Research Publications

Featured Principal Investigator: Hamed Madjidzadeh

Hamed Majidzadeh is a Ph.D. candidate whose research is supported by CESURI. Hamed received his Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in applied chemistry from Iran after which he conducted research at the Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science, Clemson University. In June 2013, Hamed started working with Dr. B.G. Lockaby on soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics.

The effect of land use and land cover change on soil carbon storage is an important aspect of climate change research. Despite the fast growth of urban areas and their potential contribution to long-term carbon storage, little is known about carbon pools in urban areas and in particular beneath impervious surfaces which have not been sampled in most of previous studies. Hamed’s research will address this information gap related to the global carbon cycle.

Prior to the installation of his study site, Hamed read journal articles on his topic, spoke with many experts from various disciplines, and conducted a trial experiment in order to improve the study design. He benefited from this trial as well as the expertise on campus and feels other students would as well. Some of his favorite things about Auburn include the amazing Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, and the Auburn tailgating tradition. Hamad said, “The people of Auburn University and in particular SFWS make this such a friendly and productive place to work. It is impressive how patient and supportive the people are. Their door is always open to help you.”

Selected publications:

Book chapter:

Prescribed Fire Alters Dissolved Organic Matter and Disinfection Byproduct Precursors in Forested Watersheds - Part I. A Controlled Laboratory Study (2015). American Chemical Society Symposium Book.


Photocatalytic degradation of tylosin via ultraviolet-activated persulfate in aqueous solution (2011). International Journal of Industrial Chemistry.

Ultraviolet Light-Emitting Diodes and Peroxydisulfate for Degradation of Basic Red 46 from Contaminated Water (2010). Environmental Engineering Science.