M.S., Space Science, University of Alabama in Huntsville (2017)
M.S., Plasma Engineering, Shahid Beheshti University (2013)
B.S., Engineering Physics, Science and Research University (2009)
Parisa Mostafavi is a graduate student interested in investigating the structure and properties of the solar wind plasma and shock waves mediated by energetic particles. She received her B.S. in Engineering Physics at the Science and Research University, Tehran, Iran. Parisa simulated the filamentation instability by Particle in Cell method during her first M.S. in Plasma Engineering at Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran. She received her second M.S. in Space Science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Parisa currently is a Ph.D. candidate in Space Science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and a Visiting Student Research Collaborator at Princeton University. Her Ph.D. is granted by the NASA Earth and Space Sciences Graduate Research Fellowship. She has developed a theoretical model and a numerical code to investigate the structure of shock waves in the presence of the energetic particles in the heliosphere and the very local interstellar medium (VLISM). Parisa also works on investigating the role of pickup ions (PUIs) at the heliospheric termination shock, the inner heliosheath, and the VLISM as a way to better understand the interaction of heliosphere with the VLISM.