Meisam Tabatabaei

Assist. Professor & Team Leader
Biofuel Research Team (BRTeam)
Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran (ABRII)


Dr. Meisam Tabatabaei is a Research Assist. Professor and the founding Leader of Biofuel Research Team (BRTeam). He is also an invited lecturer of Lebanese University, University Technology Mara (UiTM), and Tehran University. He holds a PhD in Environmental Biotechnology (2009).

He is the founding President of the Iranian Biofuels Society (IBS) under the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, President of the Biofuels Committee in the Vice-Presidency for Science & Technology, and is also the President of the Liquid Biofuels Standards Committee at the National Standards Organization. Meisam received the prestigious Golden Tablet of Appreciation award from the president of Iran in March 2012 for his scientific contributions.

His research focus is biofuels production from waste resources and nanotechnology. Other than being a regular reviewer for more than 60 international journals, he is currently serving as the founding Editor-in-Chief for the Canadian-based Biofuel Research Journal (BRJ); the only Open Access journal in the field of energy and biomass which follows a Completely Free-of-Charge Publication Policy. BRJ’s content is indexed in Thomson Reuters’s Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). He is also the Editor of Energy Education Science and Technology, and served BioMed Research International as Lead Guest Editor.

Dr. Tabatabaei has been working closely with the United Nation Development Program (SGP/GEF/UNDP) in his capacity as the founding coordinator of BRTeam’s extension branch; Extension Group of Environmentalists (EGE), within the framework of SGP/GEF sponsored projects for the promotion of waste-oriented biodiesel in Iran. He has co-authored more than 140 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and has achieved more than 10 patents. His h-index is 23 (i10-index: 48) with cumulative citations of over 1,800 (Google Scholar).

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Scopus Author ID: 26639886700

WOS: Researcher ID: E-7235-2013