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CURRICULUM  VITAE
Dr. Abdulaziz Mohammed AL-BASSAM
Department of Geology - College of Sciences
King Saud University
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Personal Information's:
Current academic rank: Professor
General specialized:      Hydrogeology
Precise specialized:       Hydrogeology, Hydrochemistry
Date of birth:                 1953 - 1373 H.
Place of birth:                Makkah
Nationality:                    Saudi
Marital Status:               Married
Number of Children:     Two sons and two daughters
Religion:                       Muslim
 
Address for Communications:
Department of Geology
College of Sciences
King Saud University
P.O. Box 2455
Riyadh 11451
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
 
Tele. Office:   (00966)4676206
Tele. Home:   (009661)4683446
Tele. Mobile: 0505402675
Fax:               (009661)4676463
E-Mail: ambassam@Ksu.edu.sa
 
Education:
1 - Ph.D. in hydrochemistry, Birmingham University, K.U., 1984 - 1987. Title of Ph.D. Thesis: " Hydrochemical modeling in groundwater related problems "
 
2 - M.Sc. in hydrology, Ohio University, U.S.A., 1980 - 1983. Title of Master's Thesis: " A Quantitative Study of Haradh Welifield Umm Er-Radhuma Aquifer, Saudi Arabia."
 
3 - B.Sc. in geology, King Saud University, K.S.A., 1971 - 1975.
Employment History:
 
1.  Professor-Dept, of Geology – King Saud University From 29/11/2006G(8/11/1427H) Till Now.
2.  Associate Professor-Dept, of Geology – King Saud University From 5/10/1998G(14/6/1419H) Till 29/11/2006G(8/11/1427H).
3.  Assistant Professor-Dept, of Geology – King Saud University From 1/2/1988G(13/6/1408H) Till 5/10/1998G(14/6/1419H).
4.  Demonstrator - Dept of Geology – King Saud University From 19/7/1975G(11/7/1395H) Till 1/2/1988G(13/6/1408H).
 
Administrative Assignments:
1 - Head of Geology Department, College of Sciences, King Saud University.
2 - Member of College of Sciences Council, College of Sciences, King Saud University.
3 - Vice President of Saudi Society for Earth Science.
    4 - Vice Dean College of Science From     5/9/1423H (09/11/2002G)  Till    now.
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Computer Skills:
1 - Hydrological Computer Modeling in Groundwater related problems.
2 - Computational vision and image processing.
3 - Operating systems.
4 - Real-time programming for monitoring and/or control.
5 - Used extensively a variety of commercial software packages for: System identification, control system design, statistical analysis, symbolic processing.
 
Teaching Load:

Course No. Course Name
101 Geo. Physical geology
102 Geo. Geology for engineering students
104 Geo. Principal of general geology
301 Geo. Geomorphology
302 Geo. Environmental geology
451 Geo. Hydrogeology
454 Geo. Applications of hydrogeology
361 Geo. Field geology
206 Al. Computer programs
499 Geo. Research project

 
Research Associate:
 
Membership of Scientific Associations:
 
Other Work Experience:
 
Graduate Studies Supervision:
 
Publications:
 

  1. Al-Bassam A.M., Khalil A.R., 2012, “DurovPwin: A new version to plot the expanded Durov Diagram for hdro-chemical data analysis”. Computers and Geosciences, 42: (1-6)

 

  1. Al-Bassam, A.M.; M.E.Al-Dabbagh and M.T.Hussein, 2000,”Application of a revised hydrostratigraphical classification and nomenclature to the Mesozoic and Cenozoic succession of Saudi Arabia.”, Journal of African Earth Sciences, Pergamon, England, Vol.30, no.4, pp.917-927.

 

  1. Al Bassam, A.M. and Y. A. Al-Rumikhani, 2003, “Integrated hydrochemical method of water quality assessment for irrigation in arid areas: Application to the Jilh aquifer, Saudi Arabia.”, Journal of African Earth Sciences, Elsevier, Vol.36,pp.345-356, France.

 

  1. Al-Bassam, A.M.; M.T.Hussein and M.A.Sharaf,2003,”Areal distribution of the dissolved major and minor ions in the Sakaka aquifer, Saudi Arabia.”, Annals of the Geological Survey of Egypt, Vol.32,pp.453-466,Egypt.

 

  1. Awad,H.S. and A.M.Al-Bassam,2003,”HYDRO COND: A computer program to calculate hydraulic conductivity form grain size data in Saudi Arabia.”, Water Resources Development, Taylor and Francis Ltd, Vol.17, no.2, pp.237-246, USA.

 

  1. Sharaf, M.A; M.T.Hussein and A.M.Al-Bassam,2003,”Upconing and saline water intrusion and the need for water conservation in the lower part of the Wadi Fatimah, western Saudi Arabia.”, Water Resources Development, Taylor and Francis Ltd, Vol.17, no.1, pp.211-226, USA.

 

  1. Al-Bassam, A.M.; M.Amin Sharaf and A.Rabie Khalil, 2004, “HIS: Hydrogeologic information System for bibliography.” Journal of King Saud University, Science Series Vol.16,pp.101-122, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

 

  1. Al-Bassam,A.M. and M.T.Hussein,2004,”Susbainability of groundwater resources under accelerating environmental and natural changes: Application to Saudi Arabia.”, Delta Journal of science, Tanta University, College of Science, volume 28, pp. 98-116, Egypt.

 

  1. Al-Bassam, A.M., 2005, “Resistivity methods for groundwater exploration in the Cretaceous-Tertiary sedimentary sequence, east of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.” Journal of Environmental hydrology, The electronic journal of the International Association for Environmental Hydrology, volume 13, paper 19, September 2005, pp.1-11, USA.

 

  1. Al-Bassam, A.M., 2005, ” Hydrochemical Evaluation of the Miocene-Pliocene Aquifer System in Northern Saudi Arabia.”, Journal of King Abdulaziz University : Earth Sciences, volume 16, pp 1-20, Saudi Arabia.

 

  1. Al-Bassam, A. M., 2006, “ Evaluation of ground water quality in Al-Qassim area, Saudi Arabia, using cluster and factor analyses “, Kuwait Journal for Science and Engineering, Kuwait, accepted for publication ( letter of acceptance enclosed ).

 

  1. Al-Bassam, A.M. "Ground Water", 1422H(2001), King Fahd National Library, No: 8-009-9960,pp780.

 

  1. Al-Bassam A. M. and Shathli, S. M., 2006, translation of the following book into Arabic ( A letter of approval from the scientific council is enclosed ).

 

  1. Al-Bassam, A. M. ; Mohammed, T. Hussein ; Mohammed A. Sharaf, 1997, "Hydrochemical Evaluation of the Umm-Er-Radhuma System, Saudi Arabia", International Association of Hydrological Sciences, Publication number 244, pp13-25.

 

  1. Al-Bassam, A.M. and J.A. Al-Alawi,1994. “Hydrogeological and hydrochemical study of the Al-Ula area, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia .”, Middle East Research Center (MERC) , Ain Shams University, Earth Science Series, vol.8, pp.88-100.

 

  1. Awad, H.S. and A.M. Al-Bassam, 1996. “SEDSTAT: A computer program for processing and presentation of grain size using sieving data.” , Journal of King Saud University, Science Series, vol.8, no.2, pp.181-192.

 

  1. Al-Bassam, A.M.; H.S. Awad and J.A.Al-Alawi, 1997.”DUROVPlot:A computer program for processing and plotting hydrochemical data.”, Ground Water Journal, vol.35, no.2, pp.362-367.

 

  1. Al-Aswad, A.A. and A.M. Al-Bassam, 1997.” Proposed Hydrostratigraphical classification and nomenclature: Application to the Paleozoic in Saudi Arabia.”, Journal of African Earth Sciences, vol.24, pp.497-510.

 

  1. Al-Bassam, A.M.,1998. “Determination of hydrochemical processes and classification of hydrochemical facies for Sakakah Aquifer, North Eastern Saudi Arabia.”, Journal of African Earth Sciences, vol. 27, no. 1, pp.27-38.

 

  1. Al-Bassam, A.M.; A.M.Allam and J.A.Al-Alwa, 1998. “Shallow seismic and geo-electrical exploration for groundwater in parts of the Arabia Shield.”, Annals of the geological survey of Egypt, Egypt, vol. 21, pp. 487-503.

 
Participation  in Conferences, Symposia and Other Activities:
 
 

  • -Participated in the first Saudi conference for earth sciences which was held at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah , Saudi Arabia , during the period 21-23 /6/1409 h.

 

  • Participated in the Six conferences held by the Saudi Society for Earth Sciences at King Saud University , King fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals,  Deputy Ministry for Petroleum and Mineral Resources, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and was member of these conferences organizing Committees.

 

  • Participated in the thirty Sixth week of Sciences which was held during the period 2-7/11/1996 G (12-16/6/1417h) at Halab university , Syria.

 

  • Participated in the thirty first congregator for geologist which was held in Rio Dejaniro, Brazil during the month of August 2000 G.

 

  • Chaired Several Sessions in specialized conferences held at King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) and Kuwait Institutes For Scientific Research ( KISR) and other.

 

  • Member of the Scientific committee for the second conference on water conservation in Saudi Arabia which was organized by the Ministry of Water and Electricity.

 

  • Member of the organizing committee for the second Saudi conference for science which was held at king Abdulaziz University (Jeddah) during the period 24-26/1/1425h under the auspices of prince Abdullmajeed bin Abdulaziz the Governor of Makkah region.

 

  • Member of the organizing committee for the third Saudi conference for science which will held at King Saud University during 1428H ( 2006G ).

 
 
Membership of Scientific Associations:
 
 

  • International Water Resources Association (IWRA).
  • Member of the establishing committee for the Saudi Society for Earth Sciences.
  • Saudi Society for Earth Sciences.
  •  British Geological Society (BGS).
  • Water Science and Technology Association (WSTA).
  • Treasurer for Saudi Society for Earth Sciences.
  • General Secretary for Saudi Society for Earth Sciences.
  • Member of council for the Saudi Geological Survey ( SGS ).

 
Committees:
 

  • Participated in the activities of several committees on the department level including the academic curriculum committee, the academic supervising committee, recruitment committee, and other.

 

  • Participated in the activities of several committees on the college level including self evaluating committee, academic affairs committee, promotion committee and other.

 

  • Participated in several committees formed by the scientific council.

 

  • Member of the scientific committee for the first conference on water conservation in Saudi Arabia which was organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and water.

 

  • Member of the scientific committee for the second conference on water conservation in Saudi Arabia which was organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and water.

 

  • Member of the organizing committee for the second Saudi scientific conference which was organized by King Abdulaziz University (Jeddah) during the year 1425H (2004G).

 

  • Member of the organizing committee for the third Saudi conference for science which will held at King Saud University during 1428H ( 2006G ).

 
 
Councils:
 

  • Member of the Geology Department Council.
  • Member of the Faculty of  Science Council.
  • Member of the Council for the Saudi Society for Earth Sciences.
  • Member of the Council for the Water Science and Technology Association (WSTA) Council.
  • By the decree of council of ministers he was appointed as a member of the board for the Saudi Geological Survey (SGS).

 
 
University and Community Service:
 

  • Appointed by the department to teach the first ever course of geology to girt students from the geography department, college of  Arts, King Saud University.

 

  • Cooperated with King Khalid Military College, the National Guard to teach geology course for the military Student in the Second term of the years 1418/1417H (1998/1997G).

 

  • Technical advisor for the Ministry of Water and Electricity.

 

  • Member of the advisory committee for Prince Sultan International Water Prize.

 

  • Supervised two M.Sc theses.

 

  • Supervising two M.Sc theses, at present.

 

  • Evaluated and attended the viva for at least (6) M. Sc theses inside and outside King Saud University.

 

  • Evaluated large number of projects sponsored by scientific research sponsoring centers such as King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), university Centers and Fakheeh center.

 

  • Evaluated large number of  papers published in local and regional journals; or presented in local and regional conferences.

 

  • Wrote several essays published in local newspapers.

 

  • By the decree of council of ministers he was appointed as a member of the board for the Saudi Geological Survey (SGS).