Faroojan K. Siakian graduated from University of Baghdad in 1969
with B.Sc. degree in Geology, and M.Sc. in Engineering Geological Mapping from
I.T.C., the Netherlands in 1982. Joined Iraq Geological Survey (GEOSURV, Iraq)
in 1971 and was nominated as Expert in 2005, he was the Director of Geology
Department since May 2004 until October 2012. He has 125 documented reports in
GEOSURV's library and 105 published articles in different geological aspects in
different geological journals. He was the Deputy Vice President of the Middle
East Sub-commission of CGMW (Committee of Geological Map of the World), Paris,
from February 2010 until August 2012. Retired on 10 October, 2012. His major
fields of interest are geological mapping, stratigraphy of the Iraqi territory, site
investigation, mineral Exploration and geological hazards.
Mailing address: Iraq, Erbil, Ainkawa, District 108, 245/ 7/
Lecturer in UKH
Private Consultant Geologist
Themain 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.
3- Visiting Lecturer in UKH since October 2014 - February 2017.
4- Lecturer in UKH, since 12 February 2017
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
Geological Hazards, mitigation, identification and assessment
4 - Mass
Movements, prediction, identification and mitigation
5- Strategic Site Investigation and Selection
The main work experience is Geological Mapping in different parts of Iraq, since 1971 - 1992. I have performed and complied geological amps of Iraq in different scales, especially in the Kurdistan Region.
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.
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 site Selection Program, Iraq.
Performing and following-up training programs for the recently employed geologists in Iraq Geological Survey (1984 - 2012)
I have the following reports and publications:
1- 125 documented reports in Iraq Geological Survey
library, Baghdad, Iraq, and other libraries.
2- 102 published papers in Iraqi and International
scientific journals and other 13 are in processing steps.
I do bear the following professional qualifications
2- Stratigraphy of the Iraqi territory
4- Mineral Exploration, and
5- Geological hazards, recognition and mitigation
I have attended tens of geological conferences in Iraq and other countries, among them are (but not limited):
1- The 34 International Geological Congress that was held in Oslo, Norway, 2008.
2- The 35 International Geological Congress that was held in Australia, 2012.
3- The 3rd International Iranian Geological Congress that was held in Tehran, 2016.
I have supervised the following projects in UKH
1- Five students (UG-3 - 360) NREM, Final Projects in 2016
2- Seven students (UG -4 - 480) NREM, Final Projects in 2017
3- Four Group Projects of 18 students (UG-3 - 480) NREM, 2017
I have contributed in writing a scientific book entitled:
Geological and Engineering Investigation
of the Most Dangerous Dam in the World, Mosul Dam. Published in 2015 by
Scienpress Ltd. ISBN 978-0-9934819.
The main research field are:
1- Geological Mapping
2- Recognizing Unstable phenomena and their mitigation
3- Mineral Resource Evaluation
4- Site selections
1- Historical Geology
2- Environmental Geology
3- Mineral Exploration
4- Industrial Minerals
5- Field Mapping
Currently I have two planned research works, which are in progress under the umbrella of UKH:
1- Landslides of Dukan. A Case Study, Dukan,
West of Sulaimaniyah, Kurdistan
Region, Northeast Iraq.
Stability of DERBENDI KHAN DAM and near Surroundings. A Reconnaissance Study,
KURDISTAN REGION, NE IRAQ
I have also the following research works, which are in progress with colleagues out of UKH:
1- Development of erosional cirques in north and northeastern parts of the Kurdistan Region, Iraq.
2- Geology, Geomorphology and Tectonics of Jbal Sanam, South Iraq.
3- Neotectonic Activity from the Upper Reaches of the Arabian Gulf, South Iraq.
4- The Geology and Evolution of the Ga'ara Depression, Iraqi Western Desert.
5- Development of Straight Valleys Draining Wine Glasses in North and Northeastern Parts of the Kurdistan Region.
6- Characters and Types of Alluvial Fans in the Central Eastern Part of Iraq.
7- Deducing the Lateral Growth of Jambur, Pulkhana and Qumar anticlines, Central Iraq, using Drainage Analysis and Geomorphological Features.
8- The Lateral Growth of Qara Dagh Anticline. A Tectonic - Geomorphological Study South of Sulaimaniyah city, Iraqi Kurdistan Region.
9- Deducing Tectonic Activity in Kifri Chai Basin, Central Northeastern Iraq. Using Geomorphological Indices.
10- Factors Controlling Development of Wine Glasses in the Mountains of the Kurdistan Region, Iraq.