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Dr Mohammad Hadi Mohammadi

Visiting Academic


Reasearch Fellow, CSM, department of Erth and Environmental Science, Faculty of Environment, Scienc and Economy

MRSC/PhD Analytical Chemistry

Research interests:

  • Geochemistry, Geo-resources (minerals, mining, geothermal energy, soils, environmental contamination) analysis, including laboratory-based and mobile equipment, education, and research sectors.
  • Environmental intelligence and remote sensing for monitoring of surface water resources
  • Developing of state-of-the-art Analytical laboratories, 
  • Building on and collaborating with R&I activities in the Deep Digital Cornwall ( and Tevi ( projects by carry out some deployment pilot experiments.
  • Solid acid catalyst, Mesoporous & Macro-porous material, Zeolite, Clay minerals, synthesis, modification, and characterization,

Academic qualifications:

  • PhD Analytical & Environmental Chemistry, University of Isfahan, 2012
  • MSc of Analytical Chemistry, University of Isfahan, 2005
  • BSc of Applied Chemistry, Gilan University, 1998

Professional qualifications & history

  • CARA Research Fellow, CSM, Exeter University 2022
  • Head of R & D department, director and  senior analytical chemist of Yasmin Analytical and geochemical laboratories, 2013-2021
  • Vice President (technical) of Yasmin Mining and Environmental Services, engineering & consulting company,
    • Director and  Senior chemist in Analytical and geochemical laboratory Services, 2013-2021
    • In charge In-country operation, Tempering glass manufacturing company, Jade Glass Ltd, 2013-2021
  • Vice Chancellor and Deputy of Academic Affairs, Researcher and Associated Professor, in Zawul University, Kabul, Afghanistan, 2012-2013
  • Researcher (head of solid acid catalyst development project), ICCII, LAB manufacturing plant 2006-2012
  • Supervisor of aluminosilicate pigment project, Fadak chemical company, 2004-2005
  • Production Manager and chemist, Glancos Kish cosmetic and hygienic manufacturer (Sole representative of Glancos Germany in Kish economic free zoon) 1998-2002
  • Quality control lab assistant, Gillan Cigarette Company, 1998


  • Young scientist award 2013, for outstanding research in "Advanced Materials World Congress" was held in Izmir on September 16-19, 2013.
  • Award of memorial plaque for outstanding medical science scientist  for developing of criculum of chemistry for medical scince students, Ministry of public health, Kabul on April 23, 2014.
  • Scholarship for attending and presenting in 29th British Zeolite Association (BZA) conference, University of Leads, Ambleside, UK. 2006.
  • Scholarship for participation in International Natural Zeolite Association (INZA) Congress, University of New Mexico, New Mexico, USA, 2006.
  • Honor diploma for Preparation plan of “Car Exhaust Smoke Treatment System generation by aids of Zeolite New Absorbers”, and grant a Diploma in third Festival of “Sheykh Bahaei work innovation” for catalytic remediation of NOx and SOx in the exhaust of three way cars, Jun. 2006.
  • University prize for top B.Sc. student, Gilan University, 1998.
  • Director and  Senior chemist in Analytical and geochemical laboratory Services, 2013-2021

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Publications and Conferences

  1. Mohammad Hadi Mohammadi, “Introduction to Chemical Imaging and Mineralogical Facility (CIMF) of Camborne School of Mine (CSM)” in SW-EM 2022 meeting, Plymouth University, 18-19 July 2022.
  2. Mohammad Hadi Mohammadi, H. Faghihian, “Acid activation effect on the catalytic performance of Al-pillared bentonite in alkylation of benzene with olefins”, Applied Clay Since, 2014, Vol. 93-94, pages 1-7, Elsevier.
  3. Mohammad Hadi Mohammadi, H. Faghihian, A. Zia Yaftali, "Synthesis of pillared acid-activated clay as a solid-acid catalyst for production of linear alkylbenzene". "Advanced Materials World Congress" to be held in Izmir on September 16-19, 2013.
  4. Mohammad Hadi Mohammadi, H. Faghihian, A. Zia Yaftali, “Acid Activation Effect on the Catalytic Performance of Pillared Montmorillonite in Alkylation of Benzene with Olefins”, 6th Asia-Pacific Congress on Catalysis (APCAT-6), to be held in Taiwan, Oct. 13 -17, 2013.
  5.  Mohammad Hadi Mohammadi, H. Faghihian, A. Zia Yaftali, “Production of linear alkylbenzene with modified natural bentonite”, 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting of The Clay Minerals Society (CMS 2013), October 6-10, 2013, in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA, on the campus of the University of Illinois.
  6. Hossein Faghihian, Mohammad Hadi Mohammadi, “A novel catalyst for alkylation of benzene”, Comptes Rendus Chimie, Volume 15, 11–12, Nov.–Dec. 2012, Pages 962-968, Elsevier.
  7. Hossein Faghihian, Mohammad Hadi Mohammadi, “Surface properties of pillared acid-activated bentonite as catalyst for selective production of linear alkylbenzene”, Applied Surface Science, Volume 264, 1 January 2013, Pages 492-499, Elsevier.
  8. Hossein Faghihian, Mohammad Hadi Mohammadi, “Effect of acid treatment and pillaring on natural layered material, characterization and catalytic evaluation of modified clay as a solid acid catalyst and separation and determination of products”, 15 th Iranian Chemical Congress, University of Bu-Ali, Hamedan, Iran, Sep. 2011
  9. Hossein Faghihian, Mohammad Hadi Mohammadi, “Characterization and catalytic evaluation of synthesized FAU zeolite and determination of coke production by Thermo gravimetric analysis (TGA)”, 18th Iranian Analytical Chemistry conference, University of Zahidan, Zahidan, Iran, March. 2011.
  10. Hossein Faghihian, Mohammad Hadi Mohammadi, “Synthesis, characterization and catalytic evaluation of FAU type zeolite for alkylation of benzene with 1-decene”, 2nd Iranian international Zeolite Conference, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, March 2010
  11. Hossein Faghihian, Hossein Kazemian, Mohammad Hadi Mohammadi, Iranian Journal of Chemical and Chemical Engineering. Vol. 27.No. 4, 2008.
  12. H. Faghihian, H. Kazemian, Mohammad Hadi Mohammadi, First Iranian international Zeolite Conference, “Conversion of Natural clinoptilolite SAPo and investigation its anion exchange properties”, University of Amir-Kabir, Tehran, Iran, Apr. 2008.
  13. Mohammad Hadi Mohammadi, H. Kazemian, H. Faghihian, “Isomorphous substitution of P(V) in clinoptilolite & Characterization of substituted sample”, Ambleside, University of Leads, United Kingdome, Aug. 2006.
  14. 13th Iranian crystallography and mineralogy seminar, Kerman University, Iran, 2006, " Isomorphous substitution Natural zeolite ".
  15. Third Chemistry and environment seminar, Kordestan University, Iran, 2005, “Removal of Nitrate by Natural modified zeolite (Clinoptilolite)”
  16. 6th research week of Isfahan University, 2005, “Anion exchange properties of modified clinoptilolite”.         


Balkh University, Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan (2019-2021)

  • Analytical Chemistry for pedology students
  • Importance of Quality control in animal/poultry feed quality testing

Zawul Institute of Higher Education, Kabul, Afghanistan (2012-2014)

  • Water sanitation, environmental health, Air pollution and water and wastewater treatment in public health module for student of medicine
  • Principal of General Chemistry
  • Bio physic of X-ray, MRI and Ultrasound techniques
  • Biochemistry for student of Medicine

Avesin University, Kabul, Afghanistan (2012-2014)

  • Principal of Engineering Chemistry
  • Principal of water and wastewater treatment

University of Isfahan, Isfahan (2006-2012)

  • Fundamental analytical Chemistry,
  • Instrumental analytical Chemistry,
  • General Chemistry, Principal of water and west water treatments,
  • Chemistry of Soil for student of Agricultural engineering
  • Analytical Chemistry for student of Agricultural engineering

Payam e Nur University Ardestan, Isfahan (2006-2011)

  • General Chemistry for student of Biology
  • Environmental Chemistry

External/Industrial Engagement

Senior chemist and Project manager 

  • Feasibility study of wastewater samples of handmade carpet washing and coloring centers in Aqcha (Jawzjan province)”, 2021
  • Environmental lab tasting for handmade carpet industry water treatment, Balkh and Jawzjan province, Label-STEP Afghanistan Program, 2020
  • Technical consulting for natural gas quality analysis and installation and commissioning of GC system in Bayat power, Jawzjan Province, 2019.
  • Physic chemical testing of water and soil, a part of environmental study of TAPI project, 2019.
  • Water testing, a part of TAPI, EISA project in Kandahar province 2019.
  • Soil and water testing of DAHAN –e Darra Dam, Faryab Province, 2019.
  • Training for Northern provinces farmers for preparation of the land, planting, treatment, harvesting and nutrition of vegetables and orchard under NHLP program.
  • Survey, sampling and quality testing of soil samples of watershed of Balkh, Samangan and Jawzjan Provinces for AECOM/SWIM project (USAID funded), 2018
  • Physico-chemical testing of Soil of TAPI project for AGME Co. 2018
  • Conducting of one month Training on fertilizer quality (NPK) and formulation test for the staff of plant protection and quarantine directorate (PPQD/MAIL) under AAIP program of WB, Sept.-Oct. 2018
  • Training the Trainer Project at the Afghanistan Geological Survey (AGS), Providing SOP for water, wastewater and soil laboratory of AGS, 2016.
  • Commissioning of Inductivity coupled plasma (ICP-OES) and Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS) systems and Training of  Water laboratory staff of Afghanistan Geological Survey (AGS), 2016.
  • Implementation of internship program with Balkh Chemical Technology Institute 2016.
  • Implementing of QMS ISO 9001:2008 systems, in Yasmin Mining Ltd with the scope of lab testing (certified by Control Union accredited body) September 2015.
  • Geological, environmental and HSE training on the silica sand mine with cooperation of Russian Junior Company (RJC), Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan, Aug-Sept, 2015.
  • Installation, setting up and training of AAS system in analytical laboratory of Afghan Geological Survey (Kabul, Feb 2016), under a project of International Geo Science (BGSI/Igs intl.) funded by “ESSP/DFID”.
  • 4 weeks train of trainers’ program, for environmental, geochemical and Soil laboratory staff of AGS (Kabul and Mazar-e Sharif, March-April 2016), under a project of BGSI/Igs intl., funded by “ESSP/DFID”.
  • Design and rearrangement of lab and training of teachers of Balkh chemical technology institute (Sept. 2015)

Country manager

  • EISA of silica sand mine, Cheshme Shafa, Balkh, Afghanistan, 2014.
  • EISA of Jade Glass Plant, Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan, 2014.
  • Designing of a professional standard analytical laboratory for giving affordable lab services for variety of industries, mining, environmental, food, agricultural, pharmaceutical, analysis. Yasmin Laboratory Services, Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan, 2014 under “ABIF” program of “DFID, UKAID”.

Editorial board & Membership

  • Member of Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
  • Editor of Journal of nanoanalysis (
  • Member of Afghanistan Chamber of Mine and Industries (ACMI)

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