Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A new co-coordinator for IAPG-Iraq

Ameer Hayder Khalid (Department of Applied Geosciences, College of Spatial Planning and Applied Science, University of Duhok, Kurdistan Region) is the new co-coordinator of IAPG-Iraq. 

He replaces Saleh A. Lazam, and joins Nawrass N. Ameen in this position.

Ameer holds M.Sc. in the field of Economic Geology (Industrial Rocks and Minerals) from the University of Mosul, Iraq (2006). He received his B.Sc. in Geology from the same university (1999). He is a lecturer at the Department of Applied Geosciences, University of Duhok. He was previously a lecturer at the Department of Geology, University of Mosul from 2007 to 2014. He teaches Industrial Geology, Geochemistry, Geology and Technology of limestone, Mining Geology and Mineralogy. His research interests include metallic and non-metallic minerals resources, cement industry, building stones, mining and quarrying industry, limestone, clays, insulators, pigments, aggregate, ceramic raw materials, gypsum, metallurgical and refractory materials, abrasives, glass and brick industry. He is also interested in environmental, health and social issues connected with mining activities. He supervised numerous graduation projects on topics of assessment of building stones, quarrying and mineral resources. He delivered scientific consultations to the private sector for the selection of appropriate raw materials and extraction sites for the industry. He is member of the Iraqi Geologists Union and Arab Geologists Union since 1999.

IAPG thanks the former co-coordinator, Saleh A. Lazam, for the work done to establish the section and to create an IAPG network in Iraq..

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