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Amirhomayoun Saffarzadeh

Country: Kyushu University, Japan


Qualification: D.Eng. in Earth Resources Engineering, Kyushu University



Communication style

Experienced mentor, will speak slow in easy English, and has interacted with ESL researchers.


  1. Instructor profile
Amirhomayoun Saffarzadeh is a highly published researcher, with experience in publishing research papers, conference poster presentations, etc. He has experience in academic teaching/advising masters and Ph.D. students for more than 10 years across nations. He is the recipient of several grants and awards. He has been on the advisory and editorial board of several journals and is also part of various reviewing committees. He has also contributed towards organizing several academic conferences. Amirhomayoun can therefore help you in preparing your research papers, solving any research related queries, applying for grants, and presenting at conferences

More highlights:
  • He is member of several societies involved in Geological activities and research spread across the globe
  • He possesses experience in working as a consultant for implementing renewable energy (geothermal) projects in Northwest Iran.
  • He has achieved best paper and best presentation awards on various occassions.
Amirhomayoun can offer specialized research consultation in the following areas:
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Waste Material Management
  • Waste Recycling, Waste Geochemistry
  • Waste Mineralogy
  • Bioremediation
  • Environmental Geology
  • Global Environmental Crisis
Academic Positions
  • 2009 - Present: Faculty member (Associate Professor) at the Department of Urban and Environmental Engineering, Environmental Systems Analysis and Control Engineering Lab., Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.
  • Topics covered: characterization, stabilization, and detoxification of alkaline waste materials (from different sources and various thermal treatments) for the purpose of safe disposal and possible recycling.
  • 2006 - 2009:    Environmental geologist at Natural Disaster Research Institute of Iran (NDRI), Head of Training Department, Tehran, Iran.
  • Responsibility: conducting post- disaster environmental research and education on the recent disasters occurred in the country as well as preparing training for post-disaster environmental impacts.
  • 2006:               Part-time consultant to Atec Consulting Engineers, Tehran, Iran.
  • Responsibility: Providing consultancy service for implementing renewable energy (geothermal) projects in NW Iran.
  • 2002 - 2005:    Full-time doctoral course student at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.
  • 2001 - 2002:    Commercial Manager at Venan Engineering and Industrial Co., Supplying gas measuring and regulation apparatus and systems for industrial and household applications, Tehran, Iran.
  • 1999 - 2001:    Full time geologist at the Geothermal Division of the Renewable Energy Organization of Iran, an affiliate of the Iranian Ministry of Energy, Tehran, Iran.
  • 1997 - 1999:    Obligatory National Service, Civil Engineering Department, Ground Water Division, Tehran, Iran.
  • 1995 - 1997:    Member of the Directors Board of Zamin Pouyan Geological Co. Implementation of geological Projects and supplying laboratory equipment Tehran, Iran.
Grants, Awards & Research Projects
  • Best Presentation Award at the 4th International Conference on Recycling and Reuse, Oct. 24-26, 2018, Istanbul, Turkey. Topic: State-of-the-art technology for the stabilization of Pb in the incineration fly ash using waste fishbone hydroxyapatite.
  • Best Paper award at the 7th International Conference on Hydrogen Production (ICH2P), May 8-11, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. Topic: Enhancing hydrogen production from municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) bottom ash by adding metal aluminum as a promoter.
  • Best presentation award in the 2014 Conference on Korea Society of Waste Management, May 15-17, Busan, Korea. Topic: Hydrogen generation potential in MSW incinerator bottom ash
Selective Journal Articles
  • Shimaoka T., Nakayama, H., and A. Saffarzadeh (2018) Disaster waste management in Kermanshah Earthquake of November 2017 (in Japanese). Journal of Japan Waste Management Association, 71 (344) 399- 409.
  • Miyake, M., Komiya, T., Saffarzadeh, A., and T. Shimaoka (2018) Evaluating the crucial factors affecting hydrogen gas generation from municipal solid waste incineration bottom ash (MSWIBA). Detritus, 2, 150-154.
  • Mu, Y., Saffarzadeh, A., and T. Shimaoka (2018) Influence of ignition of waste fishbone on enhancing heavy metal stabilization in municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) fly ash. Journal of Cleaner Production, 189, 396-405.
  • Mu, Y., Saffarzadeh, A., and T. Shimaoka (2018) Utilization of waste natural fishbone for heavy metal stabilization in municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) fly ash. Journal of Cleaner Production, 172, 3111-3118.
  • Nithiya, A., Saffarzadeh, A., and T. Shimaoka (2018) Hydrogen gas generation from metal aluminum-water interaction in municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) bottom ash. Waste Management, 73, 342-350.
  • Saffarzadeh, A., Shimaoka, T., Nakayama, H., Hanashima, T., Yamaguchi, K., and K. Manabe (2017) Efforts for the management of disaster waste upon April 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake, Japan. Natural Hazards, 89 (3) 1273-1290.
  • Inkaew, K., Saffarzadeh, A., and T. Shimaoka (2017) Characterization of residues involved in the ash quenching system: A material recycling perspective. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 866, 112-115.
  • Mu, Y., Saffarzadeh, A., and T. Shimaoka (2016) Influence of ignition process on mineral phase transformation in municipal solid waste incineration fly ash: Implications for estimating loss-on-ignition (LOI). Waste Management, 59, 222-228.
  • Yang, S., Saffarzadeh, A., Shimaoka, T., Kawano, T., and Y. Kakuta (2016) The impact of thermal treatment and cooling methods on municipal solid waste incineration bottom ash with an emphasis on Cl. Environmental Technology, 37 (20) 2564-71.
  • Inkaew, K., Saffarzadeh, A., and T. Shimaoka (2016) Modeling the formation of the quench product in municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) bottom ash. Waste Management, 52, 159-168.
  • Mu, Y., Saffarzadeh, A., and T. Shimaoka (2016) Feasibility of using natural fishbone apatite on removal of Pb from municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) fly ash. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 31, 345-350.
  • Saffarzadeh, A., Arumugam, N., and T. Shimaoka (2016) Aluminum and aluminum alloys in municipal solid waste incineration (MSWI) bottom ash: A potential source for the production of hydrogen gas. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 41, 820-831.
  • Saffarzadeh, A., Shimaoka, T., Kakuta, Y., and T. Kawano (2014) Cesium distribution and phases in proxy experiments on the incineration of radioactively contaminated waste from the Fukushima area. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 136, 76-84.
  • Inkaew, K., Saffarzadeh, A., and T. Shimaoka (2014) Characterization of grate sifting deposition ash, unquenched bottom ash and water-quenched bottom ash from mass-burn moving grate waste to energy plant. Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Ser. G (Environmental Research), 70, No. 7, III_469- III_475.
  • Watanabe, Y., Saffarzadeh, A., Tojo, Y, and T. Shimaoka (2014) Identification of the existing form of cesium in bottom ash and fly Ash in municipal solid wastes (in Japanese). SPring-8/SACLA Research Report, Section B: Industrial Application Report, 2, No. 1, 89-93.
  • Saffarzadeh, A., and T. Shimaoka (2014) Occurrence and significance of secondary iron-rich products in landfilled MSWI bottom ash. International Journal of Waste Resources, Vol. 4, Issue 3, doi:10.4172/2252-5211.1000150.
  • Wei, Y., Saffarzadeh, A., Shimaoka, T., Zhao, C., Peng, X., and J. Gao (2014) Geoenvironmental weathering/deterioration of landfilled MSWI-BA glass. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 278, 610–619.
  • Yang, S., Saffarzadeh, A., Shimaoka, T., and T. Kawano (2014) Existence of Cl in municipal solid waste incineration bottom ash and dechlorination effect of thermal treatment. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 267, 214- 220.
  • Shimaoka, T and A. Saffarzadeh (2012) Formation of secondary products under natural weathering and their affinity with heavy metals in landfilled MSWI bottom ash (in Japanese with English Abstract). Material Cycles and Waste Management Research 23, No.5, 401-407.
  • Saffarzadeh, A., Shimaoka, T., Wei, Y, Gardner, K. H., and C. N. Musselman (2011) Impacts of natural weathering on the transformation/neoformation processes in landfilled MSWI bottom ash: A geoenvironmental perspective. Waste Management, 31, 2440–2454.
  • Wei, Y., Shimaoka, T., Saffarzadeh, A. and F. Takahashi (2011) Alteration of municipal solid waste incineration bottom ash focusing on the evolution of iron-rich constituents. Waste Management, vol. 31, Issues 9-10, 1992-2000.
  • Wei, Y., Shimaoka, T., Saffarzadeh, A. and F. Takahashi (2011) Mineralogical characterization of municipal solid waste incineration bottom ash with an emphasis on heavy metal-bearing phases. Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol. 187, Issues 1-3, 534-543.
  • Saffarzadeh, A., Shimaoka, T., Motomura, Y., and K. Watanabe (2009) Characterization study of heavy metal-bearing phases in MSW slag. Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol. 164, Issues 2-3, 829-834.
  • Saffarzadeh, A., Shimaoka, T., Motomura, Y., and K. Watanabe (2009) Petrogenetic characteristics of molten slag from the pyrolysis/melting treatment of MSW. Waste Management, vol. 29, 1103–1113.
  • Saffarzadeh, A., Shimaoka, T., Motomura, Y., and K. Watanabe (2006) Chemical and mineralogical evaluation of slag products derived from the pyrolysis/melting treatment of MSW. Waste Management, vol. 26, Issue 12, 1443-1452.
  • Sahabi, F., and A. Saffarzadeh (1996) Petrology and petrogenesis of the Gateh – deh Subvolcanic Dome, Taleghan, Central Alborz, Iran. Geosciences Quarterly Journal, Geological Survey of Iran (in Persian with English Abstract), vol. 6, No. 21- 22, p. 32 – 39.
Conferences Arranged and Participated
  • 10th International Conference on the Environmental and Technical Implications of construction with Alternative Materials,  WASCON  2018, June 6-8, 2018, Tampere, Finland.
  • The 7th China-Japan Joint Conference on Material Recycling and Waste Management, July 18-21, 2016, Naha, Okinawa, Japan.
  • 3rd ScienceOne International Conference on Environmental Sciences (ICES 2014), member of the Program Technical Committee, January 21-23, 2014, Dubai, UAE
  • The 2nd Forum on Tehran City Safe Society, organized by: Municipality of Tehran, Oct. 2009, Tehran, Iran
  • The 8th Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Congress in Mines and Mineral Industries, organized by: Ministry of Industries and Mines, Iran Mineral Production and Supply Co., Iran Central Iron Ore Co., Iran Mines and Mining Industries and Renovation Organization Dec. 2008, Tehran, Iran
  • Conference on Environment, Steel and Affiliated Industries, Iran's Department of Environment, Oct. 2008, Tehran, Iran
  • 5th Iranian Conference on Engineering Geology and the Environment, Iranian Society of Engineering Geology, 25-27 Feb. 2008, Tehran, Iran
  • 3rd Regional Conference on Geology and Environment, Azad University, Eslamshahr Branch, 5-6 March 2008, Tehran, Iran
  • The 26th Symposium on Geosciences, Geological Survey of Iran (GSI), 17-19 2008, Tehran, Iran
Reviewing Committees
Amirhomayoun is a recognized reviewer for Catalysis Today (CATTOD) and awarded as Outstanding Reviewer for Journal of Environmental Radioactivity (JENVRAD). Apart from these he is also a part of the below reviewing committees:
  • Journal of Environmental Sciences (JES)
  • Detritus (IWWG)
  • Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management (JMCW)
  • Waste Management (WM)
  • Waste Management and Research (WM&R)
  • Environmental Sciences Europe (ESE)
  • Environmental Technology (Taylor & Francis)
  • Environmental Technology Reviews (Taylor & Francis)
  • Journal of Cleaner Production (JCLEPRO)
  • Environmental Science and Technology (EST)
  • International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (IJHE)
  • Journal of Hazardous Materials (JHAZMAT)
  • Waste and Biomass Valorization
  • Bioresource Technology
  • Journal of Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences Journal
  • Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection (GEP)
  • International Journal of Sciences, Islamic Republic of Iran (University of Tehran, Iran)
  • Earth Sciences Quarterly Journal (Geological Survey of Iran, Tehran, Iran)
  • Journal of Engineering Geology (Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran)
  • Scientific Journal of Geology and Environment (Azad University, Tehran, Iran)
  • Dutch Technology Foundation STW
Editorial responsibilities
  • Amirhomayoun is a part of editorial board for the following journals
  • Environmental Sciences Europe: A member of the Advisory Board
  • Environmental Technology Reviews: A member of Editorial Board
  • Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection: Editorial Board Member
  • Edorium Journal of Waste Management: Editorial Board Member
  • International Journal of Sustainable Construction Engineering and Technology: Editorial Board Member

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