Dr. Abouelmagd studied Hydrogeology, Paleoclimatology, Remote Sensing and GIS at the Western Michigan University
in USA, where he received his PhD in 2012. He then accepted a Postdoctoral Research position to work with Prof Mohamed Sultan at WMU Earth Sciences Remote Sensing Lab
Dr. Abouelmagd taught geology classes at Western Michigan University and Olivet College
. Prior to moving to KAUST in early 2013, he returned to Egypt to take up a faculty position at the Suez Canal University
Dr. Abouelmagd is undertaking interdisciplinary approach utilizing hydrogeology, paleoclimatology, remote sensing and GIS to: 1) analyze hydrographic basins in order to mitigate flash flood hazards and augment groundwater; 2) study aquifer characteristics using different hydrogeological and geophysical tools; and 3) reconstruct the paleoclimatic regimes based on inferences from stable isotopes, noble gas geochemistry, remote sensing and GIS techniques. His current project focuses on understanding the nature, origin and hydrogeologic setting of the major fossil aquifer systems in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This project is undertaking an integrated approach utilizing remote sensing, stable isotopes and noble gases geochemistry to identify the origin and nature of the paleoclimatic regimes that produced the precipitation that recharged the underlying fossil aquifers during the previous wet climatic periods. The results of this research will enrich our understanding of the timing and source of recharge to the fossil groundwater aquifers beneath the MENA region and can be applied to other comparative fossil aquifers elsewhere.
Research Interests Keywords
Satellite Remote Sensing
Geographic Information System (GIS)