Farid Karimi

WebsiteFarid O. Karimi is a senior researcher and lecturer at the Faculty of Bioeconomy.


Farid is an environmental social scientist. His main research interests are in the social sciences, with a particular focus on issues related to the energy transition, climate change, energy security and energy politics. Furthermore, Farid has taught courses on global environmental challenges, environment and culture and cross-cultural risk governance, among others.

Farid has several years of international work experience in various interdisciplinary fields, both in and outside academia. He has worked at the University of Greifswald in Germany; at Aalto University and the University of Helsinki in Finland; as a visiting fellow at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria; and in the European Patent Office in the Netherlands. He holds a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Helsinki and an MSc. in Sustainable Energy Technology from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. During his PhD studies, he visited the University of Essex, UK and the University of Texas at Austin, USA. His PhD dissertation aimed to demonstrate the impacts of cultural orientations in risk perceptions of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and their policy implications.



(Feel free to get in touch for the supervision of and topics for bachelor/master theses and PhD dissertations)

Personal website: www.faridkarimi.eu


Currently, I teach the following courses:

  • Environmental outreach (CM18LR02-3003)
  • Participatory Processes and Conflict Management (NRM19LC03-3002)
  •  Bioeconomy Innovation (CM16BI04-3003)