Dr. Fatemeh Pourhossein Alamdari – Circular economy – Best Researcher Award

Coventry university  | United Kingdom

Author Profile 

Early Academic Pursuits 🎓

Education and Training

Her journey into the field of bioengineering and biotechnology began with a strong foundation in chemical engineering and biotechnology. She earned her Ph.D. in chemical engineering-biotechnology from Tarbiat Modares University (TMU), Iran, in 2020. Her doctoral research focused on metal recovery from LED waste, which won her accolades for its innovative approach and significant contributions to the field. During her Ph.D., she secured funding from various grants, enabling her to conduct research at Università Politechnica delle Marche, Italy, where she gained insights into sustainable metal bio-recycling..

 Professional Endeavors 💼

Academic Positions

Upon completing her Ph.D., she held post-doctoral research positions at TMU from 2020 to 2023. During this period, she led several impactful projects on e-waste bioleaching. In 2023, she joined Coventry University’s Centre for Health and Life Science as a Research Fellow in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. Her role involves supervising M.Sc. and Ph.D. projects focused on optimizing metal bio-extraction from discarded electronics, reflecting her commitment to advancing sustainable waste management solutions

Contributions and Research Focus on Circular economy 📚

  • she has made significant contributions to the field of bioengineering and biotechnology, particularly in metals bioleaching from e-waste. Her expertise spans microbiology, biotechnology, chemistry, and biochemistry. She has been involved in numerous research projects, some of which include:
    1. Bioleaching of heavy and precious metals from LED lamps waste (2018): This Ph.D. research project was funded by INSF and BDCI.
    2. Rapid and selective bio-dissolution of gold from printed circuit boards waste (2022): A post-doctoral research project funded by INSF.
    3. Evaluation of bio-dissolution mechanism of REEs (Nd and Pr) from LED waste (2023): A Master’s project.
    4. Biological leaching of valuable metals from electronic waste using biochar (2018): A Master’s project.
    5. Bacterial leaching of zinc and manganese from spent button cells (2017): A Master’s project.
    6. Bioleaching of indium from Cell Phones Touchscreens (2016): A Master’s project.

    Currently, she is working on two major projects:

    1. Extraction of heavy metals from incinerated bottom ash by bioleaching process (EBNET).
    2. Bioleaching of cobalt, nickel, cerium, and lanthanum from the cathode of spent nickel-metal hydride rechargeable batteries (Ni-MH).

Accolades and Recognition 🏆

Her work has earned her significant recognition in the scientific community. She has published numerous articles in high-impact journals, with a citation index of 470 and an h-index of 11. Some of her notable publications include:

  1. Investigating the acidophilic microbial community’s adaptation for enhancement indium bioleaching from high pulp density shredded discarded LCD panels (2024).
  2. Improvement of gold bioleaching extraction from waste telecommunication printed circuit boards using biogenic thiosulfate by Acidithiobacillus thiooxidans (2023).
  3. Bioleaching of indium from spent light-emitting diode monitors and selective recovery followed by solvent extraction (2023).
  4. A novel rapid and selective microbially thiosulfate bioleaching of precious metals from discarded telecommunication printed circuited boards (TPCBs) (2022).
  5. Innovative bio-acid leaching method for high recovery of critical metals from end-of-life light emitting diodes (2022).

 Impact and Influence 🌍

Community Impact

Her research has had a profound impact on the field of bioleaching and e-waste management. Her work on sustainable metal bio-recycling has contributed to the development of environmentally friendly and cost-effective methods for metal recovery. Her research projects have not only advanced scientific knowledge but also provided practical solutions for managing electronic waste, which is a growing environmental concern.

 Legacy and Future Contributions 🔮

    • Her dedication to research and innovation ensures that her contributions will have a lasting impact on the field of bioengineering and biotechnology. Her ongoing projects and future research endeavors aim to further enhance sustainable practices in waste management and resource recovery. As a mentor and supervisor to M.Sc. and Ph.D. students, she is also shaping the next generation of scientists and researchers in this critical field.


Citations    444

h-index      11

i10-index    11

Notable Publications 

Fatemeh Pourhossein Alamdari | Circular economy | Best Researcher Award

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