Dr Peyman Babakhani

Dr Peyman Babakhani


I am a  Research Fellow working on global biogeochemical cycles and climate change mitigation at the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds. I obtained a Dual-PhD from the School of Engineering at the University of Liverpool and the College of Nuclear Science at National Tsing Hua University.

I serve as an early-career or topic editorial board member of three journals including Sustainability (MDPI, IF 3.9), Environmental Science & Ecotechnology (Elsevier, IF 9.4), and Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering (Springer, IF 6.0). 

Research interests

My research interests and experiences span five areas: (i) Geoscience including modelling biogeochemical processes and mapping the global carbon cycle using a combination of numerical modelling, artificial intelligence, stochastic modelling, and GIS techniques; (ii) Climate change mitigation including large-scale CO2 removal techniques such as ocean fertilisation; (iii) Environmental sciences including the fate and transport of contaminants such as nanoparticulate and bacteria/viruses at laboratory, local, and global scales; (iv) Sustainability including life cycle assessment, life cycle costing, and ecosystem toxicity/risk analysis; and (v) Environmental nanotechnology including nano-solutions for environmental problems, e.g., nanotechnology-enabled CO2 removal and nano-remediation of groundwater contaminants.

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  • Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

Professional memberships

  • Member, Exploring Ocean Iron Solutions (ExOIS) Consortium (https://oceaniron.org/who-we-are/)
  • Member, Geochemical Society (GS, Member ID: 501239)
  • Member, American Geophysical Union (AGU, Member ID: 1244452)
  • Member, International Society for Porous Media (Interpore)
  • Associate Fellow, Nexus – Connecting business with world-leading research, University of Leeds
  • Member, Priestley International Centre for Climate (https://climate.leeds.ac.uk/Profiles/)
  • Member, N8 Crop & Soil Innovation Pipeline (http://n8csip.org/2019/11/01/Dr-peyman-babakhani-university-of-leeds/)
  • Member, International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists
  • Member, British Ecological Society (BES)
  • Member, Water@Leeds (https://water.leeds.ac.uk/Profiles/Dr-peyman-babakhani/)

Student education

I teach and supervise MSc students at the School of Earth and Environment, the School of Civil Engineering, and the School of Computing. 

Research groups and institutes

  • Earth Surface Science Institute
  • water@leeds
  • Cohen Geochemistry