I have been working as a professor in the department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering at Lulea Technical University, Sweden since December, 2007. Prior to that, I worked as Professor at Al al-Bayt University, Jordan (1995-2007) and Baghdad University, Iraq (1976-1995). I obtained my PhD degree in hydrology from the University of Dundee, UK in 1976 and MSc and BSc in geology from the University of Baghdad, Iraq in 1968 and 1972 respectively.
My publications include more than 800 articles in international/national journals, chapters in books and 22 books. I have executed more than 30 major research projects in Iraq, Jordan, Sweden and UK and supervised more than 70 PhD and MSc students. I have received several scientific awards. The British Council on its 70th anniversary in 2004 gave me one of its 10 Cultural Relations Awards. In 2013 I received a best engineering research award from the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education. I am a member of the editorial board of 32 international journals.