Dr Hussein Kanbar

2018 Postdoc Umeå University, SE
2017 PhD Lebanese University, LB
                      Lorraine University, FR
2012 MSc Lebanese University, LB
2010 BSc Lebanese University, LB


Hussein Kanbar is currently a postdoc in the Department of Chemistry at Umeå University. He is presently working on the molecular mechanisms behind the immobilization and preservation of sedimentary and ancient DNA (aDNA) by clay minerals under the supervision of A/Prof. Michael Holmboe.

Hussein obtained his Ph.D. in Geochemistry from Lorraine University and the Lebanese University (joint work) in July 2017; the PhD work was supervised by Emmanuelle Montargès-Pelletier and is entitled: “What the Orne River tells about the former steelmaking activities: chemical and mineralogical investigations on sediments”. Afterwards, he worked as a part-time independent researcher at the Research and Analysis Platform for Environmental Sciences (PRASE) and the Applied Plant Biotechnology Laboratory (APBL) of the Lebanese University. Hussein also obtained his M.Sc. in Hydrosciences (2012) and his B.Sc. in Earth and Life Sciences (2010) form the Lebanese University.



8. Kanbar, H.J.*, et al., 2018. Leaching of metals in coastal technosols triggered by saline solutions and labile organic matter removal. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution (WATE). DOI: 10.1007/s11270-018-3808-z.


7. Abuhelou, F., Mansuy-Huault, L.*, Lorgeoux, C., Catteloin, D., Collin, V., Bauer, A., Kanbar, H.J., et al., 2017. “Suspended particulate matter collection methods affect the quantification of polycyclic aromatic compounds in the river system. Environmental Science and Pollution Research (ESPR). DOI: 10.1007/s11356-017-9840-5.

6. Kanbar, H.J.*, et al., 2017. Iron mineralogy as a fingerprint of former steelmaking activities in river sediments. Science of the Total Environment (STOTEN). DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.04.156.


5. Ammar, R. γ *, Kanbar, H.J. γ , et al., 2016. Role of phosphogypsum and NPK amendments on the retention or leaching of metals in different soils. Journal of Environmental Management (JEM). DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.04.042.


4. Kanbar, H.J.*, et al., 2014. Metal binding in soil cores and sediments in the vicinity of a dammed agricultural and industrial watershed. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (EMAS). DOI: 10.1007/s10661-014-4044-7.

3. Kobaissi, A.N.*, Kanso, A.A., Kanbar, H.J., 2014. Translocation of heavy metals in Zea mays L. treated with wastewater and consequences on morphophysiological aspects. Revista Internacional de Contaminación Ambiental (RICA).


2. Kobaissi, A.N.*, Al-Souki, K.S., Kanbar, H.J., et al., 2013. Further curing of Lebanese compost: improving quality and
stability. International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research (IJSTR).

1. Kobaissi, A.N.*, Kanso, A.A., Kanbar, H.J., et al., 2013. Morpho-physiological changes caused by soil compaction and
irrigation on Zea mays. Eurasian Journal of Soil Science (EJSS).