Dr. John D. Humphrey
Chairman / Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences
Dr. John D. Humphrey is Associate Professor and Acting Chairman of the Department of Geosciences at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. His appointment is in the College of Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences (CPG). He has a B.S. in Geology from the University of Vermont, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Brown University in Geological Sciences. He served on the faculty of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Dallas from 1986 to 1991. Beginning in 1991, Dr. Humphrey was an Associate Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering at Colorado School of Mines. He served as Department Head from 2006 to 2013. He joined CPG-KFUPM in early 2017. He teaches courses in physical geology, field geology, carbonate sedimentology, and carbonate diagenesis. His areas of specialization include carbonate diagenesis and geochemistry, carbonate sedimentology and stratigraphy, carbonate reservoir characterization, unconventional carbonate reservoirs, stable isotope geochemistry, and paleoclimatology. His current research focuses on all aspects of carbonate mudrocks in unconventional petroleum systems, including Mesozoic source rocks of Saudi Arabia.
- Ph.D., Geology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1987.
- M.Sc., Geology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1987.
- B.S. (cum laude), Geology, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA, 1982.
- Characterization of carbonate diagenesis, dolomitization, water-rock interaction, and carbonate geochemistry.
- Unconventional resource petroleum systems.
- Applications of carbonate diagenesis to petroleum reservoir characterization.
- Sedimentology and stratigraphy of carbonate sediments and rocks.
- Applications of stable isotopes to diagenetic, environmental, hydrologic, and paleoclimatic problems.
- Synergism between Quaternary sea-level history and carbonate diagenesis.
- Radwan, O.A., Dogan, A.U., Morsy, M.A., Kaminski, M.A., Humphrey, J.D., and Christiansen, E.H., 2021 (in press), One-step versus two-step dolomite calcitization (dedolomitization): Differences and inferences; Geosciences Journal, v. 25, p.
- Hussain, M., Amao, A., Al-Ramadan, K., Babalola, L., and Humphrey, J., 2020, Utilization of geochemical signatures for unconventional reservoir characterization, Saudi Arabia; ADIPEC, SPE-203212-MS, p. 1-11 (conference paper).
- Chan, S.A., Hassan, A.M., Humphrey, J.D., Mahmoud, M.A., Abdulraheem, A., 2020, Evaluation of brittleness index based on mineral composition prediction using artificial neural network; ARMA/DGS/SEG International Geomechanics Symposium 20-64, p. 1-6 (conference paper).
- Al Ibrahim, M., Sarg, J.F., Hurley, N.F., Cantrell, D., and Humphrey, J.D., 2017, Depositional environments and sequence stratigraphy of carbonate mudrocks using conventional geologic observations, multi-scale electrofacies visualization and geochemical analysis: The case of the Tuwaiq Mountain and Hanifa Formations in a basinal setting, Saudi Arabia; American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 101, p. 683-704: 10.1306/08051615221.
- Winkelstern, I.Z., Kaczmarek, S.E., Lohmann K.C, and Humphrey, J.D., 2016, Calibration of dolomite clumped isotope thermometry; Chemical Geology: Isotope Geoscience Section.
- Hendrickson, M., Hitzman, M., Wood, D., Humphrey, J., and Wendlandt, R., 2015, Geology of the Fishtie deposit, Central Province, Zambia: iron oxide and copper mineralization in Nguba Group sedimentary rocks; Mineralium Deposita, v. 50, p. 717-737, doi: 1007/s00126-014-0570-z
- Price, J.B., Hitzman, M.W., Nelson, E.P., Humphrey, J.D., Johnson, C.A., 2014, Wall-rock alteration, structural control, and stable isotope systematics of the high-grade copper orebodies of the Kennecott district, Alaska; Economic Geology, v. 109, p. 581-620, doi:10.2113/econgeo.109.3.581.
- Sarg, J.F., Tanavasuu, K., Suriamin, N., and Humphrey, J.D., 2013, Lithofacies, stable isotopic composition, and stratigraphic evolution of microbial and associated carbonates, Green River Formation, Piceance Creek Basin, Colorado; American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 97, p. 1937-1966.
Awards & Honors
- CSM Alumni Teaching Award, 2014
- CSM Alumni Teaching Award, 1998
- Fellow, Geological Society of America, 1997
- National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 1982-1986
- Sigma Xi, Brown University, 1984 (full member, 1986)
- Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Brown University, Spring 1984
- Phi Beta Kappa, University of Vermont, 1982
- Charles G. Doll Award for Excellence in Geology, University of Vermont, 1982
Dr. Khalid A. H. Al-Ramadan
Professor, Program Director, Department of Geosciences
Since joining the Department of Geosciences in September 2006, Dr. Khalid has successfully led many interdisciplinary collaborative projects funded by KFUPM, KACST, and Saudi Aramco. These projects have allowed us to network with colleagues from prestigious international universities (Stanford, Tennessee, Leeds, Cardiff, Copenhagen, Milan) and from oil companies.
- Ph.D. in Geology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, 2002-2006.
- M.Sc. in Geology, KFUPM, Dhahran. Saudi Arabia, 1999-2001.
- B.Sc. (Honors) in Geology, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 1993-1998.
- Sedimentology and impact of diagenesis on reservoir quality of deep-sea turbidites.
- Stratigraphy and chronology of dunes in the Rub’Al Khali, Saudi Arabia.
- Modern depositional shallow marine environments.
- Al-Ramadan, K., Morad, S., Jean-Noel, P., and Al-Aasm, I., (2005). Distribution of Diagenetic Alterations in Siliciclastic Shoreface Deposits Within Sequence Stratigraphic Framework: Evidence From The Upper Jurassic, Boulonnais, NW France. Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 75, p. 943-959.
- Morad, S., Al-Ramadan, K., Ketzer, J. M., and De Ros, L. F., (2010). “The Impact of Diagenesis on the Heterogeneity of Sandstone Reservoirs: A Review of the Role of Depositional Facies and Sequence Stratigraphy”, AAPG Bulletin, v. 94, no. 8, p. 1267–
- Warren W. Wood, Richard M. Bailey, Brian A. Hampton, Thomas F. Kraemer, Zhong Lu, David W. Clark, Rhodri H.R. James, Al-Ramadan, K., (2012). “Rapid late Pleistocene/Holocene uplift and coastal evolution of the southern Arabian (Persian) Gulf”, Quaternary Research, 77, 215–220.
- Al-Ramadan, K., Dogan, A. U., and Senalp, M., (2013). Sedimentology and Diagenesis of the Miocene Nutaysh Member of the Burqan Formation in the Midyan Area, Northwestern Saudi Arabia. Geological Quarterly, v. 57 (1), p. 165-174.
- Al-Ramadan, K., Sadoon, M., and Plink, P., (2013). “Distribution of Diagenetic Alterations in Relationship to Depositional Facies and Sequence Stratigraphy of Wave- and Tide-Dominated Siliciclastic Shoreline Complex: Upper Cretaceous Chimney Rock Sandstones, Wyoming and Utah, USA”, International Association of Sedimentologists Special Publication 45: Linking Diagenesis to Sequence Stratigraphy, p. 271-296.
- Al-Ramadan, K., Morad S., Norton A. K., Hulver, M., (2013). “Linking Diagenesis and Porosity Preservation to Sequence Stratigraphy of Gas Condensate Reservoir Sandstones, the Jauf Formation (Lower to Middle Devonian), Eastern Saudi Arabia”, International Association of Sedimentologists Special Publication 45: Linking Diagenesis to Sequence Stratigraphy, p. 297-335.
- Al-Ramadan, K., (2014). Illitization of Smectite in Sandstones – The Permian Unayzah Reservoir, Saudi Arabia, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, v. 39, p. 407-412.
- Matysik, M., Al-Ramadan, K., and Riding, R., .(2015). Composition and Morphology of Early Devonian Microbial and Metazoan Patch Reefs: Qasr Member of the Jauf Formation, Northwestern Saudi Arabia, Journal of Sedimentary Research, 85, p. 45-61.
- Koeshidayatullah, A., Al-Ramadan, K., Collier, R.E.L, and Hughes, G.W. (2016) Variations in Architecture and Cyclicity in Syntectonic Fault-Bounded Carbonate Platforms: Early Miocene Red Sea Rift, NW Saudi Arabia.Marine and Petroleum Geology. 70, p. 77-92.
- Amao, A. O., Al-Ramadan, K.,& Koeshidayatullah, A. (2016). Automated mineralogical methodology to study carbonate grain microstructure: an example from oncoids. Environmental Earth Sciences, 75(8), 1-11.
- Koeshidayatullah, A, Chan, SA, Al-Ghamdi, M, Akif, T and Al-Ramadan, K.(2016) Discrimination of inland and coastal dunes in Eastern Saudi Arabia desert system: An approach from particle size and textural parameter variations. Journal of African Earth Sciences. 117, 102-113.
- Hakami, A., Al-Mubarak, A., Kurison, C., Al-Ramadan, K., and Leyva Poveda, I., (2016), Characterization of Carbonate Mudrocks of the Jurassic Tuwaiq Mountain Formation, Jafurah Sub-Basin, Saudi Arabia: Implications for Unconventional Reservoir Potential Evaluation; Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, vol. 33, p. 1-20.
- Hakami, A., Ellis, L., Al-Ramadan, K., and Abdelbagi, S., (2016). Mud gas isotope logging application for sweet spot identification in an unconventional shale gas play; A case study from Jurassic carbonate source rocks in Jafurah Sub-Basin, Saudi Arabia. Marin and Petroleum Geology 76, 133-174.
Awards & Honors
Dr. Khalid initiated and led the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Student Chapter at Geosciences Department. Dr. Khalid was able to secure an exclusive sponsor to significantly fund extracurricular activities. This generous fund has enabled our students to conduct a wide range of activities, including international field excursions to Turkey, Denmark, and Spain between 2011 and 2017. Also, as a faculty advisor of the KFUPM/AAPG student chapter, Dr. Khalid successfully supervised a team of BS and MS students that won the Imperial Barrel Award in the Middle East in 2010, 2012 and 2015. In 2010 and 2015, the KFUPM team won the third prize in the global contest in New Orleans and Denver, respectively.
In addition, below are some selected awards received:
- 2006 The best oral presentation in the 7th Middle East Geosciences Conference and Exhibition (GEO2006), 27-29 March, Bahrain.
- 2007 Junior faculty grant, KFUPM.
- 2007 British Council summer research grant; postdoctoral summer research at Cardiff University with Prof. Paul Wright.
- 2010 British Council summer research grant; post-doctoral summer research in University of Leeds.
- 2012 Best paper award in GEOS 2012 Conference, Singapore.
- 2013 British Council summer research grant; post-doctoral summer research in University of Leeds.
Dr. Abdullatif Al-Shuhail
Professor, Department of Geosciences
- Ph.D., Geophysics, Texas A&M University, USA, 1998.
- M.S., Geophysics, Texas A&M University, USA, 1993.
- B.S., Geophysics, KFUPM, KSA, 1987.
- Fractured reservoirs
- Near-surface geophysics
- Micro seismic methods
- CO2 sequestration
- Mousa, W. M., and Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2011. Processing Surface Seismic Reflection Data using MATLAB: Morgan & Claypool Publishers, California, USA.
- Al-Shuhail, A. A., Al-Dossary, A, and Mousa, W. M., 2017. Digital Image Processing for Seismic Data Analysis: John Wiley & Sons Ltd, New Jersey, USA.
- Mousa, W. M., and Al-Shuhail, A. A. Method of first arrival picking of seismic refraction data: (U.S. Patent and Trade Office Number: US009103935) – Co-Inventor.
- Al-Shuhail, A. A. and Adetunji, A., 2016, Joint Inversion of Ground-Penetrating Radar and Seismic Velocities for Porosity and Water Saturation in Shallow Sediments: Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics, 21:105-119.
- Edigbue, P. and Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2016. Three-dimensional supervirtual seismic refraction interferometry: Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 9:537-549.
- Peter Adetokunbo, Abdullatif A. Al-Shuhail, and Saleh Al-Dossary, 2016. 3D seismic edge detection using magic squares and cubes: Interpretation, 4: T271-T280.
- Akram, J. and Al-Shuhail, A. A., 2016. Performance of seismic arrays in the presence of weathering layer variations: Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 9:522-529.
- Fatai Anifowose, Suli Adeniye, Abdulazeez Abdulraheem, Abdullatif Al-Shuhail, 2016. Integrating seismic and log data for improved petroleum reservoir properties estimation using non-linear feature-selection based hybrid computational intelligence models: Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 145: 230–237.
Professor Michael A. Kaminski
Professor, Department of Geosciences
Prof. Mike Kaminski is a Full Professor at the Department of Geosciences. He started his prolific academic career in 1979, graduating with a B.S. degree in Geology from Rutgers University, New Brunswick N.J., USA. He did his masters degree in Geology at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow Poland. In 1987, he was awarded his Ph.D. in the subject of Oceanography from the W.H.O.I./M.I.T. Joint Program in the USA. In 2007, he defended his “Habilitation” thesis at the Polish Academy of Science.
His research, projects, and teaching experience spans nearly 35 years and his recognition within the academic world brings significant recognition to KFUPM. Dr. Kaminski is fluent in English and Polish and is a foreign member of the Polish Academy of Arts & Sciences. He has authored over 200 scientific publications and is the Editor-in-Chief of Micropaleontology, the oldest scientific journal in the subject area. He is a member of the editorial boards of several academic journals, including the Revue de Micropaleontologie, Geological Quarterly, Geologica Carpathica, and the Grzybowski Foundation Special Publications. He has supervised over 60 graduate students.
- Ph.D., Oceanography, W.H.O.L, MIT Joint Program, USA, 1987.
- M.S., Geology, Jagiellonian University, Poland, 1981.
- B.A., Geology, Rutgers University, USA, 1979.
- B.A., Slavic Studies, Rutgers University, USA, 1979.
- Historical Geology, Paleontology, Paleoceanography, Paleoclimatology.
- Biodiversity, Evolutionary processes, and the history of marine microfossil communities
- Classification, taxonomy, biodiversity of benthic foraminifera
- Biochronology of marine microfossils and calibration to the Geomagnetic Polarity Time Scale.
- Biostratigraphy & paleoceanography of the North Atlantic and its marginal seas.
- High-latitude biostratigraphy and its correlation to standard, low-latitude biochronology
- Problems in Tethyan Paleobiogeography and stratigraphic correlation.
- The evolution of Cretaceous-Cenozoic climate and the timescales of Global Change.
- The use of benthic foraminiferal assemblages for paleoenvironmental analysis.
- The development of the general circulation of the Atlantic Ocean from the Late Cretaceous to the Recent.
- Stein, R., Fahl, K., Schreck, M., Knorr, G., Niessen, F., Forwick, M., Gebhardt, C., Jensen, L., Kaminski, M., Kopf, A., Matthiessen, J., Jokat, W., Lohmann, G. 2016. Evidence for ice-free summers in the late Miocene central Arctic Ocean. Nature Communications, 7, 11148.
- Kaminski, M.A. & Alegret, L. (eds), 2017. Proceedings of the Ninth International Workshop on Agglutinated Foraminifera. Grzybowski Foundation Special Publication, 22, 264 pp.
- Katz, M.E., Miller, K.G., Kaminski, M.A. & Browning, J.V. 2018. Neogene benthic foraminiferal biofacies, paleobathymetry, and paleoenvironments of a Gulf of Mexico transect. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 48 (4), 356-372.
- Kaminski, M.A., Perdana, P., Abouelresh, M.O., and Babalola, L. 2019. Late Ordovician agglutinated foraminifera from the Ra’an Shale Member of Saudi Arabia as indicators of the O40 Maximum Flooding Surface. Stratigraphy, 16 (1), 27–39.
- Kaminski, M.A. & Perdana, P.R.D. 2020. Lower Silurian benthic foraminifera from Saudi Arabia – including the oldest known multichambered lituolids. Stratigraphy, 17 (3), 141-185.
- Kaminski, M.A., Amao, A.O., Babalola, L., Bu Khamsin, A., Fiorini, F., Garrison, A.M., Gull, H.M., Johnson, R.L., Tawabini, B., Frontalini, F., & Garrison, T.F. 2021. Substrate temperature as a primary control on meiofaunal populations in the intertidal zone: A dead zone attributed to elevated summer temperatures in eastern Bahrain. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 42: 101611.
Extended Publications (+)
- Kaminski, M.A., 1985. Evidence for control of abyssal agglutinated foraminiferal community structure by substrate disturbance. Marine Geology, 66, 113-131.
- Kaminski, M.A., Gradstein, F.M. & Berggren, W.A., 1989. Paleogene benthic foraminiferal stratigraphy and paleoecology at Site 647, southern Labrador Sea. In: S.P. Srivastava, M.A. Arthur and B. Clement, et al., Proc. ODP, Sci. Results, 105, College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 705-730.
- Kaminski, M.A., Baumgartner, P.O., Bown, P., Haig, K., McMinn, A., Moran, M.J., Mutterlose, J., & Ogg, J., 1992. Magnetobiostratigraphic synthesis of Ocean Drilling Program Leg 123: Sites 765 and 766 (Argo Abyssal Plain and lower Exmouth Plateau). In: Ludden, J., Gradstein, F.M., et al. Proc. Sci. Results ODP 123, (College Station, TX), 717-737.
- Kaminski, M.A., Kuhnt, W. & Radley, J., 1996. Paleocene-Eocene deep water agglutinated foraminifera from the Numidian Flysch (Rif, Northern Morocco): their significance for the Paleoceanography of the Gibraltar Seaway. Journal of Micropalaeontology, 15, 1-19.
- Kaminski, M.A., Kuhnt, W. & Moullade, M. 1999. The evolution and paleobiogeography of abyssal agglutinated foraminifera since the Early Cretaceous: a tale of four faunas. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen, 212 (1-3), 401-439.
- Kaminski, M.A. Aksu, A.E., Box, M., Hiscott, R.N., Filipescu, S. & Al-Salameen, M. 2002. Late Glacial to Holocene benthic foraminifera in the Marmara Sea: Implications for the Black Sea – Mediterranean Sea connections following the last deglaciation. Marine Geology, 190, 165-202.
- Kaminski, M.A. & Gradstein, F.M. 2005. Atlas of Paleogene cosmopolitan deep-water agglutinated foraminifera. Grzybowski Foundation Special Publication, 10, 547 pp.
- Kender, S., Kaminski, M.A., & Jones, R.W. 2008. Early to Middle Miocene Foraminifera from the deep-sea Congo Fan, offshore Angola. Micropaleontology, 55 (6), 477-568.
- Kaminski, M.A., Setoyama, E. & Cetean, C.G. 2010. The Phanerozoic diversity of Agglutinated Foraminifera: Origination and Extinction rates. Acta Paleontologia Polonica, 55 (3), 529-539.
- Kender, S. & Kaminski, M.A. 2013. Arctic Ocean benthic foraminiferal faunal change associated with the onset of perennial sea ice in the Middle Miocene. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 43 (1), 99-109.
- Kaminski, M.A. 2014. The year 2010 classification of the agglutinated foraminifera. Micropaleontology, 61 (1), 89-108.
Dr. Pantelis Soupios
Professor, Department of Geosciences
Pantelis Soupios obtained his B.Sc. in Geology (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki-AUTh, Greece) and his MSc (AUTh) and Ph.D. (AUTh) in Applied Geophysics. He started his carrier at the Laboratory of Geophysics and Seismology of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. His expertise is on the application of several geophysical methods for environmental, hydrogeological, engineering applications, and geohazard studies. From 2002-2018, he was a faculty member at the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering at the Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece. He is currently a Professor of Near Surface Geophysics at the Department of Geosciences, KFUPM, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr. P. Soupios has established a strong international research network for collaboration and has authored and co-authored numerous chapters in books, articles published in scientific journals, and conference papers covering the broader area of applied geophysics. In addition, he has 6 years of industrial experience (mainly in engineering geophysics).
- Ph.D., Applied Geophysics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and Uppsala University, Sweden 2000
- M.S., Applied Geophysics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 1997
- B.S., Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 1995
- Environmental and Engineering Geophysics
- Applied Hydrogeology and HydroGeophysics
- Applied geology and AgroGeophysics
- ArchaeoGeophysics at selected Archaeological areas using various geophysical methods.
- Advanced geophysical/geological/geochemical methods for waste disposal sites characterization.
- Groundwater and soil monitoring
- George Panagopoulos, Pantelis Soupios, Antonios Vafidis, Emmanouil Manoutsoglou, 2021, Integrated use of well and geophysical data for constructing 3D geological models in shallow aquifers: a case study at the Tymbakion basin, Crete, Greece, Environmental Earth Sciences 80:142, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12665-021-09461-5
- Omer Muhammad Siddiq, Bassam Shafiq Tawabini; Pantelis Soupios; Dimitrios Ntarlagiannis, 2021, Removal of Arsenic from Contaminated Groundwater Using Biochar: A Technical Review, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13762-020-03116-x
- Çağdaş Sağır, Bedri Kurtuluş, Pantelis Soupios, Korhan Ayrancı, Erkan Düztaş, Murat Ersen Aksoy, Özgür Avşar, Günseli Erdem, Mustafa Can Canoğlu, SanLinn I. Kaka, Moumtaz Razack, 2020, Investigating the Structure of a Coastal Karstic Aquifer through the Hydrogeological Characterization of Springs Using Geophysical Methods and Field Investigation, Gökova Bay, SW Turkey, Water 2020, 12(12), 3343; https://doi.org/10.3390/w12123343
- Demirci İsmail, Gundogdu N. Yıldırım, Candansayar Mehmet Emin, Soupios Pantelis, Vafidis Antonis and Arslan Hakan, 2020, Determination and Evaluation of Salt Water Intrusion on Bafra Plain: Joint Interpretation of Geophysical, Hydrogeological and Hydro-chemical Data, Pure and Applied Geophysics, pp.20, DOI: 1007/s00024-020-02573-2
- Ntarlagiannis D., Kalderis D. and Soupios P., 2020, Geophysical Methods for Contaminant Management: the Case for Biochar, Fast TIMES, EEGS, Vol. 25(2), pp. 80-90 (invited paper).
- Payal Rani, Pantelis Soupios and Pavel Barsukov, 2020, Regional tectonic model of Southern, Central part of the Mygdonian basin (Northern Greece) by applying 3D Transient Electromagnetic Modeling, Journal of Applied Geophysics, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jappgeo.2020.104008
List of Publication & Research activities:
- SYMPLECTIC, https://kfupm.discovery.symplectic.org/search?by=text&v=Soupios
- SCOPUS, http://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.url?authorId=15835749500
- Google Scholar Citations, http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=yHNNmIcAAAAJ&hl=en
- ResearchGate, https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Pantelis_Soupios
- PUBLONS, https://publons.com/researcher/2086198/pantelis-soupios/
- ORCID, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4153-3415
Dr. Peter Mora
Professor, Department of Geosciences
Peter Mora obtained a B.Sc. Hons in Geophysics from Adelaide University, Australia in 1979 with a thesis on Seismic Raytracing. He worked for 2 years as an Exploration Geophysicist for ESSO Australia and as a consultant in seismic ray tracing to Delhi Petroleum. He obtained an M.Sc. in 1984 and Ph.D. in Geophysics in 1987 from Stanford University on the topic of Full Elastic Wavefield Inversion. After working for 2 years for a pioneering massively parallel supercomputer company – Thinking Machines – he worked as a researcher and then Professor at Institut de Physique du Globe in Paris, France until 1994. He then joined The University of Queensland where he formed a research centre, initially QUAKES and later Earth Systems Science Computational Centre (ESSCC). In 1999, he established the APEC Cooperation for Earthquake Simulation, a collaborative research effort to simulate earthquake related phenomena. In 2002 he established a Major National Research Facility – The Australian Computational Earth Systems Simulator – aimed at simulating geophysical phenomena. From 2010-2018 he was Chief Scientist of a startup company aimed at predicting Foreign Currency Exchange Rates (FOREX). In January, 2019, he joined the CPG at KFUPM. His research spans Full Wavefield Inversion and computational geophysics ranging from simulation of earthquakes and fracture, to simulation of convection and fluid flow. He has over 200 publications. He has supervised over 20 Ph.D. students and 12 M.Sc. Students.
- Ph.D. in Geophysics from Stanford University, 1987
- M.S. In Geophysics from Stanford University, 1984
- B.S.Hons (First Class) in Geophysics from Adelaide University, 1979
- B.S. From Adelaide University, 1978
- Convection, fluid flow and multi-phase flow
- Simulation of earthquakes, fracture and friction
- Seismic modelling and Full Wavefield Inversion
- Mora, P., Morra, G. & Yuen, D. (2021) Optimal surface tension isotropy in the Rothman-Keller colour gradient Lattice Boltzmann Method for multi-phase flow, Rev. E, 103 (3), 033302, 19pp, https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.103.033302.
- Mora, P., Morra, G.,Yuen, D. & Juanes, R. (2021) Optimal wetting angles in Lattice Boltzmann simulations of viscous fingering, Transport in Porous Media, 136, 831–842, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11242-020-01541-7.
- Mora, P., Morra, G.,Yuen, D. & Juanes, R. (2021) Influence of wetting on viscous fingering via 2D Lattice Boltzmann simulations, Transport in Porous Media, 138, pp. 511-538, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11242-021-01629-8.
- Wang, Y., Mora, P. & Liang, Y. (2021), Calibration of Discrete Element Modeling: Scaling laws and dimensionless analysis , Particuology, 65(2022), pp 17-31 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.partic.2021.03.020.
- Alonso-Marroquin & Mora, P. (2021) Beverloo law for hopper flow derived from self-similar profiles, Granular Matter, 23, 7, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10035-020-01067-1.
- Jiang, Y., Mora, P., Herrmann, H. & Alonso-Marroquin, F. (2021) An Irregular Replaceable Particle Model Based on strain energy field, Rev. E, 104, 045311, 23pp, https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.104.045311.
- Mora, P., Morra, G. & Yuen, D. (2020) A concise python implementation of the lattice Boltzmann method on HPC for geo-fluid flow, J. Int., 220(1), 682-702, https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggz423.
- Jiang, Y., Alonso-Marroquin, F., Herrmann, H. & Mora, P. (2020) Particle fragmentation based on strain energy field, Granular Matter, 22, 69, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10035-020-01038-6.
- Mora, P. & Wu, Z. (2018) Elastic vs acoustic inversion for marine surveys, Geophysical Journal Int. 214 (1), 596-622, https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggy166.
- Mora, P. & Yuen, D. (2018) Simulation of regimes of thermal convection and plume dynamics by the Lattice Boltzmann Method, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 275, 69-79, DO: 10.1016/j.pepi.2018.01.003.
- Mora, P. & Yuen, D.A. (2018) Comparison of convection for Reynolds and Arrhenius temperature dependent viscosities, Fluid Mechanics Research International Journal, 2 (3), 99-107.
- Mora, P. & Yuen, D. (2017) Simulation of plume dynamics by the Lattice Boltzmann Method, Geophysical Journal International Express Letters, 212 (3), 1932-1937.
- Wang Y, Mora P (2009) ESyS_Particle: A new 3-D discrete element model with single particle rotation, in: Advances in Geocomputing, Springer, Ed. Xing H, 183-228.
- Wang Y, Mora P (2008) Macroscopic elastic properties of regular lattices, J Mech Phys Solids, 56, 3459–3474.
- Xu, H., Xing, H., Wyborn, D. & Mora, P. (2007) Analytical and numerical investigation of thermo-fluid flow of fracture dominated geothermal reservoir, Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences (LNCS), 4489, 1156-1163.
- Xing H, Makinouchi A, Mora P (2007) Finite-element modeling of interacting fault systems, Physics of The Earth and Planetary Interiors, 163, 106–121.
- Xing H, Mora P (2006) Construction of an intraplate fault system model of South Australia, and simulation tool for the iSERVO institute seed project, PAGEOPH, 163, 2297-2316.
- Abe S, Place D, Mora P (2004) A Parallel Implementation of the Lattice Solid Model for the Simulation of Rock Mechanics and Earthquake Dynamics, PAGEOPH, 161, 2265-2277.
- Mora P (1987) Nonlinear 2D elastic inversion of multi-offset seismic data, Geophysics, 52, 1211-1228.
- Mora P (1987) Elastic wavefield inversion, PhD Thesis, Stanford University (SEP-52), 143pp.
- Mora P (1988) Elastic wavefield inversion of reflection and transmission data, Geophysics, 53, 750-759.
- Mora P (1989) Inversion = migration + tomography, Geophysics, 54, 1575-1586.
- Mora P, Place D (1994) Simulation of the frictional stick-slip instability, PAGEOPH. 143, 61-87.
- Donzé F, Mora P, Magnier SA (1994) Numerical simulation of faults & shear zones, Geophys. J. Int., 116, 46-52.
- Igel H, Mora P, Riollet B (1995) Anisotropic wave propagation through finite-difference grids, Geophysics, 60, 1203-1216.
- Komatitsch D, Coutel F, Mora P (1996) Tensorial formulation of the wave-equation for modeling curved interfaces, Geophysical Journal International, 127, 156-168.
- Coutel F, Mora P (1998) Simulation based comparison of four site-response estimation techniques, BSSA., 88, 30-42.
- Mora P, Place D (1998) Numerical simulation of earthquake faults with gouge: towards a comprehensive explanation for the heat flow paradox. J. Geophys. Res. 103, 21067-21089.
- Place D, Mora P (1999) The lattice solid model to simulate the physics of rocks and earthquakes: incorporation of friction, J. Comp. Phys., 1502, 332–372.
- Place D, Mora P (2000) Numerical simulation of localisation phenomena in a fault zone, PAGEOPH., 157, 1821-1845.
- Abe S, Mora P, Place D (2000) Extension of the lattice solid model to incorporate temperature related effects, PAGEOPH, 157, 1867-1887.
- Mora P, Wang Y, Yin C, Place D, Yin XC (2002) Simulation of the load-unload response ratio & critical sensitivity in the lattice solid model, PAGEOPH, 159, 2525–2536.
- Mora P, Wang Y, & Marroquin F (2015) The Lattice Solid/Boltzmann microscopic model to simulate solid/fluid systems – a tool to study creation of fluid flow networks for viable deep geothermal energy, J. Earth Science (Special Issue on Deep Geothermal Energy), 26, 11-1
- Mora P, Place D (2002) Stress correlation function evolution in lattice solid elasto-dynamic models of shear and fracture zones and earthquake prediction, PAGEOPH, 159, 2413–2427
- Mora P, Wang Y. & Marroquin, F (2012) Particle simulation of hydraulic fracture and sustainable geothermal reservoir fluid flow: towards realization of a new green energy, in: Proc. International Workshop of Deep Geothermal Systems, Wuhan, China, June 29-30, 2012.
- Mora P, Wang Y. & Marroquin, F (2013) Particle-based simulation of hydraulic fracture and fluid/heat flow in geothermal reservoirs. in: Proc. 7-th Intl. Conf. on Powders & Grains pg2013.unsw.edu.au/, AIP Conf. Proc. 1542, 177-180.
Awards & Honors
- Honorable Mention (Geophysics), 1988 for paper titled: Elastic wavefield inversion of reflection and transmission data.
Dr. SanLinn I. Kaka
Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinator, CPG Student Affairs Office, Department of Geosciences
Dr. SANLINN I. KAKA received his Ph.D. degree in Earth Sciences from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada in 2006. Currently, he is a faculty member and graduate coordinator in the Department of Geosciences at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals. His research interests are in the areas of engineering seismology, reservoir characterization and monitoring, ground-motions relations and near-surface geophysics. His recent research focuses on applications of microseismic monitoring systems, enhancement, detection and localization of microseismic events as well as understanding fracture growth and the role of pre-existing fractures during multi-stage hydraulic fracture stimulation of shale gas reservoirs
- Ph.D., Earth Sciences, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, 2006.
- Application of advanced signal processing techniques
- Analysis of microseismic data for reservoir monitoring and characterization
- Near surface geophysics
- Probabilistic seismic hazard analysis & Empirical ground motion relations
- S L Kaka, “Stress Mechanism of Microseismic Events During Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation for Unconventional Hydrocarbon Reservoirs”, 82nd EAGE Annual Conference & Exhibition (1), 1-14, 2020.
- Sağır, Ç., Kurtuluş, B., Soupios, P., Ayrancı, K., Düztaş, E., Aksoy, M.E., Avşar, Ö.,Erdem, G., Pekkan, E., Canoğlu, M.C., Kaka, S.I., Razack, M, “Investigating the Structure of a Coastal Karstic Aquifer through the Hydrogeological Characterization of Springs Using Geophysical Methods and Field Investigation, Gökova Bay, SW Turkey” Water 12, 3343, 2020.
- Dmitry Alexandrov, Leo Eisner, Umair bin Waheed, SanLinn I. Kaka and Stewart Alan Greenhalgh, “Detection, location and source mechanism determination with large noise variations in surface microseismic monitoring”, Geophysics, 85 (6), 1-37, 2020.
- Dmitry Alexandrov, Leo Eisner, SanLinn Kaka, Stewart Greenhalgh and Umair ben Waheed, “Normal faulting activated by hydraulic fracturing: A case study from the Barnett Shale, Fort Worth Basin, Texas, USA” accepted, the Leading Edge, 39 (3), 204-211. 2020.
- RC Sidle, B Jarihani, S L I Kaka, J Koci, A Al-Shaibani, “ Hydrogeomorphic processes affecting dryland gully erosion: Implications for modelling”, Progress in Physical Geography: Earth and Environment 43 (1), 46-64, 2019.
- RC Sidle, AM Al‐Shaibani, S L I Kaka, “Geomorphic hazards in south‐west Saudi Arabia: The human–environmental nexus”, Area 51 (4), 670-680, 2019.
- N Iqbal, B Liu, M Deriche, A Al-Shuhail, S L Kaka, A Zerguine, “Blind noise estimation and denoising filter for recovery of microquake signals”, Exploration Geophysics 50 (5), 502-513, 2019.
- M Al‐Marzooq, MS Diallo, V Etienne, T Tonellot, S L I Kaka, “Mitigating the effects of sand dunes on seismic data from the Rub al Khali basin, Saudi Arabia”, Geophysical Prospecting 67 (7), 1825-1837, 2019.
- AO Adelu, AA Aderemi, AO Akanji, OA Sanuade, S L I Kaka, O Afolabi, “Application of 3D static modeling for optimal reservoir characterization”, Journal of African Earth Sciences 152, 184-196, 2019.
- N Iqbal, A . Zerguine, A. Al-Shuhail and S. Kaka, “Blind noise estimation and denoising filter for recovery of microquake signals”, Exploration Geophysics, 50 (5), 502-531, 2019.
- Ashadi A and S. I. Kaka, “Ground-Motion Relations for Subduction-Zone Earthquakes in Java Island, Indonesia”, AJSE, 44 (1), 449-465, 2018.
- Iqbal , E. Liu, J.H. McClellan, A. A. Al-Shuhail, S. I. Kaka and A . Zerguine “Detection and Denoising of Microseismic Events using Tensor Decomposition and Time-frequency Representation”, IEEE Access 6, 22993-23006, 2018.
Awards & Honors
- Associate Professor/Graduate Coordinator (Geosciences) / Head, CPG Student Affairs
- Scientific Advisory Board Member, Science and Technology for Exploration and Production Solutions (STEPS)
Dr. Bassam S. Tawabini
Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences
Dr. Bassam has been an associate professor at Geosciences Department at CPG, KFUPM since 2007 in addition to his incumbency as an Acting Director, Environment and Sustainability Section, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Dept. KFUPM since 2014. From 1987 till 2005 he had assumed the role of Senior Research Engineer, Center for Environment and Water (CEW), Research Institute, KFUPM. Between 2005 – 07 he was appointed as Manager of Central Analytical Laboratory (CAL), Center for Environment and Water (CEW), Research Institute, KFUPM.
- Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Water Resources & Environmental Engineering), KFUPM, KSA, 2002.
- High Diploma, “Sustainable Development” Middle East University at Boston College, Boston, USA, 2001.
- M.Sc., Civil Engineering, KFUPM, KSA, 1987.
- B.Sc., (Hons.), Civil Engineering. KFUPM, KSA, 1984.
- Investigating the fate of pollutants in the water, wastewater, marine, air, and soil
- Assessment, monitoring, and treatment of water, soils, and air contaminated with hazardous pollutants.
- Developing innovative treatment technologies for industrial wastewater using electrochemical –based treatment technologies.
- Developing advanced oxidation and photocatalytic technologies for the ex-situ and in-situ remediation of groundwater contaminated with trace metals and hydrocarbons using the combination of UV, H2O2, TiO2, Cl2, and O3.
- Developing novel nano-based synthetic adsorbents (i.e. Graphene, CNTs, CNFs, TiO2…etc.) and natural adsorbents (i.e. fly ash, sewage sludge) for the removal of pollutants from the environment.
- Developing advanced technologies for remediation of contaminated sites with hydrocarbons and trace metals using bio-treatment and phytoremediation technologies
- Developing novel for the removal of trace metals and hydrocarbons from contaminated environment.
- Assessing the fate of the Disinfection By-products (DBPs) formation using chlorine (Cl2), ozone (O3), and chlorine dioxide (ClO2).
- Assessing the spatial distribution of air pollutants (NOx, SOx, PMs, VOCs…etc.) and soil pollutants (heavy/trace metals) in the Arabian Gulf region.
- Developing best practices and methods for the management of municipal, industrial and hazardous wastes.
- Assessing the sustainable utilization of natural resources (i.e. water, soil, energy, minerals, and biota)
- Bassam S. Tawabini, Ole J. Nielsen and Theis I. Sølling. Theoretical study of hydroxyl radical (OH·) induced decomposition of tert-butyl methyl ether (MTBE). Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts – EM-ART-12-2019-000588 (ISI, Q2, IF = 3.238).
- S. Tawabin, K. V. Plakas and A. J. Karabelas. A pilot study of BTEX removal from highly saline waters by an advanced electrochemical process. Journal of Water Process Engineering 37 (2020) 101472. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwpe.2020.101427. (ISI, Q1, IF = 3.47).
- Tajudeen A. Oyehan, Fatai A. Olabemiwo, Bassam S. Tawabini, Tawfik A. Saleh (2020). The capacity of mesoporous fly ash grafted with ultrathin film of polydiallyldimethyl ammonium for enhanced removal of phenol from aqueous solutions. Journal of Cleaner Production. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.121280. (ISI, Q1, IF = 7.05).
- Abid Khogali , Peter Birkle, Abdulaziz Al-Shaibani, Martin Keller, Bassam Tawabini and Mohammad Makkawi. Geochemical Assessment of Potential Sources for Nitrate in the Wasia Aquifer, Al Kharj Area, Central Saudi Arabia. Water 2020, 12, 1479; doi:10.3390/w12051479. (ISI, Q2, IF = 2.52 ).
- Amjad Khalil; Bassam Abu Baker; Bassam Tawabini; Mazen Nazal; Jameel Al-Thaqfi (2020).. Efficiency of Thermophilic Bacteria in Wastewater Treatment. Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering (AJSE), https://doi.org/10.1007/s13369-020-04830-x (ISI, Q3, IF = 1.71 ).
- M. Siddiq · B. S. Tawabini · P. Soupios · D. Ntarlagiannis. Removal of arsenic from contaminated groundwater using biochar: a technical review. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13762-020-03116-x. (ISI, Q2, IF = 2.54).
Research Profile – Google Scholar
- Citations 1033
- h-index 15
- i10-index 22
Extended Publications (+)
- A. Liadi, B. Tawabini, R. Shawabkeh, N. Jaraah, A. Shaibani and M. Makkawi. The Potentials of Sewage Sludge-Derived Activated Carbon in Treating the MTBE-contaminated Water. Environmental Science and Pollution Research (2018) Oct;25(29):29397-29407. doi: 10.1007/s11356-018-2737-0. Epub 2018 Aug 20. (ISI, Q2, IF = 2.914)
- Akeem O. Bello, Bassam S. Tawabini, Amjad B. Khalil, Christopher R. Bolandand Tawfik A. Saleh. Phytoremediation of cadmium-, lead- and nickel-contaminated water by Phragmites australis in hydroponic systems. Ecological Engineering 120 (2018). Pages 126-133. September 2018. (ISI, Q2, IF= 3.4)
- Akere Taiwo Hassana, Karuppasamy Manikandanb, BassamTawabini, Chanbasha Basheera, Krishnakumar Periyadanb, Mohammed Qurban. Assessment of the organotin pollution in the coastal sediments of the Western Arabian Gulf, Saudi Arabia. Marine Pollution Bulletin journal 139 (2019) 174-180. (ISI, Q1, IF = 3.78).
- Sudibyo S.Sardi, Mohammed A.Qurban, Wenzhao Li, Krishnakumar P. Kadinjappalli, Karuppasamy Manikandana Mustafa M.Haririb, Bassam S. Al-Tawabini, Amjad B.Khalil, Hesham El-Askary. Assessment of areas environmentally sensitive to oil spills in the Western Arabian Gulf, Saudi Arabia, for planning and undertaking an effective response. Marine Pollution Bulletin (2019). DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.110588. (ISI Q1, IF = 3.782).
- Mohammed Al Otaibi, Ashraf Farahat, Bassam Tawabini, Hafidz Omar, Emad Ramadan, Abdelgadir Abuelgasim, and Ramesh P. Singh (2019). Long-Term Aerosol Trends and Variability over Central Saudi Arabia Using Optical Characteristics from Solar Village AERONET Measurements. Atmosphere 10(12):752.
- Abideen O. Salawudeen, Bassam S. Tawabini, Abdulaziz M. Al-Shaibani, Tawfik A. Saleh (2020). Poly (2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) grafted graphene oxide for cadmium removal from water with Interaction mechanisms. Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring & Management. Volume 13, May 2020, 100288.
Awards & Honors
- Award for obtaining 3 US Patents, 2019
- Best Teaching Award. College of Sciences, KFUPM. 2011.
- Nominee for the Best Research Award. Center for Environment and Water, Research Institute, KFUPM, 2007.
- Long Services Award, KFUPM. Dhahran, KSA. 1994.
- Nominee for the Best Academic Advisor for the College of Petroleum and Geosciences (2016)
- The 1st place at the 5th Saudi Water Arabia conference held between 17-19 of October 2017 in Saudi Arabia. The paper titled’ Assessment of Polyelectrolyte Coated Fly Ash for Cadmium Removal in Polluted Water”.
Dr. Scott Whattam
Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences
- Ph.D. The University of Hong Kong
- B.S. (Hons) Carleton University
- Igneous Petrology
- Plate Tectonics
- Azizi, H., Daneshvar, N., Mohammad, A., Asahara, Y., Whattam, S.A., Tsuboi, M., & Minami, M., 2021. Early Miocene Post-Collision Andesite In The Takab Area, Northwest Iran. Journal Of Petrology, In Press.
- Shervais, J.W., Reagan, M., Godard, Prytulak, J., Ryan, J.G. Pearce, J.A., Almeev, R.,Haugen, E., Chapman, T., Kurz, W., Nelson, W.R. Heaton, D., Kirchenbaur, M., Shimizu, K., Sakuyama, T., Vetter, S.K., Li, Y., &. Whattam, S.A., 2021. Magmatic Response To Subduction Initiation, Part II: Boninites And Related Rocks Of The Izu-Bonin Arc From IOPD Expedition 352, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G3), https://doi.org/10.1029/2020gc009093
- Whattam, S.A., Shervais, J.W., Reagan, M.K., Coultard, D.A., Pearce, J.A., Jones, P.J., Seo, J., Putirka, K., Chapman, T., Heaton, D., Li, H., Nelson, W.R., Shimizu, K., & Stern, R.J., 2020. Mineral Compositions And Thermobarometry Of Basalts And Boninites Recovered During IODP Expedition 352 To The Bonin Forearc, American Mineralogist, https://doi.org/10.2138/am-2020-6640.
- Whattam, S.A. Montes, C., & Stern, R.J., 2020. Early Central American Forearc Follows The Subduction Initiation Rule, Gondwana Research, https://doi.org/10.1016/J.Gr.2019.10.002.
- Pandey, D.K., Pandey, A. & Whattam, S.A., 2020. Reply To ‘Evidence For Simple Volcanic Rifting Not Complex Subduction Initiation In The Laxmi Basin’, Nature Communications, https://doi.org/10.1038/S41467-020-16570-5.
- Moghadam, H. S., Stern, R.J., Griffin, W.L., Khedr, M.Z., Kirchenbaur, M., Ottley, C.J., Whattam, S.A., Kimura, J.-I., Ghorbani, G., Gain, S., O’Reilly, S.Y., & Tamura, A., 2019. Subduction Initiation And Back-Arc Opening North Of Neo-Tethys: Evidence From The Late Cretaceous Torbat-E-Heydarieh Ophiolite Of Ne Iran, Geological Society Of America Bulletin, https://doi.org/10.1130/B35065.1.
- Pandey, D.K., Pandey, A. & Whattam, S.A., 2019. Discovery Of Relict Subduction Initiation In The Laxmi Basin, Northwest Indian Ocean, Nature Communications, https://doi.org/10.1038/S41467-019-10227-8.
- Shervais, J.W., Reagan, M., Haugen, E., Almeev, R., Pearce, J.A., Prytulak, J., Ryan, J.G., Whattam, S.A., Godard, M., Chapman, T., Li, H., Kurz, W., Nelson, W.R. Heaton, D., Kirchenbaur, M., Shimizu, K., Sakuyama, T., Li, Y., & Vetter, S.K., 2019. Magmatic Response To Subduction Initiation, Part I: Fore-Arc Basalts Of The Izu-Bonin Arc From IODP Expedition 352, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G3), Doi: 10.1029/2018gc007731.
Extended Publications (+)
- Whattam, S.A., 2018. Primitive Magmas In The Central American Volcanic Arc System Generated By Plume-Induced Subduction Initiation, Frontiers In Earth Science-Petrology, 6:14, Doi: 10.3389/Feart.2018.00114, Https://Www.Researchgate.Net/Profile/Scott_Whattam/Publications
- Ryan, J., Li, Y., Reagan, M.K., Li, H., Heaton, D., Godard, M.M., Kirchenbaur, M., Whattam, S.A., Pearce, J., Chapman, T., Nelson, W., Prytulak, J., Shervais, J.W., Shimizu, K. & Petronotis, K. , 2017. Application Of A Handheld X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer For Real-Time, High-Density Quantitative Analysis Of Drilled Igneous Rocks And Sediments During IODPExpedition 352, Chemical Geology 451, 55-66, Http://Dx.Doi.Org/10.1016/J.Chemgeo.2017.01.007, Https://Www.Researchgate.Net/Profile/Scott_Whattam/Publications
- Li, H.Y., Xu, Y.G., Ryan, J.G. & Whattam, S.A., Evolution Of The Mantle Beneath The Eastern North China Craton During The Cenozoic: Linking Geochemical And Geophysical Observations, Journal Of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth 122, Doi:10.1002/2016jb013486, Https://Www.Researchgate.Net/Profile/Scott_Whattam/Publications
- Reagan, M.K., Pearce, J.A., Petronotis, K., Almeev, R., Avery, A.J., Carvallo, C., Chapman, T., Christeson, G.L., Ferré, E.C., Godard, M., Heaton, D.E., Kirchenbaur, M., Kurz, W., Kutterolf, S., Li, H., Li, Y., Michibayashi, K., Morgan, S., Nelson, W.R., Prytulak, J., Python, M., Robertson, A.H.F., Ryan, J.G., Sager, W.W., Sakuyama, T., Shervais, J.W., Shimizu, K. & Whattam, S.A., 2017. Subduction Initiation And Ophiolite Crust: New Insights From Iodp Drilling, International Geology Review, Doi: 10.1080/00206814.2016.1276842, Https://Www.Researchgate.Net/Profile/Scott_Whattam/Publications
- Seo, J., Choi, S-G., Park, J-W., Whattam, S.A., Kim, D.W., Ryu, I-C., & Oh, C.W., 2016. Geochemical And Mineralogical Characteristics Of The Yongwha Phoscorite-Carbonatite Complex, South Korea, And Genetic Implications, Lithos 262, 606-619, Https://Www.Researchgate.Net/Profile/Scott_Whattam/Publications
- Expedition 357 Scientists Including Whattam, S.A., 2016. Expedition 357 Preliminary Report: Atlantis Massif Serpentinization And Life, International Ocean Discovery Program, Http://Dx.Doi.Org/10.14379/Iodp.Pr.357.2016, Https://Www.Researchgate.Net/Profile/Scott_Whattam/Publications
- Whattam, S.A., Gazel, E.G., Yi, K. & Denyer, P., 2016. Origin Of Plagiogranites In Oceanic Complexes: A Case Study Of The Nicoya And Santa Elena Terranes, Costa Rica, Lithos 262, 75-87, Http://Dx.Doi.Org/10.1016/J.Lithos.2016.06.017, Https://Www.Researchgate.Net/Profile/Scott_Whattam/Publications
- Whattam, S.A. & Stern, R.J., 2016. Arc Magmatic Evolution And The Construction Of Continental Crust At The Central American Volcanic Arc System, International Geology Review 58, 653-686, Doi: 10.1080/00206814.2015.1103668, Https://Www.Researchgate.Net/Profile/Scott_Whattam/Publications
- Gerya, T. Stern, R.J., Baes, M., Sobolev, S.V. & Whattam, S.A., 2015. Plate Tectonics On The Earth Triggered By Plume-Induced Subduction Initiation, Nature 527, 221-225, Doi:10.1038/Nature15752, Https://Www.Researchgate.Net/Profile/Scott_Whattam/Publications
- Whattam, S.A. & Stern, R.J., 2015. Late Cretaceous Plume-Induced Subduction Initiation Along The Southern Margin Of The Caribbean And Nw South America: The First Documented Example With Implications For The Onset Of Plate Tectonics, Gondwana Research (Focus Review) 27, 38-63, Http://Dx.Doi.Org/10.1016/J.Gr.2014.07.011). Https://Www.Researchgate.Net/Profile/Scott_Whattam/Publications
- Expedition 352 Scientists Including Whattam, S.A., 2015. Izu-Bonin-Mariana Forearc: Testing Subduction Initiation And Ophiolite Models By Drilling The Outer Izu-Bonin-Mariana Forearc, International Ocean Discovery Program Preliminary Report, 352. Http://Dx.Doi.Org/10.14379/Iodp.Pr.352.2015, Https://Www.Researchgate.Net/Profile/Scott_Whattam/Publications
- Stern, R.J., Reagan, M. K., Ishizuka, O., Ohara, Y. & Whattam, S.A., 2012. To Understand Subduction Initiation Study Forearc Crust; To Understand Forearcs, Study Ophiolites, Lithosphere Doi: 10.1130/L183.1, Https://Www.Researchgate.Net/Profile/Scott_Whattam/Publications
- Whattam, S.A., Montes, C., Mcfadden, R., Cardona, A., Valencia, & Rivera, D., 2012. Age And Origin Of Earliest Adakitic-Like Magmatism In Panama: Implications For The Tectonic Evolution Of The Panamanian Magmatic Arc System, Lithos 142-143, 226-244, Doi:10.1016/J.Lithos.2012.02.017, Https://Www.Researchgate.Net/Profile/Scott_Whattam/Publications
- Whattam, S.A., Cho, M. & Smith, I.E.M., 2011. Magmatic Peridotites And Pyroxenites, Andong Ultramafic Complex, Korea: Geochemical Evidence For Supra-Subduction Zone Formation And Extensive Melt-Rock Interaction, Lithos 127, 599-618, Doi: 10.1016/J.Lithos.2011.06.013, Https://Www.Researchgate.Net/Profile/Scott_Whattam/Publications
- Whattam, S.A., Stern, R.J., 2011. The ‘Subduction Initiation Rule’: A Key For Linking Ophiolites, Intra-Oceanic Forearcs And Subduction Initiation, Contributions To Mineralogy And Petrology Doi 10.1007/S00410-011-0638-Z, Https://Www.Researchgate.Net/Profile/Scott_Whattam/Publications
- Whattam, S.A., 2009. Arc-Continent Collisional Orogenesis In The Sw Pacific And The Nature, Source And Correlation Of Emplaced Ophiolitic Components, Lithos 113, 88-114, Https://Www.Researchgate.Net/Profile/Scott_Whattam/Publications
- Whattam, S.A., Hewins, R.H., 2009. Granoblastic Olivine Aggregates As Precursors Of Type I Chondrules: An Experimental Test, Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta 73, 5460-5482, Https://Www.Researchgate.Net/Profile/Scott_Whattam/Publications
- Whattam, S.A., Hewins, R.H. , Cohen, B.A., Seaton, N.C. & Prior, D.J., 2008. Granoblastic Olivine Aggregates In Magnesian Chondrules: Planetesimal Fragments Or Thermally Annealed Solar Nebula Condensates? Earth And Planetary Science Letters 269, 200-211, Https://Www.Researchgate.Net/Profile/Scott_Whattam/Publications
Dr. Husam Baalousha
Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences
Dr. Husam Baalousha is an Associate Professor at the Department of Geosciences, College of Petroleum and Geosciences (CPG), at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM). He earned his BSc Degree in Civil Engineering from Birzeit University, Palestine, his MSc Degree in Hydrological Engineering from Delft, the Netherlands, and his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Aachen University of Technology (RWTH) in Germany. He also earned a HDR degree (Habilitation degree) in hydrogeology from the University of Strasbourg,
His work experience spans more than 25 years, where he fulfilled a wide variety of roles in academia, industry, and governmental institutions. His experiences include hydrogeology, geoscience, modelling, integrated water resources management, and environmental protection. He made more than 70 scholarly contributions including journal papers, books, conference proceedings, and book chapters. Dr. Baalousha has completed projects in Germany, New Zealand, and in the Middle East. He is an Associate Editor of Hydrogeology Journal and Chief Editor of the International Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. He is a member of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (MODSIM), and the New Zealand Hydrological Society (NZHS).
- HDR., Hydrogeology, Laboratory of Hydrology and Geochemistry, University of Strasbourg, France, 2020.
- Ph.D., Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Aachen University of Technology (RWTH), Germany, 2003
- MSc., Hydrological Engineering, UNESCO IHE-Delft, The Netherlands, 1998.
- BSC., Civil Engineering, Birzeit University, Palestine, 1996.
- Environmental management.
- Vulnerability, and risk assessment.
- Flow in porous media.
- Numerical modelling.
- Uncertainty analysis, and stochastic hydrogeology.
- Baalousha, H. M.; Tawabini, B.; Seers, T. D. Fuzzy or Non-Fuzzy? A Comparison between Fuzzy Logic-Based Vulnerability Mapping and DRASTIC Approach Using a Numerical Model. A Case Study from Qatar. Water 2021, 13 (9), 1288. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13091288.
- Baalousha, H.; Fahs, M.; Ramasomanana, F.; Younes, A. Effect of Pilot-Points Location on Model Calibration: Application to the Northern Karst Aquifer of Qatar. Water 2019, 11 (4), 679. https://doi.org/10.3390/w11040679.
- Younes, A.; Mara, T. A.; Voltz, M.; Guellouz, L.; Musa Baalousha, H.; Fahs, M. A New Efficient Bayesian Parameter Inference Strategy: Application to Flow and Pesticide Transport through Unsaturated Porous Media. Journal of Hydrology 2018, 563, 887–899. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.06.043.
- Baalousha, H. M. Vulnerability, Probability and Groundwater Contamination Risk. Environmental Earth Sciences 2017, 76 (11). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12665-017-6634-5.
- Baalousha, H. M. Groundwater Vulnerability Mapping of Qatar Aquifers. Journal of African Earth Sciences 2016, 124, 75–93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2016.09.017.
Extended Publications (+)
- Baalousha, H. M. Development of a Groundwater Flow Model for the Highly Parameterized Qatar Aquifers. Modeling Earth Systems and Environment 2016, 2 (2). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40808-016-0124-8.
- Baalousha, H. M. Drawdown and Stream Depletion Induced by a Nearby Pumping Well. Journal of Hydrology 2012, 466–467, 47–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.08.010.
- Baalousha, H. Groundwater Pollution Risk Using a Modified Latin Hypercube Sampling. Journal of Hydroinformatics 2006, 8 (3), 223–234. https://doi.org/10.2166/hydro.2006.018b.
- Baalousha, H. Assessment of a Groundwater Quality Monitoring Network Using Vulnerability Mapping and Geostatistics: A Case Study from Heretaunga Plains, New Zealand. Agricultural Water Management 2010, 97 (2), 240–246. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2009.09.013