Dr. Emad Jalal Akawwi
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Dr. Emad Jalal Akawwi

Surveying & Geomatics Department, AlBalqa’ Applied University, Al Salt, 19117, Jordan

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Geoscience from Goettingen University, Germany

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Dr. Emad Jalal Akawwi is currently working as Associated Professor at Department of Surveying and Geomatics, Al-Balqa Applied University. He has completed his Ph.D. in Hydrology from Goettingen University, Germany. He also appointed as Petroleum Geologist, Natural Resources Authority-Jordan, Geotechnical Engineering and INSITU Group-Lebanon, Geotechnical Engineer at Natural Resources Authority, and Researcher with Project Integrated water resources management in the lower Jordan Valley (SMART). He is member of Central Tender Committee in Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordanian Engineering Association, Jordanian Geologists Association, and Dean Assistant of Faculty of Engineering/ Al-Balqa Applied University. He is also serving as Principal Advisor for undergraduate students. He has published 13 research articles in journals, and 13 presented papers and abstract contributed as author/co-author. His main area of research interest focuses on groundwater and groundwater exploration, surface water, radiation in the groundwater, tectonic and structural of the jordan rift, hazard assessment (sinkholes and earthquakes), aerial photographs, and remote sensing.

Area of Interest:

Earth Science and Geography
Remote Sensing

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Akawwi, E. 2017. Using remote sensing and aerial photos for groundwater and surface water resources in jordan valley, jordan. Indian J. Sci. Technol., 42: 1-8.
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  2. Abueladas, A.E.R., E. Akawwi, R. Al-Ruzouq and A. Alzoubi, 2017. Using 2D and 3D CVES in archaeology at umm Qais, Jordan. J. Applied Sci., 17: 41-47.
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  3. Hartman, G., T.M. Niemi, Z. Ben‐Avraham, G. Tibor and A. Al‐Zoubi et al., 2015. Distinct relict fringing reefs in the northern shelf of the Gulf of Elat/Aqaba: Markers of Quaternary eustatic and climatic episodes. Sedimentology, 62: 516-540.
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  4. Hartman, G., T. Niemi, G. Tibor, Z. Ben-Avraham and A. Al-Zoubi et al., 2014. Quaternary tectonic evolution of the northern gulf of aqaba/elat along the dead sea transform. J. Geophysical Res. Solid Earth, 119: 9183-9205.
  5. Akawwi, E., A. Al-Zoubi, A. Abu-Alades and R. Al-Rzouq, 2014. Using vertical electrical sounding for locating static water level and geological features in Aqaba Area, Jordan. Res. J. Environ. Sci., 8: 39-48.
  6. Akawwi, E., 2014. Radon-222 concentrations in the groundwater along eastern Jordan rift. J. Applied Sci., 14: 309-316.
  7. Keydar, S., B. Medvedev, A. Al-Zoubi, M. Ezersky and E. Akawwi, 2013. 3D imaging of dead sea area using weighted multipath summation: A case study. Int. J. Geophys. 10.1155/2013/692452.
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  8. Ezersky, M.G., L.V. Eppelbaum, A. Al-Zoubi, S. Keydar, A. Abueladas, E. Akkawi and B. Medvedev, 2013. Geophysical prediction and following development sinkholes in two Dead Sea areas, Israel and Jordan. Environ. Earth Sci., 70: 1463-1478.
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  9. Ezersky, M.G., L. Bodet, E. Akawwi, A.S. Al-Zoubi, C. Camerlynck, A. Dhemaied and P.Y. Galibert, 2013. Seismic surface-wave prospecting methods for sinkhole hazard assessment along the Dead Sea shoreline. J. Environ. Eng. Geophysics, 18: 233-253.
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  10. Al-Zoubi, A., L. Eppelbaum, A. Abueladas, M. Ezersky and E. Akkawi, 2013. Removing regional trends in microgravity in complex environments: Testing on 3D model and field investigations in the Eastern Dead Sea Coast (Jordan). Int. J. Geophysics, Vol. 2013. 10.1155/2013/341797.
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  11. Akawwi, E., R. Al-Razouq, N. Hadadin, K. Qtieshat, I. Alabsi and K. AlFara, 2013. Estimating the landslides magnitudes along the na'ur-dead sea highway-Jordan by using geomatics techniques. Aust. J. Basic Applied Sci., 7: 721-731.
  12. Akawwi, E., 2013. Geomorphology using Geographic Information System (GIS) and Globel Mapper (GM). Am. J. Environ. Sci., 9: 398-409.
  13. Al-Ruzouq, R., A. Al-Zoubi, E. Akawwi, A.R. Abueladas and T.M. Niemi, 2012. Multiple source imagery and linear features for detection of urban expansion in Aqaba City, Jordan. Int. J. Remote Sens., 33: 2563-2581.
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  14. Frunkin, A., M. Ezersky, A. Al-Zoubi, E. Akawwi and A.R. Abueladas, 2011. The Dead Sea sinkhole hazard: Geophysical assessment of salt dissolution and collapse. Geomorphology, 134: 102-117.
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  15. Ezersky, M., A. Legchenko, A. Al-Zoubi, E. Levi, E. Akawwi and K. Chalikakis, 2011. TEM study of the geoelectrical structure and groundwater salinity of the Nahal Hever sinkhole site, Dead Sea Shore, Israel. J. Applied Geophys., 75: 99-112.
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  16. Tibor, G., T.M. Niemi, Z. Ben-Avraham, A. Al-Zoubi and R.A. Sade et al., 2010. Active tectonic morphology and submarine deformation of the northern Gulf of Eilat/Aqaba from analyses of multibeam data. Geo-Mar. Lett., 30: 561-573.
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  17. Hadadin, N., M. Qaqish, E. Akawwi and A. Bdour, 2010. Water shortage in Jordan: Sustainable solutions. Desalination, 250: 197-202.
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  18. Vegosh, A., D. Hirschfeld, D. Vinson, G. Dwyer and H. Raanan et al., 2009. High naturally occurring radioactivity in fossil groundwater from the Middle East. Environ. Sci. Technol., 43: 1769-1775.
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  19. Qaqish, M., E. Akawwi and E. Fadda, 2009. Comparison between computed shearing forces by AASHTO specifications and finite element method of two continuous spans of voided slab bridge. WSEAS Trans. Inform. Sci. Applic., 6: 621-636.
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  20. Akawwi, E., M. Kakish and N. Hadadin, 2009. Geological model and groundwater aspects of the area surrounding Eastern Shores of Dead Sea (DS)-Jordan. WSEAS Trans. Inform. Sci. Applic., 6: 670-683.
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  21. Akawwi, E., A. Al-Zouabi, M. Kakish, F. Koehn and M. Sauter, 2008. Using thermal infrared imagery (TIR) for illustrating the submarine groundwater discharge into the Eastern Shoreline of the Dead Sea-Jordan. Am. J. Environ. Sci., 4: 693-700.
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  22. Al-Zoubi, A.S., A.E.A. Abueladas, R.I. Al-Rzouq, C. Camerlynck and E. Akkawi et al., 2007. Use of 2D multi electrodes resistivity imagining for sinkholes hazard assessment along the Eastern part of the Dead Sea, Jordan. Am. J. Environ. Sci., 3: 230-234.
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  23. Akawwi, E. and A. Al-Kharabsheh, 2001. Consolidation coefficient and swelling potential for the expansive soils in Jordan. Electron. J. Geotech. Eng., Vol. 6. .
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  24. Akawwi, E. and A. Al-Kharabsheh, 2000. Lime stabilization effects on geotechnical properties of expansive soils in Amman, Jordan. Electron. J. Geotech. Eng., Vol. 5. .
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