Author: Dr. Hamid Pouran

Dr. Hamid Pouran

Dr. Hamid Pouran is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Technology at the University of Wolverhampton. Dr. Pouran’s research and professional experiences and interests span from highly technical studies focusing on the behaviour of engineered nanomaterials in the environment to collaborative innovation, renewable energies, climate change and science policy. He is a Chartered Scientist, Chartered Environmental, senior member of IEEE and chair of IEEE UK Climate Change and Environmental Technology Special Interest Group. He was a member of Transatlantic Initiative for Nanotechnology and the Environment (2011-2014) at Lancaster University (UK) where he developed the first commercially available technique to measure the bioavailable concentration of metal oxide nanoparticles in the environment (known as Nano-DGT). Since 2015 Pouran has been guest editor of Middle East in London Magazine (SOAS, University of London), environment special issues. He was the convener of the MENA Environment Conference in 2016 (SOAS Centenary Conference), which for the first time brought together scientists and policymakers from multidisciplinary backgrounds. Pouran is a subject matter expert (environmental science) for BBC World and Scottish Centre for International and Strategic Affairs. He was scientific consultant for a BBC World News scientific documentary called “Dust Storms”, which was transmitted in three languages by BBC World News and BBC Four in 2017. Pouran was visiting scholar with Princeton Environmental Institute and Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at Princeton University in 2017. After his 2nd MSc (Licentiate Thesis) at Stockholm University, Pouran received a Ph.D. scholarship from the faculty of engineering, University of Sheffield (UK) to join a multidisciplinary research about bioremediation of contaminated aquifers at Kroto Research Institute (2005). He is currently a Research Associate at SOAS University of London and Lecturer in Environmental Technology at University of Wolverhampton.

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