Professor Hussein Mohamed

Dalton State College. Dalton, Georgia. U.S.A.
Red sea mangrove, Egypt
University of California, Berkeley
University of Texas, San Antonia

Research Projects

  • Examination the clonal development of Yellow Toadflax, Linaria vulgaris, in response to 2,4-D exposure.
  • A novel phytoremediation method using vetiver grass to clean up lead-based paint-contaminated soils. Funded by US Department of Housing and Urban Development and University of Texas at San Antonio.
  • Optimization of plant-microbial treatment systems for the phytoremediation of PAH-contaminated soils and sediments. Funded by Electric Power Research Institute, Inc (EPRI) and University of California at Berkeley.
  • Environmental acceptability of the integrated on-farm drainage management system (IFDM). Funded by California State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality and University of California at Berkeley.
  • Phytoremediation of Organomercurials Compounds via Chloroplast Genetic Engineering. Collaborative research project between Department of Plant and microbial biology (Berkeley, CA) and Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, University of Central Florida (Orlando, Florida). The outstanding achievement of this study is, for the first time, the successful overexpansion of bacterial genes into the chloroplasts genome of tobacco plants.
  • Plant-growth promoting bacteria (PGPR) Pseudomonas to improve polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) phytoremediation. Funded by U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF) and University of California at Berkeley.
  • Development of Plant-Microbe Interactions for the Phytoremediation of Heavy Metals in Contaminated Environments. Funded by NSF (USA)-Egypt Joint Science and Technology Board and University of California at Berkeley.
  • Fate of selenium in constructed wetlands treating agricultural drainage water: Role of sediment Se deposition and Se volatilization. Funded by UC Center for water resources and UC Salinity/Drainage Program and University of California at Berkeley.
  • Socio-Economic Dimension of Environmental Degradation in Rural Areas of Lower Egypt. Funded by Egyptian MAB National Committee (UNESCO National Commission), the Ford Foundation-USA.
  • Systems research for integrated resource management and land use analysis in Mediterranean Coastal Desert of Egypt. Funded by: The Center of Agrobiological Research (CABO), Wageningen, Netherlands.
  • Regional Environmental Management of Desert Ecosystems of Northern Egypt. Funded by Egyptian Academy of Science and Technology, UNESCO, US/Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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