Dr Sarasadat Taherymoosavi
Research Fellow

Dr Sarasadat Taherymoosavi

PhD degree in Materials Science and Engineering, the University of New South Wales.

School of Materials Science & Engineering

I completed my PhD degree in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of NSW in 2016. My doctoral candidacy focused on the characterization of nano-scale organo-mineral biochars, using a wide range of analytical techniques, for various applications, such as soil amendments, water and air filters. Currently, I work as a Research Fellow in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the UNSW. My research focuses on the characterization of physical, electro-chemical and micro-structural properties of mixed-feedstock-biochars, soil and biological samples, as well as designing valuable by-products from waste biomass.

Building E10 UNSW Sydney, Kensington NSW 2052
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Chew J; Zhu L; Nielsen S; Graber E; Mitchell DRG; Horvat J; Mohammed M; Liu M; van Zwieten L; Donne S; Munroe P; Taherymoosavi S; Pace B; Rawal A; Hook J; Marjo C; Thomas DS; Pan G; Li L; Bian R; McBeath A; Bird M; Thomas T; Husson O; Solaiman Z; Joseph S; Fan X, 2020, 'Biochar-based fertilizer: Supercharging root membrane potential and biomass yield of rice', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 713, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.136431
    Journal articles | 2020
    Shi W; Ju Y; Bian R; Li L; Joseph S; Mitchell DRG; Munroe P; Taherymoosavi S; Pan G, 2020, 'Biochar bound urea boosts plant growth and reduces nitrogen leaching', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 701, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134424
    Journal articles | 2017
    Hagemann N; Joseph S; Schmidt HP; Kammann CI; Harter J; Borch T; Young RB; Varga K; Taherymoosavi S; Elliott KW; McKenna A; Albu M; Mayrhofer C; Obst M; Conte P; Dieguez-Alonso A; Orsetti S; Subdiaga E; Behrens S; Kappler A, 2017, 'Organic coating on biochar explains its nutrient retention and stimulation of soil fertility', Nature Communications, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-017-01123-0
    Journal articles | 2015
    JOSEPH S; POW D; DAWSON K; MITCHELL DRG; RAWAL A; HOOK J; TAHERYMOOSAVI S; ZWIETEN LV; RUST J; DONNE S; MUNROE P; PACE B; GRABER E; THOMAS T; NIELSEN S; Jun YE; LIN Y; PAN G; Lianqing LI; SOLAIMAN ZM, 2015, 'Feeding Biochar to Cows: An Innovative Solution for Improving Soil Fertility and Farm Productivity', Pedosphere, vol. 25, pp. 666 - 679, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1002-0160(15)30047-3
    Journal articles | 2015
    YAO C; JOSEPH S; Lianqing LI; PAN G; LIN Y; MUNROE P; PACE B; TAHERYMOOSAVI S; ZWIETEN LV; THOMAS T; NIELSEN S; Jun YE; DONNE S, 2015, 'Developing More Effective Enhanced Biochar Fertilisers for Improvement of Pepper Yield and Quality', Pedosphere, vol. 25, pp. 703 - 712, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1002-0160(15)30051-5

I have had a great contribution in writing proposals and submitting for funding. I delivered a number of milestone reports to academic and industry partners, including CSRIO and NSW Department of Primary Industries, which has led to a considerable funding for further research in the field.

Scholarship from the University of New South Wales in 2013.

I have conducted multiple collaborative research projects between the UNSW and international partner organizations since 2016. These successful collaborations have led to over twenty papers in this field.