Ismail Publication

Dr. Ismail's Publications

 

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Hem Motraa, S. Zertani Ahmed Ismail and Frank Wuttkea, article in press, Influence of loading and heating processes on elastic and geomechanical properties of eclogite rocks. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering.
  2. Ahmed Ismail, Adel Abdelnaby and Timothy Larson, article in press, High-resolution P-and S-wave seismic reflection followed by engineering modeling for geotechnical site characterization in Southern Illinois. Journal of environmental and engineering geophysics.
  3. Folarin Kolawole, Estella A. Atekwana, Ahmed Ismail, 2017: Near-surface geophysical investigation of liquefaction-induced ground deformation associated with the 2016 Mw5.8 Pawnee, OK earthquake. Seismological Society of America, Volume 88, Number 5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1785/0220170004
  4. Hany S. Mesbah, Ahmed Ismail, Ayman I. Taha, Usama Massoud, Mamdouh M. Soilman., 2017: Electrical and electromagnetic surveys to locate possible causes of water seepage to ground surface at a quarry open pit near Helwan city, Egypt. Arabian Journal of Geoscience, Volume 10:230. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12517-017-2997-x
  5. Ahmed Ismail, F. Brett Denny, Mohamed Metwaly, 2014: Comparing continuous profiles from MASW and shear-wave reflection seismic methods. Journal of Applied Geophysics, Volume 101, p.67–77. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jappgeo.2014.03.007
  6. Michelle S. Trommelen, Martin Ross and Ahmed Ismail, 2014: Ribbed moraines in northern Manitoba, Canada: characteristics and preservation as part of a subglacial bed mosaic near the core regions of ice sheets. Quaternary Science Reviews 87, p. 135-155. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.01.010
  7. Ahmed Ismail, Andrew Stumpf and Robert Bauer, 2014: Seismic characterization of glacial sediments in central Illinois. Journal of Applied Geophysics, Volume 101, p.1–10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jappgeo.2013.11.009
  8. Andrew J. Stumpf and Ahmed Ismail, 2013: High-resolution seismic reflection profiling: an aid for resolving the Pleistocene stratigraphy of a buried valley in central Illinois, USA. Annals of Glaciology, International Glaciological Society, Volume 54, Number 64, p. 10-20. https://dx.doi.org/10.3189/2013AoG64A602
  9. Fathy Shaaban, Ahmed Ismail, Usama Massoud, Hany Mesbah, Ahmed Lethy, Abbas Mohamed Abbas, 2013: Geotechnical assessment of ground conditions around a tilted building in Cairo–Egypt using geophysical approaches, Journal of the Association of Arab Universities for Basic and Applied Sciences, Volume 13, Issue 1, p. 63–72. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaubas.2012.06.002
  10. Ahmed Ismail and Neil Anderson, 2012: 2D and 3D Resistivity Imaging of Karst Regions in Missouri, USA. Environmental & Engineering Geoscience, Volume 18, p. 281-293. https://doi.org/10.2113/gseegeosci.18.3.281
  11. Ahmed IsmailEdward SmithAndrew Phillipsand Andrew Stumpf, 2012: Pitfalls in Interpretation of Shallow Seismic Data, Applied Geophysics, Volume 9, Number 1, p. 87-94. https://doi.org/10.2113/gseegeosci.18.3.281
  12. Mehrez Elwaseif, Ahmed Ismail, Mohamed Abdalla, Mahdy Abdel Rahman, and Mahfooz Hafez, 2012: Geophysical and Hydrological Investigations at the West Bank of Nile River (Luxor, Egypt). Journal of Environmental Earth Sciences, Volume 67, Issue 3, p. 911-921. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12665-012-1525-2
  13. Hatem Odah, Ahmed Ismail, Ibrahim Elhemaly, Abbas Mohamed and Fathy Shaaban, 2011: Archaeological exploration using magnetic and GPR methods at the first court of Hatshepsut Temple in Luxor, Egypt: Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Volume 4, p. 18-25. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12517-011-0380-x
  14. Ahmed Ismail and Jason Thomason 2010: Effect of the overlying sedimentary sequence on the seismic imaging of the bedrock surfaces: McHenry County, Illinois. 80th SEG Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, USA, Expanded Abstracts 29-1877.
  15. Thanop Thitimakorn, Ahmed Ismail, Neil Anderson, and David Hoffman, 2009: Mapping a NEHRP Site Class Using Multi-channel Analysis of Surface Waves (MASW) Method in Southeast Missouri, USA. Bulletin of Earth Sciences of Thailand (BEST), Vol.2, No.1, p.31-39.
  16. Ahmed Ismail and Neil Anderson, 2007: Near Surface Characterization of a Geotechnical Site North East Missouri using Shear Wave Velocity Measurements, Near Surface Geophysics Journal, European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers, V. 6, 331-336. https://doi.org/10.3997/1873-0604.2007014
  17. Mohamed Metwaly, Ahmed Ismail and Jun Matsushima 2007: Evaluating some Factors that Affect feasibility of using Ground Penetrating Radar for Landmine Detection, Applied Geophysics, volume 4, No. 3, p. 221-230. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11770-007-0026-7
  18. Neil l. Anderson, Ahmed Ismail, and Thanop Thitimakorn, 2007: Ground-Penetrating Radar: A Tool for Monitoring Bridge Scour, Environmental and Engineering Geosciences, Volume 13, p.1-10. https://doi.org/10.2113/gseegeosci.13.1.1
  19. Neil Anderson, Thanop Thitimakorn, Ahmed Ismail, and David Hoffman, 2007: A Comparison of Four Geophysical Methods for Determining the Shear Wave Velocity of Soils, Environmental and Engineering Geoscience, Volume 13, p.11-23. http://dx.doi.org/10.2113/gseegeosci.13.1.11
  20. Thanop Thitimakorn, Neil Anderson, David Hoffman and Ahmed Ismail, 2006: A Comparative Analysis of 2-D MASW Shear Wave Velocity Profiling Technique, Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering (EJGE), Volume 11-Bundle A, p.1-17.
  21. Ahmed Ismail, Neil Anderson, and David Rogers, 2005: Hydrogeophysical investigation at Luxor-Southern Egypt. Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, Volume 10, issue 1, p.35-49. http://dx.doi.org/10.2113/JEEG10.1.35
  22. Ibrahim, E., H., El Gamili, M., M., Hassaneen, A. Gh., and Ismail, A.M., 2002: Geoelectrical Investigation Beneath Behbiet ElHagara and El Kom Elkhder Archaeological Sites, Samannud Area, Nile Delta, Egypt. Archaeological Prospecting, 9, 105-113.
  23. El Gamili, M., M., Ibrahim, E., H, Hassaneen, A. Gh and Ismail, A.M., 2001: Defunct Nile Branches Inferred from a Geoelectric Resistivity Survey on Samannud Area, Nile Delta, Egypt. Journal of Archaeological Science, 28, 1339-1348.

Papers Published in Conferences/ Symposia Proceedings

  1. Mohamed Metwaly, Mohamed El Alfy, Eslam El awady, Ahmed Ismail and Gad El-Qady, 2014: Estimating aquifer hydraulic parameters from electrical resistivity measurements; a case study at Khuff Formation Aquifer, Al Quwy’yia Area, Central of Saudi Arabia. International Conference on Engineering Geophysics, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, 15-18 November 2015: pp. 212-215. http://library.seg.org/doi/abs/10.1190/iceg2015-060
  2. Adam Sevi, Ahmed Ismail and Richard Stephenson, 2006: A geotechnical investigation of sandstone degradation in Luxor, Egypt, the 59th Canadian Geotechnical Conference – 7th Joint CNG/CGS Groundwater Specialty conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Oct 1-4, 2006.
  3. Neil L. Anderson, Derek B. Apel, Ahmed Ismail, Oleg Kovin and Vanja Dezelic 2006:  Differentiating Rooms and Pillars on Reflection Seismic Profiles: A Seismic Investigation of Two Abandoned Coal Mines, P 58-70, Highway Geophysics – NDE Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, December 4-7, 2006.
  4. Ahmed Ismail and Steve Sargent 2006: Imaging glacial sediments and underlying bedrock in Illinois using surface wave data acquired by a land streamer, P 286-299, Highway Geophysics – NDE Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, December 4-7, 2006.
  5. Neil L. Anderson, Derek B. Apel, Vanja Dezelic, Ahmed Ismail and Oleg Kovin, ­2006 : Assessment of karst activity at highway construction sites in Greene and Jefferson counties, Missouri, using the electrical resistivity method, P 497-513, Geophysics – NDE Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, December 4-7, 2006.
  6. Kim, W., Ismail, A.M., Anderson, N.L., Atekwana, E.A. and Buccellato, A., 2003, Non-destructive testing (NDT) for corrosion in bridge decks using ground penetrating radar (GPR), In Geophysics 2003, The 3rd international conference on the application of geophysical methodologies and NDT to transportation facilities and infrastructure, Dec. 8-12 2003, Orlando Florida, USA.
  7. Kim, W., Ahmed Ismail, Neil L. Anderson and Estella A. Atekwana, 2003: Mapping Variations in the Relative Spatial Locations of Embedded Dowel Bars Using GPR, The 3rd international conference on the application of geophysical methodologies and NDT to transportation facilities and infrastructure, Dec. 8-12 2003, Orlando Florida, USA.
  8. Abdel Aal, G.Z, Ismail, A.M., Anderson, N.L. and Atekwana, E.A., 2003, Geophysical investigation of seepage from an earth fill dam, Washington County, MO. In Geophysics 2003, the 3rd international conference on the application of geophysical methodologies and NDT to transportation facilities and infrastructure, Dec. 8-12 2003, Orlando Florida, USA.
  9. Kim, W., Ismail, A.M., Anderson, N.L. and Atekwana, E.A., 2003, Mapping variations in the relative spatial locations of embedded dowel bars using GPR, In Geophysics 2003, The third international conference on the application of geophysical methodologies and NDT to transportation facilities and infrastructure, Dec. 8-12 2003, Orlando Florida, USA.
  10. Anderson, N. L., and Ismail, A.M., 2002: A protocol for selecting appropriate geophysical surveying tools based on engineering objectives and site characteristics. The 2nd annual conference on the application of geophysical and NDT methodologies to transportation facilities and infrastructure, California, USA.
  11. Ahmed Ismail, 2003: Geophysical, Hydrological, and Archaeological Investigation in the East Bank Area of Luxor–Southern Egypt, PhD thesis, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla-Mo, USA.

Selected Presentations

  1. Kolawole, F., Ismail I., Sickbert T., Pickens C., Beckendorff D., Mayle M., Ngalamo J., Nyalugwe V., Aghayan A., and Atekwana E., 2016: Geophysical investigation of liquefaction and surface ruptures at selected sites in Oklahoma post the 2016 Mw5.8 Pawnee, OK earthquake. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 12-16 December 2016.
  2. Ahmed Ismail, 2016: Improvements That Shear Wave Brings to Engineering, Hydrological and Hydrocarbon Exploration. The Arab Conference on Astronomy and Geophysics 5thAssembly ACAG-5, Cairo, Egypt, 16-20 October 2016.
  3. Larson, T.E., A. Ismail, J.F. Thomason, and D.A. Keefer. 2011. Combining seismic reflection and resistivity profiling to improve the interpretation of a buried valley aquifer in northeast Illinois: Abstracts with Programs, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 9-12, 2011, vol. 43.
  4. Atkinson, L.A., M.A. Ross, A. Stumpf, and A. Ismail. 2011. Sedimentology and 3-D architecture of subsurface facies of the Illinoian deglaciation in east-central Illinois, united States; Abstracts with Programs, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 9-12, 2011, vol. 43.
  5. Keefer, D.A., J.F. Thomason, T. Larson, A. Ismail, and J.A. Lau. 2011. Three-dimensional geologic mapping and hydrogeologic investigations to support groundwater management in McHenry County, Illinois: Abstracts with Programs, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 9-12, 2011, vol. 43.    
  6. Ahmed Ismail, Andrew Stumpf and William Dey, 2009: Seismic Characterization of Glacial Sediments in Central Illinois Based on Downhole Seismic Measurements. Portland GSA Annual Meeting (18-21 October 2009).
  7. Ahmed Ismail, Neil Anderson, and Estella Atekwana, 2003: Hydro-geophysical investigation at Luxor-Southern Egypt (Abstract). American geological union (AGU) 2003 fall meeting, San Francisco.
  8. Evgeniy Torgashov, Neil Anderson, Ahmed Ismail, 2012: Electrical Resistivity Tomography Investigations: Abstract, Proceedings of SAGEEP 25, March 25 –29, 2012, Tucson, Arizona, CD-ROM edition.
  9. Mahmoud Mekkawi, Ahmed Saleh and Ahmed Ismail, 2012: Determining the Basaltic Flow Direction at El Minya Area in Egypt Using Magnetic and Anisotropy of Magnetic Susceptibility Measurements: Extended Abstract, Proceedings of SAGEEP 25, March 25 –29, 2012, Tucson, Arizona, CD-ROM edition.
  10. Evgeniy Torgashov, Neil Anderson, Mengxing Li and Ahmed Ismail, 2012: Imaging in Karst Terrain Using Electrical Resistivity Tomography and Surface Wave Methods: Abstract, Proceedings of SAGEEP 25, March 25 –29, 2012, Tucson, Arizona, CD-ROM edition.
  11. Mengxing Li, Adel Elkrry, Evgeniy Torgashov and Ahmed Ismail, 2012: The Effects of Varying Acquisition Parameters and Array Orientations: An MASW Case Study: Abstract, Proceedings of SAGEEP 25, March 25 –29, 2012, Tucson, Arizona, CD-ROM edition.

 

 

Selected Accomplished Projects

2014 Aramco NW Turayf & Wa'ed 2D3D3C, Saudi Arabia.    
2013 Petrabras 2D3C deep seismic investigation, Argentina.  Mata Verde 3D3C, Mexico.   Locohills 3D P-wave seismic study, New-Mexico, USA
2012 Integrated shear wave reflection, downhole seismic and resistivity tomography for groundwater aquifer characterization at McHenry, County Northern Illinois. 
2011 Structural characterization of Hicks Dome area in southern Illinois based on P-wave seismic reflection investigation. High resolution shear wave reflection investigation for glacial sediments characterization at west borders of Kentucky state, USA. Seismic characterization of Wabash Island in southern IL to determine the thickness of the glacial sedimentary sheet and buried glacial valleys.      Shear-Wave Velocity Measurements Using Multi-channel Analysis of Surface Wave (MASW) Method at Test Sites “Westview, Bottenfield and Kenwood schools” in Champing, IL, for Midwest Engineering and Testing, INC. Shear-Wave Velocity Measurements Using Multi-channel Analysis of Surface Wave (MASW) Method at Test Sites in O’Hare airport, IL, for O’Brien & Associates, Inc. Shear-Wave Velocity Measurements Using Multi-channel Analysis of Surface Wave (MASW) Method at Test Site in Flossmoor, IL, for OZ Engineering, LLC. Shear wave reflection and resistivity surveys for minor fractures imaging at Lebanon Quad, Southern Illinois.  
2010 Geophysical imaging of ice wall feature using integrated surface wave seismic and ground penetrating radar data, Champaign County, central Illinois.  Mapping Mahomet Aquifer Below Champaign County and Middle Fork area based on high resolution P-and S-wave seismic reflection data.  Seismic imaging of mined out areas at a land slide site in Calhoun County, South Illinois using ultra-high resolution P-and S-wave seismic reflection and P-wave refraction seismic data. Assessment of a geophysical coal exploration method in a faulted terrene using multi-channel analysis of surface waves (MASW) geophysical technique, Harrisburg, Illinois. Mapping shallow bedrock surfaces along Maple Avenue in La Grange Village, IL using shear wave seismic reflection method.
2009 East-Central Illinois Water Supply Planning Support using high resolution P-and S-Waves reflection land streamer data. Mapping Mahomet Groundwater Aquifer Below Champaign County using high-resolution PWaves reflection land streamer and resistivity tomography data. High-resolution shear wave seismic reflection and borehole seismic investigation for NE Illinois Water Supply Planning Support project.   Mapping the buried bedrock valley of the Spoon River in Peoria, Illinois using shear-wave reflection. Shear wave investigation for three-dimensional reconstruction of till  Stratigraphy to develop till depositional models, and understand aquifer recharge and quality protection, Indiana, USA  Detection of an old abandoned coal mine beneath a property near Cambria, IL using ultra high resolution shear wave reflection method. Comparing 1D shear wave velocity profiles from shallow borehole and MASW methods at eleven boreholes in central Illinois.
2008 P-and S-wave seismic land streamer study for geological mapping of the Freeburg Quad, northern Illinois, USA.  East-Central Illinois Water Supply Planning Support in Tolono Quadrangle based on integrated P-wave and S-wave seismic reflection data. S-wave reflection investigation in support for geological mapping of Barrington Quad, Fox Lake County, southern Illinois.  Shear wave reflection imaging in support of the geological mapping of Dupage county, northern Illinois.  Aquifer characterization at the 18-twonship project in north central Illinois based on intensive P-Wave seismic reflection surveys. 
2007 MASW and downhole P-and S-wave investigation for quaternary geological mapping at Kendall County, Illinois, USA.  Multi-channel analysis of surface waves (MASW) for imaging the thin glacial sheet at Lebanon Quad and Mascoutah Quad south west Illinois. Geological mapping at Fox lake county, southern Illinois using multi-channel analysis of surface waves (MASW) and downhole measurements.  Multi-channel analysis of surface wave (MASW) and downhole for geological mapping at Harrisburg area, southern Illinois.  Seismic background noise test at Decatur area as part of the larger CO2 sequestration seismic characterization study in north Illinois. 
2006 Designing and modifying seismic land-streamers and downhole hammer Seismic Investigation of the Abandoned Coal Mines in Southern Illinois 2005 ST. Louis metro area shear-wave velocity imaging using MASW technique.  Louisville Southern Indiana - Ohio River Bridges evaluation using MASW and SASW measurements. Kentucky East End Approach Tunnel imaging using integrated geophysical techniques.  2004 Mapping bedrock structures around Lake Nasser in Aswan, Egypt, using resistivity and VLF methods to determine the cause of the enormous water loss from the lake. Gold exploration in the western desert of Egypt using the IP geophysical method a collaborative project between Russia and Egypt.   
2003 A 2-D MASW shear-wave velocity profile along a test segment of interstate I-70, St. Louis, Mo
Bridge deck inspection using GPR, to map areas of chloride corrosion Dowel bars detection in concrete pavement using GPR, south-west Missouri
2002-2001 
Mapping landfills, dam seepage, and buried utilities in areas in Missouri using GPR; Resistivity, SP, Seismic Refraction, and, Magnetic scanning.

Funding

2012 Co-PI: utility of non-invasive technologies identified as applicable to MoDOT roadways, funded, $37,909.
2010 Co-PI: Paleo-seismic Investigation of the Meadow Bank Lineament in the Wabash Valley Seismic Zone: Collaborative research between the University of Illinois and the University of Kentucky, National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP), funded, $6,000.   PI: High Resolution P-and S-wave Seismic o Image Subsurface conditions at a Site in Calhoun County in Illinois, Illinois Mine Subsidence Insurance Fund (IMSIF), funded $15,000.
2007 Co-PI: Assessment of a geophysical coal exploration method in a faulted terrain. Illinois Clean Coal institute (ICCI), funded $ 99,558.

Affiliations

President of African Student Association, Missouri University of Science & Technology, 2002.

President of Society of Exploration Geophysics Chapter, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2003.

Member, Society of exploration Geophysics (SEG).  Member, American Geophysical Union (AGU).

Member, Central Great Lakes Geologic Mapping Coalition.  Member, Society of Exploration Geophysics of Egypt (SEGE).

Appointments

2016-Present Assistant Professor, Boone Pickens School of Geology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA.
2012 - 2016 Geophysicist and Group Leader, multicomponent seismic group, Schlumberger, Denver, Co, USA.
2006 - 2012 Associate Geophysicist, Illinois State Geological Survey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA
2005 - 2006 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Geology and Geophysics Dept., Missouri University of Science & Technology, Mo, USA
2004 - 2005 Researcher, National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics, Cairo-Egypt.
2001 - 2003 Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Geology and Geophysics Dept. Missouri University of Science & Technology, Mo, USA.
1999 - 2001 Researcher, National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics, Cairo-Egypt.