Ismail Services and Outreach

Dr. Ismail's Service and Outreach

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


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.