RESPONSIBILITIES

The main performed responsibilities are:

1- Director of Geology Department (1992 - 2012) in Iraq Geological Survey, Baghdad, retired on 10/10/ 2012.

2- Representative of Iraq in an International Committee that is concerned with the compilation of the Geological Map of the World. I was Deputy of Vise-President of Middle East Subcommission of CGMW (Commission of Geological Map of the World), Paris, December 2009 until August 2012. My name is written on the Geological Map of the World, Part Asia (2012).

3- Visiting Lecturer in UKH from October 2014 - February 2017.

4- Lecturer in UKH, since 12 February 2017

EXPERIENCES

  The following are the main experiences during my career

1- Stratigraphy of the Iraqi Territory and Geological Mapping, especially in the Kurdistan Region.

2- Mineral Investigation

3- Geological Hazards, mitigation, identification, and assessment

4 - Mass Movements, prediction, identification, and mitigation

5- Strategic Site Investigation and Selection

6- Performing Quality  Assurance program in a Strategic project (Nuclear Power Plant Siting), as a Q.A. Manager during 1988 - 1991 in Iraq Geological Survey, Baghdad, Iraq.

7- Compilation of Geological maps of Iraq at a scale of 1:1000000, and tens of other maps of different scales, all saved at the Archeive of the Iraq Geological Survey.

The main work experience is Geological Mapping in different parts of Iraq since 1971 - 1992. I have performed and compiled geological maps of Iraq in different scales, especially in the Kurdistan Region. After 1992, I was involved in administration work besides the scientific responsibilities, since I was the Director of the Geology Department until my retirement in October 2012.

Writing, reviewing, and editing different types of geological reports.

Writing, reviewing and editing different types of scientific geological articles. During 1998 - 2012, being the Secretary of the Editorial Board of two geological Journals in Baghdad.1- Iraqi Bulletin of Geology and Mining, 2- Iraqi Geological Journal.

Visual interpretation of aerial photographs and satellite images, as different geological aspects are concerned.

Performing Quality Assurance project in a strategic project (1988 - 1992) for Nuclear Power Site Selection Program, Iraq.

Performing and following-up training programs for the recently employed geologists in Iraq Geological Survey (1984 - 2012).

Performing consultation jobs in Erbil and Sulaimaniya Governorates on behalf of Faruk Group, Kar Group, UB Group, Majdi Holding.

Lecturing in UKH since October 2014.


Currently, I'm

1- A member of the Editorial Board of UKHJSE.

2- Per reviewer in the  Arabian Journal of Earth Sciences (Elsevier)

3- Per reviewer in the Iraqi Bulletin of Geology and Mining, as well as a member of the Editorial Board, Baghdad.

4- Per reviewer in the Iraqi Geological Journal, as well as a member in the Advisory Committee, Baghdad.

5- Per reviewer in the Iraqi Scientific Journal, Baghdad


I have the following reports and publications:

A- 127 documented reports in Iraq Geological Survey library, Baghdad, Iraq, and other libraries.


B- 194 published papers in Iraqi and International scientific journals and the other 23 are in different processing steps; totaling 217 articles. Those which were published after I joined the UKH in February 2017 are listed below:


1- Sissakian, V.K., Abdul Ahad, A.D., Al-Ansari, N. and Knutson, S., 2017. The Geology of Wadi Hauran, the largest valley in Iraq. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2017, p. 103 – 132 ISSN: 1792-9040 (print version), 1792-9660 (online) Scienpress Ltd, 2017

2- Adamo, N., Al-Ansari, N., Knutsoon, S. and Sissakian, V., 2017. Risk Management, Concept in Dam Safety Evaluation. Mosul Dam as a Case Study. Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 11, No. 7, p. 635 – 625. ltu.diva-portal.org/smash/latest.jsf.

3- Adamao, N., Al-Ansari, N., Laue, J. and Sissakian, V., 2017. Mosul Dam a Catastrophe Yet Unfold. Engineering, Vol. 9, p. 263 – 274. ScientificResearch Publishing. ISSN Online: 1947- 394NX, ISSN Print: 1947- 3931. http:// www.scrip.org/ journal/eng.

4- Al-Ansari, N., Adamao, Sissakian, V., Knutsoon, S. and Laue, J., 2017. Is Mosul Dam the Most Dangerous Dam in the World?. Review of Previous Work and Possible Solutions. Engineering, Vol. 9, No.10, p. 801 – 823. ltu.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:1145915/FULLTEXT01.pdf

5- Sissakian, V.K., Shehab, A.T., Al-Ansari, N. and Knutson, S., 2017. New Tectonic Findings and its Implication on Locating Oil Fields in Parts of Gulf Region. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 3, 2017, p. 51 – 75. ISSN: 1792-9040 (print version), 1792-9660 (online) Scienpress Ltd, 2017.

6- Sissakian, V.K., Abdul Ahad, A.D., Al-Ansari, N. and Knutson, S., 2017. Geomorphology, Geology and Tectonics of Jabal Sanam, South Iraq. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 3, 2017, p. 97 – 113. ISSN: 1792-9040 (print version), 1792-9660 (online) Scienpress Ltd, 2017.

7- Sissakian, V.K., Capigian, A.O., Al-Ansari, N. and Knutson, S., 2017. Characters and Types of Alluvial Fans in the Middle and Eastern Parts of Iraq. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 3, May 2017, p. 115 – 140. ISSN: 1792-9040 (print version), 1792-9660 (online) Scienpress Ltd, 2017

8. Sissakian, V., Adamao, N., Al-Ansari, N., Knutsson, S. and Laue, J., 2017. Defects in Foundation Desigsn Due to Miss-Interpretation of the Geological Data. A Case Study of Mosul Dam. Scientific Research, Engineering, Vol. 9, No.7, p. 1 – 15.  http://file.scirp.org/Html/5-8102857_78053.htm. July 31. Article ID:78053. ISSN: 1947-3931 (Print), ISSN: 1947-394X (Online). https://doi.org/10.4236/ eng.2017.90742.  

9- Sissakian, V.K. and Al-Ansari, N., 2017. Karstification and Tectonic Effects on the Drainage Trend in the Southwestern Part of Iraq. Engineering, Vol. 9, p. 703-722. http://www.scirp.org/journal/eng. ISSN Online: 1947-394X. ISSN Print: 1947-3931.

10- Sissakian, V.K., Shihab, A.T. and Othman, A.A., 2017. Factors Controlling Development of the Straight Valleys Draining Wine Glass Forms in North and Northeast of Iraq (Kurdistan Region). ARO, the Journal of Koya University, Vol. 5, No.2, p. 32 – 48. aro.koyauniversity.org/article/view/ARO.10262.

11- Elias, Z., Sissakian, V.K. and Al-Ansari, N., 2018. New Tectonic Activity within Zagros – Taurus belt: A case study from north Iraq using Region Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM). Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2018, 51-63

ISSN: 1792-9040 (print version), 1792-9660 (online) 

12- Sissakian, V.K., Shihab, A.T. and Al-Ansari, 2018. The Geology and Evolution of the Ga’ara Depression, Iraqi Western Desert. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2018, 65 - 90. ezfind.technion.ac.il/vufind/EdsRecord/edsswe,edsswe.oai... https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322930541

13- Sissakian, V.K., Adamo, N., Al-Ansari, N., Knutsson, S. and Laue, J., 2018. Badush Dam, NW Iraq: A Geological Study. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, V. 8, No. 2, 2018, 1-15. ISSN: 1792-9040 (print version), 1792-9660 (online).

14- Adamo., N., Sissakian, V.K., Al-Ansari, N., Knutsson, S. and Laue, J., 2018. Badush Dam: Controversy and Future Possibilities. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2018, 17-33. ISSN: 1792-9040 (print version), 1792-9660 (online).

15- Sissakian, V.K., Adamo, N., Al-Ansari, N., Knutsson, S. and Laue, J., 2018. A Comparative Study of Mosul and Haditha Dams, Iraq: Geological Conditions. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, V. 8, No. 2, 2018, 35 -52. ISSN: 1792-9040 (print version), 1792-9660 (online).

16-  Adamo., N., Sissakian, V.K., Al-Ansari, N., Knutsson, S. and Laue, J., 2018. Comparative Study of Mosul and Haditha Dams, Iraq: Foundation Treatments in the Two Dams. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2018, 53-70. ISSN: 1792-9040 (print version), 1792-9660 (online).

17- Adamo., N., Sissakian, V.K., Al-Ansari, N., Knutsson, S. and Laue, J., 2018. Comparative Study of Mosul and Haditha Dams in Iraq: Different Construction Materials Contribute to Different designs. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2018, 71-89. ISSN: 1792-9040 (print version), 1792-9660 (online).

18- Sissakian, V.K., Abdul Ahad, A.D., Al-Ansari, N. and Knutson, S., 2018. Neotectonic Activity from the Upper Reaches of the Arabian Gulf, South Iraq. Geotectonics, Vol. 58, No.2, p. 240 – 250. (April).

19- Nadhir Al-Ansari, Nasrat Adamo, Varoujan K. Sissakian, Sven Knutsson and Jan Laue, 2018. Water Resources of the Euphrates River Catchment. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, vol . 8, no. 3, 2018, 1-20 ISSN: 1792-9040 (print version), 1792-9660 (online). Scienpress Ltd, 2018. http://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?Main_Id=59

20- Nadhir Al-Ansari, Nasrat Adamo, Varoujan K. Sissakian, Sven Knutsson and Jan Laue, 2018. Water Resources of the Tigris River Catchment. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, vol . 8, no. 3, 2018, 21-42. ISSN: 1792-9040 (print version), 1792-9660 (online). Scienpress Ltd, 2018.

http://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?Main_Id=59

21- Nadhir Al-Ansari, Nasrat Adamo, Varoujan K. Sissakian, Sven Knutsson and Jan Laue, 2018. Climate Change: Consequences on Iraq’s Environment. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, vol . 8, no. 3, 2018, 43- 58. ISSN: 1792-9040 (print version), 1792-9660 (online). Scienpress Ltd, 2018. http://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?Main_Id=59

22- Nasrat Adamo, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Varoujan K. Sissakian, Jan Laue and Sven Knutsson, 2018. The Future of the Tigris and Euphrates Water Resources in view of Climate Change. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, vol . 8, no. 3, 2018, 59- 74. ISSN: 1792-9040 (print version), 1792-9660 (online). Scienpress Ltd, 2018. http://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?Main_Id=59

23- Nasrat Adamo, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Varoujan K. Sissakian, Jan Laue and Sven Knutsson, 2018. Climate Change: The Uncertain Future of Tigris River Tributaries’ Basins. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 8, no. 3, 2018, 75- 93. ISSN: 1792-9040 (print version), 1792-9660 (online). Scienpress Ltd, 2018. http://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?Main_Id=59

24- Nadhir Al-Ansari, Sadeq AlJawad, Nasrat Adamo, Varoujan K. Sissakian, Jan Laue and Sven Knutsson, 2018. Water Quality within the Tigris and Euphrates Catchments. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 8, no. 3, 2018, 95- 121. ISSN: 1792-9040 (print version), 1792-9660 (online). Scienpress Ltd, 2018. http://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?Main_Id=59

25- Sadeq AlJawad, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Nasrat Adamo, Varoujan K. Sissakian, Jan Laue and Sven Knutsson, 2018. Groundwater Quality and Their Uses in Iraq. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 8, no. 3, 2018, 123- 144. ISSN: 1792-9040 (print version), 1792-9660 (online). Scienpress Ltd, 2018. http://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?Main_Id=59

26- Varoujan K. Sissakian, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Nasrat Adamo, Sven Knutsson and Jan Laue, 2018. Geology of the Tigris River with Emphasize on the Iraqi Part. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 8, no. 3, 2018, 145- 166. ISSN: 1792-9040 (print version), 1792-9660 (online). Scienpress Ltd, 2018. http://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?Main_Id=59

27- Varoujan K. Sissakian, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Nasrat Adamo, Sven Knutsson and Jan Laue, 2018. Geology of the Euphrates River with Emphasize on the Iraqi Part. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 8, no. 3, 2018, 167- 185. ISSN: 1792-9040 (print version), 1792-9660 (online). Scienpress Ltd, 2018. http://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?Main_Id=59

28- Varoujan K Sissakian, Mohamed, D.S. and Ahmed, S., 2018. Assessment of Dukan Landslides, West of Sulaimani City, the Kurdistan Region, NE Iraq. UKHJS, Vol. 2 No. 1, p. 28 – 38.

29- Varoujan K. Sissakian, 2018. Geological Maps in the Kurdistan Region. UKHJS, Vol. 2, No. 1, p. 39 – 42.

30- Varoujan K.S., Amin, R.M. and Mohammed, J.Gh., 2018. The Lateral Growth of Qara Dagh anticline, South of Sulaimaniyha City, NE Iraqi.               A Tectonic – Geomorphological Study. Iraqi Bulletin of Geology and Mining, Vol. 14, No. 2, p. 31 – 47.

31- Varoujan K. Sissakian and Hayder Al-Bahadily, 2018. The Geological Origin of Umm Al-Binni lake within the Ahwar of Southern Mesopotamia, Iraq. Arabian Journal of Geosciences. 11.669. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12517-018-4004-6.

32- Varoujan K.S., Sdiq, S.B. and Xailifar, G.H., 2018. Slope Stability of Derbendi Khan Dam and Near Surroundings. A reconnaissance study. Kurdistan Region, NE Iraq. Journal of Zankoy Sulaimani, Vol. 20, Nos. 3 -4, p. 57 – 72.

33- Varoujan K.S. and Omar, H.O., 2018. Assessment of Unstable Slope in Korre Village, SW of Shaqlawa Town, the Kurdistan Region. UKHJS, Vol. 2, No. 2, p. 14 – 22.

34- Varoujan K.S., 2018. The Minerals Wealth in Kurdistan Region. UKHJSE, Vol. 2, No. 2, p. 23 – 26.

35- Varoujan K.S., Othman, A.A. and Shihab, A.T., 2018. Factors Controlling Development of Wine Glass Forms in the Mountains of the Kurdistan Region, Iraq. ARO, Journal of Koya University, Vol. 6, No. 2, p. 39 – 48.

36- Varoujan K.S., and Hassan O. Omer, 2018. Slope Stability Problems Along the Main Roads in the Kurdistan Region. Academic Journal of Nawroz University, Vol. 7, No. 4, p. 197 – 204.

37- Elias, Z., Sissakian, V.K. and Al-Ansari, N., 2018. New Tectonic Activity within Zagros – Taurus belt: A case study from north Iraq using Region Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 1, p. 51 – 63.

38- Varoujan K.S., Elias, Z. and Al-Ansari. N., 2019. Deducing the Lateral Growth of Jambour, Pulkhana and Qumar Anticlines Central Iraq, Using Drainage Analysis and Geomorphological Features. Geotectonics, Vol. 53, No. 1, p. 140 – 154.

39- Varoujan K.S.,  Daliya A. Hamoudi, Hassan O. Omer and Sazan A. Niazi, 2019. Assessment of the Carbonate Rocks of the Pila Spi Formation for Cement Industry, in Permam Mountain, Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan Region. UKHJSE, Vol. 3, No. 1, p. 1 – 9).

40- Nasrat Adamo, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Varoujan Sissakian, Jan Laue and Sven Knutsson. Mosul Dam: Geology and Safety Concerns. Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture 13 (2019) 151-177. doi: 10.17265/1934-7359/2019.03.001.

41- Elias, Z., Sissakian, V.K. and Al-Ansari, N., 2019. Assessment of the Tectonic Activity in Northwestern part of the Zagros Mountains, Northeastern Iraq by using Geomorphic Indices. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering Journal, p. 1 – 13. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10706-019-00888-z.(0123456789

42- Nasrat Adamo, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Varoujan Sissakian, Jan Laue and Sven Knutsson, 2019. Badush Dam: A Unique Case of Flood Wave Retention Dams Uncertain Future and Problematic Geology. Journal of Engineering, Vol. 11, p. 189- 205. https://doi.org/10.4236/eng.2019.114014

43- Jassim, H.M., Vanarelli, M.V., Ahmed, F.R.,  Sissakian, V.K. and Hassan O. Omer, 2019. Portal Landslide Analysis of the New Haibat Sultan Tunnels in Koya, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (Prague Conference). file:///F:/data/en/proceedings-en/uc-2019-session-4-oral-10-jassim.pdf.

44- Varoujan Sissakian,  Nasrat Adamo, Nadhir Al-Ansari, , Jan Laue and Sven Knutsson, 2019 Geological and Geotechnical Study of Badush Dam, Iraq. Athens: ATINER'S Conference Paper Series, No: WAT2018-2546.   https://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=utf-8&fr=tightropetb&p=Geological+and+Geotechnical+Study+of+Badush+Dam%2C+Iraq&type=113465_101217

45- Ghafur, A.A., Salad Hersi, O., Sissakina, V.K., Omar, H.O. and Abdulhaq, H.A., 2019. Facies-controlled dolomitization of the Lower Cretaceous Qamchuqa Formation, Kurdistan Region, Northern Iraq. Accepted Geoconvention, Calgary, Canada, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/336881385_Facies-controlled_dolomitization_of_the_Lower_Cretaceous_Qamchuqa_Formation_Kurdistan_Region_Northern_Iraq?fbclid=IwAR3TudRWrLESK1LKTSBbxLE7Q1NLWQFXHj0sOdn_L2B4Xhrqw-WNuGASP7M.

46- Al-Ansari  N., Adamo N., Sissakian V.K, 2019. Hydrological Characteristics of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers (J. Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, 12 November V. 9, Issue 4, p. 1 – 26).

http://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?main_id=59&Sub_id=IV&Issue=1387439

47- Al-Ansari  N., Adamo N., Sissakian V.K, 2019. Water shortages and its environmental consequences within Tigris and Euphrates Rivers (J. Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, 12 November,   Vol. 9, Issue 4, p. 27 – 56).

http://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?main_id=59&Sub_id=IV&Issue=1389407

48- Al-Ansari  N., Adamo N., Sissakian V.K, 2019. Water Quality and its Environmental Implications within Tigris and Euphrates Rivers (J. Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, 12 November V. 9, Issue 4, p. 57 – 108).

http://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?main_id=59&Sub_id=IV&Issue=1391375

49- Varoujan K. Sissakian and Nadhir Al-Ansari, 2019. Geography, Geomorphology, Stratigraphy and Tectonics of the Euphrates River Basin (Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, 17 November Vol. 9, Issue 4, p; 315 – 337).

http://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?main_id=59&Sub_id=IV&Issue=1413023.

50- Varoujan K. Sissakian and Nadhir Al-Ansari, 2019. Geography, Geomorphology, Stratigraphy and Tectonics of the Tigris River Basin (J. Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, 17 November Vol. 9, Issue 4, p. 291 – 314).

http://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?main_id=59&Sub_id=IV&Issue=1420895

51- Varoujan K. Sissakian, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Nasrat Adamo and Ayda D. Abdulahad, 2019. Origins and Utilizations of the Main Natural Depressions in Iraq (J. Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, V. 10, Issue 1, p. 15 – 41).

http://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?main_id=59&Sub_id=IV&Issue=1554719.

52- Adamo, N., Al-Ansari, N. and Sissakian, V.K, 2020. How Dams Can Affect Freshwater Issues in the Euphrates-Tigris Basins (J. Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, 12 November V. 10, Issue 1, p. 43 – 76).

http://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?main_id=59&Sub_id=IV&Issue=1556687.

53- Adamo, N., Al-Ansari, N. and Sissakian, V.K, 2020. Global Climate Change Impacts on Tigris-Euphrates Rivers Basins (J. Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, 12 November V. 10, Issue 1, p. 77 – 126).

http://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?main_id=59&Sub_id=IV&volid=413.

54- Ala A. Ghafur, Varoujan K. Sissakian, Hawkar A. Abdulhaq and Hassan O. Omer, 2019. Aqra Anticline. A Two Wards Growing Structure Iraqi Kurdistan Region (ARO, Vol. VII, No. 2, p. 27 – 33).

http://aro.koyauniversity.org/article/view/ARO.10535.

55- Varoujan K. Sissakian, Nadhir Al-Ansari and Nasrat Adamo, 2019. The Role of Geological Investigations in Dam Siting. Mosul Dam a Case Study. Geotechnical and  Geological Engineering, Vol. 38, p. 1 – 12.  doi:10.1007/s10706-019-01150-2

56- Sissakian, V.K, 2019. Shanidar Cave: An Interesting Archeological Site in Iraqi Kurdistan Region. (UKHJSE, Vol. 3, No.2, p. 01 - 09).

https://journals.ukh.edu.krd/index.php/ukhjse/article/view/104.

57- Sissakian, V.K, 2019. Quarries and Environment in Iraqi Kurdistan Region. (UKHJSE, Vol. 3, No.2, p. 52 - 60). DOI: 10.25079/ukhjse.v3n2y2019.pp52-60

https://journals.ukh.edu.krd/index.php/ukhjse/article/view/169.  

58- Varoujan K. Sissakian, Jamal M. Ahmed and Rahel K. Ibrahem, 2020.  Industrial Assessment of the Carbonate Rocks of the Pila Spi Formation at Haibat Sultan Mountain, Iraqi Kurdistan Region (ARO, Vol. 8, No. 1, p. 24 – 30). http://aro.koyauniversity.org/article/view/ARO.10546

59- Varoujan K. Sissakian, Nasrat Adamo, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Mohammed Kh. Al-Azzawi, Mukhalad Abdullah and Jan Laue, 2020. Geomorphology of the Mesopotamian Plain: A Critical Review. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 4, p., 1 – 25 (16 March). www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?main_id=59&Sub_id=IV&Issue=1710191

60- Varoujan K. Sissakian, Nasrat Adamo, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Mukhalad Abdullah and Jan Laue, 2020. Stratigraphy of the Mesopotamian Plain: A Critical Review. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2020, 27-56 (16 March). www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?main_id=59&Sub_id=IV&Issue=1712159.

61- Varoujan K. Sissakian, Nasrat Adamo and Nadhir Al-Ansari, 2020. Tectonics and Neotectonics of the Mesopotamian Plain: A Critical Review (Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2020, 57-86). www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?main_id=59&Sub_id=IV&Issue=1714127

62- Varoujan K. Sissakian, Nasrat Adamo, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Mukhalad Abdullah and Jan Laue, 2020. Sea Level Changes in the Mesopotamian Plain and Limits of the Arabian Gulf. A Critical Review. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2020, 87-110.

www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?main_id=59&Sub_id=IV&Issue=1718063

63- Nadhir Al-Ansari, Varoujan K. Sissakian, Nasrat Adamo,  Mukhalad Abdullah and Jan Laue, 2020. Hydrogeology of the Mesopotamian Plain. A critical Review. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 4, 21 March, 111-124

www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?main_id=59&Sub_id=IV&Issue=1720031

64- Varoujan K. Sissakian, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Nasrat Adamo, Mukhalad Abdullah and Jan Laue, 2020. Desertification and Salinization of the Mesopotamian Plain. A critical Review. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2020, 125-142

file:///C:/Users/Varoujan/Desktop/Vol%2010_4_6.pdf.

65- Varoujan K. Sissakian, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Nasrat Adamo, Mukhalad Abdullah and Jan Laue, 2020. Economic Potential of the Mesopotamian Plain: A Critical Review. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 4, 22 March, p. 143-154.

file:///C:/Users/Varoujan/Desktop/Vol%2010_4_7.pdf

66- Mukhalad Abdullah, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Nasrat Adamo, Varoujan K. Sissakian and Jan Laue, 2020. Floods and Flood Protection in Mesopotamia. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 4, 22 March, p. 155-173. file:///C:/Users/Varoujan/Desktop/

67- Mukhalad Abdullah, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Nasrat Adamo, Varoujan K. Sissakian and Jan Laue, 2020. Major Irrigation Systems on Tigris River within Mesopotamia. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol.1 0, No. 4, 22 March, p. 175-198.

file:///C:/Users/Varoujan/Desktop/Vol%2010_4_9.pdf

68- Mukhalad Abdullah, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Nasrat Adamo, Varoujan K. Sissakian and Jan Laue, 2020. Irrigation Major Systems on Euphrates River within Mesopotamia. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 4, 22 March, p. 199-219.  

 file:///C:/Users/Varoujan/Desktop/Vol%2010_4_10.pdf

69- Mukhalad Abdullah, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Nasrat Adamo, Varoujan K. Sissakian and Jan Laue, 2020. Soil Salinity of Mesopotamia and the Main Drains. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 4, 22 March, p. 221-230. file:///C:/Users/Varoujan/Desktop/Vol%2010_4_11.pdf

70- Varoujan K.S., Abdulhaq, H.A., Ala, A. Gafur and Hassan O. Omer, 2020. Deducing the Lateral Growth of Handreen, Zozic and Tanoun Anticlines, Iraqi Kurdistan Region, Using Geomorphological Features (IGJ, Vol. 53, No. 1C, p. 01 – 20). file:///C:/Users/Varoujan/Desktop/Zozizk.html (1 March, 2020).

71- Ala A. Ghafur, Salad Hersi O., Varoujan Sissakian, Sahira Karim, Hawkar A. Abdulhaq and Hassan O. Omer, 2020. Sedimentologic and stratigraphic properties of extensively dolomitized shelf margin Carbonates: The Cretaceous Qamchuqa Formation from Zagros Folded Zone – Kurdistan Region of Iraq Marine and Petroleum Geology, Vol. 118, 104421. 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2020.104421

journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/marpetgeo.

72- Sissakian, V.K., Abdulla, L.H. and Al-Ansari, N., 2020. Deducing Neotectonic Activities in Iraqi Kurdistan Region, Using Geomorphological Features. Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering (2020), Issue 5, p. 4889 - 4904. 9 May, 2020. 10.1007/s10706-020-01334-1.

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10706-020-01334-1

73- Varoujan K. Sissakian, Nadhir Al-Ansari and Ayda Abdulahad, 2020. Indicating the Possibility of Activation of Large and Old Landslides and Risk Estimation Using Remote Sensing and Field Data, Examples from the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. Geotectonics, 2020, Vol. 54, No. 2, p. 240 – 255. 

74- Nadhir Al-Ansari, Nasrat Adamo, Sven Knutsson, Jan Laue, Varoujan Sissakian, 2020. Mosul Dam: Is it the Most Dangerous Dam in the World?. Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, p. 1 – 12, 25 May.

https://doi.org/10.1007/s10706-020-01355-w

75- Nasrat Adamo, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Varoujan Sissakian, Jan Laue and Sven Knutsson, 2020. Dam Safety: General Considerations. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 6, 2020, 1-21 ISSN: 1792-9040 (print version), 1792-9660 (online) Scientific Press International Limited (18 June).

https://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?main_id=59&Sub_id=IV&Issue=1842047.

76- Nasrat Adamo, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Varoujan Sissakian, Jan Laue and Sven Knutsson, 2020. Dam Safety and Dams Hazards. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 6, 2020, 23-40 ISSN: 1792-9040 (print version), 1792-9660 (online) Scientific Press International Limited (18 June).

https://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?main_id=59&Sub_id=IV&Issue=1844015.

77- Nasrat Adamo, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Varoujan Sissakian, Jan Laue and Sven Knutsson, 2020. Dam Safety and Dam Safety and Οvertopping.  Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 6, 2020, 41-78 ISSN: 1792-9040 (print version), 1792-9660 (online) Scientific Press International Limited (19 June).

https://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?main_id=59&Sub_id=IV&Issue=1847951.

78- Nasrat Adamo, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Varoujan Sissakian, Jan Laue and Sven Knutsson, 2020. Dam Safety and Earthquakes. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 6, 2020, 79- 132 ISSN: 1792-9040 (print version), 1792-9660 (online) Scientific Press International Limited (19 June).

https://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?main_id=59&Sub_id=IV&Issue=1849919.

79- Nasrat Adamo, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Varoujan Sissakian, Jan Laue and Sven Knutsson, 2020. Dam Safety and Geology. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 6, 2020, 133- 189 ISSN: 1792-9040 (print version), 1792-9660 (online) Scientific Press International Limited (20 June).

https://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?main_id=59&Sub_id=IV&Issue=1851887

80- Nasrat Adamo, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Varoujan Sissakian, Jan Laue and Sven Knutsson, 2020. Dam Safety and Problems Related to Seepages. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 6, 2020, 191- 239. ISSN: 1792-9040 (print version), 1792-9660 (online) Scientific Press International Limited (20 June).

https://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?main_id=59&Sub_id=IV&Issue=1853855.

81- Varoujan K.S. and Lanja H. Abdulla, 2020. Assessment of the Tectonic Activity of Dewana Basin, the Kurdistan Region, NE Iraq, Using Geomorphological Indices. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 13:516 (20 June)

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12517-020-05510-8.

82- Nasrat Adamo, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Varoujan Sissakian, Jan Laue and Sven Knutsson, 2020. Dam Safety: Technical Problems of Ageing Concrete Dams. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 10, No.6, 2020, 241- 279. ISSN: 1792-9040 (print version), 1792-9660 (online) Scientific Press International Limited (21 June).

https://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?main_id=59&Sub_id=IV&Issue=1855823.

83- Nasrat Adamo, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Varoujan Sissakian, Jan Laue and Sven Knutsson, 2020. Dam Safety: Technical Problems of Aging Embankment Dams. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 6, 2020, 281- 322. ISSN: 1792-9040 (print version), 1792-9660 (online) Scientific Press International Limited (21 June).

https://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?main_id=59&Sub_id=IV&Issue=1857791.

84- Nasrat Adamo, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Varoujan Sissakian, Jan Laue and Sven Knutsson, 2020. Dam Safety: The Question of Removing Old Dams. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 6, 2020, 323- 348. ISSN: 1792-9040 (print version), 1792-9660 (online) Scientific Press International Limited (21 June).

https://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?main_id=59&Sub_id=IV&Issue=1859759.

85- Abdulla, L.H. and Sissakian, V.K., 2020. An Indication for the Lateral Growth of Qara Dagh Anticline, SW Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, NE Iraq. UKHJSE, Vol. 4, No. 1, p. 57 – 68, 30 June, 2020). 

86- Sissakian, V.K., Vanarelli, M.V., Jassim, H.M., Hamoodi, D.A., and Omer, H.O., 2019. Chert Deposit as a Quartz-sand Alternative in Cement Production. An Assessment Study Submitted to Geotechnical and Geological Engineering 19/11/19, Accepted 23/ 09 and Published 25/09. Vol. 38, Issue 5. (I.F.= 1.54) https://doi.org/10.1007/s10706-020-01568-z

87- Nasrat Adamo, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Varoujan Sissakian, Jan Laue and Sven Knutsson, 2020. Dam Safety: The Question of Tailings Dams. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 1, p. 1-26.  https://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?main_id=59&Sub_id=IV&Issue=1944383.

88- Nasrat Adamo, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Varoujan Sissakian, Jan Laue and Sven Knutsson, 2020. Dam Safety: Sediments and Debris Problems. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 1, p. 27-63. https://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?main_id=59&Sub_id=IV&Issue=1946351

89- Nasrat Adamo, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Varoujan Sissakian, Jan Laue and Sven Knutsson, 2020. Dam Safety: Hazards Created by Human Failings and Actions. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 1, p. 65-105. https://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?main_id=59&Sub_id=IV&Issue=1948319

90- Nasrat Adamo, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Varoujan Sissakian, Jan Laue and Sven Knutsson, 2020. Dams Safety: Inspections, Safety Reviews, and Legislations. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 1, p. 109-143.

https://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?main_id=59&Sub_id=IV&Issue=1950287

91- Nasrat Adamo, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Varoujan Sissakian, Jan Laue and Sven Knutsson, 2020. Dam Safety: Use of Instrumentation in Dams. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 1, p. 145-202. https://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?main_id=59&Sub_id=IV&Issue=1952255

92- Nasrat Adamo, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Varoujan Sissakian, Jan Laue and Sven Knutsson, 2020. Dam Safety: Use of Seismic Monitoring Instrumentation in Dams. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 1, p. 203-247. https://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?main_id=59&Sub_id=IV&Issue=1954223

93- Nasrat Adamo, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Varoujan Sissakian, Jan Laue and Sven Knutsson, 2020. Dam Safety: Monitoring of Tailings Dams and Safety Reviews. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 1, p. 249-289. https://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?main_id=59&Sub_id=IV&Issue=1956191

94- Nasrat Adamo, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Varoujan Sissakian, Jan Laue and Sven Knutsson, 2020. Geophysical Methods and their Applications in Dam Safety Monitoring. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 1, p. 291-345.

https://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?main_id=59&Sub_id=IV&Issue=1958159


 

I do bear the following professional qualifications

1-Geological mapping,

2- Stratigraphy of the Iraqi territory,

3- Site investigation and selection,

4- Mineral Exploration,

5- Geological hazards, recognition, and mitigation, and

6- Reviewing and editing geological articles.

I have supervised the following projects in UKH

1- Five students (UG-3 - 360-MRE) NREM, Final graduation Projects in 2016

2- Seven students (UG -4 - 480- MRE) NREM, Final graduation Projects in 2017

3- Four Group Projects of 18 students (UG-3 - MRE) NREM, 2017

4- Nine students (UG - 4- MRE) Final graduation projects, 2018

5- Two students (UG - 4- MRE) as co-supervisor, Final Projects, 2018

6- One Group Project of 4 students (UG- 3, MRE), 2018 (The total number of the students is 4).

7- Three students (UG -4 MRE) Final graduation projets, 2019

I have prepared an article which deals with the Iranian activities on rivers and their impact of the rivers of the Kurdistan Region. It will be presented by Rudaw, the English Version.

I have contributed in writing two scientific books entitled: 

 

1- Geological and Engineering Investigation of the Most Dangerous Dam in the World, Mosul Dam. Published in 2015 by Scienpress Ltd. ISBN 978-0-9934819.

2- Mosul Dam Full Story, Scientific and Technical Comprehensive Study. Published in 2018 by Dar Al-Basha'ir Al-Islamiya, Beirut (in Arabic). ISBN 978-91-639-5553-2 

The main research fields are:

1- Geological Mapping

2- Recognizing Unstable Slopes phenomena and their mitigation

3- Mineral Resource Exploration and Evaluation

4- Site selections

5- Environmnetal protection, as different geologicl aspects are concerned.

1- Historical Geology

2- Environmental Geology

3- Mineral Exploration

4- Industrial Minerals

5- Field Mapping

6- Mineral Deposits

7- Rock Mechanics

8- Geology for Engineers

1- Certificate of Attendance in GeoKurdistan/ 3 Conference, Sulaimani, 2017

2- Certificate of Attendance in the First International Conference on Engineering Challenges in the Kurdistan Region, Nawroz University, May 2018.

3- Certificate of Attendance in the 6th Annual Internation Forum on Water, 16 - 19 July, Athens, Greece.

4- Reviewing certificate, issued from the Arabian Journal of Earth Sciences (Elsevier).

5- Certificate of Attendance in GeoKurdistan/ 4 Conference, Sulaimani, 2019.

6- Certificate of Attendance in the 16th Iraqi Geological Congress, Baghdad 2017

7- Certificate of Attendance in the 17th Iraqi Geological Congress, Baghdad 2019

8- Certificate of Attendance in the Workshop of Water Shortage, Baghdad 2018.

9- Certificate of Attendance in the Symposium of Mineral Wealth and their Investments in Mosul Governorate, Mosul 1 April 2019.

10- Certificate of Attendance in Six Sigma Yellow Belt, UKH, 18 November 2019

11- Certificate of Attendance in the 6th International Engineering Conference (IEC2020), Erbil, 2020.

12- Certificate of Attendance in the 3rd International Conference on Recent Innovations in Engineering (ICRIE 2020), Duhok (Online).

13- Appreciation Letter from Crescent Petroleum (25/ 10/ 2018)

14- Appreciation Letter from the V.C. of UKH (2018).

15- Appreciation Letter from the V.C. of UKH (30/ 05/ 2019)

16- Certificate of Achievement from the Iraqi Geological Jounral (June 2019)


Currently,

A- I have completed and submitted the following research works, which are under the umbrella of UKH.

B- The following research works are in progress.

A- Submitted articles:

1-  Varoujan K. Sissakian, Nasrat Adamo and Nadhir Al-Ansari, 2020. Mosul Dam, NW Iraq: Is a Safe Dam?? (Completed 25/02/2020).

2- Varoujan Sissakian and Lanja Abdullah, 2020. Structural and Lateral Growth of Safeen Anticline, Zagros Fold – Thrust Belt, Iraqi Kurdistan Region (Submitted to Tectonophysics on 2 October 2020).

3- Elias, Z., Sissakian, V.K. and Al-Ansari, N., 2020. Evaluation the Drainage System of Zagros Basin (Greater Zab River, Northern Iraq) and Insights from Tectonic Geomorphology). Submitted to Arabian Journal of Geosciences on 28/07/19).

4- Varoujan K.S., Ala, A. Gafur, Hassan O. Omer and Abdulhaq, H.A., 2020. The Origin and Characteristics of the Main Transversal Gorges in Pera Magroon and Khalikan Anticlines, Iraqi Kurdistan Region (Submitted to Geological Journal, 11/ 5/ 2020, amended and re-submitted on 15/ 08/ 2020).

5- Varoujan K. Sissakian, Hamed M. Jassim, Mark J. Vanarelli and Hassan O. Omer, 2019. Stability Assessment of Haibat Sultan Crossing Road, North of Koya, the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. A Case Study. (Submitted to NHESS on 10 October). 

6- Ala A. Ghafur, Varoujan K. Sissakian and Aram M. Bapir, 2020. Industrial Assessment of the Rocks of the Bekhme Formation in Korek Mountain, Iraqi Kurdistan Region (Submitted to Carbonates and Evaporates, 01 October, 19, amended on 29 September 2020, Accepted 13 October, but not published yet). 

7- Varoujan K. Sissakian, Nadhir Al-Ansari and Aayda D. Abdulahad, 2020. Anah Anticline, an Outstanding Anticline Between Two Major Tectonic Zones, Iraq (Submitted to Geotectonics on 25 October 2019, amended and re-submitted on 27 April 2020).  

8- Sissakian, V.K., Ghafur, A.A. and Abdulla, L. H., 2020. Neotectonic Indications from Iraq and Suggestion to Amend the Tectonic Framework of Iraq within the Arabian Plate (Submitted to Solid Earth Science 30 May 2020, resubmitted on 8/9/2020).

9- Varoujan K. Sissakian, Nadhir Al-Ansari and Nasrat Adamo, 2020. Geomorphology, Stratigraphy and Tectonics of the Mesopotamian Plain (Submitted to Geotectonics, 29/August, amended and resubmitted on 30 April 2020).

10- Abduhaq, H.A., Sissakian, V.K. and Omer, H.O., 2020. Reconnaissance Stream Sediments Survey in Sidakan Vicinity, Iraqi Kurdistan Region. Submitted to UKHJSE, 06/10/2020.

11- Sissakian, V.K., Al-Ansari, N. and Abdulahad, A.D., 2019. The tectonically stable part in Iraq is not stable. Submitted on 28 September 20202 to the Athens conference, which will be held in July 2021.

12- Sissakian, V.K., 2019. Shanidar Cave in Northern Iraq (Kurdistan Region). A Recommended Geopark. Submitted and accepted to Geopark and Geotourism Conference, which will be held on 11/11/ 2020, Baghdad (Online)

13-  Varoujan K. Sissakian, Nasrat Adamo and Nadhir Al-Ansari, 2020. Badush Dam: Planned and Designed as a Protection Dam. Presented on           9 September 2020 online conference held by Duhok University and will be published in the Scientific Journal of the university.

14- Varoujan K.S., Ala, A. Gafur, Abdulhaq, H.A and Hassan O. Omer, 2020. Indicating the Tectonic Origin of Gara and Mateen Anticlines Using Geomorphological and Structural Forms, Iraqi Kurdistan Region (Submitted to UKHJSE, 15/ 08/ 20).

B- Research works in progress:

1- Varoujan K.S., Ala, A. Gafur, Abdulhaq, H.A and Hassan O. Omer, 2020. The Tectonic Form of Hareer Anticline Iraqi Kurdistan Region. A critical Discussion (In progress).

2- Varoujan K.S., Ala, A. Gafur, Abdulhaq, H.A and Hassan O. Omer, 2020. Tectonic Development of Permam and Bana Bawi Anticlines, Iraqi Kurdistan Region (In progress).

3- Sissakian, V.K. and Abdulla, L.A., 2020. Using Remote Sensing Techniques for Recognizing Geomorphological and Structural Features at Sulaimaniyah Vicinity, Kurdistan Region, North Iraq (In progress).

4- Sissakian, V.K., Jassim, H.M., Abdulhaq, H.A. and Jassim, A.M., 2020: The Minerals Wealth in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region: Review and Discussion (In progress).

5- Jassim, H.M., Sissakian, V.K., and Jassim, A.M. and Abdulhaq, H.A., 2020: The Minerals Wealth in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region: Disciplines and Opportunities (In progress).

6- Varoujan K.S., Ala, A. Gafur, Abdulhaq, H.A and Hassan O. Omer, 2020. Structural Form of South Aqra Vicinity Iraqi Kurdistan Region, as Deduced from High Quality Satellite Images (In progress).

7- Aqeel Abbas Al- Zubaidi, Varoujan Sissakian and Hassan K. Jassim, 2020. Petrology and Provenance of Natural Stone Tools from Dalmaj Archaeological Site, Mesopotamia, Middle Iraq (In progress).

8- Jassim, H.M., Vanarelli, M.V., Sissakian, V.K. and Hassan O. Omer, 2019. Evaluation of the Economic Feasibility of Asnawa Iron Ore, Penjween, Northeast Iraq (In progress).


The following reports were conducted:

1- Gasin Cement Plant Clay Quarry Evaluation, Part 1, Geological Setting, on behalf of Faruk Holding, 2015.


2- Report on Delineation of the Shallow Depressions in Najaf Cement Plant Vicinity using remote sensing and GIS techniques, on behalf of KAR Co., 2015.

3- Site selection for a Cement Plant out of the Kurdistan Region, Desk Study on behalf of Faruk Holding, 2017.

4- Site selection for a Brick Plant in Erbil Governorate, on behalf of Majdi Co., 2020.

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