“My major is soil science with long term (13 years) research experiences on soil, water, plant, and human relationships, greenhouse culture, waste water reuse in irrigation, environmental pollutions. I was graduated from my first soil science master degree on 2005, from my home country, Iran. Afterwards, I worked as a researcher in one of universities in Iran. From 2005-2013, I had defined more than 10 projects that the most recent and more interesting ones for myself are including:
- The reuse of treated industrial wastewater using pitcher irrigation in agriculture
- The usage of ozonated water in greenhouse culture
- The effect of light wavelengths on the seed growth
- The indirect effect of polluted soil, water, and plants on the development of Multiple Schlorosis in human.
My achievement from 8 years effort is including:
- 12 journal and conference publications in English
- Published “Plant nutrition and soilless culture” book in Persian
- The patent of “The application of Ozone generator in greenhouse culture” in Iran
From 2013, I moved to Canada to develop my knowledge and connections with highly knowledgeable people. Based on my observations from arid and semi arid countries such as my home country, I believed that we will have water shortage in the close future and we have to use of wastewater in irrigation and even for the drinking. I decided to learn more about the organic and inorganic pollutions in soil, water and their movement. So, I started my second master degree in UOA about the distinguish of organic and inorganic pollutions in artificial lake sediments and the movement of pollutions to the surface water. My achievements during graduate career in UOA are 5 journal and conference publications in English. Now, I am more familiar with the soil and water pollutions, and so after my graduation from UOA, I want to put my job focus on the subjects that cover the soil, water, plant, and human health relationships.
I am close to my graduation but I still have lots of ideas in my mind that I decide to develop them during my life career. I really want to work as a entrepreneur in my major but I am new in Canada and my connections needs to be developed. I really want to attend AWC to get familiar and exchange my ideas with the women leaders that their activities are close to my work interests and passions such as greenhouse cultures, particularly in the application of new technologies in reducing herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers that cause to the production of organic products, the culture of herbal plants and finally find the relationships between pollutions and human health.” –Najmeh Samadi, 5th Year, Master, soil science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB