We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.    Carl Sagan


My academic training is broad and encompasses several specific areas from multiple fields of science, all of which fall under the heading of Astrophysics and Planetary sciences. Trained as a theoretical physicist during my undergraduate studies at Sharif University of Technology (SUT), I worked on the fundamental problems in General relativity and Cosmology for my master's degree, through which I gained my first research experience. These credentials helped me enhance my critical thinking ability and build a foundation for scientific thinking.

A combination of personal interests, programming skills, and knowledge of General relativity led me to pursue my doctoral work on detecting exoplanets via gravitational lensing events at SUT. In this research, I studied the possibility of observing exoplanets orbiting source stars in microlensing events and the chance of directly detecting light reflection from exoplanets. My work in this field provided me with a comprehensive knowledge of exoplanet detection methods, data simulation, and data analyses of space-based telescopes.

My unexpected immigration to the US in the middle of my Ph.D. studies at Sharif University of Technology (SUT) prevented me from defending my dissertation in person. SUT did not accept my online defense at the time. This policy changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and I successfully defended my dissertation in Planetary Sciences. Nevertheless, since my initial request for an online defense was unsuccessful, I started a new Ph.D. at UTA in Space Science. While a student at UTA, I worked on the solar wind-magnetosphere interactions using observational data and Magento-hydro-dynamics simulations. I studied and gained a deep knowledge of the planetary magnetic field, Magneto hydrodynamic (MHD) simulation, and geomagnetic storms.

While studying space physics, my background in Exoplanets detection helped me realize and propose a new novel method of detecting and studying exoplanets using their magnetic radiation. Upon receiving my second Ph.D. in 2021 from UTA, I was awarded a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship to continue my studies on my proposed new method of exoplanet detection mentioned above. The title of my proposal is "Infrared-Radio-follow-up Observations for Detection of the Magnetic Radio Emission of Extra-Solar Planets: A New Window to Detect Exoplanets and Exomoons". As an NSF fellow, I am currently modeling the magnetic radiation of different types of exoplanets and investigating the detectability of their radiation using NASA’s Nancy Roman Telescope. My postdoctoral research plan will result in a much better understanding of the magnetic field of exoplanets and their potential habitability.

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