Prof. Dr. Mohsen Zare



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Research Interests

 As a soil physicist, I dedicate my current and future research to broadening our knowledge on the mechanistic understanding of the soil-related process occurring at the soil-root interface and their relevance to improving the soil physical constraints imposed on the transport of water and nutrients between the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum, particularly in water and nutrient-limited condition. I believe that understating the interactions between soil, microorganisms, plant, and the atmosphere has great potential to increase the ability of plants to better access water and nutrients from soil under limited conditions.

Work Experiences

  • 2022 -present: Assistant professor, Soil Biophysics and Environmental systems, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • 2017-2022: Academic lecturer (Akademischer Rat),the Chair of Soil Physics, University of Bayreuth, Germany.
  • 2013-2017: Post doctoral researcher, Division of Soil Hydrology, Georg August University of Goettingen, Germany.
  • 2011-2013: Doctoral student, Division of Soil Hydrology, Georg August University of Goettingen, Germany.
  • 2010-2011: Guest researcher,Department of Soil Physics, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Germany.


  • 2010-2013: Ph.D in Soil and Plant Hydrology, Division of Soil Hydrology, Georg August University of Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany. Thesis: "Quantitative imaging of water flow in soil and roots using neutron radiography and deuterated water".
  • 2006–2009: M.S. in Soil Physics, Department of Soil Science, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran. Thesis: "Effect of temporal variability of soil hydraulic properties on water and solute transport modelling".
  • 2002–2006: B.S. in Soil Science, Department of Soil Science, Vali-e- Asr University, Rafsanjan, Iran

Skills and Backgrounds

  • Quantitative measurement of water, carbon and nutrient fluxes across soil-plant-atmosphere continuum.
  • Modelling of water and solute transport in soil and plant.
  • Quantitative imaging of water, carbon, nutrients, radioisotopes and enzyme activity in soil using advanced image technique such as neutron and x-ray tomography, autoradiography and zymography.