Welcome to Hamidreza Sharifan’s Homepage
I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Depertment of Biological and Agricultural Engineering of Texas A&M University. I received my Ph.D. with a focus on Environmental Engineering and Food Safety from Texas A&M University, College Station. Fall 2019, I was a Lab Instructor for the class of Agri-Material Process Engineering (Picture below), which helped me to implement the teaching skills that I have learned in different professional pedagogy workshops.
Two renowned universities have polished my academic expertise, an MSc degree in Environmental and Process Engineering from the University of Stuttgart in Germany and another MSc degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Texas Tech University.
My current research is centered on the application of nanotechnology for environmental remediation aiming to promote layers of food safety in a global view. Research in nano-enabled agriculture is an interdisciplinary approach that links to the bio-geo-chemical engineering principles. Through a collaboration between the Zachary Department of Civil Engineering and the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering of TAMU, our professional research team aims to provide safe food and a clean environment for the growing population.
Through my research career, our team has investigated:
- Environmental fate of heavy metals and metalloids in soil, water, and dietary plants.
- The underlying mechanism of Engineered Nanoparticles interaction with different crops; grains, vegetables, and soil components and irrigation water.
- Surface adsorption of heavy metals/metalloids onto nanoparticles in aqueous and nonaqueous environmental compartments.
- Biological activities of the microbial community in the plant root zone in exposure to nanoparticles