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Mohamed Sultan, Ph.D.

Professor
mohamed.sultan*wmich.edu
ResearchGate:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mohamed_Sultan10
Google Scholar:
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=miZGTSQAAAAJ&hl=en
Research Interests:
Dr. Sultan’s research group applies an interdisciplinary research approach that takes advantage of the best available tools to address a wide range of timely and complex geologic and environmental problems. Our publication and funding record covers a wide range of disciplines (remote sensing, GIS, hydrology, surface runoff and groundwater flow modeling, geophysics, geochemistry, geochronology, and isotope geochemistry, tectonics, Precambrian geology, and Quaternary geology) and attests to the interdisciplinary nature of our ongoing research. Currently, my research is focused on interdisciplinary research for a better understanding of the settings and temporal variations of hydrologic systems (aquifers, watersheds, etc) using: (1) Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) data, (2) land deformation using radar interferometric techniques applications over the Nile Delta (Egypt), urban settings (Qatar), salt diapir (Saudi Arabia), and the USA, (3) aquatic remote sensing (Great Lakes, Kuwait Bay, and Florida), (4) paleoclimate of Saharan Africa and Arabia, and (5) machine learning applications in geological and environmental sciences.
For a full list of publications
Curriculum vitae

Karem Fathy Abdelmohsen, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher
karem.abdelmohsen@wmich.edu
ResearchGate:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Karem_Abdelmohsen2
Google Scholar:
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=txJGIHcAAAAJ&hl=en
Research Interests:
Integrates different approaches (geophysics, remote sensing, hydrogeology, modeling, GRACE satellite data, and GIS) to investigate a wide range of complex geological, hydrological and environmental problems. Current research activities involve the use of gravity data (i.e., GRACE, EGM, ground-based), magnetic data (i.e., airborne and ground-based), remote sensing data (i.e., GRACE, TRMM,  GPM, SMOS,  Landsat,  PALSAR, Sentinel, and Envisat), numerical modeling (i.e., GLDAS, CLM), and statistical approaches (i.e., weighted, unweighted linear regression). He also incorporates GIS methodologies and techniques to address a variety of geophysical, geological, hydrological, and environmental problems.
Currently, he is investigating how aquifers respond to climatic variability (A Case Study from the Nubian Aquifer), extreme precipitation events, and associated flood risks by integrating different geophysical and remote sensing approaches.


Mustafa Kemal Emil, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher
mustafakemal.emil*wmich.edu
ResearchGate:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mustafa_Emil
Google Scholar:
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ugILX7UAAAAJ&hl=en
Research Interests:
Dr. Emil’s primary research interest has been monitoring ground deformation caused by anthropogenic and natural factors using Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) time-series analysis and GPS observations. In his dissertation, he applied InSAR techniques to investigate controlling factors and the extent of ground deformation in Qatar experiencing rapid urban development. His second research interest has been climate change. He investigates the nature and timing of wet climatic periods in arid environments (i.e., Arabian Peninsula) using noble gas thermometry, isotope geochemistry, and remote sensing. Additionally, he conducted research on natural groundwater discharge processes in the Western Desert of Egypt using multisensor multitemporal satellite data. In the past few years, he also contributed to various other projects on (1) age, origin, and sustainability of fossil aquifers in Saudi Arabia, (2) landslide hazard susceptibility mapping in the Jazan area in Saudi Arabia, (3) assessment of subsidence and associated sea encroachment in Nile Delta of Egypt, and (4) monitoring mass wasting along coastal bluffs of Michigan.


Abotalib Zaki Abotalib Farag, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher
abotalibzakia.farag@wmich.edu
ResearchGate:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Abotalib-Abotalib
Google Scholar:
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=SpKj0jIAAAAJ&hl=en
Research Interests:
My research focuses on the investigation of groundwater dynamics and structural control on groundwater flow, water quality, landscape evolution, and paleoclimate records in desert environments and on Mars. I am interested in analyzing hydrogeomorphic parameters of different landforms and investigating geological and structural settings, chemical and isotopic composition, and ages of fossil groundwaters and Quaternary deposits (tufa, calcite veins, terraces) to examine their origin and evolution.


Hannah G. Pankratz, Ph.D.

Researcher
hannah.g.pankratz*wmich.edu
ResearchGate:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Hannah_Pankratz

Google Scholar:
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Y5a2TOgAAAAJ&hl=en&authuser=3
Research Interests:
Using remote sensing and geophysical techniques to assess a variety of natural hazards.
Current Collaborative Projects:
(1) Assessing land deformation associated with salt diapirs along the southern Red Sea coastline, Saudi Arabia.
(2) Continous monitoring of land deformation in Qatar through an automated PSI model.

Hossein

Hossein Sahour, Ph.D.

Researcher
hossein.sahour@wmich.edu
ResearchGate:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Hossein_Sahour
Research Interests:
I am interested in applications of remote sensing, GIS, statistical models, and neural networks to address environmental problems. Currently, I am applying GRACE satellite data and land surface models to assess the temporal variations in terrestrial water storage in Michigan’s glacial aquifers and factors controlling the variations.

Ahmed Nasreldeen Badawy

Graduate Student, Geosciences (Ph.D.)
a.badawy@wmich.edu.
Research Interests:
My current research interest aims at developing an understanding of the cyclic nature of precipitation of the Nile Basin source areas, predicting the frequency of extreme precipitation events, and developing conceptual and numerical methods for optimum utilization scenarios for excess river Nile waters when it occurs.

Moein Izadi

Graduate Candidate, Geosciences (Ph.D.)
moein.izadi@wmich.edu
ResearchGate:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Moein-Izadi
Google Scholar:
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Ghb3KbUAAAAJ&hl=en
Research Interests:
My research interests include Remote Sensing, GIS, working with big data, data mining, machine learning, and Artificial Intelligence. I am currently working on natural hazard modeling & Radar Interferometry to create time-series analysis and algal bloom prediction using different statistical learning methods.

Abdullah Mohammad

Graduate Student, Geosciences (Ph.D.)

Research Interests:
My primary research interests are centered on understanding rock deformation at all scales. I am particularly interested in orogenic deformation processes,
thrust tectonics, growth of faults and ductile shear zones, microstructures, and remote sensing.


Hassan Saleh

Graduate Student, Geosciences (Ph.D.)

Research Interests:
My current research interests are focused on groundwater flow and climate change. Most recently I have worked on analyzing GRACE data to monitor and map changes in groundwater in the Sinai Peninsula.

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Guzalay Sataer

Graduate Candidate, Geosciences (Ph.D.)
guzhaliayi.sataer@wmich.edu
ResearchGate:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Guzalay-Sataer-2
Research Interests:
I am interested in assessing slope stability and landslide events along the Lake Michigan shoreline, using radar images and high-resolution DEM data.