Biography

Balal Yousaf currently works as Associate Professor/Researcher at the Environmental Engineering Department, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. He has an academic background in Environmental Geochemistry & Pollution combined with a practical work experience in Biochar Science. His research interests include Soil and Water Remediation, Transformation Mechanism and Fate of Environmental Contaminants, Minerals Interaction with Environmental Contaminants, Green Synthesis, Biowaste Conversion, Bioenergy and Environmental Pollution Control. He is particularly interested in how “modifications and advancements in pyrolyzed feed materials affect the product characteristics during thermochemical conversion and/or its Environmental Applications.”

Education Information

Doctorate, University of Science and Technology of China, School of Earth and Space Science, Geochemistry and Environmental Science, China 2014 - 2017
Postgraduate, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Institute of Soil and Environmental Science, Pakistan 2011 - 2013
Undergraduate, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Soil and Environmental Science, Pakistan 2007 - 2011

Foreign Languages

Chinese, B2 Upper Intermediate
English, C2 Mastery
Arabic, C1 Advanced

Research Areas

Agricultural Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Technology, Food Engineering, Chemistry

Academic Titles / Tasks

Associate Professor, Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, 2020 - Continues
Associate Professor, University of Science and Technology of China, School of Earth and Space Science, Geochemistry and Environmental Science, 2019 - Continues
Assistant Professor, University of Science and Technology of China, School of Earth and Space Science, Geochemistry and Environmental Science , 2017 - 2019

Published journal articles indexed by SCI, SSCI, and AHCI

Articles Published in Other Journals

Books & Book Chapters

Supported Projects

Yousaf B., Project Supported by Public Organizations in Other Countries, Fine Chemical Structure and Geological Genesis of Vanadium in Va nadium-rich Coal, 2020 - 2022
Yousaf B., Project Supported by Public Organizations in Other Countries, Study on Transformation Mechanism and Migration Behavior of Toxic Elements in Biochar-amended Soil System. Youth Innovation Research Fund for Central Universities, 2018 - 2019
Yousaf B., Project Supported by Public Organizations in Other Countries, Investigation on factors affecting migration of toxic elements during thermochemical conversion of agricultural waste to biochar. , 2017 - 2019
Yousaf B., Project Supported by Public Organizations in Other Countries, Study on Environmental Chemical Evolution, Mechanism and Historical Emission Invento ry of Air Pollutants in Anhui Coal - fired Power Plant, 2016 - 2019

Activities in Scientific Journals

Ecotoxicology And Environmental Safety, Special Issue Editor, 2022 - Continues
Soil Systems, Special Issue Editor, 2022 - Continues
BMC CHEMISTRY, Editor, 2021 - Continues
Sustainability, Editor, 2018 - Continues

Memberships / Tasks in Scientific Organizations

The Intuition of Environmental Sciences, Member, 2019 - Continues, United Kingdom
The Geological Society of America, Member, 2018 - Continues, United States Of America
International Biochar Initiative, Member, 2018 - Continues, United States Of America
British Society of Soil Science, Member, 2018 - Continues, United Kingdom

Scientific Refereeing

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, SCI Journal, January 2020
SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, SCI Journal, February 2019
BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, SCI Journal, July 2018
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH, SCI Journal, January 2018
SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, SCI Journal, February 2017
CHEMOSPHERE, SCI Journal, January 2017
ECOTOXICOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY, SCI Journal, January 2017
JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, SCI Journal, January 2017
JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, SCI Journal, January 2017
RSC ADVANCES, SCI Journal, August 2016
ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, SCI Journal, June 2016

Scientific Research / Working Group Memberships

Waste Valorization And Environmental Materials, Middle East Technical University, Türkiye, https://avesis.metu.edu.tr/researchteamsite/carboenment, 2020 - Continues

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Awards

Yousaf B., International Young Scientist Award, Chinese Academy Of Sciences, December 2018