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⇒About Me⇐

I earned my B.Sc. in environmental science from the University of Birjand. After my graduation, I worked as an HSE officer for the gas refinery of South Pars Gas Complex (SPGC) in Iran.

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In 2009, I moved to Germany and started an internship at the University of Cologne. I decided to continue my graduate studies in Germany and live the new lifestyle in Europe. After so many up and downs, in 2013, I received my M.Sc. in environment and process engineering from the University of Stuttgart in Germany. During my graduate studies, I worked on several research projects[1][2].

 

Wishing to achieve my Ph.D. in 2010, I joined a  British Company as intern-student to work on an ecological research project in the middle of the rainforest, somewhere in Indonesia. During the internship, I realized that the wild nature is not a place that I could survive for a couple of years or even days to accomplish a Ph.D. After receiving my M.Sc from the Stuttgart University, I started working as a researcher for the project of Anammox and biodegradation of organic UV filters for the University of Stuttgart.

During my graduate studies in Europe, I also worked full time for a year for two marine research institutes of Alfred Wagener research institute of marine and polar in Germany and Royal Netherland Institute for Sea Research in the Netherlands.

 

In 2014, everything changed; after all crazy life, I won American green Card (Super Lucky!!) and my life became crazier. I moved to the USA and started working as Engineer-Tech for the municipality of the City of Virginia Beach in Virginia. In 2015, I received a very sound funding opportunity, a presidential fellowship from the Texas Tech University (TTU) to continue my Ph.D. studies.

I had an outstanding performance in TTU, publishing three peer review articles[3][4][5].  Due to the reputation of Texas A & M University (TAMU) and recommendations of several professors, I decided to continue my Ph.D. in TAMU and work with professor Xingmao Ma. My recent work at TAMU helped me to publish two articles and a commentary in three peer review journals [6][7]. My research in TAMU is centered on the interaction of the coexistence of engineered nanoparticles and heavy metals pertaining their biotransformation and uptake rate in crops.

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