Curriculum Vitae of
Dr. Mohammad E. Al-Dabbagh
Name: Mohammad E. Al-Dabbagh
Occupation: Staff member, King Saud University.
Date of Birth: 1948
Place of Birth: Taif Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Degree: Ph.D. awarded 1408 H. (1988 G.), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, U.S.A.
Minor: Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Plate Tectonics.
M.Sc.: Awarded 1401 H. (1981 G.), University of North Carolina, U.S.A.
B.Sc.: awarded 1396 H. (1976 G.), with Honors, Riyadh University (Currently, King Saud University) Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Title of M.Sc.Thesis:“Environmental Interpretation and Tectonic Significance of the Wajid Sandstone, Saudi Arabia”.
Title of Ph.D. Thesis: “Tertiary and Associated Rocks of Yanbu, Dhaylan and Aznam Areas, Northwestern Saudi Arabia and their Relationship to the Opening of the Red Sea”.
1. Fluent in Arabic, English and French.
2. Worked as translator of French Language in Saudi Telephone Company (Saudi Tel.) in the period 1390-1392 H. (1970- 1972 G.).
3. Worked in king Saud University from 1396 H. (1976) until now, when he was appointed as demonstrator in the Department of Geology, College of Science, and then faculty staff after obtaining the Ph.D. degree.
4. Chosen as one of the committee members (referees) for the defense and discussion of three Ph.D. theses (Doctorat d'Etat) in geology, presented by three French candidates at the University of Paris; the theses are in French and about the geology of Saudi Arabia.
5. Chairman of Geology Department from 1407-1421H.(1997-2001G.).
6. Taught a special short course on the natural hazards held in King Saud University in the period 5 -26 /8/ 1412 H. (1992 G.), prepared especially for Civil Defense Officers.
7. Participated in the organizing committee of the Saudi Geological Society Meetings (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th), during several years.
8. A member of the board in the Research Center of the College of Science in King Saud University 1423H (2003) till now.
9. Treasurer and Member of the Board for the Saudi Society for Earth Sciences since 1411H (1992) till now.
10. Referred a number of research papers and projects for Saudi Universities, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology and other scientific organizations.
Geology of Sedimentary rocks, Stratigraphy, Sedimentology, Structural Geology, Geology of Saudi Arabia, Tectonics of the Arabian Plate and the Red Sea in particular and the Middle East in general.
Participated in several scientific conferences held inside and outside of the Kingdom.
Courses Taught by Dr. Al Dabbagh:
The Undergraduate Courses
101 Geo (Physical Geology)
104 Geo (Principles of Geology)
282 Geo (Photographic Geology)
234 Geo (Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy)
333 Geo (Sedimentary Rocks)
381 Geo (Structural Geology)
391 Geo (Field Geology)
431 Geo (Carbonate Rocks)
416 Geo (Tectonic Seismology of the Middle East)
The Graduate Courses
502 Geo (Advanced Structural Geology)
512 Geo (Advanced Sedimentology)
532 Geo (Advanced Stratigraphy)
533 Geo (Advanced Sedimentary Rocks)
534 Geo (Recent Sediments)
- Supervises research graduation projects for undergraduate students.
- Supervises Master Thesis for graduate student.
- Chosen as one of the committee members (referees) for the defense and discussion of three Ph.D. theses (Doctorat d'Etat) in geology, presented by three French candidates at the University of Paris; the theses are in French and about the geology of Saudi Arabia.
List of Publications:
Dabbagh, M.E. and Rogers, J.J.W., (1983): "Depositional Environments and Tectonic Significance of the Wajid Sandstone of Southern Saudi Arabia" Journal of African Earth Sciences (and the Middle East) Vol. 1, pp. 47-57.
Rogers, J.J.W. Dabbagh, M.E, Olszewski, Jr., Gaudette, J.E., Greenberg, J.K. and Brown, B.A., (1984): "Early Poststabilization, Sedimentation and Later Growth of Shields" Geology, vol. 12, pp. 607-609.
Dabbagh, M.E, (1989): "Regional Dolomitization of Tertiary Carbonate Rocks of the Red Sea Coast in Northwestern Saudi Arabia" First Saudi Symposium on Earth Sciences, Jeddah, K.A.A.U., 28-30 Jan. 1989.
Dabbagh, M.E, (1989): "Stages and Substages of Tertiary Evolution of the Red Sea Rift System" First Saudi Symposium on Earth Sciences, Jeddah, K.A.A.U., 28 -30 Jan. 1989.
Rogers, J.J.W., Dabbagh, M.E, Whiting, B.M. and Widman S.A., (1989): "Subsidence and Origin of the Northern Red Sea and Gulf of Suez" Journal of African Earth Sciences and the Middle East, vol. 8, No. 2,3,4, pp. 617-629.
Suayah, I.B.; Rogers, J.J.W.; and Dabbagh, M.E., (1991): "High-Ti Continental Tholeiites from the Aznam Trough, Northwestern Saudi Arabia: evidence of “Abortive” Rifting in the “Embryonic” Stage of Red Sea Opening" Tectonophysics 191. pp. 75-87.
Dabbagh, M.E., (1992): "Cenozoic Stratigraphy of Western Saudi Arabia" First Meeting of the Saudi Society for Earth Sciences, October 27-29, Riyadh, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Al-Bassam A. M., Dabbagh, M.E., and Hussein M.T., (2000): "Application of a Revised Hydrostratigraphic Classification and Nomenclature to the Mesozoic and Cenozoic Succession of Saudi Arabia" Journal of African Earth Sciences vol.30,no. 4,pp. 917-927.
Dabbagh M.E., (2002): "Shape: A Method for Processing Grain Shape Data" Annals of the Geol. Survey of Egypt, vol.24, pp.287-295.
Dabbagh M.E., (2006): "Diagenesis of Jurassic Tuwaiq Mountain Limestone, Central Saudi Arabia" Journal of King Saud Univ., Vol. 19 Science No. 1, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, pp. 31-58 .
Dabbagh M.E., (2007): "Effect of Tectonic Prominence and Growth of the Arabian Shield on Paleozoic Sandstone Successions in Saudi Arabia" (sent for publication).
Books in Preparation:
1. Corals and Coral Reefs.
2. Foundations of Structural Geology (for 381 Geo).