Mahiba Shoeib earned a B.S. degree in chemistry and biology from Cairo University, Giza, Egypt with high honors. She then earned her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees both in organic analytical chemistry from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. Both graduate degrees were earned while Dr. Shoeib was working at the National Research Center and the Petroleum Research Institute in Cairo. In 1991, Dr. Shoeib joined the Air Quality Research Division of Environment Canada as an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow where she now holds a Research Scientist position. Dr. Shoeib’s research interests include the source, fate, and long range transport of new emerging chemicals where she published more than 45 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented in over 25 international conferences and meetings. One of Dr. Shoeib’s interesting innovations was the development of a passive air sampling technique which allows air monitoring at remote regions without the need of electricity. Dr. Shoeib is also involved in the development of a novel method for quantifying emerging organic chemicals such as fluorinated compounds and flame retardant in indoor and outdoor air. Another area of research is the measurement of physical chemical properties of these chemicals which are considered to be a key parameter to understand their fate.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2011