Dr. Amjad Shraim is currently affiliated with Qatar University, Qatar as Associate Professor of analytical-environmental chemistry. Dr. Shraim is experienced analytical and environmental chemist focussing on chemical pollution in air, soil, and water and assessing their effect of on the health and environment. Dr. Shraim completed his PhD from The University of Queensland-Australia in 1999, MSc from Yarmouk University-Jordan in 1989, and BSc from An-Najah National University-Palestine in 1985. His postdoctoral research was funded by the Science and Technology Agency of Japan and was conducted at the National Institute for Environmental Studies-Japan (2000-2002). Dr. Shraim has published more than 60 publications in international journals and conferences.

After completing his postdoctoral research, Dr. Shraim was appointed as a Research Fellow at the Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences (QAEHS), The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. His major role was focussed on assessing the arsenic species in human fluids (urine and blood) of Bangladeshi subjects chronically exposed to arsenic via contaminated drinking water and food. Following that he moved overseas to work in academia and was appointed as an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at QAEHS, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Research Interests

His research interests include detection and speciation of inorganic and organic pollutants in environmental and biological matrices. Detailed research interests include:

  • Speciation and analysis of environmental pollutants (e.g. metals/metalloids, PAHs, VOCs, PCBs) in water, air, food, and body tissue and fluids.
  • Air pollution (e.g. PM, metals, metalloids, loading rates, hazardous and greenhouse air gases).
  • Fate and analysis of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the environment.
  • Development of analytical method for the determination of toxic elements/ compounds in environmental and biological matrices by HPLC-ICP-MS, ICP-MS, AAS, LC-MS, and GC-MS.
  • Forensic analyses.
  • Nanoparticles and their impact on the human health.