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Postdoc Scholar at University of California, DavisGoogle Scholar 
Ph.D. Texas A&M University Linked in
M.Sc. Texas Tech UniversityORCID
M.Sc. Stuttgart University, GermanyPublon

I am a post-doctoral researcher in Air Quality Research Center at University of California, Davis. Briefly, our team aim to quantify the driving processes in aerobic composting/anaerobic digestion, wastewater treatment processes, and fermentation of dairy systems that lead to GHG emission.


The Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Strategy (SLCP) urge 40% reduction of  CH4 emission by 2030. To meet this goal, California needs to analyze the amounts of GHG emission from the potential renewable energy sources and food process industries. Biomethane is a product or by-product of many engineering processes, including anaerobic digestion of livestock manure, organic waste treatment, or wastewater sludge production. Therefore, there is a serious concern regarding their emission rate, seasonal change and type of engineering systems.

I received my Ph.D. with a focus on the environmental fate of nanoparticles and heavy metals in agricultural soils from Texas A&M University, College Station. I have been a Lab Instructor for the class of Food 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 M.Sc in Environmental Process Engineering from the University of Stuttgart in Germany and another M.Sc  in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Texas Tech University. 

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Past Research

  • Source Tracking of Poly and perfluorinated compounds in groundwater
  • Identification of unique marker of PFAS contamination in environmental samples
  • 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
  • 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.