2014 PhD Geosciences with GIScience specialization, Georgia State University, Depts. of Geosciences & Chemistry
2009 MS Geology with Geochemistry concentration, Georgia State University, Dept. of Geosciences
2000 BS Degree, Applied Chemistry, Azad University Dept. of Chemistry
Geoscience, GIScience, and geospatial semantic modeling of natural hazards (e.g., flood, monsoon) and urban environment challenges related to sustainability and environmental injustice. Develop ontologies in different domains in Earth/Environmental science such as the food, energy-water (FEW) nexus, mineral resources, and (UNSDGs).
- Semantic modeling of the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs)
- Semantic modeling and decision support in hydrological disasters
- Spatio-temporal analysis of groundwater contamination in the Chattahoochee River Watershed
- A GIS-based analysis of oil pollution in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria
- Semantic modeling of the rare earth element mineral deposits
- Projecting pathways to food-energy-water (FEW) sustainability through ontology
- Exploration of karst aquifers applying spatial analysis, geostatistics, and hydrogeology
- Semantic modeling of plastic deformation of rocks
- PhD: Application of GIS, quantitative methods, and digitally enhanced satellite imageries to model, map, and analyze the distribution pattern of point, linear, and polygonal spatial objects.
- MS: Petrographic and geochemical analyses applying polarized light microscopy (PLM), electron microprobe (EPMA/EMX, isotope dilution mass spectrometry (ID-MS), and X-ray fluorescence (XRF). http://scholarworks.gsu.edu/geosciences_theses/19/
Armita Davarpanah is a geoscientist and currently is a lecture in the Department of Geosciences at Georgia State University. She has been teaching several core courses in Earth and Environmental sciences related to the major components of Earth`s systems over the past several years in both public (GSU) and private (Spelman, Emory) schools. Dr. Davarpanah is passionate about teaching and adopts the “lifelong learning mindset” that keeps one constantly young at mind, heart, and spirit. She strongly believes in integrating the application of new technologies in geoscience courses. The greatest sense of satisfaction in her teaching derives when she realizes that her students understand the intricacies and the complex cause and effect relationships among the closely related parts of the Earth system, and recognize their role and take responsibility to sustainably protect and manage these components and resources. Dr. Davarpanah’s expertise is in two areas: Geoscience and GIScience. Her research interest lies at the intersection of these two fields, focusing on spatial and knowledge modeling by building ontologies. Her primary, ongoing research projects focus on applying GIScience to study and visualize the spatial and temporal distribution of geologic structures/features (fault and fracture systems, volcanoes), natural resources (soils, minerals), and surface and groundwater resources. She also investigates natural hazards (e.g., flood) and urban environment challenges. Dr. Davarpanah’s current research interest involves modeling and studying the 17 U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). She develops ontologies (semantic models) emphasizing on the understanding of the meaning of all concepts and related processes in the sustainability domain, as well as their inter-relationships in the UNSDGs. Environmental conservation and protection, women empowerment through education, gender equality, and social justice are topics of her interest which are integral to each of the 17 goals.
Babaie, H. A., Davarpanah, A., Dhakal, N., 2019. Projecting pathways to food-energy-water systems sustainability through ontology. Environmental Eng. Sci., 36, 808-819.
Davarpanah, A., Babaie, H. A., Dai, D. 2018. Spatial autocorrelation of Neogene-Quaternary lava along the Snake River Plain, Idaho, USA. Earth Science Informatics, 11, 59-75.
Babaie, H. A., and Davarpanah, A. 2018. Semantic modeling of the experimental plastic deformation of polycrystalline rock. Computers and Geosciences, 111, 213-222. Doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2017.11.002
Davarpanah, A. and Babaie, H. A., 2013. Anisotropy of fractal dimension of normal faults in northern Rocky Mountains: Implications for the kinematics of Cenozoic extension and Yellowstone hotspot’s thermal expansion. Tectonophysics, 608, 530-544.