«Dear Prof. Peter Eichhubl, I am a 36 years old Egyptian named Ahmed. I am currently working as anassistant lecturer in the Geology Department, at ...»
Dear Prof. Peter Eichhubl,
I am a 36 years old Egyptian named Ahmed. I am currently working as anassistant lecturer in
the Geology Department, at Beni-Suef University, Egypt. I graduated in 1995 (special Geology) at
Cairo University. I was awarded my M. Sc degree in geology (Structural Geology) in 2003. I got a
scholarship to Australia to do a PhD project at James Cook University, Australia with Prof T. H Bell on
"Tectono-metamorphic evolution of the Eastern Fold Belt, Mount Isa Inlier, Northwest Queensland, Australia”. I submitted my PhD, which consists of 4 papers for publication in international journals, on 7th of Oct., 2010 and the reviewer’s comments are supposed to be back in one or two weeks maximum. After that I will get my PhD degree. One of these papers has been submitted to the Journal of Precambrian Research and got a preliminary acceptance after some corrections. The three papers left are ready for submission.
Besides my M. Sc and PhD research I had worked on the “Structure and Petrofabric Studies On Wadi Huteib Rocks, Wadi Beitan Area, Southern Eastern Desert, Egypt” while lecturing at BeniSuef University.
I am interested in tectonics and structural geology on all scales with special emphasis on microstructures, especially in poly-phase and complexly deformed terrains.
I have a considerable experience with:
• A large range of rock types
• Mapping and solving structural problems
• Training students in the field both in Egypt and Australia Working with Prof. Tim Bell on my PhD project in Australia I have gained considerable experience in all scales of microstructural and structural analysis plus how to quantitatively work with porphyroblastic rocks.
Professional goals and objectives I’m aiming at doing a good research on brittle deformation and the role of the different structures on fluid flow. Having a good experience in the mechanism of fluid flow that is structurally controlled will enable me in achieving main and subsidiary goals.
The main goals:
1 - Following and tracing the hydrothermal solution-related ore deposits that were transferred and accumulated during the different structural processes.
2 – Extrapolating the technique in other provinces and try to apply it in tracing ore deposits in ancient, poly-metamorphosed and complexly deformed terrains as well.
The subsidiary goals:
1 –Detecting the migration and accumulation of ground water and consequently the best places for locating the aquifers.
2 – Testifying the technique in the migration of the oil from the source rocks to the reservoir.
I have a considerable experience in ductile deformation, so if I will have the opportunity in joining this research project this will provide me with a good knowledge and experience in brittle deformation. I’m looking forward to having a broad experience in all structures that took place in different tectonic regimes,and hence this will help in publication in international journals. I am interested in exploring structural history of other places on our planet.
I am submitting an application in the hope that I may occupy this position offered by your Institute.