Assistant Professor of Geophysics
Multicomponent seismic exploration, near surface geophysics
Office: 407 Noble Research Center
Ph.D. 2003, Geophysics, Missouri University of Science & Technology, USA
Arabian Journal of Geosciences
American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Journal of Applied Geophysics
Journal of Applied Physics
Journal of African Earth Sciences
Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics
Journal of Geophysics and Engineering
Journal of geology and mining research
NRIAG Journal of Astronomy and Geophysics
Expertise In Near Surface Geophysics
Significant “hands-on” experience with compressional- and shear-wave seismic reflection, seismic refraction , seismic downhole, seismic cross-hole, multi-channel analysis of surface wave (MASW), electrical resistivity, ground-penetrating radar (GPR), frequency-domain electromagnetic, resistance scanning, and self-potential (SP) methods. In addition, I have some experience with gravity, magnetics, and time-domain electromagnetic methods. I have used these techniques over the years in many geophysical research projects including
Locating and mapping groundwater aquifers.
3D geological mapping of glacial and non-glacial sediments.
Stratigraphic and structural analyses of shallow bedrock.
Locating buried archaeological features in the Nile Valley and Delta.
Evaluating gradual/catastrophic subsidence in karst terrain.
Mapping dissolution/deformation of rocks and related surface subsidence.
Detection of abandoned underground mines.
Detection of seepage flow paths through earth-fill dams.
Geotechnical site characterization studies.
Dam seepage studies
Bridge deck inspections (corrosion, delamination, etc.).
Monitoring integrity of concrete structures and dowel bar emplacement.
Mapping river bottoms and bridge scour features.
Calculating engineering properties of soil and generating soil amplification maps.
Earthquake hazards analysis.
Environmental site assessments.