Research Interests

​My research interests lies in studying soil and water salinity, transport processes in soil, agrohydrology, plant growth and production and phytoremediation of contaminated lands. My research work is currently focused on characterising plant health, function and stress relationships as a result of salinity and fertilizer limitations and linking these with multi- and hyper-spectral measurements.


Selected Publications

  • Bioaugmented Phytoremediation: A strategy for Reclamation of of Diesel Oil-contaminated Soils
    B. Chuluun, S. H. Shah, J. S. Rhee
    International Journal of Agriculture and Biology. Issue 16, 624-628, (2014)
  • Synergy effects of biochar and polyacrylamide on plant growth and soil erosion control
    S. S. Lee, S. H. Shah, Y. M. Awad, S. Kumar, Y. S. Ok
    Environmental Earth Science. Issue 3, 2463-2473, (2015)

Education Profile

  • ​M.S., Physical Land Resources, Ghent University, Belgium, 2007
  • M.Sc., (Hon), Soil and Environmental Sciences, University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan, 2004
  • B.Sc., (Hon), Agriculture, University of Agriculture Peshawar, Pakistan, 2002

Professional Profile

  • 2013-Present: Ph.D. Student, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2011-2013: Visiting Scientist, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea
  • 2010-2011: Researcher, Kangwon National University, Republic of Korea
  • 2008-2010: Soil Scientist, United Nations Development Program, Lahore, Pakistan
  • 2002-2005: Research Associate, Department of Soil and Environmental Sciences, University of Agriculture Peshawar, Pakistan

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • Soil Science Society of Pakistan
  • American Geophysical Union

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)
  • Biological and Environmental Sciences & Engineering Division (BESE)