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Mr Mohammad Sadia : Leading Researcher in Environmental Science

University of Amsterdam , Netherlands

Congratulations, Mr Mohammad Sadia , on winning the esteemed Best Researcher Award from ResearchW! Your dedication, innovative research, and scholarly contributions have truly made a significant impact in your field. Your commitment to advancing knowledge and pushing the boundaries of research is commendable. Here’s to your continued success in shaping the future of academia and making invaluable contributions to your field. Well done!

As Mr. Mohammad Sadia continues to make strides in his career and personal life, his journey serves as an inspiration to many aspiring individuals. His legacy is not just a collection of achievements but a testament to the values of hard work, perseverance, and a genuine commitment to making a positive impact.


2020-             Environmental Science                                           Ph.D.                     University of Amsterdam MSCA-fellow under PERFORCE3

2017-2019   Chemistry in Environmental Forensics              MSc                       University of Örebro

2004-2008    Applied Chemistry                                                    BSc                        University of Damascus

Professional Appointments

2022                    5 weeks training in NILU Tromso, Noway, on performing Total oxidizable precursor assay TOPA.

2021                    2 month training in the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ-Germany, on non target screening and application                                    of the FTICR instrument.

2018-2020         Project Secretary, Orebro Sweden Dealing with the analysis of perfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) within UNEP- global monitoring plan, including communication with countries member, samples handling and analysis of different matrix (biotic and abiotic)

2008-2017         Industrial experience within Cement and petrochemical industry in Sweden, Syria and Malaysia.


Peer reviewed articles scholar account link

Sadia, M., Kunz, M., Ter Laak, T., De Jonge, M., Schriks, M., & van Wezel, A. P. (2023). Forever legacies? Profiling historical PFAS contamination and current influence on groundwater used for drinking water. Science of the Total Environment, 890, 164420.

Sadia, M., Nollen, I., Helmus, R., Ter Laak, T. L., Béen, F., Praetorius, A., & van Wezel, A. P. (2023). Occurrence, fate, and related health risks of PFAS in raw and produced drinking water. Environmental Science & Technology, 57(8), 3062-3074.

Fiedler, H., Baabish, A., & Sadia, M. (2022). Multivariate analysis of abiotic and biota samples for three perfluoroalkane acids. Frontiers in Analytical Science, 2, 954915.

Fiedler, H., Sadia, M., Baabish, A., & Sobhanei, S. (2022). Perfluoroalkane substances in national samples from global monitoring plan projects (2017–2019). Chemosphere, 307, 136038.

Sadia, M., Yeung, L. W., & Fiedler, H. (2020). Trace level analyses of selected perfluoroalkyl acids in food: Method development and data generation. Environmental Pollution, 263, 113721.

Fiedler, H., & Sadia, M. (2021). Regional occurrence of perfluoroalkane substances in human milk for the global monitoring plan under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants during 2016–2019. Chemosphere, 277, 130287.

González, P. C., Sadia, M., Baabish, A., Sobhanei, S., & Fiedler, H. (2021). Air monitoring with passive samplers for perfluoroalkane substances in developing countries (2017–2019). Chemosphere


Professional Profiles

Scopus Profile

Google Scholar Profile

ORCID Profile


Conference presentation

Presentation, Occurrence, and fate of PFAS in raw and produced drinking water and related health risks, Dioxin 2022, New Orleans, USA.

Presentation, Forever legacies? Profiling historical PFAS contamination and current influence on groundwater used for drinking water, SETAC 2023, Dublin, Ireland.

Presentation, PFAS profiles in Dutch drinking water and related health risks, Amsterdam 2022, symposium: Environmental occurrence, hazard and risk of PFAS

Online seminar organized by water board in The Netherlands, Occurrence, fate, and related health risks of PFAS in raw and produced drinking water, 2022.

Webinar organized by Bruker, Thousands of PFASs – no standards, no detection, no security?, 2023.

Teaching and supervision

Involved in master and bachelor environmental chemistry and ecotoxic courses from Orebro university and Amsterdam university.

Supervision five master and three bachelor students from Amsterdam university.

Master student:

–              Lola Beltran

–              Youssef Boudguiyer

–              Alexandros Nikolopoulos

–              Sam Arnold

–              Marieke Versluis

Bachelor student:

–              Ingeborg Nollen

–              Marlene Kunz

–              Alexis Metout   Name of the student and  project title

Technical Skills

  • Practical :
    • Extensive lab experiences in different research and industrial laboratories.
    • Experience of filed sampling of different matrix; air, soil and water.
  • Instrumental:
    • Waters LC-TQS, micro-TQS
    • Bruker LC-QTOF HRMS
    • Metrohm CIC
  • Data handling
    • Statistical analysis using different R studio packages
    • Non-target analysis PatRoon/
    • Target analysis, MassLynx MS/ Waters,  TASQ and DataAnalysis/Broker/
  • Language
    • Arabic: Mother tongue
    • English:
    • Swedish: good.

Science Communication and Outreach

Participating in university open science day.

Podcast (PFASology) as a collaboration  team work with 15 Ph.Ds in the ITN Horizontal 2020.

Sharing my research out finding with stakeholder.  Online 2022

Webinar collaboration with Bruker “Thousands of PFASs – no standards, no detection, no security?




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