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Amir Khoddamzadeh

Title: Instructor

Office: AHC5 391

Phone: 305-348-3083


Specialty: Sustainable Horticulture/Cryobiology

Education: Ph. D. University Putra Malaysia, 2011

Curriculum Vitae

Department(s): Earth and Environment

Dr. Amir Ali Khoddamzadeh is a sustainable and conservation horticulturalist working at the Department of Earth and Environment. Dr. Khoddamzadeh is also affiliated in the Agroecology Program and International Centre for Tropical Botany at the Kampong Botanic Garden. He served as the chair of Seed and Stand Establishment and Ornamental Plant Breeding and currently serves as the chair of Outstanding International Horticulturist Award Committee and chair of Graduate Student Activities Committee in American Society for Horticultural Science.

Research Areas

His current research focuses are on: a) In-vitro propagation (tissue culture) and gene-banking (cryopreservation) of the endangered plants (mostly orchids), b) Optical non-destructive handheld sensor technology for sustainable fertilizer management in horticultural crops, c) Anti-quorum sensing of medicinal plants, and d) Seed technology and biotechnology assessments in horticultural crops.


1st Place-Early Career Young Faculty Competition Award (2015) American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS)

Courses Taught

  • AGR 3930 Agriculture Colloquium: Medicinal, Aromatic, and Poisonous Plants (MAPs)-Fall 2015
  • AGR 3930 Agriculture Colloquium: Biotechnology Applications in Horticultural Crops-Fall 2016
  • AGR 3930 Agriculture Colloquium: Seed Technology, Biology, and Conservation- Fall 2017
  • AGR 4240 ModernCrop Production/AGR 5241 Advance Modern Crop-Spring
  • EVR 1001 Introduction to Environmental Science-Fall and Spring
  • EVR 4274 Sustainable Agriculture-Spring 2016
  • HOS 3012 Introduction to Horticulture Sciences-Fall
  • HOS 3012L Horticulture Science Lab-Fall
  • IDS 4232 Sustainability in Action-Spring
  • The FNGLA Certified Horticulture Professional (FCHP) Workshop-Fall
  • Orchid Professional Workshop-Spring