Dr. Fatin Samara | American University of Sharjah

Profile

College / Department

Teaching areas

Environmental Sciences, Environmental Chemistry, Soil and Water Chemistry, Environmental Toxicology, Forensic Chemistry, Climate Change

Research areas

Areas of research interest include the study and toxicology assessment of persistent organic pollutants in the environment (turtles, food, sediment/soil, water and air), the conversion of waste biomass to adsorbent materials, which are used for the removal of heavy metals, pesticides and organic pollutants in water and the use of zeolites, UV and activated carbon for degradation purposes, with focus on the photodecomposition of toxic pollutants such as dioxins and furans and their relative toxicity measurements. Currently, Dr. Samara is working on a review of the available information rela...

Education

PhD, Environmental And Analytical Chemistry, The State University of New York- University at Buffalo, United States, 2007
BS, Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico-Cayey, United States, 2002

Professional experience

Associate Professor, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2015 - Present
Assistant Professor, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2009 - 2015
Research Chemist ( Post-doctorate), 2007 - 2009

Memberships

American Chemical Society, ACS, International, August 2018
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Arabian Gulf Branch- Board Member, May 2016
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Europe Chapter, March 2007
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Arabian Gulf Branch, Vice-President, December 2013 - May 2016
American Chemical Society, March 2007 - January 2016
American Society for Mass Spectrometry, January 2006 - December 2007
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, January 2003 - February 2007
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