May 19-21, 2016 ; Mahdia-TUNISIA

iCAGE 2016 :International Conference on Applied Geology & Environment

Guest of Honor

It is with great pleasure to announce that Professor Dr. Abdullah M. Alamri the Editor-in-Chief of Arabian Journal of Geosciences (AJGS) will be our Guest of Honor.
ATGA will held a ceremony alongside the conference to honor Professor Alamri for his unparalleled contribution and support to the field of Geosciences in the Arab World. The event will be also an opportunity to celebrate a decade of success for the AJGS.

Prof. Dr. Abdullah M. ALAMRI

Dr. Abdullah M. Alamri is a professor of earthquake seismology at King Saud University (KSU; Saudi Arabia). He is also the chairman of KSU’s Geology & Geophysics Department and is director of the Seismic Studies Center at KSU. He is the president of the Saudi Society for Geosciences and is editor-in-chief of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences (AJGS).
Dr. Alamri's research interests are in the area of crustal structures and seismic microzoning of the Arabian Peninsula. His recent projects also involve applications of EM and MT in deep groundwater exploration of Empty Quarter and geothermal prospecting of volcanic Harrats in the Arabian shield.
He has published more than 65 research papers, conducted more than 45 research projects and has authored several books and technical reports. He is a principal and co-investigator for several national and international projects (KSU, KACST, NPST, IRIS, CTBTO, the U.S. Air Force, NSF, UCSD, LLNL, OSU, PSU and Max Planck). He has also chaired and co-chaired several SSG, GSF and RELEMR workshops and forums in the Middle East. He has received several worldwide prizes and awards for his scientific excellence and innovation.
He holds a B.S. in geology (1981) from King Saud University, a master’s degree (1985) in applied geophysics from the University of South Florida, Tampa (U.S.) and a Ph.D. (1990) in earthquake seismology from University of Minnesota (U.S.).



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Prof. Dr. Nouri HATIRA

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Prof. Dr. Mohamed SASSI

Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Interim-Dean of Faculty
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
Abu Dhabi, UAE

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