Dr. Solangi Sarfraz Hussain

                    Professor

                    Centre for Pure and Applied Geology

                    University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan.

                    Office: +92-22-9213181 Ext. 2016

                    Cell:   0300-9375193

                    mailto: solangi.sarfraz@usindh.edu.pk   


Education:    
 

Ph.D. Geology                                    University of Wales, UK (1992).

                                                         Topic: Geophysical/Sedimentological studies of a Quaternary tidal delta system. 

M.Sc. Geology (1st Class)                   University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan (1983). 

B.Sc. (Hons) Geology (1st Class)         University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan (1982).

 

Personal Details

 

Name                                                  Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi

Date of Birth                                         February 15, 1960

Nationality                                            Pakistani

Marital Status                                       Married

Mailing Address                                    B # A-236, SUECHS, Sindh University,                                          

                                                           Jamshoro, Pakistan.

Telephone                                            03009375193

Email                                                   sarfraz_solangi@yahoo.com

 

 

Experience:                                                           26 Years University Teaching and Research.

 

 Academic and Research:

 

- Lecturer                                             Department of Geology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan (1983-1986).

- Ph.D. Scholar                                    School of Ocean Sciences, University of Wales, United Kingdom (1986-1992).

- Assistant Professor                            Department of Geology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan (1992-1998).

- Associate Professor                           Department of Geology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan (1998-2003).

- Postdoctoral Research Fellow             School of Ocean Sciences, University of  Wales, United Kingdom (1999-2000).

- Professor                                           Department of Geology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan (2003-).

- Director                                              Centre for Pure and Applied Geology, University of Sindh (2009- )

  

Professional and Administrative:

 

- Team Leader and GIS consultant of the Sindh Government project "Exploration   and evaluation of dimension and cut stones deposits in Thatta, Jamshoro, and Dadu districts." (2007- 2009). 

- Consultant of GIS and digitization of maps in Project "Feasibility studies of Nagar Parkar granite deposits" (2007-2010). 

- Principal Investigator, Pakistan Science Foundation Project " Paleoenvironmental study of Early Cretaceous Lower Goru Formation, Sindh Monocline, Lower Indus Basin, Pakistan". 

- Member on Technical Committee of National Institute of Oceanography, Pakistan (1998).  

- Completed three projects on the exploration of fresh groundwater reserves using Electrical Resistivity method in various parts of Sindh (1996-1998). 

- Director & Secretary, Sindh University Teachers Welfare Fund (1998-1999). 

 

Research projects carried out:

 

  1. Principal Investigator of Pakistan Science Foundation Project entitled "Paleoenvironmental study of early Cretaceous Lower Goru Formation, Sindh, Monocline, Lower Indus Basin, Pakistan"

  2. Team Leader, Exploration and evaluation of Dimension and cut stones deposits of Thatta, Jamshoro and Dadu districts (including digital mapping). Project of Sindh Government.

 

Languages and other skills:

 

- Read, Write and fluently speak Sindhi, English, and Urdu languages.

- Familiar with basic and routine computer operation and applications.

- Posses full clean British motor car Driving License since 1990.

 

Important Training and short courses:

 

1. Two weeks Oceanography Training Programme, organised jointed by the University of Hawaii and National Institute of Oceanography, Pakistan (Karachi, 1985).

2. As a research scientist onboard Belgian research vessel "R V BELGICA" to carry out seismic surveys in English Channel and Irish Sea. (England, 1998)

3. One week short course in shallow reflection seismics, organised by EG&G Geometrics,   USA (London, 1990)

4. IOC-IOMAC - German short course on marine Geology held at the national institute of Oceanography, Pakistan (Karachi 1994)

 

 

Important Geological field investigations:

  1.  One week Sindh University-Weatherford collaborative Geological field work  at Lakhra, Meting, Jhimpir and Thar coal fields to evaluate the possibilities for CBM prospectivity (Jan-2010)

  2. Three week Geological field investigations as a part of Pakistan-French collaborative project  in Laki and Khirthar Ranges (Districts Thatta, Jamshoro, and Dadu) of Sindh to study sedimentology and startigraphy of  Paleogene and Neogene rocks (Nov-Dec 2009).

  3. 10 days Geological field investigations in Wahi Pandhi and Shah Godrio (35 N/1 and 35N/5) of Khirthar range areas of District Dadu to understand the stratigraphy and dimension stone potential. (Jan-March 2009).

  4. 60 days Geological field investigations in District Jamshoro (Thano Bula Khan, Lakhra, Bado, and Bhit areas of Laki and Khirthar ranges-40 C/3, 35 O/10, 35 O/7, 35 O/11, 35 O/12, 35 N/12, 40 C/3, 35 N/15) for dimension and cut stones exploration (Mar-Dec 2008)

  5. 45 days Geological field investigations in District Thatta (35 P/9 35 P/13, 40 D/1, 40 C/4) for dimension and cut stones exploration (Aug-Dec 2007).

  6. 20 days Geological and Hydrogeological investigations of NagarParkar area as a part of Asian Development Project  (Apr-Jun 2009)

  7. One week Geological mapping and sampling in Ranikot area of District Jamshoro as part of M.Phil. Scholar data collection.(2006)

  8. Geological and stratigraphical studies at eastern and western flanks of Surjan anticline, Thano Bula Khan as part of MS. Thesis (2005)

  9. Regular geological mapping/investigations of Lakhra, Gado Laro, Kanbho, Surjan, and Bado anticlinal structures as part of final year thesis (1992-2010)

  10. Hydrogeological studies using resistivity technique at Thano Bula Khan, Sukkar, University of Sindh (1997-2005)

 

Selected Research Publication:

  1. Bathymetry and General morphology of Belan Tidal Inlet, United Kingdom. Sindh Univ.Res. Jour, Vol.27 (2), 221 - 234 p. (1995).

  2. Temporal variations in bedform characteristics over Neap/Spring tidal cycles in the Menai Strait, United Kingdom. Sindh Univ. Res. Jour, Vol.27 (2), 207 - 220 p. (1995).

  3. Shallow seismic stratigraphy of Caernarfon Bay, United Kingdom. Sindh Univ. Res. Jour, Vol.27 (2), 41 - 50 p. (1995).

  4. Tidal current patterns around the Belan Tidal Inlet, Caernarfon Bay, United Kingdom. Pak. JAAEVS, Sindh Agriculture University, TandoJam. Vol.14 (1), 38 - 44p. (1998).

  5. The Predication of Abrasive Wear in Mining Associated With Rock Excavation, Mehran Univ. Res. Jour. Of Engineering and Technology, Vol. 19 (3), (2000).

  6. Geology of Muree Brewery Section and its Economic. Mehran Univ. Res. Jour. Of Engineering and Technology, Vol. 19 (3), (2000).

  7. Detection of groundwater reserves using electrical resistivity technique, Allama I.I.Kazi Campus, University of Sindh, Jamshoro. Sindh Univ. Res. Jour. (SCIENCE SERIES) Vol. 32 (2), (2000).

  8. The combined VES/EM soundings Geophysical method for siting boreholes. Sindh Univ. Res. Jour. (SCIENCE SERIES), Vol. 34 (2), (2002).

  9. Evaluation of Synthetic sonic logs. Contributions to geology of Pakistan, 2007, p87-103.

  10. Sediment Transport pathways in Caernarfon Bay, United Kingdom (submitted to Mehran University Research Journal, 2008)

  11. Morphodynamics of a tidal delta complex at a macrotidal inlet, Menai Strait, North Wales. (submitted to Mehran University Research Journal, 2008)

 

 

Badin and Thar Coals: Potential Candidates CBM Pakistan Petroleum LTD, Sindh Univeristy PAPG/SPE ANNUAL TECHNICAL CONFERENCE 2010

November 10-11, 2010 Islamabad.

 

Cleat Fractures an Matrix Porosity in Coals of Sindh, Univeristy of Sindh, Jamshoro, Weatherford Oil Tool M.E Ltd. PAPG/SPE ANNUAL TECHNICAL CONFERENCE 2010 November 10-11, 2010 Islamabad.

 

                         

                     

 

References will be furnished if desired.