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Department of Soil Science and Engineering


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Department of Soil Science and Engineering 
The Soil Science laboratory, which was planned simultaneously with the establishment of the School of Agriculture, officially began its educational and research missions in 1988, when the Faculty of Agriculture was founded and the first faculty members came in. It was in 2006 when the Department of Soil Science was officially founded by receiving the permit to run bachelor's programs – a plan which was executed two years later in 2008 by admitting its first students. This department was renamed in 2012 to Soil Science and Engineering. In addition, Master's programs (of four branches of “Soil Genesis and Classification”, “Soil Physics and Conservation”, “Soil Chemistry and Fertility” and “Soil Biology”) were first offered in 2012. This department currently admits students for Master's programs of Soil Resources Management (Soil Physics and Conservation - Soil Resources and Land Evaluation) and Soil Fertility and Biotechnology Management (Soil Chemistry and Fertility - Soil Biology and Biotechnology). 
The faculty members of the department are active in teaching and researching in all fields of Soil Science, and as a mid-term goal, the department is striving to launch Ph.D. programs as well. All thanks to its faculty members, coordinators, students, and graduates, the department of Soil Science and Engineering has the right potential for research on local, national, and international levels.
Department goals
Since soil is a non-renewable natural resource, its wrong exploitation may cause damage to and reduction of agricultural products. Therefore, the main goal of the establishment and development of this department is to train graduates of Soil Science who have a good knowledge of soil nature and evaluation as well as soil management. Soil protection from various damages (e.g., erosion, contamination, salinization and sodification, etc) is likely, this way, for posterity. All in all, Soil Science could be classified as one of the basic and essential sciences (in Agricultural Engineering and Environmental studies) which deals with the quality, physical, chemical, biological, and micromorphological features of the soil.
Head of Department: Aliashraf Amirinezhad
Tel: 98+ (83) 38330909
Email: aliamirinejad [at]
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Ali Beheshti Al agha Assistant Professor Soil Biology
Ali Ashraf Amirinejad Assistant Professor Soil Physics
Akram Fatemi Assistant Professor Chemistry, Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
Sareh Nezami Assistant Professor Chemistry, Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
Faranak Ranjbar Assistant Professor Soil Chemistry,Fertility and Plant Nutrition
Parviz Shekari Assistant Professor Soil Genesis and Classification
Major B.Sc. M.Sc. Ph.D.
Soil Fertility and Biotechnology Management - Soil Biology and Biotechnology   

Soil Fertility and Biotechnology Management– Soil Chemistry, Fertility and Plant Nutrition   

Soil Resources Management – Soil Physics and Conservation    

Soil Resources Management – Soil Resources and Land Evaluation   

Soil Science and Engineering       

Academic Facilities  Experiments
Calcium and Magnesium Measurement Set Determination of Calcium and Magnesium Concentration in Soil and Plant
EC Meter  Determination of EC Electrical Conductivity of Water and Soil Extracts
Flame Photometer  Determination of Sodium and Potassium Concentration in Soil and Plant
pH Meter  Soil and Water pH measurement
Soil Organic Matter Measurement Set  Determination of Soil Organic Matter and Organic Fertilizers
Spectrophotometer   Determination of Phosphorus Concentration in Soil and Plant
Address: Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Imam Highway, Kermanshah, Iran 
Tel: 98+ (83) 38330909