Professor Ali Akbar Zinatizadeh is faculty member at Department of Applied Chemistry at Razi University. He holds PhD of Environment Engineering graduated from University Science Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia, in 2006. His major research interests are "wastewater treatment technology", "nutrient removal", "water reuse", "resource recovery" and "membrane technology". He has been appointed as head of Environmental Research Center (ERC) at Razi University since 2016 to present. He has been served as head of Applied Chemistry Department at Razi University since 2017 to present. He carries 20 years of environmental research and teaching experiences encompassing a variety of environmental science and engineering. He owns 5 national patents, and also has published more than 180 articles in related subjects at international journals. He has successfully led more than 90 research projects funded by the government of Iran and industrial sectors and/or his organization from proposal writing until closing of the projects. He received the national award as outstanding researcher in engineering in 2019-2020. He is a member of Editorial Board of journals of “Iranian Journal of Energy and Environment” and “Advances in Nanochemistry” for 5 years.