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educator , geologist

Rafig Azzam, Jordanian, German geologist, educator. Achievements include development of geotechnical apparatus; development of method for soil improvement by electrokinetics; patents in field. Recipient Borchers medal, Aachen University, 1984. Member of National Association Engineering Geology (correspondent; vice chairman 2005), International Association Engineering Geology (associate; member joint technical committee 2006).

Background

Azzam, Rafig was born on December 16, 1951 in Salt, Jordan. Son of Simon and Widad Azzam.

Education

Diploma in Geology, Aachen University, Germany, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Aachen University, Germany, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy in Science & Technology, University Shanghai.

Career

Research fellow James Cook University, Townsville, Australia, 1985—1987. Senior lecturer Aachen University, 1987—1992. Professor, department head Technology University, Freiberg, Germany, 1993—2002.

Professor Aachen University, since 2002, head department, since 2002. President engineering geology National Group IAEG, since 2009. Board directors Interdisciplinary Center Excellence Brownfields, Freiberg.

Consultant in field.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of geotechnical apparatus. Development of method for soil improvement by electrokinetics. Patents in field.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Mitteilungen zur Ingenieugeologie und Hydrogeologie, Engineering Geology for Infrastucture Planning in Europe, 2004. Author: Stofftransportprozesse in natürlichen Dichtungsstoffen unter Berücksichtigung der Verdichtbarkeit sowie des Einflusses strukturverändernder Chemikalien auf die Materialeigenschaften. Contributor over 160 articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member of National Association Engineering Geology (correspondent. Vice chairman 2005), International Association Engineering Geology (associate. Member joint technical committee 2006).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel, reading, cooking, exploring cultures.

Connections

Married Ursula Käthe Feike, September 21, 1975. Children: Dina, Simon Philipp, Mark, Mira Scarlett.

father:
Simon Azzam

mother:
Widad Azzam

spouse:
Ursula Käthe Feike

child:
Dina Azzam

child:
Mark Azzam

child:
Simon Philipp Azzam

child:
Mira Scarlett Azzam