Nastaran Arianpoo

Research Associate, Pacific Water Research Centre


Dr. Nastaran Arianpoo is a Willow Grove Research Associate at the SFU Pacific Water Research Centre. She obtained her Masters’ and Ph.D. at UBC Mining Engineering investigating opportunities for geothermal energy. Her research focuses on energy transitions towards renewable energy. Nastaran believes that the interaction of the energy system with the other human and natural systems (such as land, food, water, human wellbeing, and natural security) should be explored in the larger adaptation and mitigation policy contexts if our economy wants to genuinely move toward a low-carbon future. At the local level, through SFU’s Clean Energy Research Group, she focuses on assessing off-grid remote community options for clean energy sources.