Professional Appointments

1967

  • Member, Lunar Orbiter Data Analysis Group
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Member, Lunar Orbiter Site Selection Subpanel
    Langley Research Center, NASA

1969

  • Secretary, Site Selection Subgroup
    Group for Lunar Exploration Planning, NASA
  • Member, Apollo Science Support Team
    Apollo missions 8 through 14

With Apollo Program Director Rocco Petrone

With Apollo Program Director Rocco Petrone

1970

  • Member, Apollo Orbital Science Photographic Team
    Office of the Apollo Program Director, NASA
  • Chairman, Crew Training and Flight Planning Groups
    Apollo Orbital Science Photographic Team, NASA

1971

  • Member, Mission Operations Science Support Team
    L.B. Johnson Space Center, NASA, Houston, Texas
  • Member, Apollo Orbital Science Photographic Team
    L.B. Johnson Space Center, NASA, Houston, Texas
  • Chairman, Planetary Geology Session
    Geological Society of America

1972

  • Member, U.S. Delegation
    Committee on Space Research, Madrid, Spain

1973

  • Member, Joint Lunar Cartographic Programs
    U.S. Delegation to the U.S.S.R.
  • Member, Lunar Photographic and Cartographic Committee
    Lunar Science Institute, Houston, Texas

Gulf lecture tour

With the Emir of Qatar Sh. Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani and Apollo-Soyuz astronauts Tom Stafford and Deke Slayton during Gulf lecture tour

1974

  • Adjunct Professor of Geology and Geophysics
    University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

1975

  • Member, Arabian Gulf Lecture Tour (with Apollo-Soyuz Test Project astronauts)
    U.S. Information Agency, Washington, D.C.

1976

  • Chief, Surface Processes and Properties Group
    Lunar Science Review Panel
    Lunar Science Institute, Houston, Texas
  • Member, Steering Committee for Earth Sciences
    Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

1977

  • Member, Earth Resources Review Panel
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

1978

  • Adjunct Professor of Geology, Faculty of Science
    Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Member, Search Committee for Director of the National Air and Space Museum
    Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • Member, Arid and Semi-Arid Research Needs
    National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C.

1979

  • Member, U.S. Delegation of Desert Experts to China
    National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C.

1980

  • Liaison Officer of the American Society of Photogrammetry
    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Member, Sensor System Committee, Primary Data Acquisition Division
    American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

1981

  • Member, International Advisory Council of Symphony of United Nations
    United Nations, New York

1982

  • Research Associate, National Air and Space Museum
    Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

1984

  • Representative; U.S.-Indo Workshop on Arid Zone Research
    US National Science Foundation and the Department of Science and Technology,
    Jaipur, India
  • Member, American Defense Preparedness Association
    Washington, D.C.

1985

  • Organizer, International Workshop on Sand Transport and Desertification in Arid Lands, Khartoum, Sudan

1986

  • Convener, Desertification and Environmental Monitoring Session
    Twentieth Symposium of Remote Sensing of Environment, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Class Coordinator, Homecoming
    Alumni Association of the University of Missouri at Rolla

1987

  • Organizer, International Workshop on Remote Sensing and Resource Exploration International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy

    With Saudi astronaut H.H. Prince Sultan bin Salman

    With Saudi astronaut H.H. Prince Sultan bin Salman

  • Cooperating Professor, Arid Zone Research Program
    Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
  • Lecturer: On the Shoulders of Giants Series
    Talcott Mountain Center for Student Involvement, Inc.
    Avon, Connecticut
  • Lecturer: Sunoco Science Seminars
    National Science Teachers Association
    35th Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.
  • Roundtable Presenter, Aerospace Education Center
    Air Force Association, Arlington, Virginia

1988

  • Special Guest Speaker
    J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California

1989

  • Chairman, Standing Committee for Environmental Hazards and Global Change
    Third World Network of Scientific Organizations,
    Third World Academy of Sciences, Trieste, Italy

1990

  • Fund Raising Committee to match the James Irvine Foundation Grant for the Participation of Minority Students in Earthwatch Research Expeditions,
    Earthwatch, Watertown, Massachusetts
  • Convenor, International Conference on Arid Lands
    Third World Academy of Sciences, Trieste, Italy

1992

  • Chairman, Nomination Committee, Geological and Earth Science
    Third World Academy of Sciences, Trieste, Italy
  • Chairman, The First International Conference on the Great Sphinx
    Egyptian Antiquities Organization, Cairo, Egypt
  • Vice President — International; Second Century Fund Committee
    Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado

1993

  • Chairman, Geologic Impacts of the Gulf War Session
    Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts

1994

  • Member, Middle East Water Information Network
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Adjunct Professor of Geology, Faculty of Science
    Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Senior Advisor, National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics
    Ministry of Scientific Research, Cairo, Egypt
  • Member, Committee on Honorary Fellows
    Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado

1995

  • Chairman, Consultation of Strategies for Scientific and Technological Research in Biodiversity and Land Degradation in the South, Third World Academy of Sciences, Trieste, Italy; sponsored by the Global Environment Facility, Washington, D.C.
  • Chairman, Search Committee for the Chair-person, Department of Earth Sciences
    Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

1997

  • Chairman, National Science Foundation Workshop
    “Sand Accumulation and Groundwater in the Eastern Sahara,” Cairo, Egypt

1998

  • Featured in “From the Earth to the Moon” Television Series Segment 10 “Galileo was Right” Home Box Office (HBO), produced by Tom Hanks
  • Co-Chairman, National Science Foundation U.S.-Egypt Workshop
    “Priorities for Desert Research,” Cairo, Egypt
  • Invited Speaker, UNIDIR Workshop
    Potential Uses of Commercial Satellite Imagery in the Middle East
    United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Chairman: Earth Sciences Membership Committee
    Third World Academy of Sciences, Trieste, Italy

1999

  • Member, U.S. National Committee
    International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS)
    U.S. National Research Council
    Washington, D.C.
  • Senior Advisor
    World Commission on Water for the 21st Century
    United Nations/World Bank

2000

  • Co-Convenor
    Geological Hazards and Natural Disasters
    31st International Geological Congress
    6-17 August 2000, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Technical Program Co-Chairman
    2nd International Conference on Earth Observations and Environmental Information
    11-14 November 2000, Cairo, Egypt
  • Appointed by H.E. Koichiro Matsuura, Director General, UNESCO
    Member, Great Man-Made River Prize Committee
    UNESCO, Paris, France
  • Appointed as Technical Reviewer by UNESCO for:
    Sustainable Development of the South Valley and Sinai, Egypt
    UNDP/UNESCO Project for Capacity Building at:
    Egyptian Geological Survey and Mining Authority (EGSMA) and
    National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS)
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Board
    The Reiss Institute
    Washington D.C.

2001

  • Member, Honorary Committee
    50th Anniversary of AMIDEAST
    Washington, D.C.
  • Keynote Speaker
    International Conference on Petroleum Contamination
    Imperial College, London
  • Moderator, “2001: A Space Odyssey”
    Round Table of Experiences in Space
    UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

2002

  • Senior Advisor
    Supreme Council of Antiquities
    Egyptian Antiquities Organization
    Ministry of Culture
    Cairo, Egypt
  • Member, International Organizing Committee
    Third international Symposium on Remote Sensing of Urban Areas
    Istanbul, Turkey

2003

  • Chair, Data and Interpretation in the Environmental Sector
    International Symposium on Open Access and Public Domain in Digital Data and Information for Science
    UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France
  • Member of the Selection Committee
    John C. Frye Memorial Award in Environmental Geology
    Geological Society of America
    Boulder, Colorado

2004

  • Delegate of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences
    International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS)
    32nd International Geological Congress
    Florence, Italy (August 20-28, 2004)
  • Convener, Remote Sensing for Mapping and Monitoring Geological Hazards (T32.04)
    32nd International Geological Congress
    Florence, Italy (August 20-28, 2004)
  • Member, Fondation Deserts du Monde
    Gharadata, Algiers, Algeria

2005

  • Chairman, Charles Stark Draper Award
    U.S. National Academy of Engineering
  • Member, International Geoscience Progress (IGCP)
    International Union of Geological Sciences
    UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France
  • Chairman, Remote Sensing Conference
    Kuwait, September 2005
  • Honorary President
    Arab Union of Scientists and Researchers
    Tanta, Egypt
  • Member, Membership Committee
    Astronomy and Space Sciences
    Third World Academy of Sciences
    Trieste, Italy
  • Member, TWAS Prize in Earth Sciences
    Academy of Sciences for the Developing World
    Trieste, Italy
  • Chair, U.S. National Committee (USNC) for the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS)
  • Honorary Advisor, Dubai Astronomy Group
    Dubai, U.A.E.

2006

  • Senior Advisor, University of the Sinai
    El-Arish, Egypt
  • Member of the Supreme Advisory Board Ministry of Petroleum
    Cairo, Egypt
  • Member of the Board of Trustees, Arab Thought Forum
    Amman, Jordan

2007

  • 2007 Member, Nomination Committee, Astronomy
    Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS)
    Trieste, Italy
  • Member, Fundraising Committee
    Geological Society of America Foundation
  • Member, USA National Committee International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE)
    Washington, D.C.
  • Member of the Board, Center for Astronomy
    Bibliotheca Alexandrina
    Alexandria, Egypt
  • Committee on Grand Challenges for Engineering (2006-present)
    National Academy of Engineering
    Washington, D.C.