I am a Research Scientist in the Department of Technology Assessment at the Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie e.V. (ATB). Currently, I am working on the mitigation of Ammonia (NH3) and greenhouse gas (CH4, N2O) emissions from dairy barns by using innovative concepts and technologies for environmental protection and sustainable nutrient management in agriculture. I have published more than 30 articles and book chapters in peer-reviewed scientific journals and books. You will find an overview of my recent publications here. I have presented my scientific work at several conferences globally. In addition, I am working on projects such as MELS and EcoNutri in Prof. Uz Dr. Barbara Amon's research group. You can find further information about the ongoing and completed projects here.

I completed my PhD in Environmental Science (2023) from the Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences (https://en.uni-mate.hu/). During my PhD, I successfully developed an Enhanced Efficiency Nitrogen Fertilizer (EENF) by using different hydrophobic materials as a coating on Urea. Along with hydrophobic materials, a thin coating of micronutrient (Zinc) was also added in the form of ZnO nanoparticles and Zn-fortified nano-bentonite. Furthermore, I also evaluated the effect of EENF on the emission of nitrous oxide (N2O) from different texture soils under bare and planted conditions. I did my master's degree (2017) in soil fertility and plant nutrition from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan. I care about promoting open, collaborative, and reproducible science. Outside of work, I enjoy playing cricket, hiking, cycling, and running.

About me

Wajid Umar (PhD) Research Scientist

Department of Technology Assessment Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy, Potsdam, Germany