Associate Professor of Environmental Nanoscience Center for Environmental Nanoscience and Risk Department of Environmental Health Sciences Arnold School of Public Health 921 Assembly Street, RM 501C Columbia, SC, 29205
B.S., 2001, Islamic University of Gaza (Palestine) M.S., 2002, University of Bordeaux (France) Ph.D., 2006, University of Bordeaux (France)
B.S. Food Science and Biotechnology, 2001, University of Basra (Iraq) M.S. Food Science and Biotechnology, 2010, University of Basra (Iraq)
Amar’s current research focuses on the biosynthesis of engineered nanoparticles and
their application as antimicrobial agents together with understanding their environmental
health and safety.
B.S., Environmental Health, 2009, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (Saudi Arabia) MPH., Environmental Health, 2017, Eastern Kentucky University (USA)
Talal current research focuses on understanding the characteristics, fate, and effects
of metal-containing atmospheric nanoparticles.
B.S., Civil Engineering, 2009, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
(Bangladesh) M.S., Air Quality Control Solid Waste and Wastewater Process Engineering, 2014, University
of Stuttgart (Germany)
Mahmudun’s current research focuses on the detection and quantification of engineered
nanoparticles in environmental systems.
Kamelia Afshinnia earned her Master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering
at the Iran University of Science and Technology and her PhD in Environmental Health
from the University of South Carolina in 2018. She studied the transformation, deposition
and aggregation behavior of nanomaterials in the environment and the how the interaction
of nanomaterials with natural environmental components impact on these processes.
Frederic Loosli earned his Master’s degree in chemistry and PhD in environmental chemistry
at the University of Geneva. After a postdoc in biophysics at Paris Diderot he joined
Prof. Baalousha group at the University of South Carolina to investigate the detection
and quantification of manufactured nanoparticles in environmental systems.
Mithun Sikdur earned his Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the University
of Nottingham, UK in 2013 and his PhD from the University of South Carolina in 2019.
He investigated the effect of metal and metal oxide nanoparticle size dispersity on
their properties, uptake and toxicity.
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