• Name and Family
    • Hesam Ahmady-Birgani
  • Degree
    • PhD
  • Academic Degree
    • Assistant Professor
  • Department
    • Department of Rangeland and Watershed
  • E-mail:
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Dr. Hesam Ahmady-Birgani

Assistant Professor in Aeolian Research

Urmia University/Iran (Persia)

Tel: +98-(0)910-187-2774

Email: h.ahmadybirgani@urmia.ac.ir

 

Dr. Hesam Ahmady-Birgani is an assistant professor in aeolian research, focusing on understanding key controls on physical properties and chemical compositions of aerosols and PM emitted to the atmosphere. He is also do the research in various fields of arid and sandy environments (e.g. sediments deposited and the source apportionment methods), through innovative field measurements and in-situ studies of wind erosion processes and dust events.     

 

Qualifications:

University of Tehran         Ph.D         2014           Aerosols and PM characteristics over the Middle East

University of Tehran         M.Sc.        2010           Sand dunes: evolution, sediment transport

University of Gorgan         B.Sc.        2008           Range and watershed management

 

Academic Profile:

I am assistant professor in the division of aerosol sciences at Urmia University, have more than 8 years experince in air quality studies in Iran (Persia) across the Middle East region. My qualifications in the Earth Sciences (Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Geology, Environmental sciences, fine-sized sedimentology and Statistics) and experience in sediment fingerprinting allow me to participate in a variety of multidisciplinary air quality (aerosol and PM characteristics) and other environmental projects. I am the project leader and principal investigator for several government supported air quality studies in different regions of the western Iran. I am instrumental in setting up some facilities (i.e. low and medium volume dust collector instruments and dust analysers) at western Iran and around the Lake Urmia for the analysis of aerosol filter samples. Nevertheless, I have extensively worked in the areas of X-ray diffraction (XRD), and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM-EDX) of minerals and other materials plus geochemical analysis using running the ICP-MS instrument and any acidic digestion procedures. I also specialize in multivariate data analysis, including Principal Components Analysis (PCA) and Multiple Linear Regression Analysis and some Emission Modelling such as PMF.

 

Current Research:

1- In-situ and field measurements of aerosols and atmospheric particulates.

2- Characterizing chemical composition and physical properties of aerosol and PM.

3- Microphysical and optical properties of mineral dust.

4- Source apportionment of aerosol and dust particles.

5- Geomorphological controls on dust emission from arid land environments.

6- Quantifying and monitoring wind erosion over sandy and arid soils.

7- Sand dunes dynamics   

 

Selected Journal Publications:

1) Ahmady-Birgani, H., Ravan, P., Schlosser, J. S., Cuevas-Robles, A., AzadiAghdam, M., & Sorooshian, A. (2020). On the chemical nature of wet deposition over a major desiccated lake: Case study for Lake Urmia basin. Atmospheric Research, in press.

 

2) Ravan, P., Ahmady-Birgani, H., Sorooshian, A. (2019). Spatial Mapping of Elemental Variabilities of Atmospheric Particulates throughout the Lake Urmia Basin. Journal of the Earth and Space Physics, in press.

 

3) Ahmady-Birgani, H., Engelbrecht, J. P., & Bazgir, M. (2019). How different source regions across the Middle East change aerosol and dust particle characteristics. Desert, 24(1), 61-73.

 

4) Mottaghi, P., Abbasalizadeh, M., & Ahmady-Birgani, H. (2019). Depositional Arrangement of Non-Spherical Atmospheric Particles on Impaction Plate of a Multi-Nozzle Impactor. Aerosol Science and Technology, 1-9.

 

5) Ahmady-Birgani, H., McQueen, K. G., & Mirnejad, H. (2018). Characteristics of mineral dust impacting the Persian Gulf. Aeolian Research, 30, 11-19.

 

6) Sharifi, A., Murphy, L. N., Pourmand, A., Clement, A. C., Canuel, E. A., Beni, A. N., ... & Ahmady-Birgani, H. (2018). Early-Holocene greening of the Afro-Asian dust belt changed sources of mineral dust in West Asia. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 481, 30-40.

 

7) Ahmady-Birgani, H., Mirnejad, H., Feiznia, S., & McQueen, K. G. (2015). Mineralogy and geochemistry of atmospheric particulates in western Iran. Atmospheric Environment, 119, 262-272.

 

8) Ahmady-Birgani, H., Feiznia, S. A. D. A. T., & Mirnejad, H. A. S. S. A. N. (2016). Chemical Composition of Total Suspended Particulates Dust-Sized as an Indicator in Geochemical Fingerprinting of Sediments. Journal of Natural Environment, 69(2), 283-301.

 

9) Ahmady-Birgani, H., Agahi, E., Ahmadi, S. J., & Erfanian, M. (2018). Sediment Source Fingerprinting of the Lake Urmia Sand Dunes. Scientific reports, Nature publication, 8(1), 206.

 

10) Ahmady-Birgani, H., McQueen, K. G., Moeinaddini, M., & Naseri, H. (2017). Sand dune encroachment and desertification processes of the Rigboland Sand Sea, Central Iran. Scientific reports, Nature publication, 7(1), 1523.

 

 11) Ahmady-Birgani, H., Feiznia, S., Mirnejad, H., Ahmadi, H., Mc Queen, K., Ghorban Pour, M. (2017). Physico-Chemical Properties and Mineralogical Assessment of Aerosols and Dust Particles throughout the Western Iran(Case Study: Abadan & Urmia Cities). Journal of Range and Watershed Managment, 70(3), 551-567.

 

 12) Ahmady-Birgani, H. (2018). The Role of Correction Factors in Sediment Source Fingerprinting of the Lake Urmia Sand Dunes. Physical Geography Research Quarterly, 50(2), 293-305.

         
     Research and Education Resume
رزومه فارسی
   
  • Name and Family
  • Hesam Ahmady-Birgani
  • Degree
  • PhD
  • Academic Degree
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department
  • Department of Rangeland and Watershed
  • E-mail:
  • h.ahmadybirgani@urmia.ac.ir
 
        Short Bioghraphy

 

Dr. Hesam Ahmady-Birgani

Assistant Professor in Aeolian Research

Urmia University/Iran (Persia)

Tel: +98-(0)910-187-2774

Email: h.ahmadybirgani@urmia.ac.ir

 

Dr. Hesam Ahmady-Birgani is an assistant professor in aeolian research, focusing on understanding key controls on physical properties and chemical compositions of aerosols and PM emitted to the atmosphere. He is also do the research in various fields of arid and sandy environments (e.g. sediments deposited and the source apportionment methods), through innovative field measurements and in-situ studies of wind erosion processes and dust events.     

 

Qualifications:

University of Tehran         Ph.D         2014           Aerosols and PM characteristics over the Middle East

University of Tehran         M.Sc.        2010           Sand dunes: evolution, sediment transport

University of Gorgan         B.Sc.        2008           Range and watershed management

 

Academic Profile:

I am assistant professor in the division of aerosol sciences at Urmia University, have more than 8 years experince in air quality studies in Iran (Persia) across the Middle East region. My qualifications in the Earth Sciences (Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Geology, Environmental sciences, fine-sized sedimentology and Statistics) and experience in sediment fingerprinting allow me to participate in a variety of multidisciplinary air quality (aerosol and PM characteristics) and other environmental projects. I am the project leader and principal investigator for several government supported air quality studies in different regions of the western Iran. I am instrumental in setting up some facilities (i.e. low and medium volume dust collector instruments and dust analysers) at western Iran and around the Lake Urmia for the analysis of aerosol filter samples. Nevertheless, I have extensively worked in the areas of X-ray diffraction (XRD), and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM-EDX) of minerals and other materials plus geochemical analysis using running the ICP-MS instrument and any acidic digestion procedures. I also specialize in multivariate data analysis, including Principal Components Analysis (PCA) and Multiple Linear Regression Analysis and some Emission Modelling such as PMF.

 

Current Research:

1- In-situ and field measurements of aerosols and atmospheric particulates.

2- Characterizing chemical composition and physical properties of aerosol and PM.

3- Microphysical and optical properties of mineral dust.

4- Source apportionment of aerosol and dust particles.

5- Geomorphological controls on dust emission from arid land environments.

6- Quantifying and monitoring wind erosion over sandy and arid soils.

7- Sand dunes dynamics   

 

Selected Journal Publications:

1) Ahmady-Birgani, H., Ravan, P., Schlosser, J. S., Cuevas-Robles, A., AzadiAghdam, M., & Sorooshian, A. (2020). On the chemical nature of wet deposition over a major desiccated lake: Case study for Lake Urmia basin. Atmospheric Research, in press.

 

2) Ravan, P., Ahmady-Birgani, H., Sorooshian, A. (2019). Spatial Mapping of Elemental Variabilities of Atmospheric Particulates throughout the Lake Urmia Basin. Journal of the Earth and Space Physics, in press.

 

3) Ahmady-Birgani, H., Engelbrecht, J. P., & Bazgir, M. (2019). How different source regions across the Middle East change aerosol and dust particle characteristics. Desert, 24(1), 61-73.

 

4) Mottaghi, P., Abbasalizadeh, M., & Ahmady-Birgani, H. (2019). Depositional Arrangement of Non-Spherical Atmospheric Particles on Impaction Plate of a Multi-Nozzle Impactor. Aerosol Science and Technology, 1-9.

 

5) Ahmady-Birgani, H., McQueen, K. G., & Mirnejad, H. (2018). Characteristics of mineral dust impacting the Persian Gulf. Aeolian Research, 30, 11-19.

 

6) Sharifi, A., Murphy, L. N., Pourmand, A., Clement, A. C., Canuel, E. A., Beni, A. N., ... & Ahmady-Birgani, H. (2018). Early-Holocene greening of the Afro-Asian dust belt changed sources of mineral dust in West Asia. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 481, 30-40.

 

7) Ahmady-Birgani, H., Mirnejad, H., Feiznia, S., & McQueen, K. G. (2015). Mineralogy and geochemistry of atmospheric particulates in western Iran. Atmospheric Environment, 119, 262-272.

 

8) Ahmady-Birgani, H., Feiznia, S. A. D. A. T., & Mirnejad, H. A. S. S. A. N. (2016). Chemical Composition of Total Suspended Particulates Dust-Sized as an Indicator in Geochemical Fingerprinting of Sediments. Journal of Natural Environment, 69(2), 283-301.

 

9) Ahmady-Birgani, H., Agahi, E., Ahmadi, S. J., & Erfanian, M. (2018). Sediment Source Fingerprinting of the Lake Urmia Sand Dunes. Scientific reports, Nature publication, 8(1), 206.

 

10) Ahmady-Birgani, H., McQueen, K. G., Moeinaddini, M., & Naseri, H. (2017). Sand dune encroachment and desertification processes of the Rigboland Sand Sea, Central Iran. Scientific reports, Nature publication, 7(1), 1523.

 

 11) Ahmady-Birgani, H., Feiznia, S., Mirnejad, H., Ahmadi, H., Mc Queen, K., Ghorban Pour, M. (2017). Physico-Chemical Properties and Mineralogical Assessment of Aerosols and Dust Particles throughout the Western Iran(Case Study: Abadan & Urmia Cities). Journal of Range and Watershed Managment, 70(3), 551-567.

 

 12) Ahmady-Birgani, H. (2018). The Role of Correction Factors in Sediment Source Fingerprinting of the Lake Urmia Sand Dunes. Physical Geography Research Quarterly, 50(2), 293-305.

 
 
         
     Research and Education Resume