Haleem Shah

PhD Students

PhD Student, Environmental Sciences and Engineering



Haleem Shah obtained his BSc and MSc degrees at the University of Agriculture Peshawar, Pakistan. He received grant from Belgian Technical Cooperation for studying master in Physical Land Resource at Ghent University Belgium in 2005-2007. He worked as a technical officer in Biosalne-II project of United Nations Development Program. Latter he moved to Republic of Korea where he worked as a researcher at Kangwon National University and Visiting Scientist at Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) for 3 years. He joined KAUST as a PhD scholar in 2013.

Research Interests

Haleem's primary research interests lies in studying soil and water salinity, transport processes in soil, Agrohydrology, plant growth and production, phytoremediation.

Selected Publications

  • Chuluun, B;  S.H. Shah and J.S. Rhee. 2013. Bioaugmented Phytoremediation: A Strategy for Reclamation of Diesel Oil-Contaminated Soils. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology (Accepted)


  • 2007: MS in Physical Land Resources, Ghent University, Belgium.
  • 2004: MSc (Hon) in Soil and Environmental Sciences, University of Agriculture Peshawar, Pakistan.
  • 2002: BSc (Hon) in Agriculture, University of Agriculture Peshawar, Pakistan.

Professional Profile

  • 2013-present: PhD Scholar, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • 2011-2013: Visiting Scientist, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea.
  • 2010-2011: Researcher, Department of Biological Environment, Kangwon National University, Republic of Korea.
  • 2008-2010: Soil Scientist, United Nations Development Program, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • 2002-2005: Research Associate, Department of Soil and Environmental Sciences, Univ. of Agriculture Peshawar, Pakistan.

Research Interests Keywords

Plant biology & Desert agriculture Crop health and productivity Hydrology Agricultural monitoring