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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

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.

Jay Sagin, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
jay.sagin@wmich.edu

ResearchGate:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Zhanay-Sagintayev
Google Scholar:
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=miZGTSQAAAAJ&hl=en
Research Interests:
Dr. Sagin works on promoting the scientific cooperation between WMU researchers with their colleagues in Kazakhstan, and in the Central Asian (CA) Universities and research centers. Specifically, he works on developing Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programs, collaborative research projects, training courses on application of Remote Sensing and GIS in environmental applications and development of natural resources. He utilizes online and face-to-face platforms, and promotes interdisciplinary approaches, together with field and mapping studies to address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) in clean water and climate action adaptation programs.


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.

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.)
h.saleh*wmich.edu

Research Interests:
My research interests focus on monitoring and modeling the impact of extreme precipitation on the hydrology of arid regions using multiple remote sensing datasets. Currently, I am studying groundwater recharge from tropical cyclones in Southern Arabia using GRACE data and hydrodynamic modeling.


Hadi Karimi

Graduate Student, Geosciences (Ph.D.)

Research Interests:
I am interested in the applications of Remote Sensing, Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, and GIS (Geographic Information systems) regarding climate change and environmental issues.


MaryElizabeth Rose Shalifoe

Graduate Student, Geosciences (Ph.D.)

Research Interests:
I am interested in using Remote Sensing techniques to help in identifying natural resources, natural hazards, and predictive modeling. I also am interested in incorporating Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning models to help develop more efficient ways in which to identify these subjects and more.

Hesham Elhaddad

Graduate Student, Geosciences (Ph.D.)

Research Interests:
I am interested in using geophysical methods and Remote sensing data for hydrological studies.