Dr. Karimpour is a civil engineer with over 16 years of experience in academia and industry with expertise in Environmental Hydrodynamics. She specializes in the development and refinement of hydro-environmental models to investigate mixing processes, fate and transport of mass and momentum, and energy distribution in surface water bodies.
She obtained her B.Sc. and M.Sc. from AmirKabir University of technology in Tehran, where she practiced as an engineer in watershed planning and hydraulic design for 6 years before starting her Ph.D. at McGill University. During her Ph.D. research, she worked on the optimization, adoption, and application of 2D numerical schemes in compressible flow for shallow waters. Upon graduation, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow studying the vortex shedding, and flow oscillations in St. Lawrence river, in a collaboration between McGill University and industry.
She then joined CIRAIG to work on a multi disciplinary project in Life Cycle Assessment, focusing on the impact of water flow and dynamic in water footprint assessment. Prior to joining Lassonde School of Engineering, she also served as a consultant on some of the biggest ongoing hydraulic infrastructure projects in the province of Quebec.