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    Miklas Scholz

    Miklas Scholz
    Lund University, Sweden
    Tel: 0046 703435270
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    Mohamed Nageeb Rashed
    Environmental Chemistry
    Aswan University

    Prof. Mohamed Nageeb Rashed is a Professor of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Aswan University, Egypt. He previously was a director of mining research centre at Nasser Lake Development Authority, Aswan, Egypt. His research interests have been water pollution monitoring, control and treatment; bioindicators for water pollution; advanced oxidation treatment, photocatalysis, nanocatalyst, nanocomposite and adsorption techniques in water and wastewater treatment. Prof. Rashed supervises several M.Sc. and Ph.D. thesis in the field of analytical and environmental chemistry. He published 75 scientific papers in international journals. He participated as invited speaker in 20 conferences around the world. Prof. Rashed acts as editor-in-chief and an editorial board member in several international journals in the fields of chemistry and environment. He awarded the Egyptian National Award for Environmental Researches for the year 2001.

    Research Interest:  Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Industrial chemistry, Nanocatalysis, Water quality, Photocatalysis, Adsorption, Ecotoxicology, Environmental Impact Assessment, Industrial Waste Recycling, Wastewater management.


    Grants: ORCID:

    Scoups ID: 7006151185

    List of Publications: 

    1- M.Nageeb Rashed, Mohamed E. Soltan, Mahasen M. Ahmed, Ahmed N. E. Abdou (2018) Heavy Metals Removal from Wastewater by Adsorption on Modified Physically Activated Sewage Sludge. Archives of Organic and Inorganic Chemical Sciences, 1(1), 1-8.
    2- Nageeb Rashed M, Eltaher MA, and Abdou ANA. (2018).Removal of Methyl Orange and Cd using Sewage Sludge Adsorbent Assisted Photo- Fenton UV /H2O2. Chem Eng Process Tech 4(1): 1051.
    3- M. Nageeb Rashed, A.A. Gad and A.M. AbdEldaiem.(2018). Preparation and characterization of green adsorbent from waste glass and its application for the removal of heavy metals from well water. Advances in Environmental Research, Vol. 7, No. 1 (2018) 53-71 .
    4- El-Sheikh S. M., Ahmed Shawky, Sabrin M. Abdo, Mohamed Nageeb Rashad, Thanaa I. El-
    Dosoqy. (2018). Preparation and characterization of nanokaolinite photocatalyst for removal of P-nitrophenol under UV irradiation. Int.J.Nanostructure. Accepted.
    5-Nageeb Rashed, Mohamed E. Soltan, Mahasen M. Ahmed, Ahmed N. E. Abdou (2017)
    Removal of Heavy Metals from Wastewater by New Adsorbents from Chemical Activation of Sewage Sludge. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol.16, No. 7, 1531-1542.
    6- M.Nageeb Rashed, A. Rashed Mohamed, M. Ahmed Awadallah (2017).Preparation of
    adsorbent from phosphate rock waste to be used for the removal of heavy metals from
    wastewater. Journal of Applied Chemistry Science International, Accepted, in press.
    7- G. M. Taha, M. N. Rashed, M. S Abd El-sadek, M. A. Moghazy (2017) Comparative Study on Three Different Methods for Synthesis of a Pure Nano Multiferroic BiFeO 3.Advanced Science, Engineering and Medicine, 9(6),461-468.
    8. S. M. El-Sheikh, Ahmed Shawky, Sabrin M. Abdo, Thanaa I. El Dosoqy, Mohamed Nageeb Rashad (2017) . A novel nanokaolinite photocatalyst for degradation of P-nitrophenol.
    Conference Paper published Aug 2017 in IEEE International Conference on Manipulation,
    Manufacturing and Measurement on the Nanoscale (3M-NANO).
    9- M. Nageeb Rashed, M. A. Eltherr and A. N. A. Abdou (2016 ).Synthesis of TiO2@ Activated Bagasse Fly Ash Nanocomposite as a Photocatalyst for Removal of Dyes and Heavy Metals from Wastewater. International Research Journal of Pure & Applied Chemistry 11(4): 1-13.
    10- M. Nageeb Rashed, M. A. Eltherr and A. N. A. Abdou (2016 ) Coupled Adsorption and
    Photocatalysis of Cadmium and Methyl Orange from Aqueous Solution using anocomposite
    (TiO2/ Sewage Sludge Based Activated Carbon) .In publishing, J. Environmental Technology & Innovation.
    11- Said M. El-Sheikh, Mohamed N. Rashed, Ahmed Shawky, Sabrine M. Abdou, Thanaa I. El-Dossoqy (2016) Preparation of 2D Nanostructured Kaolinite as Enhanced Photocatalyst for Degradation of Rhodamine B Dye under UV Light. NT16- Seventeenth International
    Conference of Science and Applications of Nanotubes and Low Dimensional materials,
    University of Vienna, Austria (7-13th Aug. 2016) / (GSS16- 7thGraphene and 2D Materials
    Satellite Symposium, faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Austria (13th Aug. 2016).
    12-M. Nageeb Rashed, M. A. El-Daim El Taher and Somaya M. M. Fadlalla (2016).Adsorption of methylene blue using modified adsorbents from drinking water treatment sludge. Water Science & Technology, 74 (8), 1885-1889.
    13-M.Nageeb Rashed, M.A.El-Daim El Taher, S. M. M. Fadlalla (2016) Adsorption Kinects and Isotherms for Removal of Rhodamine B (dye) using Adsorbents prepared from drinking water treatment sludge. American Journal of Scientific Research and Essays, Vol. 1(1): 13-30
    14- M.N. Rashed, A. Rashed Mohamed, M. Ahmed Awadallah (2015) Chemically Activated
    Phosphate Slime as Adsorbent for Heavy Metals Removal from Polluted Water. International
    Journal of Environment and Waste Management. Int. J. Environment and Waste Management, Vol. 16, No. 2.145-165.
    15- M. N. Rashed, M. A. Eltherr, A. N. A.Abdou (2016) Enhancement the efficiency of methyl orange and cadmium simultaneous removal using activated sewage sludge supported by photo - Fenton system. In publishing.
    16-M.N.Rashed, M. E. Soltan, , M.M. Ahmed, A. N. A. Abdou (2014) Removal of Heavy Metals from Wastewater by New Adsorbents from Chemical Activation of Sewage Sludge .Journal Environmental Engineering and Management, Accepted and in Press.
    17-M.N. Rashed, M.A.El-Taher, E.M.Fawezy and S.M. N. Moalla (2013) Photocatalytic
    Degradation of Methyl Orange under Sunlight Irradiation and Nanosized TiO2 Catalyst
    Modified Concrete Materials (recycled glass cullet as aggregate). 11th International Conference on Chemistry and its Role in Development (ICCRD'11) Mansoura - Sharm El-Sheikh March 11-15, 2013

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    H.O Nwankwoala
    Department of Geology
    University of Port Harcourt

    H.O Nwankwoala is a lecturer in the Department of Geology, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He obtained B.Sc in Geology from University of Port Harcourt and an M.Phil in Environmental Management (Environmental Geosciences option) from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt and Ph.D in Applied Hydrogeology from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He has carried out several research projects and consultancy work in the areas of Hydrogeology, and has been a Consultant Geoscientist to a number of Geoscientific/Environmental Companies/firms. He has also taken part in and coordinated a number of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and groundwater potability studies. He has also served in many capacities in the academia within Nigeria and provided expertise internationally, working for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as Nigerian Lead Groundwater Expert in the Transboundary Water Assessment Programme (TWAP) for West and Central African countries. He is a prolific researcher and widely published in both local and international high impact factor indexed journals. He is an active member of many professional societies which include the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS), the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE), and the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), amongst others.

    Research Interest:  His research interests are broad-based and have ranged widely over the hydrogeological spectrum, (including but not limited to environmental geochemistry, contaminant hydrogeology, biogeochemistry, geo-microbiology, environmental geo-techniques, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), waste management, water resources planning/management and sustainability, and environmental hydrogeology with special emphasis to hydro-geochemistry, groundwater/geochemical modelling and pollution studies, and medical geology.


    List of Publications:  

    1.    Nwankwoala, H.O, Amadi, A.N; Warmate, T and Jmoh, M.O (2015). Geotechnical Properties of Sub-soils in Escravos Estuary, Western Niger Delta, Nigeria. American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, 3(1): 8 – 14. DOI:10.12691/aees-2-4-2.
    2.    Oborie, E; Udom, G.J and Nwankwoala, H.O (2014). Characterization of aquifers in Yenagoa and Ogbia areas of Bayelsa State, Nigeria: A geo-electrical approach. Advance Journal of Physical Sciences, 3(2): 31 39.
    3.    Ohwoghere-Asuma, O; Chiyem, F.I and Nwankwoala, H.O (2014). 2D Resistivity Electrical Imaging of Unsaturated and Saturated Zones for Crude Oil Spillage at Agbarha in Ugheli area of Delta State, Nigeria. New York Science Journal, 7(2): 30 – 35.
    4.    Nwankwoala, H.O and Warmate, T (2014). Subsurface Soil Characterization of a Site for Infrastructural Development Purposes in D/Line, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. American International Journal of Contemporary Research, 4(6): 139 – 148.
    5.    Nwankwoala, H.Oand Ngah, S.A (2014). Groundwater Resources of the Niger Delta: Quality Implications and Management Considerations. International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, 6(5): 155 – 163.
    6.    Udom, G.J; Nwankwoala, H.O and Jephthah, H.A (2013). Seasonal Variations in Groundwater Chemistry in parts of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. International Journal of Innovative Environmental Studies Research 1(2): 40 – 54.
    7.    Nwankwoala, H.O (2013). Aquifer Hydraulic Conductivity Determination from Grain Size Analysis in parts of Old Port Harcourt Township, Nigeria. ARPN Journal of Science and Technology 3(9): 972 – 981.
    8.    Nwankwoala, H.O (2013). Ionic Abundance and Distributions in Groundwater Systems: A Case Study. Greener Journals of Physical sciences 3(4): 115 – 130.
    9.    Amadi, A.N; Nwankwoala, H.O, Olasehinde, P.I, Okoye, N.O, Okunlola, I.A & Alkali, Y.B (2012). Investigation of aquifer quality in Bonny Island, Eastern Niger Delta, Nigeria using geophysical and geochemical techniques. Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS), Vol.3 (1): 183 – 187.
    10.    Nwankwoala, H.O and Walter, I.O (2012). Assessment of Groundwater Quality in Shallow Coastal Aquifers of Okrika Island, Eastern Niger Delta, Nigeria. Ife Journal of Science. 14(2): 297 – 304.
    11.    Nwankwoala, H.O (2012). Investigation of Geotechnical Engineering Properties of Subsurface Soils in Bonny Island, Eastern Niger Delta. Nature Environment and Pollution Technology, An International Quarterly Scientific Journal. 11(4): 527 – 534.
    12.    Nwankwoala, H.O (2011). Assessment of groundwater quality in parts of Bayelsa State, Eastern Niger Delta. The IUP Journal of Soil and Water Science, Vol.11 (4): 7 – 23.
    13.    Odigi, M.I; Ukren, L.O & Nwankwoala, H.O (2011). Distribution of heavy metals in soils of Port Harcourt and its environs, Niger Delta, Nigeria. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry, Vol. 30: 415 – 421.
    14.    Ushie, F.A and Nwankwoala, H.O (2011). A Preliminary geoelectrical appraisal of groundwater in Yalla, Southern Benue Trough, South-East Nigeria. Middle East Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 9 (1): 01 – 07
    15.    Nwankwoala, H.O and Udom, G.J (2011). Hydrochemicalfacies and ionic ratios of groundwater in Port Harcourt, Southern Nigeria. Research Journal of Chemical Sciences, Vol.1 (3): 87 – 101.
    16.    Nwankwoala, H.O and Udom, G.J(2011). Investigation of hydro-geochemical characteristics of groundwater in Port Harcourt City, Nigeria: Implications for use and vulnerability. Journal of Applied Science and Environmental Management. 15(3):479-488.
    17.    Nwankwoala, H.O (2011). Hydrochemical and suitability evaluation of groundwater in Bonny Island, Eastern Niger Delta. African Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Vol. 3 (6): 271 – 277.
    18.    Ukandu, J.S; Udom, G.J and Nwankwoala, H.O (2011). Hydrochemistry of groundwater in Umuahia South Local Government Area, Abia State, Nigeria. British Journal of Applied Science and Technology, Vol.1 (4): 141 – 151
    19.    Ukandu, J.S; Udom, G.J and Nwankwoala, H.O (2011). Aspects of the Hydrogeology of Umuahia South Government Area, Abia State, Nigeria. E3 Journal of Environmental Research and Management. 2(2): 014 – 026.
    20.    Nwankwoala, H.O; Udom, G.J and Ugwu, S.A (2011). Some heavy metal investigations in groundwater sources in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Journal of Applied Technology in Environmental Sanitation, Vol. 1 (2):163 - 170.
    21.    Nwankwoala, H.O (2011): Institutional framework/agenda for sustainable rural water and sanitation in Nigeria. International Journal of Current Research, Vol. 3 (11): 206 – 209.
    22.    Nwankwoala, H.O and Udom, G.J (2009). Predictive mathematical modeling of iron in the groundwater systems of Eagle Island, Port Harcourt. Water Resources Journal of the Nigerian Association of Hydrogeologists (NAH), Vol. 19: 26 - 31.
    23. Nwankwoala, H.O ;Pabon, D and Amadi, P.A (2009). Seasonal distribution of Nitrate and Nitrite levels in Eleme abattoir environment, Rivers State. Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol.13 (4): 35 – 38

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    Bamdad Riahi-Zanjani
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Medical Toxicology
    Mashhad University of Medical Sciences

    Research Interest: Environmental Toxicology, Basic and Clinical Toxicology, Immunotoxicology.

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    Poopal Ramakrishnan
    Associate Professor
    Department of Zoology
    Bharathiar University

    Research Interest: Toxicology – Research, Teaching and Manuscript Writing, Publication, Learning New Techniques.

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    Huan Yu
    Associate Professor
    School of Earth Sciences
    Chengdu University of Technology

    Research Interest: Intelligent Simulation of Landscape Changes; Remote Sensing Application.

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    Marika Tatishvili
    Head of department
    Weather forecasting, natural and technogenic disaster modeling
    Georgian Technical University

    Marika Tatishvili- Dr. of Physical and Mathematical Sciences since 2006. She is Head of Weather forecasting, natural and  technogenic disaster modeling division of the Institute of Hydrometeorology of Georgian Technical University. She published 104 scientific articles including high rated journals. She is the member of Scientific and Editorial Board of Institute of Hydrometeorology and Institute of Geophysics. Also she is the Scientific Committee Member of the International Scientific Conference on Environment and Renewable Energy (ICERE 2014,15,16.17). She collaborates with High Education Institution Accreditation Expert of Ministry of Education of Georgia.

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    Dobrzynska Maigorzata
    Associate Professor
    Department of Radiation Hygiene & Radiobiology
    National Institute of Hygiene

    Research Interest: Effects of butadiene and its metabolites on the somatic and germ cells of rodents, in vitro study on the effects of genotoxins and reproductive toxins in human lymphocytes and sperm, flavonoids modulate comet assay responses to food mutagens in human cells. She worked on male-mediated F1 effects in mice exposed to X-rays or chemicals or to a combination of both agents, estimated mutagenic effects induced in somatic and germ cells of laboratory mice (in vivo tests) after combined action of X-rays and chemicals occurring in the environment. She studied the antioxidants properties of flavonoid and catalase on the DNA damage induced in human sperm by thyroid hormone and noradrenaline. She was involved in biomonitoring studies of DNA damage measured by comet assay in leucocytes of blood donors and in sperm of pregnant women’s partners. Recently, she worked on the effects of phthalates on the male germ cells and the development of the offspring of males treated before mating. Moreover, she studied the effect of subchronic exposure to low doses of X-rays and endocrine disruptors on the quantity and quality of spermatozoa as well as the effects on the pre- and postnatal surviving and development of the offspring of exposed males. She studied the DNA damage in leucocytes of nuclear medicine workers. Presently, she studies the radioprotective effect of resveratrol and lycopene against the damage induced by irradiation in germ and somatic cells of mice. 

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    Associate professor
    Department of Biology
    University Putra Malaysia

    Dr. Chee Kong YAP is a Malaysian and is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University Putra Malaysia (UPM). He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Ecotoxicology from University Putra Malaysia. As an academician for more than 12 years in UPM and 17 years as a researcher, he has been active in teaching and doing research since his first degree. Under his chairmanship, one PhD and six MS students have successfully graduated so far in UPM. In recognition of his expertise and research capabilities, he was awarded research grants as Principal Investigator and Researcher including from Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI, Malaysia), Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE, Malaysia) and University Putra Malaysia. He has been invited as a reviewer in various prominent Impact Factor Journals besides some non-cited journals. Until February 2015, he has reviewed [voluntarily] 190 citation-indexed and 63 non-citation –indexed journal articles, by invitation on ad hoc basis, which are submitted for consideration for publication in international journals worldwide. Dr. Yap has been active in publications as evidenced with his research outputs with more than 236 published in refereed academic journals, 2 books, 4 book chapters, 18 international conferences/ proceedings, 45 national conferences/ proceedings, 4 invited papers and 32 poster presentations. In addition, he has published 21 papers (8.60%) as single author of the paper. Until February 2015, 163 of them have now been indexed in Elsevier’s Scopus with an H-index of 18 (1185 citations) and 20 (1758 citations) based on Google Scholar. His single-authored book entitled ‘Mussel Watch in Malaysia: Past, Present and Future’ (UPM Press, 2012) is his significant output of his 17-year research endeavor. Most recently, Dr. Yap has won an international award for ‘Award for Excellence in Research 2014 (EET CRS)’, on 21 July 2014 from Bangalore, India.

    Research Interest:  Plant and Soil Sciences, Environmental pollution,

    Heavy Metal





    List of Publications

    1.   Yap, C.K., A.R. Bakhtiari and W.H. Cheng, 2017. Impacts of marine pollution and toxicology: A mussel watch experience in peninsular Malaysia. Aquatic pollution Malaysia. J. Aquat Pollut. Toxicol., 1: 1-4.

    2.    Yap, C.K., 2017. Essential minerals for good heath, but their overdose is not. EC Nur., 6: 109-112.

    3.    Wong, K.W., C.K. Yap, R. Nulit, M.S. Hamzah and S.K. Chen et al., 2017. Effects of anthropogenic activities on the heavy metal levels in the clams and sediments in a tropical river. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res., 24: 116-134.

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    4.    Ong, G.H., C.K. Yap, M. Mahmood, S.G. Tan and M.S. Hamzah, 2017. Magnesium in local edible ulam (Centella asiatica) and its relation to their habitat soils in peninsular Malaysia. Pertanika J. Trop. Agric. Sci., 40: 1-18.

    5.    Ashraf, A., E. Saion, E. Gharibshahi, H.M. Kamari, C.K. Yap, M.S. Hamzah and M.S. Elias, 2017. Distribution of trace elements in core marine sediments of coastal east Malaysia by instrumental neutron activation analysis. Applied Radiation Isotopes, 122: 96-105.

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    6.    Yap, C.K., Y.J.E. Ng, F.B.E. Thomas, W.H. Cheng and G.H. Ong, 2016. The use of foot of the green-lipped mussel is perna viridis as an alternative method to reduce the gender effect on the bioaccumulation of Cu and Zn in the mussel. Open J. Oceanography, 1: 22-25.

    7.    Yap, C.K., W.H. Cheng, A. Karami and A. Ismail, 2016. Health risk assessments of heavy metal exposure via consumption of marine mussels collected from anthropogenic sites. Sci. Total Environ., 553: 285-296.

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    8.    Sharifinia, M., A. Mahmoudifard, J.I. Namin, Z. Ramezanpour and C.K. Yap, 2016. Pollution evaluation in the Shahrood River: Do physico-chemical and macroinvertebrate-based indices indicate same responses to anthropogenic activities? Chemosphere, 159: 584-594.

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    9.    Ong, G.H., L.S. Wong, A.L. Tan and C.K. Yap, 2016. Effects of metal-contaminated soils on the accumulation of heavy metals in gotu kola (Centella asiatica) and the potential health risks: A study in Peninsular Malaysia. Environ. Monitoring Assess., Vol. 188. 10.1007/s10661-015-5042-0.

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    10.    Karami, A., N. Romano, H. Hamzah, S.L. Simpson and C.K. Yap, 2016. Acute phenanthrene toxicity to juvenile diploid and triploid African catfish (Clarias gariepinus): Molecular, biochemical and histopathological alterations. Environ. Pollut., 212: 155-165.

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    11.    Karami, A., D. Omar, J.M. Lazorchak, C.K. Yap, Z. Hashim and S.C. Courtenay, 2016. A comparison of biomarker responses in juvenile diploid and triploid African catfish, Clarias gariepinus, exposed to the pesticide butachlor. Environ. Res., 151: 313-320.

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    12.    Ashraf, A., E. Saion, E. Gharibshahi, H.M. Kamari, C.K. Yap, M.S. Hamzah and M.S. Elias, 2016. Rare earth elements in core marine sediments of coastal East Malaysia by instrumental neutron activation analysis. Applied Radiat. Isotopes, 107: 17-23.

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    13.    Yap, C.K., A. Jusoh, W.J. Leong, A. Karami and G.H. Ong, 2015. Potential human health risk assessment of heavy metals via the consumption of tilapia Oreochromis mossambicus collected from contaminated and uncontaminated ponds. Environ. Monit. Assess., Vol. 187. 10.1007/s10661-015-4812-z.
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    14.    Yap, C.K., 2015. Comment on assessment of heavy metal contamination in Hindon River sediments: A chemometric and geochemical approach published in Chemosphere 87 (2012) 945-953. Chemosphere, 119: 1465-1466.

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    15.    Yap, C.K. and W.H. Cheng, 2015. Beryllium levels in the mangrove snail, Nerita lineata and surface sediments from Peninsular Malaysian Mangrove Area. Sains Malaysiana, 44: 965-971.

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    16.    Cheng, W.H., C.K. Yap, M.P. Zakaria, A.Z. Aris and S.G. Tan, 2015. Lithium levels in Peninsular Malaysian coastal areas: An assessment based on mangrove snail Nerita lineata and surface sediments. Pertanika J. Trop. Agric. Sci., 38: 93-101.

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    17.    Cheng, W.H. and C.K. Yap, 2015. Potential human health risks from toxic metals via mangrove snail consumption and their ecological risk assessments in the habitat sediment from Peninsular Malaysia. Chemosphere, 135: 156-165.

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    18.    Yap, C.K., F.B. Edward and S.G. Tan, 2014. Concentrations of heavy metals in different tissues of the bivalve Polymesoda erosa: Its potentials as a biomonitor and food safety concern. Pertanika J. Trop. Agric. Sci., 37: 19-38.

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    19.    Yap, C.K., 2014. Shells of Telescopium telescopium as biomonitoring materials of ni pollution in the tropical intertidal area. Int. J. Adv. Applied Sci., 3: 11-18.

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    20.    Yap, C.K., 2014. Elemental concentrations in the surface sediments collected from the straits of Malacca: 2004 sampling cruise. Int. J. Adv. Applied Sci., Vol. 3. .

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    21.    Yap, C.K., 2014. Contamination of heavy metals and other organic pollutants in Perna viridis from the coastal waters of Malaysia: A review based on 1998 data. J. Sci. Res. Rep., 3: 1-16.

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    Key Laboratory of Vegetation Restoration and Management of Degraded Ecosystems
    University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

    Dr. Muhammad Sadiq Khan, a dedicated and accomplished Ph.D. in Ecology from the Research Center For Eco-Environmental Sciences, UCAS, is a leading expert in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing. With a profound passion for environmental sciences, he has spent seven years unraveling the intricate relationships between ecosystems and human activities using cutting-edge geospatial technology. Their academic journey began with a solid urban and regional ecology foundation, leading to extensive GIS and remote sensing application research. Driven by a commitment to environmental conservation, they have significantly contributed to developing sustainable practices and informed decision-making.

    As a visionary scientist, Dr. Muhammad Sadiq Khan continues working as a Postdoc Researcher from 2022 at South China Botanical Garden, UCAS China, pushing ecological research boundaries, using GIS and remote sensing to address complex environmental challenges and promote a healthier planet.

    Research Interest(s): 

    Main research interests are earth system dynamics, including climate monitoring, land-use land cover changes, landscape spatial analysis, and natural resources monitoring, specifically through the potential use of GIS and remote sensing.

    Publications list:

    1. Khan. M.S et al. (2023). Comparative study and effects of urban greenscape on land surface temperature of a big metropolis and green city (Revision submitted in Heliyon journal)
    2. Khan. M.S et al. (2023). Khan, M. S., Ullah, S., & Chen, L. (2023). Variations in Surface Urban Heat Island and Urban Cool Island Intensity: A Review Across Major Climate Zones. Chinese Geographical Science, 1-18.
    3. Khan, M. S., Ullah, S., & Chen, L. (2021). Comparison on land-use/land-cover indices in explaining land surface temperature variations in the city of Beijing, China. Land, 10(10), 1018. https://doi:10.3390/land10101018
    4. Khan, M.S, Ullah, S., Sun, T., Rehman, A. U., & Chen, L. (2020). Land-use/land-cover changes and its contribution to urban heat Island: A case study of Islamabad, Pakistan. Sustainability, 12(9), 3861. 1
    5. Ullah, S, Dees, M, Datta, P; Adler, Tahir Saeed, Khan, M.S; Koch, B. Comparing the potential of stereo aerial photographs, stereo very high-resolution satellite images, and TanDEM-X for estimating forest height. International Journal of Remote Sensing 2019, 8, 215.
    6. Sun, T., Sun, R., Khan, M. S., & Chen, L. (2021). Urbanization increased annual precipitation in temperate climate zone: A case in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region of North China. Ecological Indicators, 126,107621. https://doi:10.1016/J.ECOLIND.2021.107621
    7. Rehman, A., Qin, J., Shafi, S., Khan, M. S., Ullah, S., Ahmad, K., Faheem, M. (2022). Modelling of Land Use/Cover and LST Variations by Using GIS and Remote Sensing: A Case Study of the Northern Pakhtunkhwa Mountainous Region, Pakistan. Sensors, 22(13), 4965.
    8. Rehman, A., Qin, J., Pervez, A., Khan, M. S., Ullah, S., Ahmad, K., and Rehman, N. U. (2022). Land-use/land cover changes contribute to land surface temperature: a case study of the Upper Indus Basin of Pakistan. Sustainability, 14(2), 934.
    9. Ur Rehman, A. U., Ullah, S., Liu, Q., & Khan, M. S. (2021). Comparing different space-borne sensors and methods for the retrieval of land surface temperature. Earth Science Informatics, 1-11.
    10. Ur Rehman, A., Ullah, S., Shafique, M., Khan, M. S., Badshah, M. T., & Liu, Q. J. (2021). Combining Landsat-8 spectral bands with ancillary variables for land cover classification in mountainous terrains of northern Pakistan. Journal of Mountain Science, 18(9), 2388-2401. 020-6548-7
    11. Feng, S., Chen, L., Sun, R., Feng, Z., Li, J., Khan, M. S., & Jing, Y. (2019). The distribution and accessibility of urban parks in Beijing, China: Implications of social equity. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16(24), 4894.
    12. Khan et al., 2023, Assessment of Vegetation Success Concerning Climate-Topography for Effective Ecological Protection and Management (Under Review in Environmental Research Letter)
    13. Khan et al., 2023,  Understanding Vegetation Dynamics of the World's Largest Mangrove Forest under Climate Crises: A Comprehensive Analysis (Under Review in Ecological Indicators)
    14. Khan, M. S., Hussain, A., Saeed, M., Latif, M., Khan, S. M., Shah, W., ... & Ali, G. (2016). Impact assessment of forest resources on the fauna and socio economic conditions of local community.
    15. Khan, M. S., Khan, S., Shah, W., Hussain, A., & Masaud, S. (2016). Height growth, diameter increment and age relationship response to sustainable volume of subtropical Chir pine (Pinus roxburghii) forest of Karaker Barikot forest. Pure and Applied Biology, 5(4), 1. DOI:10.19045/bspab.2016.50095    
    16. Khan, M. S., Shah, W. I. S. A. L., Hussain, A. H. M. A. D., Naz, A. L. I. A., & Masaud, S. H. A. H. (2015). Predicting the present growing stock for the next ten years keeping in view the dependency of local community in karaker forest swat. J. Sci. Technol. Univ. Peshawar, 39, 37-55.
    17. Yaseen, M., Saad, M., Salim, M., Saeed, M., Suliman, M., Khan, S., ... & Amir, H. H. (2018). Impact of joint forest management on the insect population and socio-economics of local communities of village miandam district swat, Pakistan.

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    Davide Di Paola
    Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceuticals and Environmental Sciences

    March 1th, 2023 to date: Researcher in the Competition Sector 05 / C1- (SSD-BIO 07) ECOLOGY at the Department of

    Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceuticals and Environmental Sciences of the

    University of Messina.

    • 05/2022 - 07/2022: Visiting Researcher at Marbio-UiT Artic University of Norway:

    Extraction techniques of Bioactive Compounds from aquatic organism and

    biotechnological applications

    • 2019-2022: PhD in " Applied Biology and Experimental Medicine" (XXXV cycle)

    at the Department of Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceuticals and Environmental

    Sciences of the University of Messina.

    • 2004-2014: Master Degree in CHEMISTRY AND PHARMACEUTICAL

    TECHNOLOGY, awarded at the University of Messina.


    • Experience in screening complex mixtures (i.e. natural product extracts and

    fractions) for biological activity in biochemical and cell-based assays

    • Identification of known and potentially unknown bioactive compounds

    (dereplication) using high-resolution tandem mass spectrometry

    • Mass guided isolation of bioactive natural products from extracts and organisms,

    purity determination.

    • Structural elucidation of complex natural products using high resolution mass

    spectrometry and spectroscopical tecniques such as NMR, IR and UV-Vis


    • Isolation and cultivation of marine microorganisms (Bacteria and Fungi),

    • Focus on samples of marine origin such as extracts from invertebrates, marine

    fungi and bacteria,


    • Use of microscopes, camera image acquisition and computer image processing,

    preparation of samples and solutions in sterility, ability to work in a clean room

    and under a laminar flow hood, cell cultures, determination of cell mortality by

    MTT, electrophoresis on gel, western blot, nitrite and nitrate assay, comet assay,

    immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry, preparation and staining of

    histological samples. ELISA , PCR.


    Research Interest: Marine Ecology, Ecotoxicology, Marine Pharmacology

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    Ping Xiang
    Research Professor
    School of Ecology and Environment
    Southwest Forestry University

    Dr. Ping Xiang is a research professor of Institute of Environmental Remediation and Human Health at Southwest Forestry University in Kunming, China. He received his Ph.D. degree in Environmental Science & Engineering through a joint Ph.D. program from Nanjing University and University of Florida. Prior to that, he joined the State Key Lab of Ophthalmology, Optometry and Visual Science in Wenzhou Medical University as a research assistant for 3 years after receiving a M.Sc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Fujian Normal University in 2011. He is also a Member of many scientific organizations including International Society for Stem Cell Research, American Society for Nutrition, and North America Chinese Society for Nutrition. Dr. Xiang is the author of almost 50 peer-reviewed journal publications and is also an active reviewer for over 20 journals, and a member of multiple editorial boards for Journal of Health and Environmental Research, Austin Environmental Sciences, Journal of Environmental and Public Health, American Journal of Toxicology & Research, and Journal of Forensic Science and Toxicology.

    Research Interest:  1) Mechanistic toxicology of emerging contaminants using primary human cells, stem cells, rodents as well as zebrafish models; (2) Indoor Pollution and human health; (3) Bioavailability of contaminants in different matrices and its application to risk assessment


    List of Publications:

    1. Chen, J., LD. Garbinski, B Rosen, J. Zhang, P Xiang*, Lena Q. Ma*. 2019. Organoarsenical compounds: occurrence, toxicology and biotransformation. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology. Accepted (IF= 7.68)
    2. Gao P.; M. Xu; Y. Liu; E. Da Silva; P. Xiang*, Lena Q. Ma*. 2019. Emerging and legacy PAHs in urban soils of small cities: Concentrations, distribution, and sources. Science of the Total Environment. submitted (IF= 4.610).
    3. Manzoor M., R Abid, B. Rathinasabapathie, L. M. De Oliveira, E. da Silva, F.L Deng, C. Rensing, M. Arshad, I. Gul, P. Xiang*, and Lena Q Ma*. 2019. Metal Tolerance of Arsenic-Resistant Bacteria and Their Potential to Promote Plant Growth in Pb-Contaminated Soil. Science of the Total Environment. 660: 18-24 (IF= 4.610).
    4. Liu Y.G., P. Gao, J. Su, E. da Silva, L. de Oliveira, T. Townsend, X. Liu, P. Xiang*, L. Q. Ma*. 2019. PAHs concentrations in two urban cities: spatial distribution and source apportionment. Chemosphere. 214: 220-227. (IF= 4.427).
    5. Gao, P., H.B. Li, C. P. Wilson, T. G. Townsend ,P. Xiang*, Yungen Liu, and L. Q. Ma*. 2018. Source identification of PAHs in soils based on stable carbon isotopic signatures. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology. 48(13-15): 923–948. ( IF= 7.68)
    6. Gao P., E. da Silva, L. Hou, N. D. Denslow, P. Xiang*, L. Q. Ma*. 2018. Human exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: Metabolomics perspective. Environment International. 119: 466-477. (IF= 7.297)
    7. Liu X., H.Y. Feng, J.W. Fu, D. Sun, Y. Cao, Y.S. Chen, P. Xiang*, Yungen Liu*, Lena Q.Ma. 2018.Phytate promoted arsenic uptake and growth in arsenic-hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata by upregulating phosphorus transporters. Environmental Pollution.241: 240-246. (IF= 5.099)
    8. Xiang P., Y. Jia, K. Wang, M.Y. Li, Y. S. Qin, R.W. He, P. Gao, Y.G. Liu, X. Liu*, L. Q. Ma*. 2018. Water extract of indoor dust induces tight junction disruption in normal human corneal epithelial cells. Environmental Pollution. 243(A): 301-307. ( IF= 4.358)

    9. Xiang P., S.S. Wang, M. He, Y. H. Han, Z.H. Zhou, D. L. Chen, M. Li., and L.Q. Ma. 2018. The in vitro and in vivo biocompatibility evaluation of electrospun recombinant spider silk protein/PCL/gelatin for small caliber vascular tissue engineering scaffolds. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 163: 19–28 (IF= 3.887)
    10. Xiang P, R. W. He, R.Y. Liu, K. Li, P. Gao, X.Y. Cui, H.B. Li, Y.G. liu, L.Q. Ma. 2018. Cellular responses of normal (HL-7702) and cancerous (HepG2) hepatic cells to dust extract exposure. Chemosphere. 193:1189-1197 (IF= 4.208).
    11. Xiang P, R. Y. Liu, C. Li, Y. H. Han, X.Y. Cui, L. Q. Ma. 2017. Effects of Organophosphorus Flame Retardant TDCPP on Normal Human Corneal Epithelial Cells: Implication for Human Health. Environmental Pollution. 230: 22-30. (IF= 5.099)
    12. Xiang P, R.Y. Liu, H. J. Sun, C. Li, X.Y. Cui, L.Q. Ma. 2017. Effects of Novel Brominated Flame Retardant TBPH and Its Metabolite TBMEHP on human vascular endothelial cells: implication for human health risks. Environmental Research.156: 834–842 (IF= 3.835).
    13. Xiang P., R. W. He, Y. H. Han, H. J. Sun, X. Y. Cui, and L. Q. Ma. 2016. Mechanisms of housedust-induced toxicity in primary human corneal epithelial cells: Oxidative stress, pro-inflammatory response and mitochondrial dysfunction. Environment International. 89–90: 30–37. (IF= 7.088)
    14. Xiang P., R. Y. Liu, H. J. Sun, Y. H. Han, R. W. He, X. Y. Cui, and L. Q. Ma. 2016. Molecular mechanisms of dust-induced toxicity in human corneal epithelial cells: Water and organic extract of office and house dust. Environment International 92–93: 348–356. (IF=7.088)
    15. Xiang P., K. W. Wu, Y. Zhu, L. Xiang, C. Li, D. L. Chen, F. Chen, G. T. Xu, A. J. Wang, M. Li, and Z. B Jin. 2014. A novel bruch membrane-mimetic electrospun substrate scaffold for human retinal pigment epithelium cells. Biomaterials 35: 9777–9788. (IF= 8.802)
    16. Xiang P., M. Li, C. Y. Zhang, D. L. Chen, and Z. H. Zhou. 2011. Cytocompatibility of electrospun nanofiber tubular scaffolds for small diameter tissue engineering blood vessels. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 49: 281–288. (IF= 3.909)
    17. Huang, X. F.#, P. Xiang#, J. Chen, D. J. Xing, N. Huang, Q. J. Min, F. Gu, Y. Tong, C. P. Pang, J. Qu, Z. B. Jin. 2013. Targeted exome sequencing identified novel USH2A mutations in Usher syndrome families. PLoS ONE 8: e63832. (IF= 2.806)
    18. Tao Wang, P. Xiang, Jung-Heun Ha, Xiaoyu Wang, Caglar Doguer, Shireen R. L. Flores, Yujian James Kang, James F. Collins*. 2018. Copper supplementation reverses dietary iron overload-induced pathologies in mice. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry 59:56-63. (IF= 4.414)

    19. Tao Wang, P. Xiang, Jung-Heun Ha, Xiaoyu Wang, Caglar Doguer, Shireen R. L. Flores, Yujian James Kang, James F. Collins*. 2017. Copper supplementation in drinking water reverses dietary iron overload-induced anemia and cardiac hypertrophy in mice. The FASEB Journal.31(1): 301.4 (IF= 5.595)
    20. Sun, H. J., P. Xiang, J. Luo, H.C. Hong, H. J. Lin, H. B. Li, L. Q. Ma. 2016. Mechanisms of arsenic disruption on gonadal, adrenal and thyroid endocrine systems in humans: A review. Environment International. 95:61-68. (IF= 7.088)
    21. Sun, H. J., P. Xiang, M. H. Tang, L. Sun, and L. Q. Ma. 2016. Arsenic impacted the development, thyroid hormone and gene transcription of thyroid hormone receptors in bighead carp larvae (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis). Journal of Hazardous Materials. 303: 76–82. (IF= 6.065)

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    Nur Nadhirah Binti Mohamad Zain
    Senior Lecturer
    Department of Toxicology
    Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

    Dr. Nur Nadhirah Mohamad Zain is a senior lecturer at the Department of Toxicology, USM since 2015. She obtained her Doctor of Philosophy, PhD, in the Analytical Chemistry with specialization in separation science from University of Malaya in 2015. She has been actively involved in research includes the development of new green magnetic/non-magnetic materials for the application of separation techniques in separation and adsorption. She delivers her skills and expertise through scientific publications, student supervisions, and service consultation. She also involves in reputable publisher as a reviewer such as Elsevier journal. She has acquired professional training in Safety in the Use of Chemicals (NIOSH), ICOP CLASS 2014 Implementation for Chemical Classifier (MIHA), MS ISO/IEC 17025:2017 (MMIC) and Procedure of Method Validation and Verification (MMIC). Currently, her research interests are focusing on development of green materials based deep eutectic solvents as an alternative solvent in extraction techniques for monitoring pesticide and pharmaceutical residues in food and environmental matrices. She is a member of Royal Society Chemistry (MRSC) and Malaysian Institute of Chemistry (MMIC). Recently, she has been consulting the safety data sheet and involving as an internal auditor for ISO/IEC 17025: 2017.

     Research Interest: 

    Currently, her research is focused on the development of green materials based on deep eutectic solvents and supramolecular solvents which are trends in the field of the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry. She is particularly interested in their potential as alternative solvents/functional group materials, in extraction techniques for monitoring carcinogenic pollutants, pesticides, and pharmaceutical compounds in food and environmental matrice.

    List of Publications: 

    1. N.N.M. Zain, N.K. Abu Bakar, S. Mohamad, N.M. Saleh, Optimization of a greener method for removal phenol species by cloud point extraction and spectrophotometry, Spectrochim. Acta - Part A Mol. Biomol. Spectrosc. 118 (2014) 1121–1128.
    2. N.N.M. Zain, N.K. Abu Bakar, S. Mohamad, Study of removal of phenol species by adsorption on non-ionic silicon surfactant after cloud point extraction methodology, Desalin. Water Treat. 57 (2016) 3532–3543.
    3. N.N.M. Zain, N.K. Abu Bakar, S. Mohamad, Cloud point extraction of 2,4−dichlorophenol from aqueous samples employing β−cyclodextrin, Sep. Sci. Technol. 51 (2016) 653–663.
    4. N.N.M. Zain, M. Raoov, N.K. Abu Bakar, S. Mohamad, Cyclodextrin modified ionic liquid material as a modifier for cloud point extraction of phenolic compounds using spectrophotometry, J. Incl. Phenom. Macrocycl. Chem. 84 (2015) 137–152.
    5. N.I. Mohd, N.N.M. Zain, M. Raoov, S. Mohamad, Determination of carcinogenic herbicides in milk samples using green non-ionic silicone surfactant of cloud point extraction and spectrophotometry, R. Soc. Open Sci. 5 (2018).
    6. N.I. Mohd, M. Raoov, S. Mohamad, N.N.M. Zain, Performance evaluation of non-ionic silicone surfactants OFX 0309 and DC 193C as a new approach in cloud point extraction-spectrophotometry for determination of atrazine in water samples, RSC Adv. 8 (2018) 13556–13566.
    7. N.I. Mohd, K. Gopal, M. Raoov, S. Mohamad, N. Yahaya, V. Lim, N.N.M. Zain, Evaluation of a magnetic activated charcoal modified with non-ionic silicone surfactant as a new magnetic solid phase extraction sorbent with triazine herbicides as model compounds in selected milk and rice samples, Talanta. 196 (2019) 217–225.
    8. P. W. Ooi, M. Raaov, N. Yahaya, N.N.S.N.M. Kamal, K. Gopal, N.A. Husin, N.N.M. Zain, Removal of phthalates in aqueous samples using non-ionic silicone surfactant mediated cloud point extraction via spectrophotometry, Malaysian Journal of Analytical Sciences, (2019).
    9. K. Gopal, N.I. Mohd, M. Raoov, F.B.M. Suah, N. Yahaya, N.N.M. Zain, Development of a new efficient and economical magnetic sorbent silicone surfactant-based activated carbon for the removal of chloro- and nitro-group phenolic compounds from contaminated water samples, RSC Adv. 9 (2019) 36915–36930.
    10. K. Gopal, I. Al deeb, M. Raaov, F.B.M. Suah, N.A. Samad, N. Yahaya, V. Lim, N.N.M. Zain, Supramolecular solvent combined with dispersive solid phase extraction based magnetic silicone surfactant activated charcoal adsorbent for extraction of phenolic compounds from industrial wastewater, Microchem. J. 157 (2020) 105110.
    11. N.M. Badu Latip, K. Gopal, M. Suwaibatu, N.M. Hashim, N.Y. Rahim, M. Raoov, N. Yahaya, N.N. Mohamad Zain, Removal of 2,4-dichlorophenol from wastewater by an efficient adsorbent of magnetic activated carbon, Sep. Sci. Technol. 56 (2021) 252–265.
    12. N.A. Husin, N.M. Hashim, N. Yahaya, M. Miskam, M. Raoov, N.N.M. Zain, Exploring magnetic particle surface embedded with imidazole-based deep eutectic solvent for diclofenac removal from pharmaceutical wastewater samples, J. Mol. Liq. 332 (2021) 115809.
    13. N.A. Husin, M. Muhamad, N. Yahaya, M. Miskam, N.N. Syazni Nik Mohamed Kamal, S. Asman, M. Raoov, N.N. Mohamad Zain, Application of a new choline-imidazole based deep eutectic solvents in hybrid magnetic molecularly imprinted polymer for efficient and selective removal of naproxen from aqueous samples, Mater. Chem. Phys. 261 (2021) 124228.
    14. S. Mamman, F.B.M. Suah, M. Raaov, F.S. Mehamod, S. Asman, N.N.M. Zain, Removal of bisphenol A from aqueous media using a highly selective adsorbent of hybridization cyclodextrin with magnetic molecularly imprinted polymer, R. Soc. Open Sci. 8 (2022) 201604.
    15. V. Elencovan, J. Joseph, N. Yahaya, N. Abdul Samad, M. Raoov, V. Lim, N.N.M. Zain, Exploring a novel deep eutectic solvents combined with vortex assisted dispersive liquid–liquid microextraction and its toxicity for organophosphorus pesticides analysis from honey and fruit samples, Food Chem. 368 (2022) 130835.
    16. V. Elencovan, N. Yahaya, N.A. Samad, N.N.M. Zain, Evaluation of green silicone surfactantbased vortex assisted dispersive liquidliquid microextraction for sample preparation of organophosphorus pesticide residues in honey and fruit sample, J. Sep. Sci. 45 (2022) 2865–2876.
    17. V. Elencovan, N. Yahaya, M. Raoov, N. Nadhirah Mohamad Zain, Exploring a novel silicone surfactant-based deep eutectic solvent functionalized magnetic iron particles for the extraction of organophosphorus pesticides in vegetable samples, Food Chem. (2022) 133670.
    18. S. Mamman, S. Yaacob, M. Raoov, F.S. Mehamod, N.N.M. Zain, F.B.M. Suah, Exploring the performance of magnetic methacrylic acid-functionalized β-cyclodextrin adsorbent toward selected phenolic compounds, J. Anal. Sci. Technol. 14 (2023) 3.
    19. N.M. Hashim, M. Mohamad, N.N.S.N.M. Kamal, M.Y. Aziz, S. Mohamad, N. Yahaya, N.N.M. Zain, Revolutionizing Drug Removal: Green Magnetic Nanoparticles Functionalized with Hydrophobic Deep Eutectic Solvents for Anti-Inflammatory Drug Adsorption, J. Mol. Liq. (2023) 122082.
    20. N.I.M. Husaini, N.A.I.M.Hisham, N.M. Hashim, C.S.A. Lasu, N. Yahaya, M. Raoov, N.N.M. Zain, Magnetic Nanoparticle for Removing Sunset Yellow Dye: Taguchi Optimization, Malaysian Journal of Analytical Sciences, (2023).
    21. Green Metrics for Analytical Methodologies: Uncovering Sustainable Chromatography Approaches for Detecting Emerging Contaminants in Food and Environmental Water. 

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    Associate Professor
    Applied Physics
    University of Valladolid

    Isidro A. Pérez is Associate Professor of Applied Physics at the University of Valladolid. His scientific career began with measurement and modelling of photochemical oxidants. The following research line was the management of RASS sodar data, which led to different papers. This device analyses the low boundary layer beyond the heights investigated by any meteorological tower. After that, CO2 concentrations were studied at a rural site and several papers that combined RASS sodar observations with concentrations measured present the results of this research. Moreover, parametric and nonparametric procedures were used to investigate the daily and annual cycles of greenhouse gases. The analysis of air parcel trajectories was later considered and the contrast between Atlantic and continental trajectories was observed on the greenhouse gas concentration recorded. Finally, his research is oriented towards the trend determination by parametric and nonparametric procedures and the origin of greenhouse gas outliers and their influence on this trend.

    Research Interest:  Low atmosphere meteorology; Air pollution; Statistics of meteorological observations


    Number of Publications: 71

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    Dimitris Alexakis
    Associate Professor
    Laboratory of Geoenvironmental Science and Environmental Quality Assurance
    University of West Attica

    Research Interest: Geology, Geochemistry, Environmental Geochemistry, Aqueous Geochemistry, Drinking Water Quality, Trace elements, Inorganic contaminants, Water and Soil Quality, Groundwater Contamination, Environmental Impact Assessment, Soil-Water Interactions, Cation Exchange Processes in Hyporheic Sediments, Geochemical Modeling

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    Nour Shafik Emam El-Gendy
    Acting Head of Process Design & Development Department, Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute, EPRI, Cairo, Egypt.
    Modern Sciences and Arts, MSA University, Egypt.

    Dr. Nour Shafik El-Gendy is a Professor in the field of Petroleum and Environmental Biotechnology. Acting and Former Vice Head of Process Design & Development Department and Former Head Manager of Petroleum Biotechnology Lab, Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute. Former Advisor for the Egyptian Minster of Environment. Member in Center of Excellence in Modern Sciences and Arts, MSA University. Vice Coordinator of the Scientific Research Committee and member in Rural Woman Committee, National Council for Women (NCW) of Egypt. Executive committee member in the Egyptian Young Academy of Sciences (EYAS). Member of the Technical Committee for the preparation of the regulations of the Faculty of Energy and Environmental Engineering - British University in Egypt (BUE) and committee member for the preparation of the undergraduate Biochemical Engineering Program in the same faculty. El-Gendy is expert in the field of environmental pollution, wastewater treatment, biofuels, petroleum upgrading, green chemistry, nanobiotechnology, valorization of wastes and biocorrosion. She has published seven chapters, four books and 108 research papers, and supervised 27 MSc and PhD thesis in the field of; biofuels, biocorrosion, environmental pollution, climate change, bioremediation, valorization agroindustrial wastes, nanobiotechnology, wastewater treatment and bioupgrading of petroleum. Dr. El-Gendy is also an editor and reviewer in 43 and 86 international journals, respectively, in the field of; environmental biotechnology and pollution, bioenergy, nanobiotechnology and petroleum microbiology and biotechnology. She is the PI of a project for bioethanol production from agricultural wastes and she participated also in research projects concerning with; biodiesel from algae, application of nanobiotechnology in upgrading of petroleum and bioremediation of petroleum polluted environment. Dr. El-Gendy participated in 44 international workshops and training courses, and 67 international conferences. Dr. El-Gendy is a member in many international associations and organizations concerned with petroleum industry, environmental health and sciences. She is also an active member in national committees concerning with; water desalination, wastewater treatment, biofuel standards, petroleum pollution, chemical engineering and biotechnology. She is in international collaboration with different foreign universities. She has also teaching experience (Chemical Engineering Department – Faculty of Engineering - The British University in Egypt BUE, Faculty of Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering Department – Faculty of Engineering and Center of Excellence and Entrepreneurship - Modern Sciences and Arts, MSA University, Faculty of Science - Monufia University, Chemical Engineering Department - Faculty of Engineering - Cairo University and Biotechnology Program - Faculty of Science, Cairo University). Her biography is recorded in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.

    Research Interest:

    environmental pollution and its treatment, petroleum and industrial wastewater treatment, recycling and valorization of wastes, environmental biotechnology, bioenergy, petroleum microbiology and biotechnology, petroleum upgrading, biocorrosion, green chemistry and nanobiotechnology


    List of Publications
    1.    B.A. Omran, H.N. Nassar, N.A. Fatthalah, A. Hamdy,E.H. El-Shatoury &N.Sh. El-Gendy“Physiochemical properties of Trichoderma longibrachiatumDSMZ 16517-synthesized silver nanoparticles for the mitigation of halotolerant sulphate-reducing bacteria” Journal of Applied Microbiology.126(1), 138-154.

    2.    A.R. Ismail, S.B. El-Henawy, S.A. Younis, M.A. Betiha, N.Sh. El-Gendy, M.S. Azab & N.M. Sedky“ Statistical Enhancement of Lipase Extracellular Production by Bacillus stratosphericusPSP8 in A Batch Submerged Fermentation Process” Journal of Applied Microbiology125(4), 1076-1093.

    3.    Omar Aboelazayem, Nour Sh. El-Gendy, Ahmed A. Abdel-Rehim, Fatma H. Ashour & Mohamed A. Sadek“ Biodiesel production from castor oil in Egypt: process optimisation, kinetic study, diesel engine performance and exhaust emissions analysis” Energy157,843-852

    4.    Kheiralla ZH, El-Gendy NSh, Ahmed HA, Shaltout ThH, Hussein MMD “Upgrading of Tomato(Solanum lycopersicum) Agroindustrial Wastes” Journal of Microbial & Biochemical Technology10, 46-48. doi: 10.4172/1948-5948.1000394

    5.    R.M. Soliman, S.A. Younis, N.Sh. El-Gendy, S.S.M. Mostafa, S.A. El-Temtamy & A.I. Hashim“Batch bioethanol production via the biological and chemical saccharification of some Egyptian marine macroalgae” Journal of Applied Microbiology125(2), 422-440

    6.    B.A. Omran, H.N. Nassar, N.A. Fatthalah, A. Hamdy, E.H. El-Shatoury &N.Sh. El-Gendy“ Characterization and antimicrobial activity of silver nanoparticles mycosynthesized by Aspergillusbrasiliensis” Journal of Applied Microbiology125(2), 370—382.

    7.    Nour Sh. El-Gendy, A. Hamdy & Basma A. Omran“ Thermal and Surface Studies on the Corrosion Inhibition of Petroleum Pipeline by Aqueous Extract of Allium cepa Skin under Acidic Condition” Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery Utilization & Environmental Effects 40(8),905-915.

    8.    Basma A. Omran, Hussein N. Nassar, Nesreen A. Fatthalah, A. Hamdy, Einas H. El-Shatoury &Nour Sh. El-Gendy“ Waste Upcycling of Citrus Sinensis Peels as A Green Route for Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles” Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery Utilization & Environmental Effects 40(2),227-236.

    9.    Hussein N. Nassar, Samiha F. Deriase & Nour Sh. El-Gendy“Kinetic Modeling and Simulation of a Batch Biodesulfurization Process by Rhodococcus erythropolisHN2” Petroleum Science & Technology 35(20), 1995-2002.

    10.    Hussein N. Nassar, Samiha F. Deriase & Nour Sh. El-Gendy“ Statistical Optimization of Biomass Production and Biodesulfurization activity of Rhodococcus erythropolisHN2” Petroleum Science & Technology35(20), 1951-1959.

    11.    Abdullah M El Mahdi, Hamidi Abdul Aziz & Nour Sh. El-Gendy“ Emulsifiers Produced by Locally Microbes Using Local Agro-Industrial Wastes” Recent Advances in Petrochemical Sciences 2(2), 555583. DOI:10.19080/RAPSCI.2017.02.55558

    12.    Hager R. Ali, Hussein N. Nassar & Nour Sh. El-Gendy“ Green Synthesis of α-Fe2O3Using Citrus reticulum Peels Extract and Water Decontamination from Different Organic Pollutants” Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery Utilization & Environmental Effects 39(13), 1425–1414.

    13.    Omar Aboelazayem, Nour Sh. El-Gendy, Fatma H. Ashour & Mohamed A. Sadek“ Complete Analysis of Castor Oil Methanolysis for Biodiesel Production” Conference proceedings, “10th International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection: Bioenergy and Biofuels” Krope, J., Ghani Olabi, A., Goričanec, D., and Božičnik, S. (Ed.) June 27th –30th, 2017, Bled, Slovenia. Pp. 45-55. -286-048-6.5

    14.    K. Mchiouer, S. Bennani, N. Sh. El-Gendy& M. Meziane“. Evaluation of the Hygienic Quality of Raw Cow’s Milk in Oujda City Morocco” Biosciences Biotechnology Research Asia14(2), 587-591.

    15.    Soha S. M. Mostafa & Nour Sh. El-Gendy“ Evaluation of Fuel Properties for Microalgae Spirulina PlatensisBio-diesel and Its Blends with Egyptian Petro-diesel” Arabian J. of Chemistry10, S2040–S2050.

    16.    Abdallah R. Ismail, Samy B. El-Henawy, Mohamed A. Betiha, Salem S. Abu Amr, Nour Sh. El-Gendy, Mohamed S. Azab & Nagwa M. Sedky“ Optimization of a Batch Cao-Catalyzed Transesterification of Used Domestic Waste Oil with Methanol and Elucidation of a Mathematical Correlation between Biodiesel Yield and Percent Conversion” Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery Utilization & Environmental Effects 39(10),1013–1028.

    17.    Abdallah R. Ismail, Samy B. El-Henawy, SherifA. Younis, Mohamed A. Betiha, Salem S. Abu Amr, Nour Sh. El-Gendy, Mohamed S. Azab & Nagwa M. Sedky“ Optimization of Batch Novozym435-Catalyzed Transesterification of Waste Cooking Oil with Methanol for Biodiesel Production in a Solvent-Free Medium” Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery Utilization & Environmental Effects 39(9),911–925

    18.     Sahar M. Ahmed, Fawzia I. El-Dib, Nour Sh. El-Gendy, Wafaa M. Sayed & Mohamed El-Khodary“A Kinetic Study for the Removal of Anionic Sulphonated Dye from Aqueous Solution Using Nano-polyaniline and Baker's Yeast" Arabian J. of Chemistry9(2), S1721–S1728.

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