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Research and Publications

Faculty Publications, 2010-2017
1.      Semerjian, L., Abdulmonim, S., Al-Jabri, N., and Yousef, A., "Water Quality Assessment of Selected Public Water Coolers in Sharjah, UAE", 4th International Conference on Water and Society, June 5-7, 2017, Seville, Spain.
2.      Hamdan H., Salam, D., Hari, A.R., Semerjian, L., Saikaly, P., "Bioremediation of PAHs-Contaminated Marine Sediments Using SMFCs Under Different Redox Conditions", Fourth International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies, May 22-25, 2017, Miami, Florida, USA.
3.      Semerjian, L., Abdulmonim, S., Al-Jabri, N., and Yousef, A., "Water Quality Assessment of Selected Public Water Coolers in Sharjah, UAE", Wessex Institute of Technology Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, vol. 216, 2017.
4.      Hamdan H., Salam, D., Hari, A.R., Semerjian, L., Saikaly, P., "Assessment of the performance of SMFCs in the bioremediation of PAHs in contaminated marine sediments under different redox conditions and analysis of the associated microbial communities", Science of the Total Environment, 575C, pp. 1453-1461, 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.09.232
5.      Semerjian, L., "Untreated pine (Pinus halepensis) sawdust: A promising cost-effective adsorbent for minimizing environmental health risks from cadmium pollution", International Conference on Solutions for a Better Life: Future World Leaders, 21-25 Feb 2016, UOS, UAE.
6.      Semerjian, L., Damaj, A., and Salam, D., "Comparative study of humic acid removal and floc characteristics by electrocoagulation and chemical coagulation", Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 187(11), pp. 670-685, 2015.
7.      Semerjian, L., Haber E., Mouannes, E., Kayali ElAlem, S., Ewies, J, and Al Daawi, H., "Microbial Concrete", 13th FEA Student and Alumni Conference, American University of Beirut, 2014 (Best Paper Award)
8.      Sayess, R., Saikaly, P. E., El–Fadel, M., Lib, D., and Semerjian L., "Reactor performance in terms of COD and nitrogen removal and bacterial community structure of a three–stage rotating bioelectrochemical contactor", Water Research, 47(2), pp. 881-94, 2013.
9.      Saadeh M., Semerjian, L., and Amacha, N., "Physicochemical evaluation of the upper Litani River watershed, Lebanon," The Scientific World Journal, vol. 2012, Article ID 462467, 2012.
10.  Ayoub, G. M., Hamzeh, A., and Semerjian, L., "Post treatment of tannery wastewater using lime/bittern coagulation and activated carbon adsorption", Desalination, vol. 273, No. 2-3, pp.359-365, 2011.
11.  Sayess R., Saikaly P., El-Fadel M. , Ayoub G. , and Semerjian L. "Integrating Microbial Fuel Cells into Rotating Biological Contactor Systems for Simultaneous Wastewater Treatment and Electricity Generation", Third International Microbial Fuel Cell Conference, Netherlands, June 6-8, 2011.
12.  Semerjian, L., "Equilibrium and kinetics of cadmium adsorption from aqueous solutions using untreated Pinus halepensis sawdust", Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol. 173, pp. 236-242, 2010.
13.  Semerjian, L., "Quality assessment of various bottled waters marketed in Lebanon", Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, vol. 172, No. 1-4, pp. 275-285, 2010
14.  Ahmed HO, Ali WJ. Noise Levels, Noise Annoyance and Hearing-Related Problems in a Dental College. Arch Environ Occup Health. 2017 ;72(3):159-165
15.  Hafiz O Ahmed. Noise exposure, awareness, practice and noise annoyance among steel workers in United Arab Emirates. The Open Public Health Journal. 2012;5: 28-35.
16.  Hafiz O Ahmed and Abdelridha A Abdullah. Dust Exposure and Respiratory Symptoms among Cement Factory Workers in the United Arab Emirates. Industrial Health Journal. 2011; 50:214-222.
17.  Hafiz O Ahmed. Preliminary Study: Formaldehyde Exposure in Laboratories of Sharjah University in UAE. Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2011; 15(1):33-37.
18.  Hafiz O Ahmed and Mark Newson-Smith. Knowledge and practices related to occupational hazards among cement workers in United Arab Emirates. J Egypt Public Health Assoc 2010; 85(3-4):149-67.
19.  Ayesha H. Al-Suwaidi and Hafiz O. Ahmed. Determination of Para-Phenylenediamine (PPD) in Henna in the United Arab. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010; 7(4), 1681-1693.
20.  Ahmed HO.  Environmental and occupational Health: Can they lead to Family Health & Happiness?, First Health & Fitness Conference, Fatima College of Health Sciences, Abudhabi, 16 March 2017.
21.  Ahmed HO, Ali WJ. Noise Levels, Noise Annoyance and Hearing-Related Problems in a Dental College, Annual Conference of British Occupational Hygiene Society, Glasgow, U.K, 26-28 April 2016.
22.  Ahmed HO, Occupational Hazards in Health Care Settings, 2nd Dibba Hospital Infection Control Conference " A Way To Infection Free UAE", Dibba, UAE, 7th may, 2016.
23.  Ahmed HO, Work- Environment and Health Hazards. International Conference "Solutions for a Better Life: World Future Leaders. UOS, UAE. 21-25 Feb 2016.
24.  Ahmed HO, Toxic Chemical s in Children's Toys and products. The IST Annual Bright Start Parenting Event in UAE organized by  Supreme Council for Family Affairs & University of Washington. UOS, UAE. 7-8 December 2014.
25.  Ahmed HO, Dust exposure and respiratory symptoms in a cement factory, UAE. 4th Regional Conference of Occupational Health 2011- Kuala Lumpur- 23 - 25 June 2011.
26.  Ahmed HO. Chemical & Physical Hazards in the work-Environment,Second Forum for Environment & Food. University of Sharjah , Kalba, UAE,  Feb.2014.
27.  Ahmed HO. Smoking & Environment, Symposium- Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, UAE,2011.
28.  Adam, A. H. B., Mustafa, N. E. M., & Rietjens, I. M. (2017). Nitrite in processed meat products in Khartoum, Sudan and dietary intake. Food Additives & Contaminants: Part B, 10(2), 79-84.
29.  Warsama, L. M., Mustafa, N. E. M., & El Zubeir, I. E. M. (2017). Physicochemical Properties and Microbial Load of Cow Milk Collected from Milk Supply Chain during Winter and Summer in Khartoum State, Sudan. Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Production, 8(1).41-52.
30.  Mustafa, N. E. M. (2015).Citrus Essential Oils: Current and Prospective Uses in the Food Industry. Recent Patents on Food, Nutrition & Agriculture 7, 115-127.
31.  Mustafa, N., Ibrahim, B., Jasim, M., Salim, M., Abdalla, Q., & Saleh, S. (2015). Diversity and antibiotic susceptibilities of bacterial species from surfaces of publicly used equipment in a medical education setting. African Journal of Microbiology Research, 9(45), 2239-2248.
32.  Musa, T., Musa, H., Ali, E. and Mustafa, N. (2014). Prevalence of malnutrition among children under five years old in Khartoum State, Sudan. Polish Annals of Medicine. 21: 1-7.
33.  Almanssury, A., Mustafa, N. and Basheer, E. (2014). Antibiotic resistance among Staphylococcus species isolated from beef minced meat in north Khartoum locality, Journal of Scientific Research of Science and Arts. 10(15):29-42.
34.  Ahmed, M., Mariod, A., Mustafa, N. and Hussein, I. (2014). In-Vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Chrozophora brocchiana Different Extracts. Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Science & Research. 4 (4):200-205.
35.  Mustafa, N. and Abdallha , M. (2011). Bacteriological Quality of Street -Vended Um-Jinger: A Traditional Sudanese Food. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND).11(5):5220-5231.
36.  Mustafa, N., Keller, U., Malkus, U., Harmsen, D., Reichelt, R., A. Hussein , A. & M. El-Sanousi, S. (2010). Morphological changes induced by wet-heat in Bacillus cereus endospores. Curr. Res. Bacteriol. 3(4): 214-226.