SOAS University of London

London Middle East Institute

Dr Hamid Pouran

BSc, MSc (Mashhad); MSc (Stockholm); PhD (Sheffield); Senior Member IEEE (SMIEEE); Member of Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC); Chartered Scientist (CSci); Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv)
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Hamid Pouran
London Middle East Institute (LMEI)

Research Associate

Dr Hamid Pouran


Before joining the LMEI as a research associate, Hamid Pouran was Iran Heritage Foundation (IHF) Visiting Fellow in Iran’s Environmental Sustainability at the LMEI's Centre for Iranian Studies and senior research associate at Lancaster University. He was part of the Transatlantic Initiative for Nanotechnology and the Environment (TINE), an international scientific consortium of UK and US universities to better understand fate and behavior of nanomaterials in the environment.

Dr Pouran was the convener of SOAS Centenary Conference, Environmental Challenges in the Middle East and North Africa. He was also scientific consultant for a BBC World documentary called Dust Storms. This documentary had major inputs from NASA, USGS and UNEP. He was also guest visiting scholar at Princeton University in 2017.