Dr. Amir Shiva
Environmental Scientist / Operations
Amir has a PhD degree in Environmental Chemistry from Griffith University, and has the experience of working on several collaborative projects conducted on water quality monitoring and environmental impact assessment at different land and aquatic ecosystems within QLD and NSW.
During his career, Amir has continued to develop a multidisciplinary skill set, ranging from basic sampling methods to sophisticated in-situ monitoring techniques, and has learnt the trends of environmental factors and the correlation between variables. He has spent several years in different Environmental roles, developing knowledge of sample collection and processing, health and safety protocol, wastewater treatment in mining sites, data analysis and report writing as well as project management.
Since joining PSK Environmental, Amir has been the project manager and report writer for a wide range of projects such as Acid Sulfate Soil (ASS) and Contaminated Land Assessment, including per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The projects have mainly focused on assessment of ASS, PFAS and other contaminants of potential concern (COPCs) in soil, sediment, groundwater and surface water on federal land.
Amir has extensive experience of working on a novel passive sampling method, Diffusive Gradients in Thin-films (DGT) technique, for selective measurement of trace metals and nutrients in coastal waters. He also has the experience of working in an ISO class 6 (ISO 14644-1) clean room for preparation and analysis of samples using analytical instruments such as Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS).
Amir is a member of the Australian Contaminated Land Consultants Association (ACLCA) and Australian Land and Groundwater Association (ALGA). He has been a reviewer for a number of international journals, and has published several scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals.