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My name is Hamidreza Sharifan, I received my Ph.D. with a focus on Environmental Engineering and Food Safety from Texas A&M University, College Station. Currently, I am a Lab Instructor for the class of Agri-Material Process Engineering (Picture below).
Two renowned universities have polished my academic expertise, an MSc degree in Environment 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 towards environmental remediation aiming to promote layers of food safety. 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