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1988 …2023

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Key Research Areas

Regional geology of the Middle East, Neotectonics and seismicity.

Research Overview

Dr. Afifi's goals are to contribute significantly to understanding the Earth and to educating younger generations of geoscientists, to protect society from geologic hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions, and to protect the Earth's environment by finding cleaner and renewable energy and water resources. His professional and research interests include oil, gas, geothermal, and mineral exploration, seismic interpretation, and geochemistry.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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