      Field Instructor and Teaching Assistant, 2009 – 2015
      La Salle, IL

      Field Assistant, 2013
      St. Louis (MO)

      Death Valley, Yosemite, (CA, NV), 2016
      Garden of the Gods, Southern Illinois, 2014
      Grand Canyon, AZ, 2011
      Zanjan, Iran, 2008
      Damavand, Iran, 2008
      Arak, Iran, 2008





      SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
      Doctoral Dissertation

      Karimi, S., Studying the Thermal and Structural Evolution of Planetary Bodies. Doctoral Dissertation. University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015.

      Peer-reviewed
      Karimi, S., Ojha, L., Lewis, K., The Best Secrets are Kept Buried: Craters on Venus. Submitted to Nature Astronomy, Under Review.

      Ojha, L., and
      Karimi, S., Heat Flux at the North Pole of Mars: Implications for Martian Thermal Evolution. (To be Submitted by the end of August).

      Karimi, S., Dombard, A. J., Buczkowski, D. L., Robbins S. J. and Williams, R. M., Using Viscoelastic Relaxation of Large Impact Craters to Study the Thermal History of Mars. (2016), Icarus, Doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2016.02.037.

      Karimi, S. and Dombard, A. J., On the Possibility of Viscoelastic Deformation of the Large South Polar Craters and True Polar Wander on the Asteroid Vesta (2016), Journal of Geophysical Research. Planets 121, Doi: 10.1002/2016JE005064.

      Karimi, S. and Dombard, A. J., Studying Lower Crustal Flow Beneath Mead Basin: Implications for the Thermal History and Rheology of Venus (2017), Icarus, Doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2016.09.015.

      In Progress


      Karimi, S., Lewis, K. and others, Regarding the Lunar Mascon Basins (to be submitted in Fall 2018).
      Karimi, S., Lewis, K. and others, Constraining the Thermal State of Venus.
      Karimi, S., and others, Formation and Evolution of Isidis Basin on Mars.

      Marsh, B., Karimi, S., and others, The Radiator Enhanced Geothermal System.

      Conference Abstracts
      Karimi, S., and Marsh, BD., Radiator Enhanced Geothermal System – From Numerical Modeling to Construction. Submitted to AGU Fall Meeting 2018 Washington D.C.
      Karimi, S., Revisiting Crater Relaxation on Venus. International Venus Conference, September 2018, Hokkaido Japan.

      Karimi, S., and Lewis, K., Why do Mascon Basins Occur on the Moon? 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. 2018.

      Karimi, S., Marsh, BD., Hilpert, M., Radiator Enhanced Geothermal System – A Revolutionary Method for Extracting Geothermal Energy. AGU Fall Meeting 2017.

      Karimi, S., Ojha, L., and Lewis, K., Searching for Large Buried Craters on Venus. 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. 2017, Abstract # 2831.
      Karimi, S., Dombard, A. J., Smrekar, S., The Potential for Crater Relaxation on Venus. 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. 2016, Abstract # 1385.
      Dombard, A. J.,
      Karimi, S. and Schenk P., Post-Impact Cryovolcanism and the Bright Spots on Ceres. 47th DPS Meeting, 2015. ID# 2365240.
      Karimi, M., Dombard, A. J., A Study Regarding the Possibility of True Polar Wander on the Asteroid Vesta. AGU Fall Meeting, 2014. Abstract # P43C-4003.
      Karimi, M., Dombard, A. J., Studying the Possible Viscoelastic Deformation of the South Polar Craters of Vesta. 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. March 2014, Abstract # 2625.
      Karimi, M., Dombard, A. J., Studying the Viscoelastic Deformation of Mead Basin: Implications for the Thermal History and Rheology of Venus. 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. March 2014, Abstract # 2666.
      Karimi, M., Dombard, A. J., Using Large Quasi-Circular Depressions to Study the Thermal History of the Northern Lowlands of Mars. 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. March 2013. Abstract # 2631.
      Karimi, M., Dombard, A. J. and Williams, R. M., A Study of Thermal Evolution of Mars via Viscoelastic Relaxation of Large Craters. 43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. March 2012. Abstract # 2712.

      Karimi, M. and Dombard, A. J., The Evolution of Subsurface and Surface Topography of Large Craters on Mars. AGU Fall Meeting, Dec, 2011. Abstract # P43D-1712.