M. Ali Khalvati

+90 212 359 7011
Interest Areas: 

Contaminated soil and water phytoremediation

Environmental eco-microbiology

Soil and water toxicology 

Plant- soil -microbe interactions

Post Mining remediation

Postdoctoral, Bio-phytoremediation and cell molecular biology, Queen’s University, Canada 2013-2015

Postdoctoral, Environmental Toxicology, Germen Research Center in Environmental Health, Munich 2007-2010

Ph.D., Natural Sciences, Technical University of Munich, DE, 2005

M.S., Applied Sciences, EGE University,  TR, 2001

B.S., Agricultural Engineering, Azad University of Tabriz, IR, 1994

Academic Career: 

Assistant Professor, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, 2016-Present


Recent Projects: 
  1. The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK):  Bioremediation (Plant-Microbe Interactions) Technology for Bioleaching Heavy Metals Contamination of Surface Soil in Industrial Area, 2015-2016 (PI & Researcher)
  2. Boğaziçi University, Scientific Research Projects Fund (BAP): Evaluation of Phyto-remediation Technology for Bioleaching and Recovery of Metals and Rare Earth Materials from Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment, 2015-2016 (Researcher)
  3. Istanbul Development Agency (İSTKA): Innovative Istanbul Financial Assistance Program in Istanbul Algal Biotechnology Research and Development Center, 2015- 2016 (İMBİYOTAB),  (Researcher)
Selected Publications: 
  1. Tunali MM, Khalvati, MA, Onay, TT and Yenigun O. (2016) Microbial Association in Plant Rhizosphere Supporting Phytoremediation of Copper Contaminated Soils. Chemosphere (in review).
  2. Khalvati, M.A. and Schroder P. (201X) Phosphorus recovery from P-enriched soils by novel rhizspheric and proteomic technologies for mitigating environmental pollution risks. Environmental Science and Pollution Research (ESPR- in review)
  3. Aliabadi Farahani, H. Valadabadi, SAR. Daneshian, J. Shiranirad, AH. and Khalvati M.A (2013) Medicinal and aromatic plants farming under drought conditions (review paper) African Journal of Plant Breeding Vol. 1 (5), pp. 083-088.
  4. Khalvati MA, Fulton Y, Bell Z, and Metatawabin MJ (2011) Traditional Ecological Knowledge Impact on Commercial Health. Journal of Commercial Biotechnology: 17, 131 – 133.
  5. Khalvati, MA Bartha B. and Schroeder P (2010) Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal association on growth yield and detoxify xenobiotic of barley under drought stress. Journal of Soils and Sediments 10:54-64.