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Ms. Sheida Nili

Ph.D. in Mining and Metallurgical Engineering


I am a Ph.D. student in mining and metallurgical engineering at University of Nevada, Reno (Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering) and I am working under supervision of Dr. Vahidi. Also, I hold a Master degree of Chemical Engineering at Sharif University of Tehran, Iran (1st rank university in Iran) specializing in Biotechnology Engineering. I come from a chemical engineer background with a strong interest in environmental, biotechnology and green engineering. In my master my project was focused on metal recovery from e-wastes which was in field of scaling up the leaching process by microorganisms in the laboratory. I have worked on my experimental project around 18 months. During my bachelor period at AmirKabir University of Technology (AUT), I was in top 15 among 100 students in field of chemical engineering. My area of focus and interest varies from modeling the process to controlling and monitoring the projects and environmental concerns.

Research interests

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Green Mining
  • Metal Recovery
  • Waste Management


  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering at Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT)
  • Master of Chemical Engineering at Sharif University