Dr. Mehdi  Shorafa

Professor in  Soil Physics


Department of Soil Science Engineering
Faculty of Agronomy Engineering & Technology
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources,
University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran.

Phone: 0098-026-32231787
Fax: 0098-026-32231787
Email: m_shorafa@ut.ac.ir
URL: http://can.ut.ac.ir/member/shorafa.aspx

Academic Appointments
Education
Areas of Specialization and Research Interests
Current Teaching
Thesis Supervised
Selected Publication
Other
 
   
 Academic Appointments TOC
AppointmentsDurationAcademic Center
Head of Soil Sci. Dept.2006-2008University of Tehran
Assistant Professor2003-2011Soil Sci. Dept. Univ. of Tehran
Head of Education office2003-2005University of Tehran

Education TOC
Ph.D: Ph.D: Soil physics,Univ. of Reading 2001, Reading England
M.Sc: M.Sc: Soil physics,Univ. of Tehran 1988, Tehran Iran
B.Sc: B.Sc:Soil science, Univ. of Shiraz 1978, Shiraz Iran

Areas of Specialization and Research Interests TOC
Solute Movement, Pedotransfer Functions, Soil Moistuers Release Curves Models, Hydroulic Properties of Soils, Soil Compaction, Soil Structure in Saline & Sodic Soils

Current Teaching TOC
Course TitleDegreeLevelsCourse IDCreditsSyllabusNotes
Soil PhysicsSoil Science EngineeringBSc71041253
Soil, Water & Plant RelationshipSoil Science EngineeringBSc71040673
Fundamental of Soil DrainageSoil Science EngineeringBSc71041483
Advanced Soil PhysicsSoil Science EngineeringMSc71041263

Thesis Supervised TOC
Emami H. Determination of Some Mecanical and Hydraulic Propetties of Soil by Using of Soil Physical quality index(Si)   more...

M. H. Mohammadi. Simulation of Soil Solute breakthrought curve form soil moisture characteristics curve   more...

Asadi H. Investigation of Soil Erosion Processes and Some Basic Concepts of Process-based Soil Erosion Models   more...


Selected Publication TOC
A. Journals Papers
Y. Abbasi, B. Ghanbarian-alavicheh, A. M. Liaghat, M. Shorafa. 2011. Evaluation of Pedotransfer Functoins for Estimating Soil Water Retention and Saline-Alkali Soils of Iran. Pedosphere 21(2): 230-237   more...

S. Kalantari, M. M. Ardalan, H. A. Alikhani and M. Shorafa. 2011. Comparison of Compost and Vermicompost of Yard Leaf Manure and Inorganic Fertilizer on Yield of Corn. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 42:123-131.   more...

F. Haghighi, M. Gorji and M. Shorafa. 2010. A Study of the Effect of land use and changes on soil physical prorerties and organic matter. Land Degradation and Development, 21:496-502.   more...

F. Haghighi, M. Gorji, M. Shorafa, F. Sarmadian and M.H. Mohammadi. 2010. Evaluation of Some Infiltration Models and Hydraulic Parameters. Spanish journal of Agricultural Research, 8:210-217.   more...

M. Fazeli, M. Shorafa, D. Namdar Khojasteh and A. R. Pilevar Shahric. 2010. A Fractal Approach for Estimating Soil Water Retention Curve. Journal of Soil Science Environmental Management, 7:177-183.   more...

M. Fazeli, M. Shorafa and F. Sarmadian. 2010. Interpolation and Mapping of Soil Water Content in Field Capacity and Permanent wilting Point. Iranian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, Iran. 2: 251-262.   more...

D. Namdar-Khojasteh, M. Shorafa, M. Omid. 2010. Using of Artificial Neural Networks for Evaluation Soil Water With Time Domain Reflectometry.Modern Applied Science. Vol. 4, No. 10   more...

D. Namdar-Khojasteh, M. Shorafa, M. Omid, M. Fazeli Sangani. 2010. Application of artificial neural networks (ANNs) in modeling soil solution electrical conductivity. Soil Science 175(9): 432-437   more...

F. Haghighi, M. Gorji and M. Shorafa. 2009. Comparing the Model-estiamted Final in Filtration Rate with the Measured Saturated Hydraulic Condutuvity in Laboratory, Proceeding of the 4th IASME/WSEAS International Conference, 67-70.   more...

F. Amiri Meijan, M. Shorafa, A. M. Leiaghat and M. H. Mohammadi. 2009. The Study of Pereferntial Flow on Soil Columns with and without Macropores. Iranian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, Iran. 2: 73-79.   more...

B. Ghanbarian, A. M. Liaghat, M. Shorafa and S. Moghimi. 2008. Prediction of Soil Water Retention Curve Using Soil Particle-size Distribution, 2007, Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research, Iran. 9:63-80.   more...

M. A. Mahmodi, M. Shorafa and Gh. Savaghebi. 2008. Simulation of Cadmium Movement in Soil with Using Diffusion Equations, Iranian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, Iran. 9: 129-137.    more...

B. Ghanbarian, A. M. Liaghat, M. Shorafa and S. Moghimi. 2007. Evalaution of Perfect Fractal Model for Prediction of Soil Moisture Release Curve, Irrigation and Drainage Journal, Iran. 1:7-19.   more...

H. Asadi, H. Rohipour, H. Gh. Rafahi and M. Shorafa. 2007. Evaluation of WEPP Model For Estimation of Rill Erosion in Laboratory Condition. Iranian Journal of Agricultural Sciences , Iran. 38: 553-562.   more...

H. Emami, Gh. Savaghebi, M. Shorafa. 2005. Study of the Role of preferential flow and organic matter on the Movement of Heavy Metals in Soil, Agricultural Science and Technology Journal, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran. 9:63-75.   more...

H. Emami, M. Shorafa, M. R. Neishahbouri. 2005. Prediction of Soil Physical Quality Index by Using of Conveniently Measurable Soil Properties in Some Saline and Calcareous Soils, 2008, Iranian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, Iran. 39: 39-46.    more...


B. Conference Papers
S. S. Alikhani, M. Shorafa, A. Asgharzadeh, A. Tavassoli, S.S. Ebrahimi. Effect of Pseudomonas putida and effervescent table involving five Bacillus species indepently and combined with plant cultivation to remedy soil hydrocarbon pollutions. XXXIII - CIOST- CIGR V Conf. 2009, Reggio Calabria (italy)   more...

S. S. Alikhani, S.S. Ebrahimi, M. Shorafa, A. Asgharzadeh, A. Tavassoli. Assay of total petroleum hydrocarbons remediation in case of using of barley, 3 Bacillus treatment and also a combination of barley with three bacillus species treatments. XXXIII - CIOST- CIGR V Conf. 2009, Reggio Calabria (italy)   more...


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