Since graduating his Ph.D. from The University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, Mahdi worked as a Sustainability Researcher and Project Specialist in Japan, in TCO2 Co. Ltd in Japan and a Seniours Consultant in Cimbria Consulting, Texas, USA (remotely). He was a Researcher at Ritsumeikan University, Japan. He is now a Researcher at Tohoku University, Department of Chemical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering (Chemical Systems Engineering Laboratory).
He has been a volunteer reviewer since 2017 for 10+ reputable and influential peer-reviewed international journals such as the Journal of Cleaner Production; the Journal of Environmental Management; Resources, Conservation, and Recycling journal; WastebManament Journal as well a reviewer for some book proposals. Since 2017, he has reviewed 112+ peer-reviewed articles and received several reviewer awards
He is a specialist in urban environmental resource management and life cycle assessment; while he also has a keen interest in multi-disciplinary research, including interdisciplinary sustainability science research and how to achieve “win-win” solutions to today’s most complex environmental issues such as resource use and energy
Prior to completing his Ph.D., he completed his master’s degree at the Graduate School of Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan. He also holds four additional educational certificates: Environmental Diplomatic Leader Educational Program (University of Tsukuba), Japan Global 30 Waste
Management Expert Course (University of Tsukuba), International Collaborative Environmental Program (University of Tsukuba), and Graduate Program in Sustainability Science – Global Leadership Initiative (GPSS-GLI; The University of Tokyo). In October 2013, he was awarded the GPSS-GLI Fellowship by The University of Tokyo to carry out his doctoral research at The University of Tokyo.