Adnan Hassan Afaj

Prof. Dr. Adnan Hassan Afaj

+49 6151 16-23600
+49 6151 16-23601

Schnittspahnstraße 9
64287 Darmstadt

Office: B2|01 216

Working area(s)

  • Stable Isotope Geochemistry
  • Medical geochemistry
  • Surface and Ground water Pollution
  • Geochemistry of Carbonate Rocks
  • Geochemistry of Recent Sediments
  • Air pollution studies
  • Using GIS technique in environmental studies.

Curriculum Vitae

born 1950 in Bagdad

Academic Education

1983
Ph.D., Environmental Geochemistry, Johannes Gutenberg University – Mainz, Germany. Dissertation title:Bestimmung der Salinitatfazies an einigen Profilen im Kalktertiar des Mainzer Becken (Oberoligozan-Miozan) auf der basis von Geochemischen Untersuchungen insbesondere von Isototipenverhaltnissen ( 18O/16O , 13C/12C ) an Molluskenschalen

1980
Diplom, Carbonate Sedimentology, Johannes Gutenberg University – Mainz, Germany. Dissertation title: Die Makrofazies der karbonatgerolle der Waderner Schichten (Oberrotliegendes) im Raum zwischen Ellerbachtal und Trollbachtal (Nahe-Mulde)

1974
B. Sc., Geology, Baghdad University, Iraq

Professional Development

1984 – 1986
Geologist in geological survey and mining, Baghdad

1986 – 1991
Lecturer at the Basrah University

1991 – 1992
Assistance professor at the Basrah University

1992 – 2003
Senior Researcher at the Environmental Research Centre

since 2003
Senior Researcher at the Environmental Research Centre, Head of Environmental Research Centre / Ministry of Science and Technology

2005
Expert in Environmental Geochemistry

Professional Interest

Stable Isotope Geochemistry, Medical geochemistry, Surface and Ground water Pollution, Geochemistry of Carbonate Rocks, Geochemistry of Recent Sediments, Air pollution studies and Using GIS technique in environmental studies.

Stay Abroad

2000
Scholarship of the DAAD, Bonn, Germany

2004
Scholarship of the DAAD, Bonn, Germany

2008
Scholarship of the DAAD, Bonn, Germany

2010-2011
Visiting professor at the TU Darmstadt, Institute for Applied Geosciences, Darmstadt, Germany

2011-2012

Visiting professor at the TU Darmstadt, Institute for Applied Geosciences, Darmstadt, Germany

2012-2013

Visiting professor at the TU Darmstadt, Institute for Applied Geosciences, Darmstadt, Germany

Memberships

  • Iraqi Geologist Union.
  • Iraqi Remote Sensing Union.
  • Editorial Board of the Iraqi Geological Journal, 1999-2000.
  • Editorial Board of the Science and Technology Journal, Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), 2009- till now.

Books

Shanshal, A; Afaj, A. H.; Alwan, A. & Thejeel, S. A. (2001): Proceeding of the First National Symposium on Scientific and Technical Support for Archaeological Studies. 656 p., Published by IAEC, 2001, Baghdad, Iraq.

Publications

Trace element distribution in Mollusk shells from Khor AL – Zubair. J. Biol. Sci. Res. 20(3): 581 – 591, 1989.

The effect of artificial weathering on clay minerals in silty sediments from Middle and south Iraq. Basrah J. of Agr. Sci. 2(1): 191 – 207, 1989.

The marsh of Basrah region …. Geological study. J. of Art College, Basrah University, 22, 1989.

Trace element distribution in Mollusk shells from Shatt AL – Arab river. Proc. of the second Sci. Conf. Of SDRC, 111 – 128, 18 – 20 March, 1990.

The variations of some heavy trace metals in mollusk shell from Shatt AL – Arab river. Mu ,tah Lil – Buhooth Wa AL – Dirasat, 7 (1): 61 – 71, 1992.

The aerial distribution of sedimentary structures in the sediments of Khor AL – Zubair tidal flat. J. Iraqi Sci., 33: 580 – 597.

Effect of Mollusk shell size on the distribution and variation of heavy metals concentrations. Proceedings of the 5th Jordanian Geological Conference and 3rd Conference on the Geology of the Middle East ( GEOCOME III ), 624 – 634, Amman 3 – 5 October 1994.

Some geochemical aspects of Khor AL – Zubair sediments northern Arabian Gulf, Iraq. Proceeding of the 6th Jordanian Geological Conference, Amman 5 – 8 Oct. 1998.

Treatment of industrial wastewater using siliceous rocks. J. of Eng. and Tech. 4: 88 – 94, 1999.

Interpretation of Paleaoenviroment and salinity of water sources in AL-Hathar area, North Iraq. Proceeding of 1st National Symposium on Scientific and Technical Support for Archaeological Studies, 533 – 548, Baghdad, 15 -17 May, 2000.

Removal of hardness from water. Proceeding of 1st National scientific Conference in Environmental Pollution and Means of Protection, 123 – 127, Baghdad 5 – 6 Nov. 2000.

Environmental factors and its effect on mineralogical composition of kidney stones from Iraq. Proceeding of 1st National scientific Conference in Environmental Pollution and Means of Protection, 78 – 87, Baghdad 5 – 6 Nov., 2000.

The hydrogeochemical properties of ground water in AL-Dibdiba aquifer, South Iraq. Proceeding of 1st National scientific Conference in Environmental Pollution and Means of Protection, 128 – 152, Baghdad 5 – 6 Nov., 2000.

Air pollution in Baghdad city … A case study in the environmental pollution. Proceeding of 1st National scientific Conference in Environmental Pollution and Means of Protection, 390 – 405, Baghdad 5 – 6 Nov., 2000.

Manufacturing of ceramic water filter using Iraqi clays. J. Iraqi Sci., 41: 1 – 14, 2000.

Treatment of sewage water using gamma radiation. J. of the College Education, 8: 436 – 448, 2001.

Palaeosalinitaetfazies in den hoechsten Oberen Cerithien-Schichten des Mainzer Beckens (Untermiozaen )- Geochemische Untersuchungen (stabile Isotope und Spurenelemente) an Molluskenschalen. Mainzer Geowissenschaftlichen Mitteilungen, 31: 129-152, 2002.

Evaluation of total suspended particles (TSP) levels in Baghdad ambient air. J. of Eng. And Tech., 22: 108-119, 2003.

Korrelation der Mikrofaziestypen von karbonatgerollen der Wadern-Formation (Rotliegend) imsaar-Nahe-Becken mit devonischen karbonaten des sudostlichen Hunsrucks. N. Jb. Geol. Palaont. Abh., 229(3): 281-316, 2003, Sttutgart.

Some sedimentological aspects of Khor AL – Zubair northern Arabian Gulf, Iraq. J. Geol. Soc. Iraq, 32-33: 55-67, 2004.

Mineralogical composition of urinary stones from different provinces in Iraq. TheScientificWorldJOURNAL, 5: 24-38, 2005.

Geochemistry of carbon stable isotope in Shatt AL-Arab and Khor AL-Zubair, South Iraq. International Symposium on: advance in isotope hydrology and its Role in sustainable water Resources Management. IAEA, Vol. 1: 447-453, Vienna, Austria 21-25-May 2007.

Treatment of low-and intermediate-level radioactive liquid waste from ALTWATHA site using Iraqi zeolite. J. of Engineer. 13(1): 1237-1250, 2007.

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