Mohammed Baalousha

Mohammed Baalousha

Mohammed Baalousha received a BSc in Civil Engineering from the Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine in 2001. After that, he moved to France where he completed a MSc degree in Applied Mechanics in 2002 and a PhD in Environmental Biogeochemistry in 2006 from the University of Bordeaux, France investigating environmental role of colloids as carriers of trace elements. He subsequently undertook a postdoctoral research role at the University of Birmingham, UK, where he began to examine the environmental fate and behavior of nanomaterials and to develop methodologies for nanomaterial characterization in environmental and biological media. In 2014, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Environmental Nanoscience at the University of South Carolina, USA. His major current research interests are: (i) understanding the role of nanoparticles as carriers of trace contaminants in the natural environment, (ii) understanding the fate, behavior and biological effects of manufactured nanomaterials in the environment, and (iii) development and optimization of methodologies for nanomaterial characterization in complex media.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of South Carolina, USA