Dr Mandana Shaygan

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry
Sustainable Minerals Institute
+61 7 334 64052


Dr. Shaygan is a postdoctoral reasearch fellow at The University of Queensland. She is a soil physicist who works across disciplines to understand the effect and interaction of chemical processes on soil physical structure and transport properties. Dr. Shaygan obtained both BSc and MSc degrees in Agronomy from The University of Tehran. She also has Master of Environmental Management from The University of Queensland. Dr. Shaygan completed her PhD in Soil Science at The University of Queensland. Before joining SMI as a postdoctoral research fellow, Dr. Shaygan worked with NSW Department of Primary Industries on amelioration of subsoil constraints. Dr. Shaygan is a reviewer of high ranking journals, and she is a member of Soil Science Australia.

Dr. Shaygan's research focuses on rehabilitation of degraded landscapes and mine sites, quantification and modelling of water flow and solute and nutrient transport in porous media, characterization of soil hydrological and mechanical properties and soil salinity management. Since the completion of her PhD, Dr. Shaygan has been involved in various research projects on soil, mine wastes, waste rocks and mine waste cover design. Dr. Shaygan’s research interest includes but is not limited to: (i) salinity, (ii) land rehabilitation, (iii) water flow and solute and nutrient transport, (iv) evaporation from porous media, (v) estimation of water balance parameters


  • PhD Soil Science, University of Queensland


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