Touraj Nasrabadi

"No stress, full of peace and nature atmosphere and at the same time solid disciplines in this small lovely city."

Touraj Nasrabadi is interested in the pollution of river systems and dwells on the warm hospitality of his Tübingen research team.

Touraj Nasrabadi

University of Tehran
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In Tübingen

  2016 research stay in Tübingen funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Host Professor Dr. Peter Grathwohl
and Institute Department of Geosciences
What is your main research field and interest?

"Fate and transport of pollutants in river systems, Understanding details of pollutants behavior in rivers may help developing optimum detection and monitoring schemes. Having access to such knowledge would be important for reclamation of sinks (reservoirs, lakes, seas…) by monitoring the sources (geogenic and anthropogenic)."

Why did you get interested and involved in a research stay in Tübingen?

"The remarkable rank of this university, the scientific dominance of the research team and of course the warm hospitality."

What was your most rewarding experience during your stay here?

"No stress, full of peace and nature atmosphere and at the same time solid disciplines in this small lovely city."

Which tangible outcomes of your stay are most important? What is planned for the future?

"Finding an applicable, feasible and easy-to-use algorithm for monitoring of pollutants transport in river systems may be considered as the most tangible outcome. Further comparative studies (spatially, temporally and conceptually) are defined for future as verifications."

"I talk about the best memories during my whole life; lovely people, picturesque views, multi-cultural and intellectual atmosphere."

Is there something you think German academia could learn from academia in Iran or vice-versa?

"Iranian academia may gain benefit from German technology, lab instruments and research-oriented policies, on the other hand, Iranians are famous for their creative ideas and differences between countries (cultural, climatological, historical, etc.) may pave the way for Germans to use such ideas for developing pioneering rsearch projects."

Do you have any further comments? 

"Nothing but a big thank you to my lovely research team in Tuebingen for all their supports during these years."

Thank you for the interview Mr. Nasrabadi!