Postgraduate Examiner and Editorials for Research Proposals and Int. Articles

The following papers, research proposals or scientific reports were refereed and/or reviewed (All are related to radiation protection activities, indoor radon research; radon in water and applications of nuclear track detectors, radiation protection):

Examiner for Ph.D. Thesis:

  1. Ph.D. Thesis – Physics Dept. – University of Khartoum- Sudan, 1990. Candidate Dr. Othman Mukhtar
  1. Professor rank promotion: Refereed Promotion file for a Professor rank- Physics Dept-/University of Yarmok/Jordan. 1996.
  1. Ph.D. Thesis- Physics Dept. – Islamic University Bahawalpur, Pakistan, 2004. Candidate Dr. Abdul Ahad “Measurement of Natural radioactivity in Soil, indoor radon levels and excess cancer risk in Bahawalpur Divisions.

Examiner for MSc. Thesis

  1. MSc. Thesis, “A seasonal study for the determination of radon concentration in different areas in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. Physics Dept.- King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 4th January 1997.
  1. MSc. Thesis, “Experimental and Monto carlo Simulation Studies of Environmental and Personal Radon and Thoron Diosimetry” Department of Physics, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. 2000.
  1. MSc. Thesis, 20th Oct. 2003, I.A. El-Amri  ”Measurement of Radon Exhalation Rates from Some Building Materials Used In The Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia”  Girls College –Dammam –Saudi Arabia.
  1. MSc. Thesis, M. Sharief,.2006. Nuclear Engineering Department. King Abdul-Aziz University 28 February- 2006.

Supervision of B.Sc. Projects

  1.  Fall 1983 – Physics Department, Mr. Ben-Sidik , “Effect of a fan on radon concentration inside a room“.
  1. Spring 1984 – Physics Department, Mr. S Al-Ghamdi ,”Radioactivity and smoking“.
  1. Summer 1993 – ERL/RI, Mr. Ahmad Hala from Nuclear Eng. dept. /KAU/Jeddah. “Gamma effect on CR-39”.
  1. Jan. 1995 ERL/RI (co supervisor participate in supervision with Dr. M. Al-Jarallah) Graduate Student F. Enaya, -Physics Dept./KFUPM ,“Natural gamma and alpha radioactivity in gas mantle”.
  1. Summer 96- ERL/RI  (participate in supervision with Dr. M. Al-Jarallah), Mr. Ahmad Kairdeen-Physics Dept./KFUPM , Solar UV radiation dosimetry by Nuclear Track detectors.
  1. Summer 98-Physics students Mr. Hatim Ahmad AL-Zahrani, KAU (ID. 9006212).
  1.  Summer 2000- CAPS/RI (supervise Mr. Omar Al-Somali – Physics Student, (I.D. 958230). Radiation Protection Services and Procedures.
  1. Summer 2001- CAPS/RI (supervise Mr. Abdullah Al-Zahrani – Physics Student) (I.D. 972460) for two months/ summer  2001. High Gamma dose (1-120 MRad) effect on the bulk etches of CR-39 Nuclear track detectors.

Editorials (101)

      1. Refereed: KFUPM Research proposal titled “Experimental investigation of the effect of ventilation and atmospheric variables on the accumulation of radon and radon daughters in Saudi houses” Research Committee/KFUPM, October 1982.
      1. Refereed: Paper titled “On the use of TLD and solid state nuclear track detectors in nuclear safety for radiological protection“, AJSE/KFUPM, November 1983.
      1. Refereed: “Proposal No. AR-5-057”, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), May 1984.
      1. Refereed: “Proposal No. AR-5-040”, KACST, May 1984.
      1. Reviewed, editing the print: “1st, 2nd and final draft of  “ Radiation Protection Safety Manual at ERL ” authors: Piesch and Dilger KFK/Germany, 1986-1991. RI-II-BAP-34-1992.
      1. Refereed: “Research Proposal No. 134/1412”, KAU, 1991.
      1. Refereed: “1st report of research project No. 134/1412”, KAU, 1992.
      1. Refereed: “Research Proposal No. 35/1411”, KAU, 1990.
      1. Refereed: “Research Proposal No. 51/1411”, KAU, 1990.
      1. Refereed: “Research Proposal No. 101/1412”, KAU, 1992.
      1. Refereed: “Research Proposal No. AR-13-21″, KACST”, 1991.
      1. Refereed: “MS-Paper No. A-012”, AJSE/KFUPM, 1992.
      1. Reviewed: More than 20 radiation protection procedures and reports at the RPG/ERL/R.I., 1987-92.
      1. Reviewed: ERL Report by Bard S. “Determination of sensitivity of four TLD chips cards for beta, gamma and neutron exposure”. RI-II-BAP-12-1992.
      1. Reviewed: ERL Report by Bard S. “Radiation protection procedure manual for ERL”. RI-II-BAP-13-1992.
      1. Reviewed: ERL Report by Bard S. “A summary of tritium bioassay results in the ERL for 1991” RI-II-BAP-14-1992.
      1. Refereed: KAU Proposal # 134/412 final report, 1994.
      1. Refereed: Basic Science and Engineering Journal’s paper- University of Yarmouk- Jordan. Title of the paper “ Alpha-Particle Response Characteristics of CN-85 Plastic track detectors” 1993.
      1. Refereed: 1st progress report KACST project # AR-13-21, about radioactive waste in Saudi Arabia, 1994.
      1. Refereed: 2ndprogress report KACST project # AR-13-21, about radioactive waste in Saudi Arabia, 1995.
      1. Refereed: 3rd progress report KACST project # AR-13-21, about radioactive waste in Saudi Arabia, 1995.
      1. Refereed: 4th progress report KACST project # AR-13-21, about radioactive waste in Saudi Arabia, 1996.
      1. Refereed: KACST project # AR-14-18. 1994.
      1. Refereed: KACST project # AR-16-19.  1995
      1. Refereed: International Journal’s paper from J. of Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research (MS No. C-644). Title of the paper: High resolution alpha particle spectroscopy using CN-85 cellulose nitrates nuclear track detectors. 1994.
      1. Refereed: International Journal’s paper: submitted to the sixth International Symposium on the Natural Radiation Environment held in Canada 1995. This to be published in the Science of the Total Environment J. Title of the paper:“Passive Integrating Rn-222 and Rn-220 cup Monitors with CR-39 detectors”.
      1. Refereed: National paper (No.605/NE/07) submitted to the Fourth Saudi Engineering Conference 1994. Title of the paper “Radon Survey in rocks and soil of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from the analysis of radiometric survey”.
      1. Refereed: Arabian J. Science & Engineering (AJSE) Paper # Z-9503. Title: “Measurements of Rn content levels in old buildings of Lahore, Pakistan”. 1995.
      1. Refereed: Arabian J. Science & Engineering (AJSE) Paper #O-9502. “Non-Invase Bone Density Measurements”. 1995.
      1. Refereed: Research proposal No. 416/16- “Measurement of Radon-22 concentration in drinking water from ground wells and spring in Maka Mukarama , Taif and Jizan” KAU, 1995.
      1. Refereed: Promotion file for professor rank- Physics Dept./University of Yarmok/Jordan. 1996.
      1. Refereed and external examiner: MS thesis at Physics Dept. King Saud University- Riyadh, on 4th January 1997. Title of the thesis is “A seasonal study for the determination of radon concentration in different areas in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia”.
      1. Refereed: Final report KACST project # AR-13-21, about radioactive waste in Saudi Arabia, 1997.
      1. Refereed: Scientific paper # EE/279/0218, “State of development and problems of glucose sensor” Science Engineering/JKAU-Jeddah. 1997.
      1. Refereed: third progress report of research proposal No. 416/16- KAU, 1997.
      1. Refereed: Final report of research proposal No. 416/16- KAU, 1997.
      1. Refereed: Scientific paper # ME-019“Investigating the Effects of Different Etchants on Irradiated Polyallydiglcol Carbonate” King Saud University/First Scientific National Symposium for Materials Sciences. 1998.
      1. Refereed: Scientific paper, # S-9806submitted to Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering titled “A preliminary Calibration of the New Airborne Gamma-Ray Spectrometer Survey System of Egypt” 1998.
      1. Refereed: Research Report No. 416/016submitted to King AbdulAziz University/ Supported research. The  title is ”Measuring the concentration of radon-222 in drinking water from wells and springs in areas of Macca Al-Mukarramah, Taif and Jizan) 1998.
      1. Refereed: Scientific paper, # EE/279/0218submitted for publication in J. KAU: Engineering Sciences. The title was “ State of Development and Problems of Glucose Sensors” 1998.
      1. Refereed: Scientific paper, # S-9809submitted to Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering titled “ A Dual Range Radar Altimeter of the Egyptian Geophysical Survey System” 1998.
      1. Refereed: Many reports related to CAPS Center, Applied Physical Sciences proposals # PN 92701 and # PN 92801 and other papers requested by the Director for evaluation 1998.
      1. Refereed: Scientific paper Ms # 94 “Alpha particle track coloration in the CR-39: improved observability” Ahmet Ozgumus and Alain Chambaudet.  France, Published in Radiation Measurement J Vol. 31, pp 249-252, 1999.
      1. Refereed: Scientific paper Ms # 24 “Indoor radon and radon daughters survey at Camoinaz-Brazil using CR-39: first results” Guedes S., Hadler J.C., Iunes P.J. et al. Brazil. Published in Radiation Measurement J Vol. 31, pp 287-290, 1999.
      1. Refereed: Scientific paper, Ms # 102 “Distribution of indoor radon levels in Mexico” Espinosa G., Gozarri J.I., Rickards J., and Gammage R.B. Mexico and USA. Published in Radiation Measurement J Vol. 31, pp 355-358, 1999.
      1. Refereed: Scientific paper, Ms # 128 “Natural radioactivity and radon exhalation rates in building materials used in Egypt” Sharaf M., Mansy M., El Sayed A., and E. Abbas. Egypt. Published in Radiation Measurement J, Vol. 31, pp 491- 495, 1999.
      1. Refereed: Scientific paper, Ms # 99 ” The use of SSNTDs in the retrospective assessment of radon exposure in high radon rural communities in Yogoslavia” Zuni Z.S., Mc Laughlin J.P., Walsh C., and Benderac R. YugoslaviaIreland. Published in Radiation Measurement J Vol 31., pp  343-346, 1999.
      1. Refereed: Scientific paper “Annealing of fission fragment tracks in CR-39 Nuclear Track Detectors” Mukhtar Rana., Published in Nucl. Inst. Meth. A. 1999
      1. Refereed: Scientific paper “Radon exhalation from granites used in Saudi Arabia” M. Al-Jarallah, to be published in Radiation Measurement J. 2000
      1. Refereed MSc. Thesis “Experimental and Monto Carlo simulation studies of environmental and personal radon and thoron diosimetry” to be submitted to department of physics, Quaid-I-Azam university, Islam Abad, Pakistan. 2000.
      1. Refereed: Scientific paper “Indoor Airborne Radon II: indoor levels and risks, detection   and control strategies, Submitted for  publicationin Arabian J. for Science and Engineering. 2001.
      1. Refereed: Scientific paper “MS # 212” Measurement of Indoor 222Rn Using CR-39 under a thin film geometry” R.S. Neman et al. Presented in the 20th Inter. Conf. Nucl. Tracks in Solids Submitted for  publication in Radiation Measurement J 2001.
      1. Refereed: Scientific paper “MS # 542” Representative indoor radon survey in Gyergyoremete, Romania. I. Csige and S. Csegzi.. Presented in the 20thInter. Conf. Nucl. Tracks in Solids Submitted for  publication in Radiation Measurement J 2001.
      1. Refereed: Scientific paper “MS # 616“Neutron field mapping and dosimetryPresented in the 20th Inter. Conf. Nucl. Tracks in Solids Submitted for  publicationin Radiation Measurement J 2001.
      1. RefereedScientific paper “MS # 905 – Pore shape control in nonporous  particle track etched membrane production.  Presented in the 20th Inter. Conf. Nucl. Tracks in Solids Submitted for  publication in Radiation Measurement J 2001.
      1. Refereed: Scientific paper “MS # 0102– Natural Radioactivity in Soil in the state of Bahrain. Submitted for  publication in Arabian J. for Science and Engineering 2001.
      1. MS # 602, Measurement of thoron (220Rn) levels in Indian dwellings using Solid State Nuclear Track Technique. Presented in the 21thInter. Conf. Nucl. Tracks in Solids Submitted for publication in Radiation Measurement J 2001.
      1. MS # 712, Measurement of Alpha Radioactive Air Pollutants in Fly Ash Brick Dwellings. Presented in the 21thInter. Conf. Nucl. Tracks in Solids Submitted for publication in Radiation Measurement J 2001.
      1. MS # 615, Studies of Ventilation Rate and Radon Profile With SSNTD Based Dosimeters.  Presented in the 21thInter. Conf. Nucl. Tracks in Solids Submitted for  publication in Radiation Measurement J 2001.
      1. MS # 509. Study of Uranium , radium and radon exhalation rate in soil samples from some areas of Kangra district, Himachal Predesh, India using solid state nuclear track detectors. Presented in the 21thInter. Conf. Nucl. Tracks in Solids Submitted for  publication in Radiation Measurement J 2001.
      1. MS # 708, Estimation of Airborne Radioactivity Levels in Fertilizer Stockyards of Hyerabad, Andhra Pradesh, India . Presented in the 21th Inter. Conf. Nucl. Tracks in Solids. Submitted for publication in Radiation Measurement J 2001.
      1. MS # 710, Environmental Radioactivity Studies in Soil of a Coniferous Forest.Presented in the 21thInter. Conf. Nucl. Tracks in Solids. Submitted for  publication in Radiation Measurement J 2001.
      1. Draft Paper # “Optimal Allocation of Nuclear Detector’s Time for Radioactive Samples”submitted to Science Engineering J/KAU-Jeddah, 2002.
      1. MS # S-0220, Heavy and Radioactive elements in meat consumed in Jordan using gamma-ray spectroscopy.  Submitted for publicationin Arabian J. for Science and Engineering 2003.
      1. Research Proposal # 16944- No. 10 “Assessment of the exposure of the Austrianpopulation to visible and UV radiation as a function of climate, environment and behavior in present and future conditions” Austrian Science Fund (FWF), 2003.
      1. MS # K-0210. Analysis of radioisotope concentration in Sediments using gamma spectrometry. Submitted for publicationin Arabian J. for Science and Engineering 2003.
      1. MS # G-0203, Analysis of Libyan soils by means of thermal and epithermal NAA. Submitted for publicationin Arabian J. for Science and Engineering 2003.
      1. MS#A- 0222, Indoor radon levels in Irbid and Health Risk from internal doses. Submitted for publicationin Arabian J. for Science and Engineering 2003.
      1. MS# S-0221, Indoor radon-222 concentration measurements during the summer. Submitted for publicationin Arabian J. for Science and Engineering 2003.
      1. MS# B-0214, Measurement of soil and indoor radon levels in Al-Fuhais, Jordan. Submitted for publicationin Arabian J. for Science and Engineering 2001.
      1. MS#S- 0219. The Effect of High Voltage Power lines on Radon Concentration in SoilSubmitted for  publication in Arabian J. for Science and Engineering 2003.
      1. Refereed company procedure titled “Radiation Protection in Industrial radiography” several times (15thSept. 2002, 18th Jan. 2003, 7th April 2003, 21 May 2003, and 1st July 2003) 2002/2003. Saudi Aramco.
      1. Review Radiation protection Report –SAMSO-Relocation of Blood Irradiator-28thMay 2003, Saudi Aramco.
      1. Refereedthe National General Environmental Regulation 10th Oct. 2002. EPD- Saudi Aramco.
      1. RefereedImplementing laws for the National general Environmental Regulation and their annexes 21st Dec. 2003. EPD-Saudi Aramco.
      1. Reviewed several contracts related to radiation protectionon 2nd Feb. 2003, 18th Feb. 2003, 16th March 2003, 3rd May 2003. EPD-Saudi Aramco.
      1. Article # K-0309 Article title: “Concentration of Man-Made Radionuclides in Marine Sediments at the Al-Khafji and Mneefa Coastal Areas in Saudi Arabia” Submitted for publication in Arabian J. for Science and Engineering 2003.
      1. MS# G21 . radon Monitoring in a Thermal Power Plant. Submitted for  Publication in Radiation Measurement J 2004.
      1. MS# G39 Measurements of radon concentration in dwellings of Skardu city, Pakistan. Submitted for Publication in Radiation Measurement J 2004.
      1. Project Number: 16944-N10 “Exposure of the population to actinic radiation” submitted to Austrian Science Fund (FWF), 2004.
      1. KFUPM-SABIC Research Proposal 2004. “Development and Assessment of Binder-Free Alanine Dosimeters With Epr-Spectrometers”.
      1. MS# B38 Draft Paper title: Study of the etching conditions of polycarbonate detectors for particle analysis of safeguards environmental samples. By K. Iguchi, K.T. Esaka, C.G. Lee, J. Inagwa …Akram et al. Submitted for Publication in Radiation Measurement J 2004
      1. MS#: A-0102, Natural Radioactivity in Soils around the consolidated Tin Min in Bukuru-Jos, plateau State of Nigeria Submitted for Publication in Arabian J. for Science and Engineering 2003.
      1. The paper titled Indoor Airborne Radon: II- Indoor levels and risks, detection and control strategies. Submitted for Publication in Arabian J. for Science and Engineering 2003.
      1. The paper titled Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) in the Oil & Gas Industry – Proceeding of the 4th specialty conference on environmental progress in the petroleum & petrochemical Industries.February 23-25, 2004. Bahrain.
      1. MS #: AGW/2004/25 Draft Paper title: Natural radioactivity in soil samples from Tuzla geothermal field, Turkey By Baba, A. Ozcan, H. and Erees, F. S. Submitted for Publication in Radiation Measurement J 2005
      1. A-0329 Total and Spectral Natural Gamma-Ray Logs of Core Samples,  Submitted for Publication in Arabian J. for Science and Engineering 2004
      1. MS# G25 Paper title: Uranium uptake studies in some plants. Submitted for Publication in Radiation Measurement J 2005.
      1. Ms. No.-RADMEAS-D-05-00001: Studying Rn-222 exhalation rate from soil andSand Samples using CR-39 Detector.Submitted for Publication in Radiation Measurement J 2005.
      1. MS #: RADMEAS-D-05-00009 Draft Paper title: Indoor radon, radium and radonexhalation studies. Submitted for Publication in Radiation Measurement J 2005.
      1. KFUPM-SABIC Research Proposal 2005 “Indoor Radon Levels and Radon Effective Dose Determination in Hail City of Saudi Arabia”
      1. MS #. 6320, Measurement of indoor radon concentration levels in Islamabad, Pakistan. Submitted for Publication in Radiation Measurement J 2007.
      1.  MS #. 674p, Radon Measurements in the residential colony of nuclear power station at kalpakkam using track detectors. Submitted for Publication in Radiation Measurement J 2007.
      1. MS #. K-309: Concentration of 238Pu, 239+240Pu, 241Am at Arabian Gulf Coast. Submitted for Publication in Arabian J. for Science and Engineering 2007.
      1. MS #. 5050, Radon Measurements in Fly ash of coal mine materials. Submitted for Publication in Radiation Measurement J 2007.
      1. KFUPM-SABIC Research report 2007. “Development and Assessment of BinderFree Alanine Dosimeters With Epr-Spectrometers”.
      1. Jordan Journal of Physics (JJP), MS#JJP20-1-10-008: Measuring Some RadioActive Nuclides in Mineral Water of North Region in Iraq , 2008.
      1. Jordan Journal of Physics (JJP), MS#JJP20-1-2-009: Indoor Radon Concentrations and Effective Dose Estimation in Dwellings of As-Salt Region in Jordan , 2009.
      1. Assessment of pure alanine for in vivo dosimetry in radiation therapy, Deanship of Scientific Research, KFUPM, 2011.
      1. Jordan Journal of Physics (JJP), MS#JJP20-7-7-014: Comparative Study of Soil Radon Concentration Level Using Active and Passive Detectors, 2014.
      1. A precise measurement of alpha radiation with solid state nuclear track detector microfilm, Deanship of Scientific Research, KFUPM, 2014.