Khan Z. Jadoon, PhD

Research Scientists

Research Scientist, Environmental Sciences and Engineering



Dr. Jadoon received his PhD in the field of ground penetrating radar application to agricultural and environmental issues, at the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.  He was involved in  TERENO and projects funded by the  Agrosphere, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences at the Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany from 2007 to 2011, as a research assistant and postdoctoral researcher. In early 2012, he joined KAUST as a post-doctoral researcher and presently working with ESOM Group as a research scientist.

Research Interests

Dr. Jadoon research focuses mainly on the coupled inversion of geophysical and hydrological data for the environmental and hydrological related applications. His current research concentrates on hydrogeophysics, electromagnetic modeling for ground-penetrating radar and electromagnetic induction, and integrated hydrogeophysical inversion of time-lapse geophysical data for the characterization of the vadose zone. He is active in the development of the joint inversion of multi-component electromagnetic measurements to estimate the infiltration patterns in a trickle-irrigation system, which is important to optimize drip irrigation system design for sustainable agricultural water management. Furthermore, he is involved in a project to monitor long term effects of climate change on terrestrial hydrology (water balance, evapotranspiration and water retention capacity) using precise weighing lysimeters.

Selected Publications

For a full listing of publications, please refer to my Google Scholar page:


  • 2010: PhD in Hydrogeophysics, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • 2006: MS in Geophysics, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • 2003: BS in Civil Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar, Pakistan

Professional Profile

  • 2012-2013: Post-Doctoral fellow, Water Desalination and Reuse Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
  • 2011: Post-Doctoral fellow, Agrosphere, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
  • 2007-2010: Research assistant, Agrosphere, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
  • 2009-2010: Guest researcher at the Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California, USA
  • 2006-2007: Early stage researcher, National Centre of Excellence in Geology, University of Peshawar, Pakistan

Scientific and Professional Membership

Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS)
European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE)
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
European Geosciences Union (EGU)
Society of Exploration Geophysics (SEG)
Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC)

Research Interests Keywords

Hydrogeophysics Integrated hydrogeophysical inversion Hydrological modeling Soil Hydrodynamics Digital soil mapping