Okba Raad Al Kadi
Department of Applied Science, ETAS 575
Near surface geophysical investigation, geotechnical application, environmental problems, and archaeological prospecting.
· Field work design and operation.
· Comprehensive knowledge of Geophysical Instruments including Ground Penetrating Radar, Resistivity system, Magnetic, and Seismic stations.
· Computer modeling and simulation.
· Laboratory experimental on data acquisition.
· Digital signal processing.
· Earthquake seismology and Seismic monitoring.
Ph.D. Applied Science, August 2009,
· UALR College of Engineering and Information Technology (E.I.T.) Award for overall 4.0 GPA, 2006.
· UALR College of Engineering and Information Technology (E.I.T.) Award for overall 3.9 GPA, 2006.
Research Assistant/ Teaching
Coordinate the Geophysical Laboratory,
Uni versity of
· Coordinator of Computer Science Department, University of Baghdad, 1995-2004.
· Teaching Assistant, University of Baghdad, 1993-2004.
· Director, Power Plant site Investigation team, 1991-1992.
· Research Assistant, University of Baghdad, 1989-1990.
Research Geophysicist, Geological
Survey and Mineral Investigation Co.,
· Near Surface Geophysics
Comprehensives experience in near surface geophysical methods including seismic, magnetic, gravity, resistivity and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). These methods are non-invasive, trenchless tools, used to characterize the physical properties of the subsurface material. I implemented these methods to study geological, geotechnical, hydrological, archeological, and forensic problems. These implementations were coupled with advanced hardware, software, and image processing to enhance the data reduction and interpretation.
Comprehensive knowledge of synthetic simulation, laboratory experimentation, and fieldwork operation. For computer simulation, I implemented the Finite-Difference Time Domain (FDTD) techniques to synthesize GPR signals in different lithologic settings. The behavior of these signals was studied as they propagate through the subsurface and interact with different interfaces. The modeled interfaces are most useful for highway engineering such as clay-sand, soil-hard rock. Computer simulation provided convincing evidence that GPR technology is capable of predicting lithological changes both vertically and horizontally.
Well-controlled laboratory experiments conducted to simulate realistic subsurface setting. Models were constructed from different material, such as sand and concrete, to simulate near surface earth layering highway pavements, surface and subsurface faulting, and other earthquake related disruptions such sand blows. Modeling also included the detection of cavities and collapse pits. Hydrological conditions were accomplished through different combinations of water saturation of material.
Numerous geophysical field surveys were conducted to implement the computer simulation and laboratory experimentation to real earth conditions. The detection of underground cavities was investigated using laboratory measurements and field surveys. Investigations indicate the effectiveness of GPR in detecting such a feature. My implement to the advanced interactive three-dimensional imaging was instrumental in reaching accurate interpretation through the discovery of features that were not easily observed in regular two-dimensional images.
geological and geophysical investigation to identify and characterize specific
features related to historic and prehistoric earthquakes near the southern
terminus of the New Madrid Seismic Zone in eastern
· Fluent in Written and Spoken English and Arabic.
Dr. Haydar Al-Shukri, Chair
Applied Science Department
Dr. Hanan Mahdi
Dr. Keith Hudson, Director