Faramarz Nilfouroushan received a B.S. (1991) in surveying engineering and an M.S. (1996) in geodesy from K. N. Toosi University, Tehran, and is a geoscientist. In 2003, he was awarded a Ph.D. scholarship by Uppsala University where he received a Ph.D. (2007) in geodynamics. In 2008–2009, he undertook his postdoctoral research in geodynamics (thermal-mechanical modeling of thick-skinned crustal deformation of the Zagros fold-thrust belt) in the University of Toronto. In 2015, he was qualified as a Docent at Uppsala University. He is currently a senior lecturer in applied geodesy at the University of Gävle and is senior geodesist at the Swedish land survey (Lantmäteriet). He has a vast experience in tectonic geodesy, where he uses satellite (GNSS and InSAR) geodetic data for analysis of crustal deformation. Moreover, he has significant experience in analog modeling for tectonic simulation of fold-and-thrust belts. He has contributed to a large amount of peer-reviewed papers published in international journals (some with hundreds of citations) and also contributed to many international meetings and workshops.