School of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
I am an Environmental Scientist/Geologist, and hold a PhD in Chemical Engineering, specialising in water treatment technologies. I am very passionate about environmental challenges, exploring sustainable remedies for contaminated lands and water.
My experience is gained through working with industry and academic institutions, collaborating with research organizations, (e.g. Research & Development centre at Sarcheshmeh copper mine, the largest porphyry copper mine in Iran and Middle East), and supervising research students and PhD candidates at the University of Adelaide.
I am also an experienced health and safety professional at the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences.
Acid Mine Drainage
Water Quality and Water Treatment Technologies
Space Mining - Asteroids
Date Position Institution name 2017 - ongoing ECMS Health & Safety Officer The University of Adelaide 2016 - ongoing External Supervisor The University of Adelaide 2013 - ongoing Laboratory & Safety Coordinator The University of Adelaide
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2012 Award Best Student Paper Presentation Award International Mine Water Association Conference, Bunbury, Western Australia Australia - 2012 Award Best Poster Presentation Award 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology (APCAB), Adelaide, South Australia Australia - 2011 Award 3 Min Thesis Competition Runner Up Prize Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences Faculty, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia. Australia $150 2011 Award Young Investigator Award , Bio-Processing Network Conference, Adelaide, South Australia. Australia -
Language Competency Arabic Can read, write and understand spoken Persian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2009 - 2013 The University of Adelaide Australia PhD 2003 - 2007 University of Kharazmi (Tarbiat Moallem), Tehran Iran, Islamic Republic of MSc 1993 - 1998 Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman Iran BSc
Date Title Institution name Country — Certificate IV Work Health & Safety TafeSA -
Year Citation 2014 Orandi, S., Erkelens, M., Ball, A. S., & Lewis, D. M. (2014). An Investigation On Community Dynamics Of Acidophilic Micro-Algae Exploited For Phyto-Remediation of Acid Mine Drainage. Poster session presented at the meeting of ISAP2014. Sydney.
Year Citation 2013 Orandi, S. (2013). Investigation of algal-microbial biofilms for acid mine drainage treatment. (PhD Thesis).
Waste Water Treatment
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2016 - 2019 External Supervisor The efficacy of Moringa oleifera as a practical application for sustainable water treatment Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Frances Elizabeth Williams
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