COE - Staff Directory

Professor Sam Wamuziri
Professor of Civil Engineering &
Dean, College of Engineering
Contact Details:
Telephone: +968 2556 0700 Ext 226
Direct Line Telephone: +968 2556 0711 – Mobile: +968 9179 7014
Academic and Professional Qualifications:
  • 1985 BSc(Eng) First Class with Honours, Civil Engineering, Makerere University, Uganda.
  • 1988 MSc Structural Engineering, University of Manchester, UMIST, UK.
  • 1992 PhD Civil Engineering, University of Manchester, UMIST, UK.
  • 1992 MASCE, Member, The American Society of Civil Engineers, USA.
  • 1999 CEng, Chartered Engineer, The Engineering Council, UK.
  • 1999 MICE, Member, The Institution of Civil Engineers, UK.
  • 1999 MBA with Distinction, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • 2002 Fellow, Royal Society of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, UK.

Research Interests

  • Construction in the MENA Countries
  • Health and Safety in Construction
  • Project Finance including Islamic Finance.
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Procurement
  • Housing and Informal settlements

Najla Yahya AL-Mashaikhya
Dean’s Coordinator
Contact Details:
Telephone: +968 25560701 Ext: 220
Telephone: +968 96017819
Academic and Professional Qualifications:
  • 2016 Bachelor in Statistics , College of Science ,Sultan Qaboos Universit.

Kyung Ho Park , PhD
HOD OF Civil and Environmental Engineering Departments
Assistant Professor in Geotechnical Engineering
Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Contact Details:
Telephone: +968 2556 0711 Ext: 381
Academic and Professional Qualifications:
  • 1990 BSc, Korea University, Korea
  • 1992 MSc, Korea University, Korea
  • 2001 PhD, SUNY-Buffalo, USA
Research Interests
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Geomechanics
  • Tunnel
  • Dam
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Computational Geomechanics
  • Numerical Methods
  • Boundary Element Methods


Mahmoud A. M. Albreem
HOD OF Electronics and Communication Engineering Department
Assistant Professor of Communication Engineering
Contact Details:
Telephone: +968 255 607 00 extension 257
Academic and Professional Qualifications:
  • 2008 BSc(Eng), Electrical Engineering, Islamic University of Gaza (IUG), Palestine.
  • 2009 – 2010 Researcher , University Science Malaysia (USM).
  • 2010 MSc Electronic Systems Design Engineering, University Science Malaysia (USM).
  • 2010 – 2011 Research Assistant, University Science Malaysia (USM).
  • 2011 – 2013 Research Fellow, University Science Malaysia (USM).
  • 2013 PhD Wireless and Mobile Systems, University Science, Malaysia (USM).
  • Jan. 2014 – Feb. 2016 Assistant Professor, University Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP).
  • 2015 IET member (MIET).
  • 2016 IEEE Senior member (SM’IEEE).
  • 2016 Inclusion in 33rd Edition, Marquis Who’s Who in the World.

Research Interests

  • 5th Generation Wireless Communication
  • Wireless Power Transfer
  • Encoding and Decoding
  • Sphere Detection
  • Signal Processing for Communication Systems

Adnan Kabbani, Ph.D
Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering
Contact Details:
Telephone: + 968 25560710 ext. 334
Academic and Professional Qualifications:
  • 1988 BSc(Eng), Electrical Engineering, Damascus University, Damascus, Syria.
  • 1999 MSc Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.
  • 2004 PhD Computer Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Canada.
  • 1989 Syrian Engineers Syndicate
  • 1998 IEEE, Member, USA.
  • 2007 PEO, Member, Ontario, Canada

Research Interests

  • Design of Digital VLSI CMOS Circuits
  • Design of Low Power CMOS Circuits
  • Noise in Digital CMOS Circuits
  • Design for Reusability
  • Biomedical Instrumentation

Ramadan Abdelaziz
Assistant Professor of Water and Wastewater Engineering
Contact Details:
Telephone:+968 25560710
Academic and Professional Qualifications:
  • 2003 B.Sc. Civil Engineering Faculty of Civil Engineering, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
  • 2008 M.Sc. Water Science and Engineering UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, the Netherlands
  • 2014 Doctor of Natural Sciences (Dr. rer. nat.), Faculty of Geosciences, Geoengineering, and Mining Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Freiberg, Germany

Memberships to different professions/ professional associations

  • 2003 European Geosciences Union, Convener and Member
  • 2011 International Association of Mathematical Geosciences (IMAG), Member
  • 2012 The International Association for Hydro-Environmental Engineering and Research (IAHR), Member
  • 2004 Egyptian Engineering Syndicate, Member
  • 2015 World Multidisciplinary Earth Sciences Symposium, Convener

Research Interests

  • Stochastic water resources management with a key focus on numerical modeling, multi-objective optimization techniques, and uncertainty analysis
  • Reactive transport (surface complexation) and solute transport models for parameter identifiability and uncertainty analysis
  • Evaluating the potentialities of the LBM approach for Thermo-hydro-mechanical (THM) modelling of geothermal reservoirs, Multi-phase flow, and contaminant transport
  • Development and conducting of laboratory and field tests, groundwater flow/mass transport forward, upscaling and downscaling, inverse, and management models (water quantity and quality), and land subsidence models
  • Groundwater-surface water interactions, subsurface reservoir modeling, contaminant transport, multiphase flow, remote sensing, climate change, Coupled Urban-Agricultural Water Systems, and uncertainty modelling
  • Simulation processes, subsurface reservoir modelling, coastal aquifers, simulation of the remediation of acid mining lakes, geo-mechanical techniques, and numerical methods to understand porous/fractured media in a better way
  • Simulate extraction and injection of saline groundwater in hydrogeological regimes
  • Construction of (flash) flood inundation maps
  • Use the remote sensing technique to assess mineral resources potential and for water resource management
  • Nanotechnology extends over many areas of research
  • Couple modeling of hydrodynamic and thermodynamic with biological and chemical processes


Wajdi Aboalriha, Ph.D
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering
Contact Details:
Telephone:+968 25560710 extension 366
Direct Line Telephone: +968 2556 0711 – Mobile: +968 9179 7014
Academic and Professional Qualifications:
  • 2015 PhD degree has been awarded in Civil &Environmental Engineering.Thesis subject: Prediction of cracking in steel joint subjected tohigh cyclic strains. University of Strathclyde -UK
  • 1999 MSc Structural Engineering and Foundation. University of Westminster, London- UK
  • 1997 BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering. University of Westminster, London- UK
  • 1997 Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
  • 1999 Member of the Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics (SECED).


  • Structural Engineering principles
  • Theory of structures
  • Strength of Materials
  • Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • Design of Steel Structures
  • Structural detailing and estimation


Mahfouz Saeed
Assistant Professor in Environmental Engineering
Contact Details:
Telephone:+968 2556 0711
Academic and Professional Qualifications:
  • 1997 BSc, Chemical Engineering, Sirte University Libya
  • 1998 Teaching Assistant, Chemical Engineering, Sirte University Libya
  • 2006 Master of Chemical Engineering, Cracow University Poland
  • 2006 Lecturer, School of Engineering, Sirte University Libya
  • 2014 PhD, Chemical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University USA.

Research Interests

  • Thin film solar cell
  • Electrochemistry
  • Environmental engineering.
  • Separation Processes


Tariq Umar
Lecturer in Civil Engineering
Contact Details:
Telephone:+968 2556 0711 Ext: 283
Mobile: +968 9638 1864
Academic and Professional Qualifications:
  • 2009 MSc Civil Engineering, University of East London, UK.
  • 2017 CEng, Chartered Civil Engineer, The Engineering Council, UK.
  • 2017 MICE, Member, The Institution of Civil Engineers, UK.
  • 2019 (expected) PhD Construction Management, London South Bank University, UK.

Research Interests

  • Construction Health & Safety Management
  • Civil Engineering Materials
  • Renewable and Sustainable Energy


Mohamed Shaik Honnurvali
Lecturer in Electronics and Communication Engineering
Contact Details:
Telephone:+968 2556 0711 extension 335 – Mobile: +968 96538415
Academic and Professional Qualifications:
Research Interests
  • WPAN (at 60 GHz frequency)
  • Indoor and outdoor propagation Models for WPAN
  • Antenna Design and simulation
  • Channel modelling


Roy S. Luneta
Autocad Lab technician
Contact Details:
Telephone: +968 2556 0711 extension 335 – Mobile: +968 95489526
Academic and Professional Qualifications:
  • 1997: BS Industrial Teacher Education-Major in Architectural Drafting, Batangas State University, Philippines

Research Interests

  • AutoCAD revit
  • AutoCAD MAYA

Mohammed Javeed Siddique
Lab Technician in Civil Engineering Department
Contact Details:
Telephone: +968 91154093 extension 275
Academic and Professional Qualifications:
  • 2015 M. Tech, Structural Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University, Hyderabad, India.
  • 2013 B. Tech, Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, India.

Research Interests

  • Material Sciences
  • Lightweight Aggregates
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Sustainable Construction