Mrs. Tamar Chachibaia M.D., Ph.D.
Future Forces Forum Future Forces Exhibition 2018
Tbilisi State University
NMR Spectroscopy for Mitigation of Environmental and Chemical Risks of Ammonium Nitrate
POSTER: Ammonium Nitrate is agricultural fertilizer, which is dual use chemicals, as potent explosive and detonator. There are risks associated with the use of AN. Ammonium nitrate-based explosives were used in the Oklahoma City (1995), in 2011 Delhi and Oslo bombings. The counter-Home Made Explosives (HME) safeguard measures vary from country to country. In 2008 Ammonium Nitrate Security Program was proposed by the USA Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In several European Countries is banned use of AN, e.g. Germany and Ireland. Since 2010 the fertilizer is banned in Afghanistan and Pakistan. In 2016 June President of Turkey banned sales of AN in the country. In our study we propose NMR spectroscopy for fast and reliable detection of AN, which may be applied in different fields, like border and custom points, as well in forensic and analytical chemistry laboratories for environmental, food and water safety testing.
Co-authors: Mr. Manuel PASTOR - University of Santiago de Compostela, ESP, Mr. Radovan FIALA - Head of Josef Dadok National NMR Centre, National Centre for Biomolecular Research & Central European Institute of Technology, Masaryk University, CZE
2016-2011 – PhD Joint Doctor of “Innovation in Food Safety and Technology”, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Food Science and Bromatology, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. (Erasmus Mundus Scholarship) and Iv.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Medicine, Dep. Public Health and Epidemiology.
Graduation and post-graduate education:
1996-1992 - Post-graduate certificate
1990 – Graduation, Tbilisi State Medical University, Diploma of MD
2015 (Feb-June) – Visiting scholar. Department of Biochemical Pharmacology, Institute of Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, (SAIA- Ministry of Education of Slovakia).
2015 (Sep-Nov) –Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinanthropology, Faculty of Sport education, Dr. Hamar’s Diagnostic Center. Comenius University, Bratislava (grant of the Ministry of Education of Slovakia).
2014–2012 Exchange researcher , Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2012 (Mar-Apr) – Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Legal Medicine, Forensic Science and Pharmaco-Toxicology, University of Pavia, Italy (CICOPS scholarship).
2011 (Nov-Dec) – Diploma course in the Leadership and Management in Higher Education. Maastricht School of Management, Holland (The Netherlands Fellowship Program).
2011 (Jan – June) – Visiting scholar in the Department of Nutrition, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA (Fulbright Faculty Curriculum Development Scholarship).
2011-2010- Principal Investigator in the pre-doctoral projects: Epidemiology of Sjogren’s Syndrome in Georgia. Department of Public Health and Epidemiology. Faculty of Medicine, Tbilisi State University, Georgia,
2009-2008 – Visiting researcher, the Department of Biophysics and Biochemistry, Biological Environmental Faculty of State University of Dnepropetrovsk (Ukraine).
2007 – onwards – Lecturer of medical law at the Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Medical School AIETI and Tbilisi State Medical University. (Part time and distance learning)