CURRICULUM VITAE
BADIR NAAMA AKASH ALBADRAN
Major Fields of Specialization and Research: Water Resources, Quaternary
Sedimentology, Geotechnical Engineering and Survey, Marine Geology.
Research Languages: Arabic, English, French.
PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION
Degree Year University Country Subject
B.Sc. 1977 Mosul Iraq Geology
M.Sc. 1983 Nice France Clay Minerals
Ph.D. 1986 Nice France Marine Sedimentology
APPOINTMENTS
From To Position Employer
1979 1986 Assistant Researcher Marine Science Centre, Univ. of Basrah
1988 1992 Lecturer Marine Science Centre, Univ. of Basrah
1992 1995 Assistant Professor Marine Science Centre, Univ. of Basrah
1995 2000 Associate Professor Marine Science Centre, Univ. of Basrah
1996 2003 Chair Dept. of Marine Geology, Marine Science
Centre
2000 2004 Professor Marine Science Centre, Univ. of Basrah
2001 2003 Director Marine Consulting Bureau, Marine Science
Centre
2001 2003 Executive Agent General Director, Marine Science Centre
2004 2020 Professor Dept. of Geology, College of Science
2010 2015 Chair Dept. of Geology, College of Science
2021 Now Chair Almaaqal University
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS(Cont’d) Geology, University of Basrah Prof. Dr. Badir Albadran, Chair, Dept. of
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1. Albadran, B., 2021. Sedimentology and Mineralogy of Quaternary Sediments of
Marshes, south of Iraq. In: Jawad, L. A. (ed.), Southern Iraq’s Marshes, their
Environment and Conservation. Springer, pp.201-214.
2. Albadran, B., 2021. The Geology of Iraqi Territorial Waters, Northwest of the Arabian
Gulf. In: Jawad, LA. (ed.), The Arabian Seas, Biodiversity, Environmental Challenges
and Conversation Measures. Springer, pp.181-198.
3. Albadran, B. and Al-Kaaby, L. F., 2021. Microbial and Physical Sedimentary Structures
in the Tidal Flats of Khor Al-Zubair, NW of Arabian Gulf, In: Jawad, LA. (ed.), The
Arabian Seas, Biodiversity, Environmental Challenges and Conversation Measures.
Springer, pp.277-296.
4. Hritz, C., Pournelle, J.R., Smith, J., Albadran, B.N., Al-Handal, A. and Issaa, B.M.,
2012. Mid-Holocene Dates for Organic –Rich Sediment, Palustrine Shell, and Charcol
from Southern Iraq. RADIOCARBON, Vol 54, Nr 1, 2012, p 65-79 .
5. Al-Baidhany, A. and Albadran, B., 2005. Biofacies and sedimentary environments of
recent sediments of southern part of Mesopotamian plain. J. Basrah Researches
(sciences), v.31, part.3, pp.13-20.
6. Al-Ainachy, I.H. and Albadran,B., 2005. River branches (creeks) banks stability in Khor
Al-Zubair area-NW the Arabian Gulf. Basrah J. of Science (B), 23(1), pp.42-58.
7. Albadran, B., 2006. Sedimentology and mineralogy of the Al-Hammar marsh / southern
Iraq: A review. Marsh Bulletin, 1(1), pp. 32-39.
8. Albadran, B., 2000. Hydrographic survey of Shatt Al-Arab River from Maqil
to the Arabian Gulf. Iraq Ministry of Irrigation. (Arabic)
9. Albadran, B., Al-Mahdi, A.A., and Abdullah, S.S., 2001. Progression of the tidal wave in
the Shatt Al-Arab River, south of Iraq. Marina Mesopotamica, 16(1), pp. 89-100.
10. Albadran, B., Al-Manssory, F. and Al-Bahily, N.,2002. Erosion and sedimentation in the
Shatt Al-Arab River, south of Iraq. Marina Mesopotamica, 17(2), pp. 285-292.
11. Al-Baidhany, A., Darmoian, S. and Albadran, B., 2002. Evaluation of Holocene
sedimentary environments of the southern part of Iraq. Basrah J. of Science, B, v.20(1),
pp.73-86.
12. Daham, H.A., Al-Marssomy, A.H. and Albadran, B., 2001. Effect of ground water level
fluctuation on the mechanical properties of soil in Basrah. Marina Mesopotamica,
16(2), pp.273-287. (Arabic)
13. Hassen, H.K., Albadran, B., and Al-Khiat, N.N., (In Press). Ground water types infiltrated
in Iraqi coast soil. Mesopotamian Journal of Marine Science. (Arabic)
14. Issa, B.M., Albadran, B., and Al-Shahwan, M.F., (2009). Sedimentological
and paleontological study of tidal flat sediments of Khor Al-Zubair and Khor
Abdullah, NW of Arabian Gulf. Mesopotamian Journal of Marine Science,
24(1), pp.86-97.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
PROFESSIONAL CONSULTING
2001-2002 General Co. of Iraqi Ports: Marine Dredging
2001-2003 Iraq Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Office for Marine Border Line(Cont’d) Geology, University of Basrah Prof. Dr. Badir Albadran, Chair, Dept. of
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2002 Ibn Majed Company: Site Investigation for Proposed Areas for Marine
Industry
2002-2003 General Co. of Electrical Power Generation: Utilization of Tide Energy
PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEES
2000-2003 National Committee for Manifesting National Boundaries
2001-2003 Ministry Committee for Developing Remote Sensing
2001-2004 Central Committee for the Scientific Advancement of the University of
Basrah
TEACHING
UNDERGRADUATE: COLLEGE OF SCIENCE
 Practicum: Water Resources / first year
 Optical Mineralogy / second year
 Sedimentary Rocks / second year
 Structural Geology / second year
 Statistical Geology / second year
 Recent Sedimentation / third year
UNDERGRADUATE: COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
 Practicum: Engineering Survey / second year
 Structural and petroleum geology / second year
GRADUATE: COLLEGE OF SCIENCE
 Advanced Late Holocene Sedimentation / M.Sc.
 Advanced Sedimentary Rocks / M.Sc.
 Advanced Statistical Geology / M.Sc.
 Advanced Structural Geology / M.Sc.
 Marine Geology / M.Sc.
 Scientific English / M.Sc.
 Tidal Flat Sedimentation / M.Sc.
 Computational Engineering Geology / Ph.D.
 Soil Improvement / Ph.D.
GRADUATE: COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE
 Soil Mechanics / Ph.D.
 Mesopotamian Recent Sediments / Ph.D.
THESES AND DISSERTATIONS SUPERVISED
1. Sedimentological, hydrographical and mineralogical study of confluence of Karun and
Shatt Al-Arab Rivers and the adjacent areas. M.Sc. thesis (In Arabic), 2009 / College of
Science.
2. Sedimentological and geomorphological study of the Shatt al-Arab islands between
Basrah and Siba towns. M.Sc. thesis (In Arabic), 2009 / College of Science.(Cont’d) Geology, University of Basrah Prof. Dr. Badir Albadran, Chair, Dept. of
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3. District of Medina, study in regional geography by using geographic information systems
(GIS). M.A. thesis (In Arabic), 2009 / College of Art.
4. Geochemical and hydrochemical study at Shatt Al-Arab channel sediments and overlying
water. Ph.D. thesis (In Arabic), 2007/ College of Agriculture.
5. The properties of Iraqi coast “geographical study”. Ph. D. thesis (In Arabic), 2006 / College
of Arts.
6. Sedimentological and paleontological study of tidal flats- Northwest of the Arabian Gulf.
M.Sc. thesis (In Arabic), 2006 / College of Science.
7. The effect of physical and mechanical soil properties and water movement on bank
stability of Shatt Al-Arab (Maqaal- Umm Al Rissass), Ph. D. thesis (In Arabic), 2006 / College
of Agriculture.
8. Improvement of selected parts of Basrah governorate soil using polymer resins. Ph.D.
thesis, 2005 / College of Science.
9. Sedimentological and mineralogical study of rocky islands in Khor Al-Zubair area-north
west of the Arabian Gulf. M.Sc. thesis (In Arabic), 2003/ college of science.
10. Computer simulation of tidal flow in UmQaser River No.1. M.Sc. thesis (In Arabic), 2003 /
college of science.
11. The role of soil conditioners and wind breaks in limiting of sand dunes movement and
protection of plant cover in some Basrah’ s areas. M.Sc. thesis (In Arabic), 2002 / College
of agriculture.
12. A three – dimension model for the sea currents in Khor Al-Zubair. M.Sc. thesis (In Arabic),
2002 / college of science.
13. Engineering geological study of river branches (creeks) banks in Khor Al-Zubair area, NW
the Arabian Gulf. M.Sc. thesis (In Arabic), 2002 / college of science.
14. Effects of ground water level fluctuation on the engineering properties of soil foundation
in Basrah. M.Sc. thesis (In Arabic), 2001 / college of science.
15. Sedimentological and petrophysical study of reservoir of Nahr Umr Formation, in Luhais
field, south of Iraq. M.Sc. thesis (In Arabic), 2001 / college of science.
16. Study of textural, mineralogical composition and amount of aeolian deposits in Basrah.
M.Sc. thesis (In Arabic), 2000 / College of agriculture.
17. A study on the sedimentary environments of the Holocene period, south of Iraq. M.Sc.
thesis (In Arabic), 1998 / college of science.
18. Geotechnical properties of Shatt Al-Basrah sediments and their ability to erosion. M.Sc.
thesis (In Arabic), 1996 / College of agriculture.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Geological Society of Iraq
International Association of Sedimentologists
International Year of the Planet Earth
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commissio