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I am an Environmental Social Scientist. I received MSc. in Sustainable Energy Technology (Major in Energy and Society) from the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands and PhD in Environmental Social Science from the University of Helsinki, Finland. During my PhD studies, I visited the University of Essex, UK and the University of Texas at Austin, USA. My PhD dissertation aimed to demonstrate the impacts of cultural orientations on risk perception of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and their policy implications. My research interests mostly lie in the field of social sciences of sustainable energy systems, climate change and energy politics. I have taught courses on global environmental challenges, environment and culture, energy and society, and environmental sociology, among others. 

I have worked at the University of Greifswald, Germany, Aalto University, the University of Helsinki, Novia University of Applied Sciences, Finland, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (visiting fellow), Austria and the European Patent Office, the Netherlands, among others. Currently, I am a Senior lecturer at the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy of the University of Jyväskylä (JYU), Finland.

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Publications

A) PEER-REVIEWED SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES

  • Karimi, F. (2021). Stakeholders’ Risk Perceptions of Decarbonised Energy System: Insights into Patterns of Behaviour. Energies 14(21), 7205.

  • Karimi, F., Rodi, M. (2021). Energy-transition challenges in the Baltic Sea Region: an overview of socio-political and legal gaps, in Mišík., M; Oravcová, V. From economic to energy transition: Three decades of transitions in Central and Eastern Europe. Palgrave. 

  • Ivandic, M., Shogenova, A., Karimi, F., Wójcicki, A., Shogenov, K. (2021) Routing Deployment of CCUS in the Baltic Sea Region. SINTEF Proceedings 7.

  • Karimi, F., Toikka, A. (2018). General Public Reactions to CCS: does culture matter? International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 70, 193-201.

  • Karimi, F. (2017). Timescapes and CCS projects: Is deferring projects and policies just kicking the can down the road? Energy Procedia 14, 7317–7325.

  • Karimi, F., Komendantova, N. (2017). Understanding experts' views and risk perceptions on carbon capture and storage in three European countries. GeoJournal 82, 185-200. 

  • Karimi, F., Toikka, A. & Hukkinen, J. I. (2016). Comparative Socio-Cultural Analysis of Risk Perception of Carbon Capture and Storage in the European Union. Energy Research & Social Science 21, 114-122.

  • Karimi, F., Toikka, A. (2014). The relation of cultural structures and risk perception: How does social acceptance of carbon capture and storage emerge? Energy Procedia 63, 7087–7095.

  • Karimi, F., Goulas, A., Barzmehri, M. M., & Anggana Putri, M. (2012). CCS potential in Norway - Exploring the role of flagship projects: The Mongstad and Kårstø case studies. International Journal of Sustainable Water and Environmental Systems 4, 23-34.

B) BOOKS

  • Karimi, F., Rodi, M. (2022). Energy Transition in the Baltic Sea Region: Understanding Stakeholder Engagement and Community Acceptance. Routledge Studies in Energy Transitions.

C) CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

D) THESES

  • Karimi, F. (2017). Socio-cultural factors in risk perceptions of Carbon Capture and Storage. PhD dissertation, Faculty of Social Sciences. Helsinki: University of Helsinki.

  • Karimi, F. (2011). An economic assessment of carbon capture and storage: The case of the Netherlands. MSc. thesis, Faculty of TPM. Delft: Delft University of Technology.

E) REPORTS

  • Karimi, F., Lund, P. (2018). Potentials of and barriers to variable renewable energy and flexible energy systems in the Nordic and Baltic countries. Flex4RES: Nordic Energy Research.

  • Contribution to Boscan, L., Rosenlund Soysal, E. (2017). Framework conditions for flexibility in the Gas – Electricity interface of Nordic and Baltic countries. Flex4RES: Nordic Energy Research.

  • Karimi, F., Toikka, A. (2016). Maximizing bioenergy potential: Policy recommendations for Finland. BEST program. CLIC Innovation, Research report no D1.1.2-1.

F) PUBLICATIONS INTENDED FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC, LINKED TO OWN RESEARCH

G) INTERVIEWS, NEWS AND OTHER ARTICLES FOR GENERAL PUBLIC 

  • Interviews: Svenska Yle, Moritz Magazine, Yliopisto-Lehti, LL-Bladet, folktinget.fi (YouTube channel), Yle English TV, Yle Fem TV, kommunerna.net podcast, TU DELTA magazine.

  • News: Carbon Storage newsletter of the U.S. Department of Energy; Campus 1456 , IKEM newsletter 

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Courses 

Currently, I teach the following courses:

  • Environmental Sociology

  • Energy and Society

  • Climate Change and Society

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FI-40014 University of Jyväskylä, Finland

farid.o.karimi[at]jyu.fi

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