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dr.ir. S. Salama (Suhyb)

Associate Professor

About Me

 

Expertise Scientist and educator with 20 years of experience in research, education, project management and capacity building

Focus Remote sensing and geoinformation science to enable insights into hydrological and water quality processes and the translation of spatiotemporal data into information suitable to address global and societal challenges

Outputs Science: 82 publications in peer-reviewed journals, books, conference proceedings and professional publications. Five PhD theses graduations,
6 external PhD examinations and 11 supervisions of visiting scientists.

Academic education: 19 courses, 55 MSc graduations, 4 years programme director of the master programme M-GEO, Chair of the Programme Committee

Capacity development: 40 training events (140 days of training), empowered 574 participants from 70 Majority World’s countries

Projects: 22 project acquisitions with over two million euros of net profits

Languages Arabic (mother tongue), English and Dutch (proficient), French (basics)


Expertise

Earth & Environmental Sciences
Chlorophyll A
In Situ Measurement
Meris
Remote Sensing
Suspended Particulate Matter
Water Storage
Physics & Astronomy
Oceans
Agriculture & Biology
Radiative Transfer

Research

I have scholarly expertise in remote sensing, water quality, hydrology and spatiotemporal modelling.

The research stretches from measuring the water on a microscale (spectroscopic lab/field measurements) to investigating mesoscale land-water-atmosphere interactions.
The excitement of my work builds on a highly multidisciplinary approach to research, teaching and academic leadership, especially the focus on integrating multi-observation techniques with physical modelling and data-driven analysis across multiple variables and scales. 

I use the science of remote sensing, geoinformation and hydrology to investigate a variety of variables that interrelates the Earth’s systems of hydrosphere, biosphere and atmosphere. 

Publications

Recent
De Liz Arcari, A. , Tavora, J. , Retsios, V. , van der Wal, D. , & Salama, M. S. (2023). Towards operational water quality monitoring with an analytical radiative transfer model. In Anais do XX Simpósio Brasileiro de Sensoriamento Remoto (Vol. 20). Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE).
Salama, M. S. (2021). Space for Climate Change Education in Primary and Secondary Schools. In 2021, Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference on New Trends in Teaching and Education [39] New Trends in Teaching and Education. https://doi.org/10.33422/3rd.ntteconf.2021.07.64
Arabi, B. (2019). Optical remote sensing of water quality in the Wadden Sea. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente]. University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC). https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036547741
Yu, X. (2019). Optical properties of turbid coastal water and their remote sensing retrievals based on radiative transfer approaches. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente]. University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC). https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036547383

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Education

PhD Degree in Civil Engineering, (2003)
Optical remote sensing for the estimation of marine bio-geophysical quantities
Department of Civil Engineering, Hydraulics Laboratory, KU-Leuven, Belgium, 17/11/2003
Supervisors (‘Promotors’): Jaak Monbaliu and Pol Coppin

Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, (1999)
Monitoring of water quality in coastal waters (Magna Cum Laude)
Department of Civil Engineering, Hydraulics Laboratory, KU-Leuven, Belgium, 16/09/1999
Supervisors: Jaak Monbaliu and Pol Coppin

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering (1993)
Major: Engineering management and structure. Faculty of Civil Engineering, Damascus University, Syria, 21/09/1993

- Senior University Teaching Qualification: University of Twente, 2019. 
Undertake scholarly research in higher education. Researched the importance of introducing entrepreneurial skills in geospatial education
- Academic Leadership: University of Twente, 2014
- University Teaching Qualification: University of Twente, 2012
Gain the pedagogical competencies required for teaching at a university level
- Supervising PhD. Candidates: University of Twente, 2012
- Quality Assurance and Course Evaluation: University of Twente, 2012
- Policy of Education and Course Coordination: University of Twente, 2012
- Testing and Assessment: University of Twente, 2012

Affiliated Study Programmes

Master

Other

Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.
 

Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

Projects

22 acquired projects with a net benefit of more than 2 million euros as summarised hereafter.

Project type Nr. Net benefit in Euro % Net benefit Funding organizations
Research 10 725,000 35% European Space Agency, Netherlands Space Office, Netherlands Research Council
Education 6 925,000 45% European Space Agency, NUFFIC, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs
Science valorization 5 400,000 20% Private companies, governmental agencies

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
Langezijds (building no. 19), room 1127
Hallenweg 8
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
Langezijds  1127
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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