Ahmed Ismail - Service and Outreach


Ahmed Ismail

Assistant Professor of Geophysics

Multicomponent seismic exploration, near surface geophysics

Office:   407 Noble Research Center
Phone:  1.405.744.9246
Fax:       1.405.744.7841

Ph.D.     2003, Geophysics, Missouri University of Science & Technology, USA
M.S.      1999, Geophysics, Mansoura Univeristy, Egypt
B.S.       1992, Geophysics, Mansoura University, Egypt


Journal Referee/Reviewer

  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

 Measurement

 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.