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Sheyda Chamaki, Ph.D.
2433 E 141st S Ave, Tulsa, OK 74132
405-887-5707 | [email protected]
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sheyda-cha/ ; Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sheyda_N_Chamaki
A research scientist with years of experience in leading and conducting R&D projects resulted in development of new practices for
utilization of waste for irrigation and energy production, securing proposal grants, scholarships, and publications and several
presentations in seminars and conferences.
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Chemical engineer with 9 years of academic experience
Creative professional with attention to details
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Technical writing and presentation skills
Interdisciplinary research with science and engineering
SKILLS and core competencies
Technical
• Data analysis/Performance:
• Processing/Manufacturing:
• General:
Computer
• Computer Software:
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Development of various best management practices using HYDRUS simulation model,
Utilization of various climate change scenarios for prediction of ET, Life Cycle
Assessment of biodiesel production using GREET.
Cultivated microalgae for mass production, Extracted oil from microalgae for biodiesel
production, Performed life cycle analysis for biodiesel production, Environmental
Engineering, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Earth Sciences, Hydrology, Water
Resources, Oil & Energy, Renewables & Environment, Environmental Consulting, Field
Work, ArcGIS, Environmental Impact Assessment.
Data analysis, Design of experiments, guidelines and writing SOP.
MATLAB, Minitab, Python, R, HYDRUS, GREET, Python.
Microsoft Office suite, Origin graphing software, Sigma Plot, Origin, AutoCAD .
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Chemistry instructor at East Central Senior High School, Tulsa, Oklahoma
• Chemistry lecturer AP chemistry, Environmental chemistry, Research methods in science
• Lead research investigator of algal wastewater treatment including
o Utilization of biomass for biodegradable plastic,
o Water chemistry analysis before and after algal treatment
o Antifeedant activity of essential oil to control algal blooms
o Life Cycle Analysis of algal wastewater treatment
• Assistant coordinator of science fair and poster presentation on sustainability studies
June 2019-present
MAD Scientist at MAD Science Oklahoma
• Paying it forward by representing an example of female professional scientist
• Teaching STEM and interesting aspects of science with hands-on experiments
Jan 2019-present
Graduate Research Assistant
Jan 2015 – Dec 2018
Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma
• Developed research scenarios for potential utilization of produced water as irrigation water resources in Oklahoma.
• Conducted research on Soil salinity in Southwest Oklahoma
• Studied effect of irrigation water quality on soil salinity
• Experimented leaching effectiveness on irrigation quality and quantity
• Conducted research on Soil salinity in Southwest Oklahoma
• Studied effect of irrigation water quality on soil salinity
• Experimented leaching effectiveness on irrigation quality and quantity
• Evaluated best management practices given the local meteorological and soil data using
monitoring and modeling technique in field and small scales.
• Evaluated HYDRUS model in predicting soil profile salinity and water and salt interaction
• Performed feasibility study to evaluate potential surface discharge of Produced Water from oil
• and gas companies in various locations in Oklahoma
Graduate Research Assistant
Aug 2013 – Jan 2015
Food and Agricultural Product Center
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma
• Designed and developed a protocol for cultivation of Oklahoma-native microalgae in greenhouse
• Cultivated microalgae for mass production
• Extracted oil from microalgae for biodiesel production
• Performed life cycle analysis for biodiesel production
Graduate Research Assistant
Biotechnology Laboratory
Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
• Performed fermentation of citrus waste
• Analyzed the chemical composition of hydrolysate due to fermentation
• Pretreated citrus waste for isolation of cellulosic part to extracted pectin
• Performed enzymatic hydrolysis of Orange waste
• pretreatment of Citrus waste for isolation of its cellulosic part.
• Enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulosic portion of Citrus waste
• Fermentation of the hydrolysate for ethanol production
• Separation of pectin from Orange Waste as high-value by-product
EDUCATION
Ph.D., Environmental Science Graduate Program
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Thesis: "Monitoring and Modeling Soil Salinity Dynamics at Greenhouse and Field Scales"
Aug 2010 – Jan 2013
Dec 2018
Master of Science in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
May 2017
Master of Science in Sustainable Environmental Energy Systems
Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Jan 2013
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
Sahand Technical University, Iran
Aug 2009
SELECT PUBLICATIONS
Journal Publications
• Sheyda Chamaki, .. (2019). Soil Salinity Variations in an Irrigation Scheme during a Period of Extreme Dry and
Wet Cycles. Soil Systems, 3(2), 35.
• Sheyda Chamaki, …, Study of the Effects of Irrigation Water Quality and Leaching on Soil Salinity at Greenhouse
Scale Using Monitoring and Modelling Techniques, Agricultural and Environmental Letters, Under Review
• Sheyda Chamaki, …, Evaluating Impacts of Land Application of Saline Water on Soil Under Variable Climatic
Conditions, Water Quality and Leaching Application, Irrigation Management, In preparation
• Sheyda Chamaki, …, Optimized Ethanol Production from Cellulosic Fragment of Orange Waste, Bioenergy, Under
Review
Presentations (Selected):
• Accepted speaker at the 14th Annual International Symposium on Environment 27-30 May 2019, Athens, Greece
• Accepted speaker at Oklahoma Clean Lakes and Watersheds Conference, April 3-4 2019
• Third place winner of best graduate student poster presentation at Oklahoma Clean Lakes and Watersheds
Conference, 2018
• Winner of Irrigation E3 Program: Exposure, Experience & Education for Students & Teachers, 2017
• Invited speaker at the 2017 Water Research Symposium and the Oklahoma Governor's Water Conference, 2017
• Invited speaker at the Environmental Health Summit, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 2017
• Invited speaker Brown Bag Seminars organized by the Department of Environmental Science Graduate Program,
Stillwater, Oklahoma, 2017
RELEVANT COURSEWORK
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Hydrology, Geohydrology, Environmental soil chemistry, Environmental problem solving, Limnology, Heat and Mass
transfer
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