Dr. Eman Ghoneim

Dr. Eman Ghoneim

Adjunct Professor

Department of Geography and Geology

University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5944

Tel: 910 962-2795

Fax: 910 962-7077

Email: ghoneime@uncw.edu; salma@bu.edu

Dr. Eman Ghoneim received her PhD in 2002 from the School of Geography, University of Southampton, United Kingdom. She joined the Center for Remote Sensing at Boston University in 2003. She is a geomorphologist with a primary interest in the application of Geographical Information Systems, Remote Sensing and the use of hydrologic modeling in Flash flood hazard and Groundwater exploration in arid environments. She has conducted research on the flash flood potential and vulnerability in the arid Red Sea coast of Egypt. She has worked on projects for groundwater exploration in the northern United Arab Emirates (UAE) and southwestern Egypt. Dr. Ghoneim also uses satellite images (thermal infrared data) for detecting groundwater discharge inland and into the sea in the Arabian Peninsula. She is currently involved in the reconstruction of the Paleohydrological map of the Great Sahara using numerous remote sensing techniques and satellite data such as SRTM and SAR imagery radar data. Other project involvements include analysis of high resolution imagery (Quickbird) for environmental change detection in Dubai (UAE).

Education

Ph.D. (2002): Physical Geography, Faculty of Science, Southampton University, UK

Mphil. (2000): Physical Geography, Faculty of Science, Southampton University, UK

M.Sc. (1996): Geomorphology, Faculty of Arts, Tanta University, Egypt

B.A. (1990): Geography (with honor), Tanta University, Egypt

Work Experience

2010 – Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Geology, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, USA

2007- 2010: Research Assistant Professor, Center for Remote Sensing, Boston University, USA

2008- Present: Assistant Professor of Physical Geography, Tanta University, Egypt

2003- 2006: Research Associate, Center for Remote Sensing, Boston University, USA

2002-2007: Lecturer of Physical Geography, Tanta University, Egypt

1997-2002: Ph.D. postgraduate, Southampton University, UK

1996-1997: Assistant Lecturer of Geography, Tanta University, Egypt

1990-1995: Demonstrator of Geography, Tanta University, Egypt

Honors and Awards

1997: Egyptian Government scholarship for graduate study in the United Kingdom

1990: Tanta University Best Student of the year Award

Teaching Experience

  • Semester Courses “Remote Sensing for Environmental Analysis, Physical Geography, Advanced GIS”. Geography and Geology Department, UNCW (Spring, 2010 and 2011)
  • Semester Course “Introduction to Remote Sensing “. UEP, Tufts University (Spring, 2009)
  • Teaching Course “Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS Application”. Information and Documentation Center (IDC), Ministry of Agriculture and Land-Reclamation, Cairo, Egypt (July 27-July 3, 2009)
  • Teaching Course “Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in arid environments”. Space Computer Man College (CMC), Khartoum, Sudan (August 3-7, 2008)
  • Teaching Course “Remote Sensing and GIS”, Computer-Man College (CMC), Khartoum, Sudan (December 24, 2007 – January 6, 2008)
  • Training Workshop “Applications of Numerical Modeling, Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques for Investigation of Environment and Water Resources”, Ajman University of Science and Technology Network, Dubai, UAE. (June 12-14, 2004)
  • Lecturer of Physical Geography, Tanta University, Egypt (2002-2003)
  • Teaching assistance of GIS (undergraduate semester courses), Southampton University, UK (1999-2001)
  • Demonstrator of Geography, Tanta University, Egypt (1992-1996)

Professional Societies

IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society

Geological Society of America (GSA)

Association of American Geographers (AAG)

International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS)

Association for Women Geoscientists

Scientific Publications

Peer-Reviewed Papers

Conference Proceedings and Abstracts

News Citations

Technical Reports

  • Contributing author to Second Annual Report, 2003. “Use of Space Images for Groundwater Exploration in the Northern United Arab Emirates”, Center of Remote Sensing, Boston University, 131 p
  • Contributing author to Third Annual Report, 2004. “Use of Space Images for Groundwater Exploration in the Northern United Arab Emirate”. Center of Remote Sensing, Boston University, 134 p
  • Contributing author to Final Report, 2005. “Use of Space Images for Groundwater Exploration in the Northern United Arab Emirates”. Center of Remote Sensing, Boston University, 140 p
  • Contributing author to the Technical Report, 2006. “Using Satellite Images to study the Oil Spills of the Lebanese Coast”. Collaboration between the National Council for Scientific Research Remote Sensing Center, Lebanon & Center for Remote Sensing- Boston University, 41 p
  • Contributing author to the Quarterly Progress Report, 2007. “Technical Support of Technology Park”. Center of Remote Sensing, Boston University, 12 p
  • Contributing author to the Quarterly Progress Report, 2008. “Technical Support of Technology Park”. Center of Remote Sensing, Boston University, 11 p

Research projects

  • Use of space images for groundwater exploration in the Northern United Arab Emirates”, funded by the Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority, United Arab Emirates (2001 – 2006), (Research Scientist)
  • Influence of structures on drainage patterns in the Tushka region, southwest Egypt. NSF grant # OISE-0513379 (2005 – 2008), (Junior Scientist)
  • Technical support of the Techno Park, Dubai, Unites Arab Emirates (2004 – 2009), (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • A Remote Sensing Investigation of Some Impacts of Global Warming on the Arab Region, AFED (2009 – 2009), (Principal Investigator)

Professional Appointments

  • Invited Lecturer, American University at Cairo (AUC), Remote Sensing and GIS training course. June 12-17, 2010
  • Invited Speaker, The Arab Environment: Climate Change, the annual conference of the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED), Beirut. November 19-20, 2009.
  • Invited Speaker, The use of Radar space data for groundwater exploration in arid regions, National Authority of Remote Sensing and Space Science (NARSS), Cairo, Egypt. August 10, 2009
  • Invited Lecturer, Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Suez Canal University, Egypt. August 25, 2008
  • Invited Lecturer, Computer-Man Collage, Khartoum Sudan. August 6, 2008
  • Conference Co-Chair, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), session on Geological Applications and GIS, Boston, USA. July 6-11, 2008
  • Conference Chair, American Association of Geographer (AAG), session on Remote Sensing of the Environment (2), Boston, USA. April 14-19, 2008
  • Invited Lecturer, Department of Geosciences Hamilton College, NY, USA. December 5, 2007
  • Invited scientist, Founding Conference for Expatriate Arab Scientist, Doha, Qatar. April 24-26, 2006
  • Regular reviewer for the National Science Foundation (NSF), Qatar Foundation (QF) and numerous referred International Journals (Remote Sensing of Environment, Earth science reviews, Journal of Arid Environment, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Geoscience)
  • Space data processing for the book entitled: “Development Corridor: Securing a better future for Egypt”, Farouk El-Baz (edit), El-Ain Publishing House, Cairo, Egypt, p. 167 (2007)
  • Contributed to the training of professionals in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) from many countries including:
    • United States of America (University of Missouri-Rolla)
    • Unites Arab Emirates (Ajman University of Science and Technology, and Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority)
    • Saudi Arabia (King Abdul-Aziz City for Science and Technology)
    • Lebanon (National Council for Scientific research/Remote Sensing Center)
    • Egypt (Desert Research Center, Suez Canal University and South Valley University)

Biographical Listings

  • Who’s Who in America, 2009

Dissertation

  • Ghoneim, E., 2002. Characterizing the flash flood potential in the arid Red Sea coast region of Egypt. Ph.D. thesis, Faculty of Science, Geography Department University of Southampton., UK, 208 p