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Curriculum Vitae

Personal Information

Name: Alaa Ahmed MASOUD  علاء أحمد مسعود

Date of birth: 11 March 1970  

Nationality: EGYPTIAN

Position: Professor of Environmental Geology & Remote Sensing 

Mailing address: Geology Department, Faculty of Science, Tanta University, Tanta 31527, EGYPT. Mob. Tel: +20-10-1826-5052, Fax : +20-40-3350-804

E-mailalaamasoud09@live.com                        


Academic Qualifications

  Professorship, in Environmental Geology & Remote Sensing, June 2014, Tanta University, Faculty of Science, Geology Dept, Tanta, Egypt.

Associate Professorship, March 2009, Tanta University, Faculty of Science, Geology Dept, Tanta, Egypt.

Ph.D. in Environmental Geology using remote sensing and GIS, Sept.2003, Osaka City Univ., Japan. Thesis title: An Integrated Remote Sensing and GIS Approach for Flash Flood Potential, Mitigation, and Floodwater Resource Management: Development and Application on Safaga Area, Egypt.

M.Sc. in Precambrian Geology, July 1997, Tanta University, Fac. of Science, Geology Dept, Tanta, Egypt. Thesis Title: Geology and Tectonic Evolution of the Area around Gabal Abu Furad, Northern Eastern Desert, Egypt.

B.Sc. in Geology, May 1991, Tanta University, Fac. of Science, Geology Dept, Tanta, Egypt. With rate of “Excellent with Honor degree”.


History of Positions

Professor of Environmental Geology & Remote Sensing, 30 June 2014- present, Geology Dept., Fac. of Sci., Tanta University, Egypt.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship-Scientific Missions (Ministry of Higher Education of Egypt), 31 January -30 July 2014, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan.

Associate Professor, March 2009-29 June 2014, Geology Dept., Fac. of Sci., Tanta University, Egypt.

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science-JSPS Post-Doctoral Fellowship, August. 2008- July 2010, at Kumamoto University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Kumamoto, Japan 

Associate Professor of Remote Sensing and GIS, Sept. 2007 - August 2008, King Saud University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Geography, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Dec. 2003-April 2006, Kumamoto University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Kumamoto, Japan .

Lecturer of GIS/RS/Environmental Geology Oct. 2003-March 2009, Geology Dept., Fac. of Sci., Tanta University, Egypt.

Assistant Lecturer of Geology 1997-1999, Geology Dept., Fac. of Sci., Tanta University, Egypt.

Demonstrator of Geology, 1991-1997, Dept. of Geology, Fac. of Science, Tanta University, Egypt. 

 

Academic Awards

State Incentive Award 2014 in Geological  Sciences by the Egyptian Ministry of Scientific Research and the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology for the valuable research work in the field of Environmental Geology and Remote Sensing. http://www.vetogate.com/1684128.جائزة الدولة التشجيعية في العلوم الجيولوجية

Tanta University's Incentive Award in Basic Sciences (Geology) 2013 http://massai.ahram.org.eg/News/95037.aspx  جائزة الجامعة التشجيعية في العلوم الأساسية

Awarded a Post-Doctoral Fellowship from Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan, in Environmental Geology (Remote Sensing and GIS) 31 July - 2 October 2012.

Visiting Professor for teaching an intensive course of water resources modeling integrating Remote Sensing and GIS, held by International Joint Education Program for Groundwater Environmental Leaders in Kumamoto University, Japan (GelK) in the period 1-26 December 2010. Invited talk focusing on envronmental degradations to groundwater conditions west of the Nile Delta, Egypt was presented at the conference proceedings held on 21 of Dec. 2010.

Awarded the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship  at Faculty of Engineering, Kumamoto University, Japan (August 2008-July 2010).

Awarded a Post-Doctoral Fellowship from Kumamoto University, Japan, in Radar Remote Sensing from Dec. 2003 till March 2006.

Recipient of a merit scholarship from the Ministry of Higher Education of Egypt to conduct Ph.D. in Environmental Geology using RS/GIS in Japan, 1999.

Merit certificate for obtaining 1st rank in the M. Sc. Program, Tanta University, 1997.

Certificate of Merit for obtaining 1st rank in the B.Sc. Program, Science Syndicate, Egypt, 1992.


Research Interests

- Optical and Microwave synthetic aperture radar (SAR) remote sensing,

- Geographic Information System (GIS),

- Geologic Mapping using Multi-spectral Remote Sensing and Digital Elevation Modeling (Topographic map-based and SAR techniques),

- Hydrological modeling for flash flood risk assessment, mitigation, warning, and floodwater resource management,

- Hydrological processes and geomorphological modeling of watersheds.

- Auto-delineation and analysis of lineaments from remote sensing imagery and the shaded Digital Elevation Models.

- Environmental Risk Assessment and Pollution Potential Assessment and Control.

 

Computer Skills

Fifteen years of experience in the field of remote sensing and GIS analysis using advanced software like ENVI, ArcGIS, ARC View, GRASS GIS, GAMMA SAR processing software for Radar Remote Sensing, Windows and UNIX Operating Systems. In addition to these, I have a quite good knowledge of FORTRAN programming and Visual Basic programing. Handled many tasks like Data Capturing (Geological & topographical, geophysical, geographic… etc), Database Creation, Data Conversion, and Data Analysis & Decision-Making. This skills are of potential uses in urban planning, environmental impact assessment and sustainable management of the natural resources.


Projects:

Ongoing projects:

-Jan. 2013- Dec. 2014: Decision Support System Development for Environmental Monitoring and Assessment of the Groundwater Contamination in Gharbiya Governorate, Egypt, Project No. 1-13-1 Tanta University, Egypt.

- 2009-ongoing: Coal Resources Evaluation in Maoke Area, Hanoi,Vietnam, supported by New Energy Development Organization (NEDO), Coal Resources and Mining Engineering company (CRME), JAPAN, and Kumamoto University.

-     2008-ongoing: Lineament analysis in the central South Korea for characterizing regional fracture systems, supported by Korean Atomic Energy Research Institution (KAERI).

-     2008-ongoing: Dam Evaluation Project, Ministry of Water, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on going project.

-     2006-ongoing: Multi-scale modeling of lineaments from micro-fractures in thin sections to landscape mega-faults, in Mizunami, Gifu Prefecture, JAPAN, supported by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research by JSPS and Grant for Pilot Fundamental Engineering Research by Japanese Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA).

-     2006-ongoing: Detecting environmental changes in the northern Tarim Basin, China, by optical and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite images analyses, supported by Core Research Group for Hydrosphere Environment in Kumamoto University.

- Digital Sinai Network: Database generation in a GIS framework.

- Sinai Groundwater Resource Assessment

- Environmental Hazard assessment in Lake Manzala area, Egypt.

Completed projects:

 - 2006: Modeling land cover dynamics to predict areas prone to salinization in Siwa  region, NW Egypt.

- 2004-2005: Deformation analysis using JERS-1 SAR microwave remote sensing in Hokkaido, Japan, 2004.

- 2003-2007: Monitoring and Modeling of Groundwater Conditions in the last 25-years in Kumamoto plain, Kumamoto Prefecture, JAPAN, supported by Core Research Group for Hydrosphere Environment in Kumamoto University.

- 2004-2005: Modeling lineaments to clarify the relationship between regional fractures and small-scale fractures in a granitic massif in Kikuma Area, Ehime Prefecture, JAPAN, supported by Nikko Tankai Co. Ltd.

-     2006-2009: Landslide modeling based on field-measured weathering indices and spectro-radiometry of rock and soil samples in Wanitsukayama, Miyazaki Prefecture, JAPAN, supported by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research in Kumamoto University, Nishi-nihon Gijyutsu Kaihatsu Co. Ltd., and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT).