The current research falls into 2 categories. First, investigations are addressing the safe application of manufactured nano objects (MNOs) in agriculture, including the use of nanoscale objects for environmental remediation. Furthermore, there are active investigations being conducted focusing on micro/nano plastic accumulation, toxicity, effects on climate relevant gases and trophic transfer in the food chain. In addition, parallel work is being conducted on the fate and effects of emerging chemical pollutants on soil biota and food crops.
The focus was largely on nanotoxicology, which emphasize the fate and effects of manufactured nano objects (MNOs) on biota, including plant, and earthworm. The reported results significantly contributed to the understanding the risk assessment of MNOs on soil organisms bearing agricultural and environmental significance. In addition, past work also focused on environmental impacts of estrogens on environment health.
Ph.D., Environmental Science & Engineering, China Agricultural University, China.
M.Sc., Environmental Science & Engineering, Shenyang University, China.
B.Sc., Soil Science, Pir Mehar Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Pakistan.
Guest Editor, Environmental Pollution, 12.2021-07.2022
Guest Editor, Nano Impact, 01.2022-06.2022
Guest Editor, International journal of Environmental research and public health, 10.2021-11.2022
Nickel oxide nanoparticles improve soybean yield by releasing nickel micronutrient and enhancing nitrogen assimilation Guest Editor, Plant stress, 01.2022-07.2022
JOURNAL REVIEW ACTIVITIES
Reviewer for journals: Journal of Hazardous Materials; Chemosphere; Plant Physiology and Biochemistry; Environmental Research; Environmental Toxicology, Frontiers in Environmental sciences etc.
Soil Science Society of Pakistan.
Member, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
COSUPERVISION OF STUDENTS
2021.09- Master student (Ming shu), College of Resource and Environmental Science, China Agricultural University “Role of Iron based nanoparticles as nano fertilizer in agricultural plants”.
2020.03- Master student (Pengfan Zhou), College of Resource and Environmental Science, China agricultural university “Nickel oxide nanoparticles improve soybean yield by releasing nickel micronutrient and enhancing nitrogen assimilation”
2020.09- Doctoral student (Noman Shakoor), College of Resource and Environmental Sciences, China Agricultural University “Lithium effects on agricultural plants and soil organism”
2019.09- Doctoral student (Imran Azeem), College of Resource and Environmental Sciences, China Agricultural University “Co exposure of manufacture nano object and micro plastic assessment in soil and earthworm system”.
2021.05 Talca university “Nano-enabled strategies to enhance the crop growth and production”
2021.12 Rama university “Nano-enabled strategies, to enhance the crop growth and environment protection”