I had received my BSc. Degree in Natural Environmental Engineering from Payame Noor University of Mashhad, Iran, in 2011, and I had also worked as a trainee in the Botanical Garden of Mashhad on analyzing the soil and studied about natural resources, biodiversity, and environmental pollution, and then I received my MSc. in Environmental pollution from Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Iran, in 2015 and my dissertation was about the removing of heavy metals, such as cadmium from aqueous solutions by using the combination of algae and nanoparticles. The combination of biology and nanotechnology, which received a grant from the Iran Nanotechnology Innovation Council (INIC). I participated in some conferences and published some articles mainly in Persian about water and soil pollution. Then, after finishing my Master's degree, I started to teach in a university as a volunteer (not officially) to help my professor and gaining more experience regarding teaching, at the same time, I passed my IELTS exam with an acceptable mark. Since September of 2018, I have started my Ph.D. courses in Environmental Engineering at the University of Porto (FEUP). Besides, I worked as a researcher in the project of "BIOCriticalMetals" which is about bioleaching tests using microbial community for biosorption of heavy metals, from mining wastes in the bioreactor through Biotechnology methods. In 2020, I have started a project-ECO2COVID about the detection of COVID-19 in wastewater by designing an immunosensor and wrote a chapter of the book as a co-writer about polymer. In 2021, I have started a short-time project TechniCov aims to develop new platforms for a cheap and fast detection and monitoring of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. These days, I am trying to publish two written articles, based on the last 2 projects. In all the years of my study, I have been trying to develop a good sense of research.

Personal identification

Full name
parastou Sadeghi

Citation names

  • Sadeghi, parastou

Author identifiers

Ciência ID


Mobile phone
  • 936579032 (Personal)

Knowledge fields

  • Engineering and Technology - Environmental Biotechnology - Environmental Biotechnology


Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
English Intermediate (B1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Intermediate (B1)
Persian (Mother tongue)
Degree Classification
Environmental engineering (Doutoramento)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
"Biorecovery of metals from secondary raw materials" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
I am a PhD student
Environmental pollution (Mestrado)
Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Iran
"Biosorption of Cadmium from aqueous solutions by combining Scenedesmus sp. algae and nanoparticles of Titanium dioxide" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Environment engineering (Bacharelato)
Payame Noor University, Iran
"Trainee at the Botanical Garden of Mashhad" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)


Host institution
2018/10/31 - 2024/10/30 Researcher (Research) Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal


Host institution
2011/01/30 - 2012/05/31 trainee Mashhad Botanical Garden, Iran


Designation Funders
2019/09/23 - 2019/12/31 BIOCriticalMetals
ERA-MIN / 0004/2015
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
2019/01/31 - 2019/05/31 BIOCriticalMetals
ERA-MIN / 0004/2015
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT


Designation Funders
2021/03/01 - 2021/07/16 TecniCOV
2020/11/01 - 2021/02/28 ECO2COVID
2020/11 - 2021/02 ECO2COVID


Book chapter
  1. Sadeghi, parastou; Martins,Rita (C018-24B1-949F). "State-of-the-art and perspectives of electroactive polymers". In Electroactive polymeric materials. 2021.
Conference abstract
  1. Sadeghi, parastou. "Comparison of two microbial cultures from Panasquera mine by-product". Paper presented in The 3rd Doctoral Congress in Engineering, porto, 2019.
  2. Sadeghi, parastou; Prof. Hassan Rezaei ; Seyed Aliakbar Hedayati. "Application of titanium dioxide nanoparticles in waste waters treatment". Paper presented in The third National Conference on the Application of Nanotechnology in Agriculture and the Environment, Arak, 2015.
  3. Sadeghi, parastou; Prof. Hassan Rezaei. "Study of removal heavy metals from Industrial Effluent using Nano particles Metal Oxides". Paper presented in the 4th international conference on Environmental Challenges and Dendrochronology, Sari, 2014.
  4. Sadeghi, parastou; Prof. Hassan Rezaei ; Seyed Aliakbar Hedayati. "Comparison uptake of cadmium by Nano metal oxides". Paper presented in The third National Conference on the Application of Nanotechnology in Agriculture and the Environment., Arak, 2014.
Conference poster
  1. Sadeghi, parastou. "Bioremediation of Soils contaminated with hydrocarbons". Paper presented in Encontro Investigação Jovem 13.a Edição, 2020.
  2. Sadeghi, parastou; Prof. Hassan Rezaei. "Investigation of biological Biosorption of heavy metals from aqueous solutions using Brown algae". Paper presented in The first National Conference on Natural Resources Management, 2014.
Journal article
  1. Sadeghi, Parastou; Diaz, Ana; Vila, M. Cristina; Fiúza, António; Nunes, Olga. "Appraisal of the Laboratory-Scale Tests for Bioleaching of Low-Grade Heavy Metal-(oid) s Resources". Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 232 7 (2021): http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11270-021-05226-9.
  2. Sadeghi, parastou; Prof. Hassan Rezaei. "Removal of cadmium from aqueous solutions by titanium dioxide (TIO2)". (2016): http://jest.srbiau.ac.ir/article_9424.html.
  3. Sadeghi, parastou; Hassan Rezaei; Seyed Aliakbar Hedayati. "Thermodynamic and kinetic studies for the adsorption of Cd (ll) using nanoparticles of Tio2 from aqueous solution". Chemical Technology: An Indian Journal 11 4 (2016): 149-158. https://www.tsijournals.com/abstract/thermodynamic-and-kinetic-studies-for-the-adsorption-of-cd-ii-using-nanoparticles-of-tio2-fromaqueous-solution-1823.html.
    Open access • Published

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2014/05/14 Use of modern technologies to reduce heavy metals from the environment National Conference on Modern Issues in Agriculture
Agricultural and Natural Resources Engineering Organization of Tehran Province (Tehran, Iran)

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2019/10/25 - 2019/10/29 It was The second edition of the International Meeting on New Strategies in Bioremediation Processes (BioRemid2019) took place at Porto (Portugal) ,and I was responsible for making and sending Certificates for the participated members (2019/10/24 - 2019/10/25)
Conference (Co-organisor)
Universidade do Porto Departamento de Engenharia Civil, Portugal


2014 Receiving the grant for the dissertation, due to the fact that it could help to the industrial department to decrease amount of pollution from the Wastewater
Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council, Iran

Other distinction

2017 Rank of 70 among nearly 3000
2015 Bright Talents position
2013 Rank of 18 among nearly 2000
2013 Rank of 67 among nearly 4000
2012 Bright Talents position