- Since 2021 Guest researcher at the Leibniz-Centre for Tropical Marine Research, Bremen
- 2013- 2021 Associate Professor at University of Hormozgan (Iran)
- 2008-2012 Doctoral student in Ecotoxicology (Environmental Pollution), UPM (KL/Malaysia)
- 2004-2006 M.Sc. in Natural Resources Engineering, Control and protection Marine Pollution, Department of Environmental Sciences, Tehran (Iran)
- 2000-2004 B.Sc. in Applied Chemistry, Tehran (Iran)
Some of Publications
Naji A, Ismail A., Ismail AR. (2010). Chemical speciation and contamination assessment of Zn and Cd by sequential extraction in surface sediment of Klang River, Malaysia. Microchemical Journal, 95(2), 285-292. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.microc.2009.12.015
Naji A & Ismail A. (2011). Assessment of Metals Contamination in Klang River Surface Sediments by using Different Indexes. Environmentasia, 4(1) 30-38.
Naji A & Ismail A. (2012). Sediment quality assessment of Klang Estuary, Malaysia. Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society 15 (3): 287–293.https://doi.org/10.1080/14634988.2012.706108
Naji A, Ismail A, Kamrani E, Sohrabi T (2014). Correlation of MT Levels in Livers and Gills with Heavy Metals in Wild Tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) from the Klang River, Malaysia. Bulletin Environmental Contamination Toxicology 92, 674–679. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-014-1243-4
Naji A, FR Khan, SH Hashemi (2016). Potential human health risk assessment of trace metals via the consumption of marine fish in Persian Gulf, Marine Pollution Bulletin. 109,1667-671. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.05.002
A Naji, Z Esmaili, FR Khan (2017). Plastic debris and microplastics along the beaches of the Strait of Hormuz, Persian Gulf. Marine Pollution Bulletin 114 (2), 1057-1062. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.11.032
Nasab, S.M.H., Naji A, Yousefzadi, M (2017). Kinetic and equilibrium studies on biosorption of cadmium(II) from aqueous solution by Gracilaria corticata and agar extraction algal waste. J Appl Phycol 29, 2107–2116 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s10811-017-1117-3
Naji A, Esmaili Z, Mason S, Vethaak D (2017). The occurrence of microplastics contamination in littoral sediments of the Persian Gulf, Iran. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 24: 20459–20468 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-017-9587-z.
Naji A, Nuri M, Vethaak AD (2018). Microplastics contamination in some shellfishes from the Persian Gulf . Environmental Pollution 235 113-120. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2017.12.046
Ghasemi S, MoghaddamS S, Rahimi A, Damalas Ch, Naji A (2018). Phytomanagement of trace metals in mangrove sediments of Hormozgan, Iran, using gray mangrove (Avicennia marina). Environmental Science and Pollution Research 25, 28195–28205. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-018-2684-9
Souri A, Niyogi S, Naji A (2019). Distribution, source apportionment, bioavailability and ecological risks of metals in reef sediments and corals of the Persian Gulf (Iran): Khark Island, Chirouyeh, and Hendorabi Island. Marine Pollution Bulletine 149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.110654
Naji A, Nuri M, Amiri P, Niyogi S (2019). Small microplastic particles (S-MPPs) in sediments of mangrove ecosystem on the northern coast of the Persian Gulf. Marine Pollution Bulletin 146. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.06.033
Souri A, Masoodi M, Niyogi S, Naji A (2020). Speciation and risk assessment of selected trace metals in bottom sediment of coral reef ecosystems of the Persian Gulf, Environmental Science and Pollution Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-020-08632-4
Zakeri M, Naji A, Akbarzadeh,A, Uddin S (2020). Microplastic ingestion in important commercial fish in the southern Caspian Sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin 160. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111598.
Kadhum SA, Abed SA, Ewaid SH, Al-Ansari N, Naji A (2020). Microplastic contamination of surface sediment of Euphrates River, Iraq: a preliminary study. Journal of Physics: Conference Series. IOP Publishing, p. 012139.
Uddin S, Fowler SW, Saeed T, Naji A, Al-Jandal N (2020). Standardized protocols for microplastics determinations in environmental samples from the Gulf and marginal seas. Marine Pollution Bulletin 158, 111374. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111374
Uddin S, Fowler SW, Uddin MF, Behbehani M, Naji A (2021).A review of microplastic distribution in sediment profiles. Marine Pollution Bulletin 163, 111973.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.111973
Naji A, Azadkhah SH, Farahani H, Uddin S, Khan FR (2021). Microplastics in wastewater outlets of Bandar Abbas city (Iran): A potential point source of microplastics into the Persian Gulf 262, 128039 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.128039
Aliabad HS, Naji A, Seyed Mortezaei SR, Sourinejad I, Akbarzadeh A (2022). Effects of restricted feeding levels and stocking densities on water quality, growth performance, body composition and mucosal innate immunity of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) fry in a biofloc system 546. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2021.737320.
St ̈ofen-O′Brien A, Naji A, Brooks AL, Jambeck JR, Khan FR (2022). Marine plastic debris in the Arabian/Persian Gulf: Challenges, opportunities and recommendations from a transdisciplinary perspective, Marine policy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2021.104909
Madani SAM· Harami SRM. Rezaee P· Naji A (2022) Distribution, risk assessment, and source identifcation of trace metal pollution along the Babolsar coastal area, Caspian Sea . Environmental Science and Pollution Research 29 (34) . https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-022-21991-4
Ecological–Health Risk of Antimonyand Arsenic inCentella asiatica,Topsoils, and Mangrove Sediments: ACase Study of Peninsular Malaysia (2022) Chee Kong Yap, Wen Siang Tan, Wan Hee Cheng, Wan Mohd Syazwan,Noor Azrizal-Wahid, Kumar Krishnan, Rusea Go, Rosimah Nulit, Mohd. Hafiz Ibrahim,Muskhazli Mustafa, Hishamuddin Omar, Weiyun Chew, Franklin Berandah Edward,Hideo Okamura, Khalid Awadh Al-Mutairi, Salman Abdo Al-Shami, Moslem Sharifinia,Mehrzad Keshavarzifard, Chen Feng You, Alireza Riyahi Bakhtiari, Amin Bintal,Hesham M. H. Zakaly, Takaomi Arai, Abolfazl Naji, Muhammad Saleem,Mohd Amiruddin Abd Rahman, Ghim Hock Ong, Geetha Subramaniam and Ling Shing Wong. Frontiers in Environmental Science 10. https://doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2022.939860
Petrovic A, Westphal H,Hodhodi B, Slootmaker T, Koberg A, Naji A (2022). Influence of windward versus leeward settings on microplastic distribution in beach sediments of Kish Island, Gulf region. Regional Studies in Marine Science 55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2022.102585