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.
Dr. Khoddamzadeh’s research in sustainable and conservation horticulture science broadly covers how to integrate the science and the stakeholders needed to address the real challenges associated with climate change and species endangerment. This multidisciplinary research addresses a range of topics including in-vitro propagation (tissue culture) and gene-banking (cryopreservation) of the endangered plants, seed technology and biotechnology assessments, and optical non-destructive handheld sensor technology for sustainable water and fertilizer management of horticultural crops which is the very valuable practice for precision management decision making in botanic gardens, farms and nursery production. Dr. Khoddamzadeh serves as the Undergraduate Program Director of the Department of Earth and Environment.
- PhD, University Putra Malaysia, 2011