Dr Nasrollah Sepehrnia
Senior Research Fellow (Experienced Researcher)
2018-2021 Postdoctoral Fellow (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation), Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany.
2017-2018 Assistant Researcher. Isfahan University of Technology, Iran.
Ph.D., Soil Physics. Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Isfahan, Iran. (2012 –2017).
M.Sc., Soil Science Engineering, Soil Physics. Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture Engineering, University of Bu-Ali-Sina, Hamadan, Iran (2006 –2009).
B.Sc., Agricultural Engineering- Soil Science. Vali-e-Asr University, Faculty of Agriculture Engineering, Rafsanjan, Kerman, Iran (2002-2006).
I am a soil physicist with research spanning into microbiology. Since 2006 my research has focused on bacterial transport in soil, using a range of approaches and modelling to explore the impacts of soil water repellency.
My current focus is severing new approaches (micro-computed tomography, microfluidics, and X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy) to characterize interfacial properties of microplastics-affected soils and their impacts on synthesized DNAs fate to mimic bacteria behavior with regards to climate change.
Funding and Grants
1- Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Fund Award, School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK, 2022.
2- Marie Curie Individual Fellowship, School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK, 2021.
3- Travel grants, International Porous Media Conference (Interpore), Valencia, Spain, 2019.
4- Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship. Department of Soil Science, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany, 2018.
5- DAAD Scholarship Holder. Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany, 2016.
6- Sabbatical Program. University of Bayreuth, Germany, 2015.