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Shahab Fatemi

I am a space plasma modeler and I have been studying plasma interaction with different planetary bodies in the solar system.



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Research fellow at Department of Physics
Fysikhuset, plan 4, Linnaeus väg 24, FA419 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

In 2014, I received my PhD degree in Space Science and Technology from Luleå University of Technology at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) in Kiruna. My PhD thesis was about the "kinetic modeling of the solar wind plasma interaction with the Moon". Then I did my postdoc at the Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) at the University of California at Berkeley for nearly 3 years. In 2017, I moved back to IRF in Kiruna as a researcher to support Swedish instruments onboard ESA/JAXA's BepiColombo mission to the planet Mercury. Since 2020, I have been at Umeå University as a researcher, working on modeling plasma interaction with planetary bodies. I am also the model developer of Amitis, the first hybrid-model of plasma that runs entiry on Graphics Processing Units (GPUs).

Planetary and Space Science, Elsevier 2021, Vol. 198
Aizawa, S.; Griton, L.S.; Fatemi, Shahab; et al.
Planetary Science Journal, Institute of Physics (IOP) 2021, Vol. 2, (2)
Poppe, A.R.; Garrick-Bethell, I.; Fatemi, Shahab
Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, AGU 2021, Vol. 126, (2)
Rasca, A.P.; Fatemi, Shahab; Farrell, W.M.; et al.
Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2020, Vol. 125, (4)
Fatemi, Shahab; Poppe, A. R.; Barabash, S.
Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2020, Vol. 125, (9)
Liuzzo, Lucas; Poppe, Andrew R.; Paranicas, Christopher; et al.

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While at IRF, I was teaching Space Physics for nearly 3 years. Currently, I am only teaching "Research Topics in Physics" for undergraduates.