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Bio: 
Sattam Abdulkareem Almadani, was born on May 23, 1977 in Taif, located in western Saudi Arabia. He received his BS degree in marine physics from King Abdulaziz University (KAU) in Jeddah in 1999. He completed his MS in marine physics at KAU in 2003. He worked as an HR administrator for Unilever for almost three years, and then moved to Siemens and where he worked as a recruiter specialist for eight months. In 2007, Sattam joined Missouri University of Science and Technology to pursue his PhD degree in geology and geophysics. His research interests involve studying crustal structure and composition using receiver functions analysis. He received his PhD in May 2011 and joined King Saud University (KSU) in 2013.
EDUCATION
PhD (2011) in Geophysics (3.32/4), Department of Geological Sciences & Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology (MST), Rolla, USA.
M.S. (2003) in Marine Physics (4.5/5), Department of Marine Physics, Faculty of Marine Sciences, King Abdulaziz University (KAAU), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
B.S. (1999) in Marine Physics (3.58/5), Department of Marine Physics, Faculty of Marine Sciences, King Abdulaziz University (KAAU), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
EMPLOYMENT
(2018 - present) Associate Professor, Geology & Geophysics Department, Faculty of Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
(2013 - 2018) Assistant Professor, Geology & Geophysics Department, Faculty of Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
(2016 - 2017) Director of Innovation Center, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
(2014 - 2016) Vice Dean of the Faculty of Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
(2005 - 2006) Recruitment Specialist, Human Resources Department, Siemens Ltd., Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
(2003 - 2005) Site Service Supervisor, Human Resources Department, Binzagr Lever Ltd., Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
RESEARCH INTERESTS
• Solid-earth geophysics.
• Investigate the structure and dynamics of the Earth's crust and mantle.
• Study the distribution of seismic activities.
• Explore the interior of the Earth.
• Crustal thickness and Poisson's ratio.
• Digital signal processing.
• Crustal deformation.
PEER-REVIEWD PUBLICATIONS
-- 2014 --
Almadani, S., Ibrahim, K., Abdelrahman, K., Al-Bassam, A., and Al-Shmrani, A. (2014). Magnetic and seismic refraction survey for site investigation of an urban expansion in Abha District, Southwest Saudi Arabia. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, DOI 10.1007/s12517-014-1342-x3
Reed, C., Almadani, S., Gao, S., Elsheikh, A., Cherie, S., Abdelsalam, M., Thurmond, A., and Liu K. (2014). Reciever function constraints on crustal seismic velocities and partial melting beneath the Red Sea rift and adjacent regions, Afar Depression. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 119, 2138-2152, DOI:10.1002/2013JB010719
Almadani, S., Abdelrahman, K., Ibrahim, K., Al-Bassam, A., and Al-Shmrani, A. (2014). Site response assessment of an Urban extension ste using microtremor measurements, Ahud Rufeidah, Abha District, Southwest Saudi Arabia. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, DOI 10.1007/s12517-014-1380-4
Almadani, S., Al-Amir, A., Fnais, M., Hassanein, K., Ibrahim, K., and Abd El-Motaal, S. (2014). Evaluation of geotechnical parameters for urban site in southern Kamis Mushait city, southwest Saudi Arabia using seismic refraction method. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, DOI 10.1007/s12517-014-1615-4
-- 2015 --
Hisham A. Gahlan a., Shoji Arai, and Sattam A. Almadani. Petrogenesis of carbonated meta-ultramafic lenses from the Neoproterozoic Heiani ophiolite, South Eastern Desert, Egypt: A natural analogue to CO2 sequestration (2015). Journal of African Earth Sciences 102-115, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2014.11.002
Sattam Almadani; Abdullah Al-Amri; Mohammed Fnais; Kamal Abdel-Rahman Hassanein, Elkhedr Ibrahim; and Enayat Awad. Seismic Hazard Assessment for Yanbu Metropolitan area, Western Saudi Arabia. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, DOI 10.1007/s12517-015-1930-4.
Ali K. Abdel-Fattah, S. M. Mogren, and Almadani, S. Seismicity constraints on stress regimes along Sinia Subplate Boundaries. Studia Geophysica et Geodaetica. 60, 268-279, DOI:
10.1007/s11200-014-0968-1
-- 2016 --
Abdelbaset El-Sorogy, Sattam Almadani, and Mohammad Al-Dabbagh. Microfacies and diagenesis of the reefal limestone, Callovian Tuwaiq Mountain Limestone Formation, Central Saudi Arabia. Journal of African Earth Sciences, v. 115, pp. 63-70.
Abdelbaset S. El-Sorogy, Mohamed Tawfik, Sattam A. Almadani, and Abdullah Attiah. Assessment of toxic metals in coastal sediments of the Rosetta area, Mediterranean Sea, Egypt. Environ Earth Science, 75:398. DOI 10.1007/s12665-015-4985-3.
-- 2017 --
Sattam Almadani; Hussain Alfaifi; Mohammed Shehata; Elkhedr Ibrahim; Kamal Abdel-Rahman Hassanein; Abdullah Al-Amri; Mohamed Fnais; and Osama Kassem. Hydrochemical characteristics and evaluation of the granite aquifer in the Alwadeen area, Southwest Saudi Arabia. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 10:139, DOI 10.1007/s12517-017-2873-8.
Sattam Almadani. Source parameters of the 27th of June 2015 Gulf of Aqaba earthquake. Journal of Seismology, DOI 10.1007/s10950-017-9651-7.
A.K. Abdelfattah, A. Al-Amri, A.K. Abd el-aal, Faisal K. Zaidi, M. Fnais, S. Almadani, and N. Al-Arifi. The 23 January 2014 Jizan earthquake and its tectonic implications in southwestern Saudi Arabia. Tectonophysics, (712-713) 494-502.
TEACHING COURSES
• Physical Geology (GEO 101)
• Principles of Geophysics (GPH 201)
• Oceanography (GEO 435)
• Geophysical Exploration (GPH 301)
• Field Geophysics (GPH 393)
• Graduation Project (GPH 497 & GPH 498)
FIELD WORK EXPERIENCE
• Install and service 18 broadband seismic stations along a 250 km profile in the Afar Depression, Ethiopia.
• Participate in field training by the Program for Array Seismic Studies of the Continental Lithosphere (PASSCAL) in Socorro, new Mexico, USA (2009).
COMPUTER SKILLS
• UNIX operating system
• FORTRAN programming language
• Generic Mapping Tools (GMT)
• Seismic Analysis Code (SAC)
SCIENTIFIC AFFILATIONS
• Member of Saudi Society for Geosciences (SSG)
• Member of Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
• Member of American Geophysical Union (AGU)
• Member of Seismological Society of America (SSA)
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