Dr Basim Almayahi is currently an Associate Professor in the College of Science at the University of Kufa, Iraq. His fields of interest include radiation biophysics; radiation medical physics; the natural radioactivity of the environment; treatment of prostate cancer using gold nanoparticles; synthesis and applications of silver nanoparticles on bacterial pathogens; the natural radioactivity of gamma rays, radon, and alpha particles in tissue, blood, teeth, bones, soil, water, air, food, fertilizer, and building materials; radiation detection and measurements (scintillation detector (Na I (Tl)); high purity Germanium (HPGe) detector, Exploranium GR-135; 1029 Continuous Radon Monitor; RAD 7 System; SSNTDs CR-39; radiation protection; statistical physics; and environmental statistics (GenStat, SPSS, OrginLab, Sigmaplot).
He was a Lecturer in the Department of Physics at Babylon University, Iraq, from 2001 to 2004, before taking up a post as a teacher in the Atomic and Nuclear Lab at Kufa University from 2005 to 2008. He took up the role of Head of the Environment Department at Kufa University from 2009 to 2010. His current roles include Researcher at the Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Research Unit (since 2013); Lecturer at Kufa University (in radiation protection, radiotherapy, biophysics, and general physics) (since 2013); and Director of Research and Development at the University of Kufa (since 2016).