Dr. Nedal Massalha - Environmental Engineering

Email: hazaizeh@ yahoo.com

Tel. office:0544986569

Address work: The Institute of Applied Research, The Galilee Society, ShefaAmr, 20200, P.O.B. 330, Israel

Academic background

1975–1978           B.Sc. in Agricultural Science. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

1978–1980          M.Sc. in Plant Pathology and Microbiology. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

1984–1987           Ph.D. in Plant Pathology and Microbiology. Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA.

Main interests are:

I am a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Agriculture, Rehovot, Israel with a Bachelors Degree in Agriculture – Plant Pathology and a Master of Science from the same institute specializing in Microbiology and Plant Pathology and have a PhD

Publications (76 articles; 11 chapters in books and one Book):

Articles or Chapters Published in Refereed Books 

  1. Neumann, G., Azaizeh, H., and Marschner, H. 1995. Effects of seed-dressing with vitamin B1 on germination, early growth and on rhizosphere microbes of bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) In: Mikrooekologische Prozesse in System Pflanze-Boden, Merbach, W. ed., pp: 38-41. B. G. Teubner Verlagsgesellschaft, Stuttgart, Leipzig. (in German/Deutch).
  2. Azaizeh, H. Biomethylation and biotransformation of selenium using rhizosphere microorganisms. Phytoremediation: The Green Salvation of the World, 2008: 1-24.  ISBN: 978-81-308-0269-5 Editor: Navarro-Aviñó, J.P. # Citations = 290;


  1. Saad, B., Azaizeh, H., and Said, O. 2008. Arab Herbal Medicine. In: Botanical Medicine in Clinical Practice Edited by Ronald, R. Watson & Victor R. Preedy: pp. 31-39. # Citations = 51;


  1. Azaizeh, H., Castro, P., and Kidd, P. 2010. Microbial biodegradation of organic xenobiotic pollutants. Chapter 9 in: Organic Xenobiotics and Plants: from Mode of Action to Ecophysiology. Authors Schroeder, P., and Collins, C.D., Springer Dordrecht Heidelberg London New York, 2011.  191-215. # Citations = 20;


  1. Liu, S., Li, Y., Azaizeh, H., Cui, F., Tafesh, A., and Bischoff, K. M.   Production of value-added products by lactic acid bacteria. In: Biocatalysts and Bimolecular Engineering, Ching, T.H.,  and Shaow, J.F., eds., John Wiley & sons, Inc. pp. 421-435. # Citations = 1;


  1. Azaizeh, H. Effects of Mineral Nutrients on Physiological and Biochemical Processes Related to Secondary Metabolites Production in Medicinal Herbs. Chapter in: Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Science and Biotechnology 6 (Special Issue 1), ©2012 Global Science Books. pp. 105-110. # Citations = 10;


  1. Landau, S.Y., Muklada, Markovics, A., and Azaizeh, H. 2014. Traditional uses of Pistacia lentiscus in Veterinary and Human medicine. In: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the Middle East, Eds Zohara Yaniv and Nativ Dudai. Vol. 2: pp 163-180. # Citations = 8.


  1. Shilev, S., Azaizeh, H., Vassilev, N., Georgiev, D., Babrikova, I. 2019. Interactions in soil-microbe-plant system: adaptation to stressed agriculture.  In: Microbial Interventions in Agriculture and Environment,  Dhananjaya Pratap Singh, Vijai Kumar Gupta, and Ratna Prabha, Eds.Springer Link, Volume 1, pp 131-171. # Citations = 1.


  1. Shilev, S., Azaizeh, H., Angelova, D. 2019. Biological treatment: a response to the accumulation of biosolids. In: Microbial Interventions in Agriculture and Environment,  Dhananjaya Pratap Singh, Vijai Kumar Gupta, and Ratna Prabha, Eds.Springer Link, Volume 2, pp 149-178. # Citations = 1.


  1.  Azaizeh, H., Abu Tayeh, H., Gerchman, Y. 2020.  Valorization of olive oil industry solid waste and production of ethanol and high value-added biomolecules. Chapter 2 in: Biovalorisation of Wastes to Renewable Chemicals and Biofuels, pp:27-40. Elsevier Press. https://doi.org/1016/B978-0-12-817951-2.00002-X. # Citations = 1.