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CURRICULUM VITAE November 23, 2011 Dr. Anvar Kacimov Professor Department of Soils, Water and Agricultural Engineering, College of Agriculture P.O. Box 34, AI-Khod 123, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman E-mail: [email protected] Abbreviations: Kazan State University, Russia –KSU; Sultan Qaboos University, Oman –SQU; European Geophysical Society –EGS; International Science Foundation –ISF, Soil Science Society of America – SSSA, AGU – American Geophysical Union, ASCE – American Society of Civil Engineers PERSONAL DATA: Russian citizen. Date of birth: November 30, 1960. Married, 2 children. Fluent in Russian and English. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: • PhD in Mechanics of Fluids, KSU, USSR (1987) PhD thesis: Application of the inverse boundary-value problem method to seepage from channels and into drains • M.Sc. (cum laude) in Hydromechanics, KSU, USSR (1982) • Undergraduate at KSU, College of Mechanics and Mathematics, USSR (1977-1982) PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT: • • • • • • • • • Director of Water Research Center, SQU, Oman (2011-present) Head of Department, Department of Soils, Water and Agricultural Engineering, SQU, Oman (2007-present) Professor, Department of Soils, Water and Agricultural Engineering, SQU, Oman (2007-present) Associate professor, Department of Soil and Water Sciences, SQU, Oman (20012007) Assistant professor, Department of Soil and Water Sciences, SQU, Oman (19982001) Senior researcher, leading researcher, researcher, junior researcher at the Institute of Mathematics & Mechanics (Department of Boundary Value Problems-> Department of Seepage Theory->Department of Mathematical Analysis), KSU, USSR-Russia (1986-present) Lecturer, Department of Ecology, KSU, Russia (1993) Lecturer, Kazan Institute of Energy, USSR (1988) Engineer and postgraduate at Institute of Mathematics & Mechanics, KSU, USSR (1982-1986) CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT: Developed and taught new undergraduate courses at SQU: 1) "Groundwater Hydrology" WATR 4400 -- 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007. 2) "Elements of Hydrology" WATR 3303 -- 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001. 3) "Chemical Movement in Soil and Ground Water", SOIL 4311 -- 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005. 4) "Water Control and Supply", WATR 4305 -- 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011 5) “Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics”, SWAT 4310, 2004 (twice), 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 (twice), 2010 (twice), 2011 At SQU also taught the courses: 6) "Soil Physics" SOIL 3311 --1998, 1999, 2000. 7) "Multiphase Flow and Chemical Transport", SOIL 6311 – 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007. 8) “Microcomputers” COMP2001 – 2006 (twice), 2007. Other courses taught: - "Groundwater Protection" (KSU, Russia, 1993, undergraduate) - "Wolftam's Mathematica in Hydrology" (KSU, Russia, 1997, graduate) - “Introduction to Computer Algebra” (SQU, 1999, 2001, 2002, graduate) - "Numerical Methods in Engineering" (Kazan Institute of Energy, Russia, 1988, undergraduate) Graduate student training and advising: Supervised graduate and undergraduate students at SQU. Defended and published thesis (supervisor): 1. Ali Al-Maktoumi Title: Numerical and analytical modeling of ground water flow and transport in Wadi Suq Note: xvii, 129 leaves : ill. ; 31 cm Publisher: Muscat : Sultan Qaboos University, 2000 2. Mohammed Al-Amri Title: Hydrologic and hydrogeologic responses of springs to rainfall in Garsias and Arzat upper catchments Note: xv, 116 leaves : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 30 cm Publisher: Muscat : Sultan Qaboos University, 2006 3. Jokha Ali Saif Al-Issai Title: Roof-mounted irrigation by capillary siphoning in arid zone. Publication info: Muscat : Sultan Qaboos University, 2010. Physical descrip: xvi, 125 leaves : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm. Dissertation note: Thesis (M.Sc.)--Sultan Qaboos University, 2010. Bibliography note: Bibliography: l. 118-125. Supervised two PhD students (KSU), PhD candidates (KSU. Co-supervised a number of MSc students; served on several MSc examination committees as a member or chairman, served on several MSc thesis committes. CONSULTING/PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: • • • • • • • Consultant for PDO, Oman (2005-2008) Visiting consultant, SQU, Oman (1998) Kazan Geological Survey, Tatarstan Oil Company (Kazan, Russia), consulting on ground water contamination (1993-1997) Reviewer for "Mechanics" (Moscow, Russia) in "Movement of Liquids and Gases in Porous Media" (1991-1998) "Sredazhydroprojeet", "Tashhydroproject" (Tashkent, Uzbekistan), contracted work on design of dams and drainage systems (1989-1991) "Hydroproject" ( Moscow, Russia), consulting and contracted work on design of hydropower stations (1990-1991) "Sredazhydrovodkhlopok" (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) consulting and contracted work on irrigation channels (1985-1986) RECENT GRANTS: • PI on research grants in mathematical modeling of groundwater processes AGSWAT 9903, AGR/99113 (DOBSA) from SQU (1999-2001), IG/AGR/SOIL/02/04 from SQU (2002-2004), IG/AGR/SWAE/10/05 (2009-2010). Joint grant CL/SQU-UAEU/0/3/02 with the United Arab Emirates University (20032006) • Participation in other projects on seepage, evaporation, soil salinity, chemical movement in soils funded by Petroleum Development of Oman and SQU (1999present). DISTINCTION AND AWARDS: • Omani Green Research Award with a Special Commendation of Mitsubishi Corporation (2010) • Appreciation diploma from the Rector of KSU (2009) • 1-st award for the best book manuscript, KSU (2007) • Listed as N4 scientist in Oman based on the OIC ranking (2007) http://www.comstech.org/links/leading%20scientists.htm • Outstanding Reviewer of Vadose Zone Journal, SSSA (2005) • Distinguished Researcher Award, SQU (2005) • Outstanding Researcher Award, College of Agriculture, SQU (2001) • Outstanding Teacher Award, College of Agriculture, SQU (1999) • Fellowship of the Japan Society for Promotion of Science, Japan Government (1997) Osaka Industrial University • Grant from the EGS East European Country Support Program, (1997) • Special scholarship for young scientists of KSU (1996-1998) • Five grants from the Russian Foundation of Basic Researches, team member, Russian Government (1994-1998) • • • • • • • • • • Group grant from ISF. Long-term Grant Program, PI (1995-1996) Fulbright scholarship in Civil Engineering, USIA-CIES, Dept. of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona, American Government (1994-1995) Award from ISF for 1000 scientist from the former Soviet Union with the best publication records (1994) 2-nd Award of the Competition of Young Researchers, KSU (1993) Grant from the Special Foundation for Stipendia and Grants for Gifted Young Researchers, PI, Russian Government (1993-1994) Individual Grant from ISF, PI (1993) Competitive Grant for Young Researchers, Program "Universities of Russia", PI (1992) 1-st Award of the Competition of Young Researchers, KSU (1988) Diploma of the All-Union Scientific-Technical Board, Moscow for the best MSc thesis (1984) Award of the All-Union Student Research Conference, Moscow (1982) COMMITTEES: 1998- present Served on the following SQU/College committees: Executive Committee, College Board, Space Building Committee, Extension Committee, Research Committee, Promotion Committee, UAPC, Website Committee, Computer Committee, Examination Committee, Building Space Committee, Internship coordinator, coordinator of Sustaining Agricultural & Marine Environments Seminar, SQU Research Accreditation Committee, Agricultural Engineering Program Liaison Committee, Research Awards Committee, Young Researcher Award Committee, SQU-PDO Liaison Committee, Students Research Award Committee, SQU Research Stimulation Committee, SQU Research Board. CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS: Conferences in hydrology, irrigation and drainage, agricultural engineering, environmental geology, heat and mass transfer, fluid mechanics, complex analysis, applied mathematics. At all these conferences papers were presented and either proceedings or abstracts were published (see the list of publications). In Russia (USSR): Moscow (1984,1989,1991,1994,1996,1999, 2008), Leningrad (1991,2003,2004), Kazan (1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2011), Tashkent (1986), Dyushambe (1989), Ufa (2000), Novosibirsk (1984), Narva (1982), Ushgorod (1991), Naberezhnye Chelny (1995), Perm (2001), Suzdal (2002), Nignii Novgorod (2006), Yoshkar-Ola (2010). Outside Russia: Poznan-Poland (1990), Shanklin-England (1991), Washington USA (1991), Cargese -France (1996), Nunspeet-Holland (1997), Viena-Austria (1997), Cesme-Turkey (1997, 1998), Braunschweig-Germany (1997), ParisFrance (1997), Albuquerque-USA(1997), Hobart -Australia (1997), TaipeiTaiwan (1998), Hague-Holland (1999), Brainerd-USA (2000), Saitama-Japan (2000), Muscat-Oman (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011-twice), Minsk-Belorussia (2000), Barcelona-Spain (2000), Sharja-UAE (2001), Al-Ain-UAE (2006), Bucharest-Romania (2002), KievUkraine (2003), Oxford-UK (2004), Manhattan-US (2006), San-Diego – USA (2006), Bologna-Italy (2006), Rhodes-Greece (2006), Doha-Qatar (2007), Perugia-Italy (2007) , San Francisco-USA (2007), Istanbul –Turkey (2008), Riyadh–Saudi Arabia (2010), Las Vegas –USA (2011) • • • • SERVICES ON EDITORIAL BOARDS: Member of the Editorial Board of "Transport in Porous Media" (Springer) (20002005) Associate Editor of “Vadose Zone Journal” (SSSA) (2004-2007) Section editor (Soil Physics) of Agricultural Sciences Journal (SQU) (2002-present) Guest Editor (with Prof. Strack) of a special volume of “J. Engineering Mathematics” (Springer) (2009) Reviewed manuscripts submitted to: Advances in Water Resources; Applied Mathematical Modeling; Ground Water; Fluid Dynamics; Flow, Turbulence and Combustion; Heat and Mass Transfer; Hydrological Sciences J.; Interntnl. J. Heat and Mass Transfer; Interntnl. J. Engineering Education; J. Agricultural Sci.(SQU); J. Agricultural Sci. and Technology (Islamic Republic of Iran); J. Contaminant Hydrology; J. Engineering Mathematics; J. Hydrologic Engineering-ASCE; J. Hydraulic Engineering-ASCE; J. Hydrology; J. Irrigation and Drainage-ASCE; J. Porous Media; Nuovo Cimento B; Pedosphere; Proc. Royal Society London A; Reviews of Geophysics; Transport in Porous Media; Vadose Zone J.; Water Resources Research; Russian Mathematics. EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: • • • • • • • • • • Kazan Election Committee, expert adviser on environmental problems (1988-1990) Member of the Public Committee of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Tatarstan (1988-1991) Member of the Advisory Board of the "Kazan University" newspaper (1988-present) Published contributions in newspapers and magazines: "Kazan University", "Evening Kazan", "Soviet Tatarstan", "Tatarstan Reports", "Nature" (London), "Nature" (Kazan) on problems of sciences and environment (1988-present) Member of the Tatarstan Council of Young Scientists (1995-2000) Member of the Alumni of the USA programs of academic exchanges "Professionals for Cooperation" (1996-present) Member of the Advanced Materials & Applied Mechanics Research Group, SQU (2006-present) Member of the International Association of Hydrological Studies (1996-present) Member of the Kazan Mathematical Society (1996-present) Member, co-convener and coordinator of Scientific and Organizing Committees of the Workshop “Modeling in Soil and Groundwater Systems” (Oman, 2002), 4-th International Conference on the Analytic Element Method (Saint-Etienne, France, 2003), International Conference on Soil and Groundwater Contamination and Cleanup in Arid Countries (Oman, 2003), UNESCO workshop “Geological Parameters for Environmental Protection” (Oman, 2002, 2003), “Advanced Modeling • in Soil and Groundwater Systems” (Oman, 2004), International Conference “Capacity Building in Urban Water Management” (Oman 2009), “VII International Conference on Analytical Element Modeling”, (Minneapolis, USA, 2012), Workshop “Potential Solutions to Challenges in Water Resources Management” (Oman, 2010) “International Conference on Management of Soil & Groundwater Salinization in Arid Regions” (Oman 2010), “International Workshop on Hydrology: Nature & Engineering” (Oman, 2011), “World Water Day 2011” (Oman, 2011) Captain of the basketball team, 3 medals for the 1-st and 2-nd places in SQU competitions (2005, 2007, 2008) PUBLICATIONS IN ENGLISH: 1) Peer-reviewed papers in refereed journals Papers 1-32 published prior to joining SQU, papers 33-... published from SQU 1. Ilyinsky N.B., Kacimov A.R. Seepage-limitation optimization of the shape of an irrigation channel by the inverse boundary-value problem method. Fluid Dynamics (Springer), 1984, v. 19, N4, 404-410. 2. Kacimov A.R. Optimization of the shape of a triangular unlined canal. Power Technology and Engineering (formerly Hydrotechnical Construction), 1985, v.19, N1, 41-43. 3. Ilyinsky N.B., Kacimov A.R. Problems of seepage under dam. Proceedings Indian National Science Academy A, 1991, v.57, N1, 61-68. 4. Kacimov A.R. Steady, two-dimensional flow of ground water to a trench. J. Hydrology (Elsevier), 1991, v. 127, 71-83. 5. Kacimov A.R. Optimization of irrigation in hydrodynamic filtering model. J. of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (Elsevier), 1991, v.55, N2, 273-276. 6. Ilyinsky N.B., Kacimov A.R. Estimates of backwater and drying levels in hydrodynamic model. Fluid Dynamics (Springer), 1991, v.26, N2, 224-231. 7. Ilyinsky N.B., Kacimov A.R. The estimation of integral seepage characteristics of hydraulic structures in terms of the theory of inverse boundary-value problems. Zeitschrift fur angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik (Wiley), 1992, B. 72, N2, 103 112. 8. Ilyinsky N.B., Kacimov A.R. Problems of seepage to empty ditch and drain. Water Resources Research (AGU), 1992, v.28, N3, 871-877. 9. Ilyinsky N.B., Kacimov A.R. Analytical estimation of ground-water flow around cutoff walls and into interceptor trenches. Ground Water (NGWA), 1992, v.30, 901907. 10. Kacimov A.R. Seepage optimization for a trapezoidal channel. J. Irrigation and Drainage Engrg. (ASCE), 1992, v. 118, N4, 520-526. 11. Kacimov A.R., Nicolaev A.N. Steady seepage near an impermeable obstacle. J. Hydrology (Elsevier), 1992, v. 138, 17-40. 12. Kacimov A.R. Minimum dimension of total saturation bubble around an isolated source. Fluid Dynamics (Springer), 1992, v.27, 886-889. 13. Kacimov A.R. Inclusion shaping and extremal property of the Taylor-Saffman bubble. Fluid Dynamics (Springer), 1993, v.28, N5, 741-743. 14. Kacimov A.R., Tartakovsky D.M. Estimation of tracer migration time in ground water flow. Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Physics (MAIK, Nauka), 1993, v.33, N 11, 1535-1541. 15. Kacimov A.R. Seepage optimization of the shape of an earth channel allowing for capillarity J. Mathematical Sciences (Springer), 1993, v. 63, N4, 462-464. 16. Kacimov A.R., Lapin A.V. Determination of seepage parameters from data of a quick water intake test and solution of the Boussinesq equation. Power Technology and Engineering (formerly Hydrotechnical Construction) (Springer), 1993, v.27, N10, 600607. 17. Kacimov A.R. Estimation and optimization of transient seepage with free surface. J. Irrigation and Drainage Engrg. (ASCE), 1993, v.119, N6, 1014-1025. 18. Kacimov A.R. Optimization of the protrusion shape for a Couette type flow. Optimal Control: Applications & Methods (Wiley), 1994, v. 15, 193-203. 19. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V. Minimization of ground water contamination by lining of a porous waste repository. Proceedings Indian National Science Academy A, 1994, v.60, 783- 792. 20. Kacimov A.R., Nicolaev A.N. The capillary barrier and supercritical regime of seepage near cavities and included bodies, Water Resources (Springer), 1995, v. 22, N5, 511-518. 21. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V. Groundwater flow in a medium with periodic inclusions. Fluid Dynamics (Springer), 1995, v.30, N5, 758-766. 22. Kacimov A.R., Explicit solutions for seepage infiltrating into a porous earth dam due to precipitation International J. for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics (Wiley), 1996, v.20, 715-723. 23. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V. Explicit, rigorous solutions to 2-D heat transfer: Two- component media and optimization of cooling fins. International J. Heat and Mass Transfer (Elsevier), 1997, v.40, N 5, 1191-1196. 24. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V. Exact values of efficiency for Muskat well arrays. DAN, Physics-Doklady (MAIK, Nauka), 1997, v. 42, N3, 155-157. 25. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V. Analytical solutions to a problem of sink-source flow in a porous medium. Arab Gulf J. of Scientific Research (Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States), 1997, v.15, N2, 325 -351. 26. Kacimov A.R. Optimization of seepage on the depression surface of the earth mass. Power Technology and Engineering (formerly Hydrotechnical Construction) (Springer), 1997, v. 31,N 1, 26-29. 27. Kacimov A.R. Dynamics of ground water mounds: analytical solutions and integral characteristics. Hydrological Sciences J. (Taylor & Francis), 1997, v. 42, N3, 329-342. 28. Kacimov A.R. Optimization of seepage rate through a triangular core. International J. for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics (Wiley), 1997, v.21, 443-451. 29. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V. Analytic solution to a problem of seepage in a checker- board massif. Transport in Porous Media (Springer), 1997, v.28, N1, 109-124. 30. Ilyinsky N.B., Kacimov A.R. , Yakimov N.D. Analytical solutions of seepage theory problems. Inverse methods, variational theorems, optimization and estimates (A review). Fluid Dynamics (Springer), 1998, v. 33, N2, 157-168. 31. Fujii N., Kacimov A.R. Analytically computed rates of seepage flow into drains and cavities. International J. for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics (Wiley), 1998, v.22, 277-301. 32. Kacimov A.R., Yakimov N.D. Nonmonotonic moisture profile as a solution of Richards' equation for soils with conductivity hysteresis. Advances in Water Resources (Elsevier), 1998, v.21, N8, 691-696. 33. Kacimov A.R. Comment on the paper "Linearised Boussinesq equation for modeling bank storage - a correction" by W.L Hogarth, R.S.Govindaraju, J.Y.Parlange, J.K.Koelliker. J. Hydrology (Elsevier), 1999, v. 218, 95-96. 34. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V., Yakimov N.D. Groundwater flow in a medium with a parquet-type conductivity distribution. J. Hydrology (Elsevier), 1999, v. 226, 242-249. 35. Kacimov A.R. Discussion on Theory of pipe drainage assisted by mole drainage. J. Irrigation and Drainage Engrg. (ASCE), 1999, v.125, N4,231-232. 36. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V. Conduction through a grooved surface and Sierpinsky fractals. International J. Heat and Mass Transfer (Elsevier), 2000, v.43, 623 628. 37. Kacimov A.R. Circular isobaric cavity in descending unsaturated flow. J. Irrigation and Drainage Engrg. (ASCE), 2000, v. 126, N3, 172-178. 38. Kacimov A.R. Analytic solution for transient flow into a hemispherical auger hole. J. Hydrology (Elsevier), 2000, v.228, 1-9. 39. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V. Two-dimensional seepage in porous media with heterogeneities. J. Geochemical Exploration (Elsevier), 2000, v.69-70, 251-255. 40. Kacimov A.R. Note on a Paper by Sinha and Odgaard "Application of Conformal Mapping to Diverging Open Channel Flow". J. Engineering Mathematics (Springer), 2000, v.37, 397-400. 41. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V. Steady water flow around parabolic cavities and parabolic inclusions in unsaturated and saturated soils. J. Hydrology (Elsevier), 2000, v.238, 65-77. 42. Kacimov A.R. Comment on the paper "An analytical solution for design of bilevel drainage systems" by A.K.Verma, S.K.Gupta, K.K.Singh, H.S.Chauhan. Agricultural Water Management, (Elsevier), 2000, v.46, 193-200. 43. Kacimov A.R. Three-dimensional groundwater flow to a lake: an explicit analytical solution. J. Hydrology (Elsevier), 2000, v.240, 80-89. 44. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V. Semipermeable boundaries and heterogeneities: modeling by singularities. J. Hydrologic Engrg. (ASCE), 2001, v.6, N3, 217-224. 45. Kacimov A.R. Calculation of inflow and outflow in phreatic aquifers. J. Irrigation and Drainage Engrg. (ASCE), 2001, v.127, N1, 16-19. 46. Kacimov A.R. Optimal shape of a variable condenser. Proceedings Royal Society London A (Cambridge Univ. Press), 2001, 457, N 2006, 485-494. 47. Kacimov A.R., Yakimov N.D. Moving phreatic surface in a porous slab: an analytical solution. J. Engineering Mathematics (Springer), 2001, v.40, 399-411. 48. Kacimov A.R. Discussion on Design of minimum seepage loss canal sections J. Irrigation and Drainage Engrg. (ASCE), 2001, v.127, N3, 189-191. 49. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V. Analytical solutions by the hodograph method to hydrodynamic problems for oil and gas traps. J. Hydrology (Elsevier), 2001, v.254, 3346. 50. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V. Analytical solution for a sharp interface problem in sea water intrusion into a coastal aquifer. Proceedings Royal Society London A (Cambridge Univ. Press), 2001, v.457, N 2016, 3023-3038. 51. Kacimov A.R. Analytical solution to a sharp interface problem in a vortex-generated flow. Water Resources Research (AGU) 2001, v.37 , 3387-3391. 52. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V. Analytical determination of seeping soil slopes of a constant exit gradient. Zeitschrift fur angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik (Wiley), 2002, v.82, N6, 363-376. 53. Kacimov A.R., Kayumov I.R. Viscous flow through straight pore channels. J. Porous Media (Begell House), 2002, v.5, N3, 199-208. 54. Kacimov A.R. Comment on the paper "The effect of cavity wall irregularities on seepage exclusion from horizontal cylindrical underground openings" by D.L.Hughson and F.T.Dodge, J.Hydrology, 2000, v. 228, 206-214. J.Hydrology (Elsevier), 2002, v.261, 245-247. 55. Kacimov A.R. Analytical solutions in a hydraulic model of seepage with sharp interfaces. J. Hydrology (Elsevier) 2002, v. 258, 179-186. 56. Kacimov A.R. Discussion on a technical note by Swamee P.K. and Kashyap D. "Design of minimum seepage-loss nonpolygonal canal sections". J. Irrigation and Drainage Engrg. (ASCE), 2003, 129, N1, 68-69. 57. Sablani S.S., Shayya, W.H., Kacimov A.R. Explicit calculation of the friction factor in pipeline flow of Bingham plastic fluids: a neural network approach. Chemical Engineering Science (Elsevier), 2003, v.58, N1, 99-106. 58. Kacimov A.R., Serrano, S. Comments on “On an Exact Analytical Solution of the Boussinesq Equation”, Transport in porous Media, 39, 339-345, 2000. Transport in Porous Media (Springer) 2003, v.52, N3, 387-392. 59. Lenhard R.J., Kacimov A.R., Tartakovsky A.M, Abdel Rahman, H. Modeling residual NAPL in water-wet porous media: An example. J. Agricultural Sciences (Sultan Qaboos University), 2003, v.7, N2, 1-7. 60. Kacimov A.R. Unsaturated quasi-linear flow analysis in V-shaped domains. J.Hydrology (Elsevier), 2003, v. 279, 70-82. 61. Perret, J.C., Prasher, S.O., Kacimov A.R. Mass fractal dimension of soil macropores using computed tomography: from the box-counting to the cube-counting algorithm. European J. Soil Science (Blackwell), 2003, v.54, 569-579. 62. Youngs, E.G., Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V. Water exclusion from tunnel cavities in the saturated capillary fringe. Advances in Water Resour., (Elsevier), 2004, v.27, 237243. 63. Al-Haddabi M., Ahmed M., Kacimov A.R., Rahman S., Al-Rawahy S. Impact of treated wastewater from oil extraction process on soil physical properties. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis (Taylor and Francis), 2004, v.35, N5, 751 – 758. 64. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V., Perret, J. Phreatic surface flow from a nearreservoir saturated tongue. J. Hydrology (Elsevier), 2004, v.296, 271-281. 65. Kacimov A.R. Capillary fringe and unsaturated flow in a reservoir porous bank. J. Irrigation and Drainage Engrg. (ASCE), 2004, v.130, 403-409. 66. Kacimov A.R. Discussion of "Hydraulically Efficient Power-Law Channels" by Arif A. Anwar and Tonny T. de Vries, J. Irrigation and Drainage Engrg. (ASCE), 2004, v.130, 445-446. 67. Youngs E.G., Kacimov A.R. Water exclusion from tunnel cavities spanning a water table. J. Hydrology, 2005, v.30, 271-274. 68. Sablani S.S., Kacimov A.R., Mujumdar A.S., Perret J., Campo A. Non-iterative estimation of the heat transfer using an artificial network model. International J. Heat and Mass Transfer, (Elsevier) 2005, v.48, 665-679. 69. Kacimov A.R., Youngs, E.G., Steady-state water-table depressions caused by evaporation in lands overlying a water-bearing substratum. J. Hydrologic Engrg. (ASCE), 2005, v.10, N4, 295-301. 70. Avkhadiev F.G. , Kacimov A.R. Analytical solutions and estimates for microlevel flows. J. Porous Media (Begell House) 2005, v.8, N2, 125-148. 71. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V. Polubarinova-Kochina methods for steady and transient systems governed by the Laplace and Charny equations. J. Mathematical Sciences (Springer), 2005, v.129, N1, 3596-3602, doi:10.1007/s10958-005-0297-6 72. Kacimov A.R., Analytic element solutions for seepage towards topographic depressions. J.Hydrology (Elsevier) 2006, v.318, 262-275. 73. Sherif M., Mahmoudi A.E., Garamoon H., Kacimov A., Akram S., Ebraheem A.-A., Shetty A. Geoelectrical and hydrogeochemical studies for delineating seawater intrusion in the outlet of Wadi Ham, UAE. Environmental Geology (Springer), 2006, v.49, N4, 536-551. 74. Kacimov A.R. Optimal shapes in mechanics of Darcian flows. IFNA-ANS International Journal Problems of Nonlinear Analysis in Engineering Systems, (International Federation of Non-linear Analysis and Academy of Non-linear Sciences), 2006, v.12, N1, 43-50. 75. Kacimov A.R. Analytical solution and shape optimisation for groundwater flow through a leaky porous trough subjacent to an aquifer. Proceedings Royal Society London A (Cambridge Univ. Press), 2006, v.462, 1409-1423. 76. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V., Sherif M.M., Perret, J. Analytical solution to a sea water intrusion problem with a fresh water zone tapering to a triple point. J. Engineering Mathematics (Springer), 2006, v.54, N3, 197-210, DOI: 10.1007/s10665-006-9030-9. 77. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V. Strip-focused phreatic surface flow driven by evaporation: analytical solution by the Riesenkampf function. Advances in Water Resources (Elsevier), 2006, v.29, 1565-1571 doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2006.01.004. 78. Kacimov A.R., Sherif M.M. Sea water intrusion into a confined aquifer with controlled pumping: analytical solution. Water Resources Research (AGU), 2006, v. 42, No. 6, W06501 10.1029/2005WR004551 79. Kacimov A.R. Optimal design of fibers subject to steady heat conduction. Heat and Mass Transfer (Springer), 2007, v.43, 319-324 doi:10.1007/s00231-006-0106-x. 80. Kacimov A.R. Capillarity and evaporation exacerbated seepage losses from unlined channels. J. Irrigation and Drainage Engrg. (ASCE), 2006, v.132, N6, 623-626. 81. Kacimov A.R. Seepage to a drainage ditch and optimization of its shape. J. Irrigation and Drainage Engrg. (ASCE), 2006, v. 132, N6, 619-622. 82. Youngs E.G., Kacimov A.R. Conduction through spherical particles at low liquid сontent. International J. Heat and Mass Transfer (Elsevier) , 2007, 50 (1-2), 292-302, doi:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2006.06.006 83. Kacimov A.R. Dipole-generated unsaturated flow in Gardner soils. Vadose Zone J. (SSSA) 2007 , v.6:168-174. DOI: 10.2136/vzj2005.0141. 84. Youngs E.G., Kacimov A.R. Critical tunnel cavities for water exclusion in “Green and Ampt” and “Gardner” soils. Water Resources Reearch. (AGU), 2007, v.43, W05501, doi:10.1029/2006WR004907. 85. Kacimov A.R. Three-dimensional groundwater flow to a shallow pond: an explicit solution. J.Hydrology (Elsevier), 2007, v. 337, 200-206. 86. Kacimov AR, Obnosov Yu.V. Analytical solution to 2D problem for an anticlinediverted brine flow with a floating hydrocarbon trap. Transport in Porous Media (Springer), 2008, v. 71, N1, 39-52, DOI 10.1007/s11242-007-9110-y 87. Kacimov A.R. On the Maas problem of seawater intrusion combated by infiltration. J. Hydrology (Elsevier), 2008, V.358, 354– 358. 88. Kacimov A.R. Maximisation of water storage in back-filled and lined channels and dimples subject to evaporation and leakage. J. Irrigation and Drainage Engrg. (ASCE), 2008, v.134, N 1, 101-106. 89. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V. Leaky-layer seepage: the Verigin function revisited. J. Engineering Mathematics (Springer) 2008, v.62, 345-354, DOI10.1007/s10665-0089223-5. 90. Kacimov A.R. Optimization and analysis of advective travel times beneath hydraulic structures. J. Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE 2008, V. 134, No. 9, 1311-1317. 91. Kacimov A.R., Marketz F. and Pervez T. Optimal placement of a wellbore seal impeding seepage from a tilted fracture. Applied Mathematical Modeling. (Elsevier) 2009. V. 33 (1), 140-147 DOI 10.1016/j.apm.2007.10.027 92. Kacimov A.R., Sherif M.M., Perret J.S., Al-Mushikhi A. Control of sea-water intrusion by salt-water pumping: Coast of Oman. Hydrogeology J. (Springer), 2009, v.17, 541-548 DOI 10.1007/s10040-008-0425-8 93. Kacimov A.R. Minimal-seepage depth of isobaric cavity under ponded conditions J. Irrigation and Drainage Engrg. (ASCE), 2009, v.135, N1, 108-110. 94. Kacimov A.R., Al-Jabri, S., Sherif M.M., Al-Shidi S. Slumping of groundwater mounds: revisiting the Polubarinova-Kochina theory and modeling by analytic element method. Hydrological Sciences J. (Taylor & Francis), 2009, v.54, N1, 174-188. 95. Kacimov A.R., Youngs E. Axisymmetric critical cavities for water exclusion in “Green and Ampt” soils – use of Pologii’s integral transform. J. Engineering Mathematics (Springer), 2009, v.64, N2, 105-112. 96. Kacimov A.R., Marketz, F., Pervez, T. Analytical solutions for one-phase seepage flows impeded by wellbore seals. J. Petroleum Science and Engineering (Elsevier), 2009 V. 64 (1-4), 67-76, DOI: 10.1016/j.petrol.2008.12.005 97. Strack, O.D.L., Kacimov A.R. Application of mathematics to flow in porous media before the computer age; an introduction to the Special Issue “Applying mathematics to flow in porous media”. J. Engineering Mathematics (Springer), 2009, v.64, N2, 81-84. DOI 10.1007/s10665-009-9289-8 98. Kacimov A.R., Yakimov N.D. Minimal advective travel time along arbitrary streamlines of porous media flows: the Fermat-Leibnitz-Bernoulli problem revisited. J.Hydrology, 2009, v. 375, 356-362. DOI 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2009.06.031 99. Kacimov A.R., Al-Ismaily S., Al-Maktoumi, A. The Green-Ampt 1-D infiltration from a ponded surface into a heterogeneous soil. J. Irrigation and Drainage Engrg. (ASCE), 2010, v. 136, N1, 68-72 DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE) IR.1943-4774.0000121 100. Klammler, H., Hatfield, K., Kacimov A.R. Analytical solutions for flow fields near drain-and-gate reactive barriers. Ground Water (Wiley), 2010, v.48, N3, 427-437, doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2009.00661.x. 101. Obnosov Yu.V., Kasimova R.G., Al-Maktoumi, A., Kacimov A.R Can heterogeneity of the near-wellbore rock cause extrema of the Darcian fluid inflow rate from the formation (the Polubarinova-Kochina problem revisited)? Computers & Geosciences (Elsevier), 2010, v.36, 1252–1260. doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2010.01.014. 102. Kacimov A.R., Abdalla O. Water table response to a tidal agitation in a coastal aquifer: The Meyer–Polubarinova-Kochina theory revisited. J. Hydrology (Elsevier), 2010, v. 392. 96–104. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.07.040 103. Al-Maamari R.S., Hirayama A., Shiga T., Sueyoshi M.N., Al-Shuely M., Abdalla O.A.E., Kacimov A.R. Fluids’ dynamics in transient air sparging of a heterogeneous unconfined aquifer. Environmental Earth Sci. (Springer), 2011, v. 63, N6, 1189-1198, DOI 10.1007/s12665-010-0793-y 104. Obnosov Yu.V., Kasimova R.G., Kacimov A.R. A well in a ‘target’ stratum of a two-layered formation: the Muskat–Riesenkampf solution revisited. Transport in Porous Media (Springer), 2011, v.87, 437–457, DOI 10.1007/s11242-010-9693-6. 105. Kacimov A.R. Darcian seepage through a parallelogramic ramp: Toth's model revisited. J. Irrigation and Drainage Engrg. (ASCE) (in press). 106. Kacimov, A. Hildebrandt, A., Obnosov Y. Impact of the Dhofar cloud forest on subsurface hydrological fluxes: modelling on the scale of a near-root zone soil continuum. Proc. Mary State Technical University: Forest, Ecology, Management of Natural Resources, 2010, v.9, N2, 21-29. 107. Kacimov A.R., Klammler H., Hatfield K., Ilyinsky N.B. Constructal design of permeable reactive barriers: a groundwater hydraulics criterion. J. Engineering Mathematics, (Springer), 2011, v. 71(4), 319-338 DOI 10.1007/s10665-011-9457-5 108. Sherif, M., Mohamed, M., Kacimov A., Shetty A. Assessment of groundwater quality in the northeastern coastal area of UAE as precursor for desalination. Desalination (Elsevier) 2011, v. 273, N 2-3, 436-446 DOI: 10.1016/j.desal.2011.01.069 109. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V. Analytical solutions for seepage near material boundaries in dam cores: the Davison-Kalinin problems revisited. Applied Mathematical Modelling (Elsevier), (in press) doi:10.1016/j.apm.2011.07.088. 110. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V., Al-Maktoumi A., Al-Balushi M. How much of floating LNAPL can a phreatic surface sustain? Riesenkampf's scheme revisited. Water Resources Research (AGU), 2011, v. 47, W11521, doi:10.1029/2010WR010369. 111. Sherif M., Mohamed M., Kacimov A., Shetty A. Modeling Groundwater Flow and Seawater Intrusion in the Coastal Aquifer of Wadi Ham, UAE. Water Resources Management (Springer), 2011 (accepted) 2) Books Elizarov A.M., Kacimov A.R. Methods of Complex Analysis in Problems of Shape Optimisation. Kazan, Kazan University Press, 2007, 246 p. (in Russian). Elizarov A.M., Kacimov A.R., Maklakov D.V. Optimal Shape Design Problems in Aerohydrodynamcis. ISBN: 978-5-9221-0999-4. Moscow, Fizmatlit 2008, 478 p. (in Russian). 3a) Refereed conference proceedings Papers 1-8 published prior to joining SQU, papers 9-... published from SQU 1. Ilyinsky N.B., Kacimov A.R., Yakimov N.D. Designing the shape of soil slopes stable during seepage in Californian hillsides. In Slope Stability Engineering. Proc. of the International Conf. on Slope Stability. Ed. R.J.Chandler. Thomas Telford, London, 1991, pp.67-70. 2. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu. V., Yakimov N.D. Explicit analytic solutions to problems in ground water flow. In Proc. Conf. Analytic-based Modeling of Groundwater Flow, Netherlands Institute of Applied Geoscience, TNO, 1997, V.2, pp.459-467. 3. Kacimov A.R., Yakimov N.D. Richards' and potential models for moisture flow. In Proc. Conf. Analytic-based Modeling of Groundwater Flow, Netherlands Institute of Applied Geoscience, TNO, 1997, V.2, p.503. 4. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V. Regional ground water flows: recharge, gravity, inhomogeneties, and interaction with reservoirs. In International Conference "Regionalization in Hydrology". FRG, Braunschweig, 10-14.03.97. Ed. B.Diekkruger and O.Richter, pp.117-120. 5. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu. V., Yakimov N.D. Ground water flow and advective contaminant transport: shaping, piping, and heterogeneity. In Saint-Venant Symposium "Multiple Scale Analyses and Coupled Physical Systems" Proceedings, Presses de lecole nationale des ponts et chaussees, Paris, 1997, pp.113-118. 6. Fujii, N., Kacimov A.R. An optimal modelling for unsaturated seepage. In Proceedings of International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Ed. by A. D. McDonald and M. McAleer. Hobart, Australia, 1997, pp.578-582. 7. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V. Heat conduction in two-dimensional parquets and optimization of spine shape. In CHT'97: Advances in Computational Heat Transfer T. Ed. by G.deVahl Davis and E.Leonardi. Begel House, New York, 1998, pp.568-574. 8. Kacimov A.R., Fujii N. Estimation of saturated-unsaturated flow rate using optimization and shaping. In Proceedings of the Sixth East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering & Construction. Ed. by Yeong-Bin Yang and Liang-Jenq Leu, Vol. 1, Taipei, Jan. 1998 , pp. 307-312. 9. Ilyinsky N.B., Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V., Yakimov N.D. Explicit solutions in problems of groundwater movement. In Proceedings of the International Conference "Modern Approaches to Flows In Porous Media" Moscow, Russia, September 6-8, 1999. Institute for Problems in Mechanics, Moscow, 1999, pp.3-5. 10. Belov S., Fujii. N., Kacimov A.R. Extreme capacity of unconfined aquifers with accretion. In Groundwater Updates, Ed. K.Sato and Y.Iwasa, Springer, Tokyo, 2000, pp.283-288. 11. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V. Convection and conduction in media with inclusions (analytic solutions). In Proceedings of the 4-th Minsk International Heat and Mass Transfer Forum, 22-26 May, 2000, Belorussia, Lykov Institute of Heat and Mass Transfer, NAS, Minsk, 2000, v.3, pp.352-354. 12. Al-Maktoumi, A., Kacimov A.R. Kinematics of two-dimensional solute transport by advective dispersion and gravitationally segregated flows.In Proceedings of the First Workshop on Mathematical Modelling of Environmental Problems, June 17-21, Bucharest, Romania, 2002. Ed. G.Marinoschi and S.Ion. Editura Academiee Romane, Bucuresti, 2002, pp.41-50. 13. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V. Advective and random walk transport in porous tessellations.In Proceedings of the First Workshop on Mathematical Modelling of Environmental Problems, June 17-21, Bucharest, Romania, 2002. Ed. G.Marinoschi and S.Ion. Editura Academiee Romane, Bucuresti, 2002, pp.31-40. 14. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V. Sea water intrusion into a coastal aquifer: new analytical solutions using the sharp interface model. In Proc. Interntl. Conf. on Soil and Groundwater Contamination & Clean-up in Arid Countries. Muscat, January 20-23, 2003. Part II, Al-Nahda Press, pp.25-26. 15. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V. Singularities and double-symmetric heterogeneity patterns: optimality and symmetries. Proc. Interntnl. Conf. “New Geometry of Nature.” Kazan, Russia, August 25 - September 5, 2003. Ed. A.G.Khovanskii, D.K.Nourgaliev and N.K.Petrova, Vol I, pp. 101 - 102. 16. Kacimov A.R., Serrano, S.E. Dynamics of sharp interfaces in one-,two-phase flows in porous media: asymmetry in the Boussinesq and Charny equations. Proc. Interntnl. Conf. “Symmetry in Nonlinear Mathematical Physics”, V3. Proc. of Institute of Mathematics of NAS of Ukraine, Ed. A.G. Nikitin, V.M. Boyko, R.O. Popovych and I.A.Yehorchenko, Kyiv, Institute of Mathematics, 2004, pp. 1343-1348. 17. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov, Yu.V., Youngs E.G. New analytical solutions in tensionsaturated and saturated flows around cavities. Proceedings of XVII International School on Continuum Mechanics, 4-10 July. Kazan, Kazan Mathematical Society Press, 2004, pp. 229-232. 18. Kacimov A.R. Mathematical modeling of subsurface flow towards qanat tunnels. Proc. International Conference on Qanat, November 23-24, 2005. Kerman, Iran. Iranian Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research, pp. 239-251. 19. Sherif M.M. and Kacimov A., Seawater Intrusion in Coastal Aquifers under Global Warming Conditions, International Conference on Energy, Environment and Disasters, INCEED 2005, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, 24-30 July 2005. 20. Sherif, M.M., Kacimov, A., Akram, S.F.,and Shetty, A.V., Artificial Recharge of Groundwater: Field Experiment, JCCP-UAEU Symposium on Sustainable Environment and Water Resources in GCC Countries, 28-30 January 2006, Abu Dhabi, UAE. 21. Sherif M.M. and Kacimov A.R. "Effect of Porosity on Unsteady Seawater Intrusion in Confined Coastal Aquifers", International Conference on Challenges in Coastal Hydrology and Water Quality, 21-24 May 2006, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 22. Kacimov A.R., Marketz F and Pervez T. Analytical solutions for 2-D seepage near wellbore seals. Proc. 5-th International Conference on the Analytic Element Method. Kansas State University, Manhattan, May 14-17, 2006, pp. 112-121. 23. Kacimov A.R. Hydrogeological troughs in Omani coastal aquifers: analytical modeling. Proc. 5-th International Conference on the Analytic Element Method. Kansas State University, Manhattan, May 14-17, 2006, p.44. 24. Sherif M.M., Kacimov A.R. , Akram S.F., and Shetty A.V. Artificial recharge of groundwater: Field experiment, pp. 35-43. In “Arid Land Hydrogeology: In Search of a Solution to a Threatened Resource” Ed. By A.M.O.Mohamed. Taylor & Francis, London, 2006. 25. Satti O, Al-Rawahy K., Kacimov A, Abdalla O., and Al-Zarie H. Characterization of the pollutant plume at Wadi Suq, northern Oman and its impact on water usability. Presented at the 6th International conference on Geostatistics for Geoenvironmental Applications, Rhodes, Greece, October 25, 2006. 26. Abdalla O., Satti O., Al-Rawahy K., Kacimov A., and Al-Zarie H. Modeling an aquifer’s response to a remedial action in Wadi Suq, Oman. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, V. 103, 2007, Pages 355-363 27. Satti O, Al-Rawahy K, Abdalla O, and Kacimov A. Geostatistical Approach to Modeling of the Pollutant Plume at Wadi Suq, Northern Oman. Presented at the 1st Joint QP-JCCP Environment Symposium, Qatar, February 5-7, 2007. 28. Sherif M., Kacimov A. Seawater intrusion in the coastal aquifer of Wadi Ham, UAE. In "A New Focus on Groundwater - Seawater Interactions" Proc. of Symposium HS101 at IUGG2007, Perugia, Italy, July, 2007. 29. Kacimov A.R., Marketz, F., Pervez T., Yakimov N.D. Travel time of fluids in porous media: Bernoulli's brachistochrone, isoperimetric estimates, and optimal design in smart hydroisolation of horizontal wells, Eos Trans.2007, AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H23I-02. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2007AGUFM.H23I..02K 30. Kacimov A., Obnosov Yu.V. Variable evaporation-infiltration: how to count them in design of hydrological systems and hydraulic structures? “The First International Conference Water Resources & Climate Change in the MENA Region”, 2-4 Nov. 2008, Muscat. Ministry of Regional Municiplaties and Water Resources, p.22. 31. Sherif, M., Kacimov A.R. Pumping of brackish and saline water in coastal aquifers: an effective tool for alleviation of seawater intrusion. Proc. 20th Salt Water Intrusion Meeting, June 23-27, 2008 Naples, Florida USA, 253-257. 32. Kacimov A.R., Sherif M., Al-Shidi S. , Obnosov Y., Al-Mushikhi A., Al-Jabri S. Perret J., Al-Maktoumi A. Sea water intrusion in an Omani coastal aquifer: can pumping of saline water mitigate the harm?”. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Management of Soil and Groundwater Salinization in Arid Regions, 11 - 14 January 2010, Muscat Oman. Edited by M. Ahmed and S.Al-Rawahy, pp.51-57, SQU press, Muscat, Oman, 2010. http://www.squ.edu.om/tabid/7179/language/en-us/default.aspx 33. Al-Issai, J., Kacimov A.R., Al-Amri, M., Al-Balushi, M. Green roof modules with siphon-fed irrigation in Oman, International Conference on Capacity in Urban Water Management under Waste Scarcity Conditions, 13 – 15 December, 2009, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. 34. Al-Issai, J., Kacimov A.R., Al-Amri, M. Evaluation of soil salinity of capillary siphoned modules of green roofs in Oman, Management of Soil and Groundwater Salinization in Arid Zone, 11-14 January, 2010, Sultan Qaboos University conference, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. 35. Kacimov A.R., Al-Issai, J., Al-Amri, M., Al-Balushi, M. Novel Irrigation `Technique on Roofs of Omani Houses: Capillary Siphoning, Optimization of Water Uptake, Thermal Insulation and Washburn-type Model, WSTA 9th Gulf Conference (in press), 22-25 March, 2010, Sultanate of Oman. 36. Sherif, M., Kacimov, A., Ebraheem, A., Al-Mulla, M. Three-dimensional mapping of seawater intrusion using geophysical methods. World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010: Challenges of Change - Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010, 1136-1145 37. Klammler H., Hatfield K. & Kacimov A. Capture flows of funnel-and-gate reactive barriers without gravel packs. Advances in Fluid Mechanics VIII, Ed. By M.Rahman and C.A.Brebbia, 2010, WIT Press, Southampton, 319-330. http://library.witpress.com/pages/PaperInfo.asp?PaperID=21621 38. Kacimov, A., M. Sherif, S. Al-Shidi, Y. Obnosov, A. Al-Mushikhi, S. Al-Jabri, J. Perret, and A. Al-Maktoumi. 2010. Sea water intrusion in an Omani coastal aquifer: can pumping of saline water mitigate the harm? International Conference on Management of Soil and Groundwater Salinization in Arid Regions, 11 - 14 January 2010, Muscat , Oman; pp. 51-57. 39. Kacimov A., Al-Issai, J., Al-Amri M., Al-Balushi, M. Green-roof project in Oman: capillary siphoning as a novel and thrifty irrigation technique. Proceedings of the 4rd International Conference on Water Resources and Arid Environments, Riyad, Saudi Arabia, 6-8 Dec, 2010, pp. 479-487. 40. Kacimov A. Simulation of Darcian evaporation through a heterogeneous soil layer. CSC 2011, Proc. WORLDCOMP'11 - The 2011 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing, Las-Vegas, USA, July 18-21, 2011. www.world-academy-of –science.org Ed. H.R. Arabnia and G. A.Gravvanis, CSREA Press, 2011, 93-96. 3b) Nonrefereed publications Items 1-11 published prior to joining SQU, items 12-... published with SQU affiliation 1. Kacimov A.R. Decay and propagation of waves in the presence of medium division boundaries. In Summaries, Euromech Colloquium 264, Waves in Saturated Porous Media, Poznan, Poland1991, 38-39. 2. Kacimov A.R. Estimations and optimal shape design for two-dimensional ground water flows. In Abstr. I Conf. "Algebra and Analysis", KSU Press, 1994, P.2, 171-172. 3. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu. V. Analytical solutions and optimization for groundwater flows in structured porous media. In Abstr. XIX General EGS Assembly, 1994, Annales Geophysicae, 1994, Supplement II to V. 12. 4. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V., Yakimov N.D. Explicit solutions for advancing fronts in heterogeneous and fractal permeable continua. In Abstr. XX General EGS Assembly, 1995, Annales Geophysicae, 1995, Supplement II to V. 13. 5. Kacimov A.R., Yakimov N.D. Profile bulbs and front fingers in moisture flows as a consequence of hysteresis. In Abstr. XXII General EGS Assembly, 1997, Annales Geophysicae, 1997, Supplement II to V. 15, 269. 6. Kacimov A.R. Seepage from soil channels: optimization and estimations. In Abstr. XXII General EGS Assembly, 1997, Annales Geophysicae, 1997, Supplement II to V. 15, 347. 7. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V. Passive tracers in heterogeneous aquifers. In Abstr. XXII General EGS Assembly, 1997, Annales Geophysicae, 1997, Supplement II to V. 15, 563. 8. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V. Steady temperature fields in 2-D parquet-type media. In Abstr. International Symposium Advances in Computational Heat Transfer. Cesme, Turkey, 26-30.05.97. Interntl. Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer, 326-327. 9. Fujii N., Kacimov A.R. Estimation and optimization for flow into subsurface openings. In Abstr. II Conf. "Algebra and Analysis", KSU Press, 1997, 225-226. 10. Kacimov A.R., Tartakovsky D.M., Di Federico V. Optimization and estimations of flow-transport characteristics on the basis of analytical solutions. In Abstr. 4th SIAM conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences, Albuquerque, 1997, 46. 11. Avkhadiev F.G., Kacimov A.R. What is wrong in the Kozeny-Carman approach? In Abstr. XXIII General EGS Assembly, 1998, Annales Geophysicae, 1998, Supplement II to V. 16, C432. 12. Cookson P., Kacimov A.R. Analytical solutions for impeded evaporation by a surface applied hydrophobic polymer. In Abstr. XXIV General EGS Assembly, 1999, Geophysical Research Abstracts, 1999, V.1, N2, p.349. 13. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V. Analytic elements involving the Robin and refraction boundary conditions. In Proc. of the 3-rd Intrntnl. Conf. on the Analytic Element Method in Modeling Groundwater Flow, Brainred, MN, USA, 16-19 April, 2000, V.1. 14. Kacimov A.R. Philip's cavity in unsaturated conditions: three flow regimes. In Proc. of the 3-rd Intrntnl. Conf. on the Analytic Element Method in Modeling Groundwater Flow, Brainred, MN, USA, 16-19 April, 2000, V.1. 15. Kacimov A.R. Extreme properties of the Taylor-Saffman curve. In Proc. of the Lobachevsky Mathematical Centre, v.5, Intrntnl. Conf. "Modern Problems in Mathematics and Mechanics, Kazan, October 1-3, 2000". Kazan, 2000, 241-243. 16. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V. Sharp interface models in delineation of petroleum traps. In Proc. of the Lobachevsky Mathematical Centre, v.7, Intrntnl. Conf. "BoundaryValue Problems of Aerohydromechanics, Kazan, November 21-24, 2000". Kazan, 2000, 353-354. 17. Kacimov A.R. Steady and transient flows with sharp interfaces in porous media: new analytical solutions. Abstracts of the Conference in Mathematical Analysis and Applications, May 2-4 2001, American University of Sharjah, 13-14. 18. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V.Slumping, superpropagation, rotation, fingering and upconing in two-phase abrupt interface flows: from nonlinear ODE to mixed boundary value problems. In Abstracts of The Fifth Kazan Summer School on the Theory of Functions, Its Applications, and Related Topics, Kazan, June 29-July 3, 2001. Kazan, DAS Press, 2001, 247-248. 19. Kacimov A.R. Analytical and numerical determination of hydraulic characteristics. Abstracts of the University Week Annual Research Conference, May 2002. Sultan Qaboos University, p.140. 20. Al-Maktoumi, A., Kacimov A.R. Kinematics of two-dimensional solute transport by advective dispersion and gravitationally segregated flows. Abstracts of the First Workshop on Mathematical Modelling of Environmental Problems. Bucharest, Romania, 17-21 June, 2002, p.10. 21. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V. Advective and random walk transport in porous tessellations. Abstracts of the First Workshop on Mathematical Modelling of Environmental Problems. Bucharest, Romania, 17-21 June, 2002, p.8-9. 22. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V. The methods of Polubarinova-Kochina in steady and transient systems governed by the Laplace and Charny equations. Abs. International Conf. on Differential Equations and Dynamic Systems. Vladimir University, 2002, p 173-175. 23. Kacimov A.R. The Nichomedes conchoids as an optimal shape of a drainage trench with water exuding from a ponded soil surface. Abs. VI Interntl. Conference “Theory of functions, its application and related topics”. Proc. Lobachevsky Mathematical Center, Kazan Mathematical Society Press, 2003, V.19, 244-245. 24. Obnosov Yu.V., Kacimov A.R. Design of ultimately stable slopes of earthworks. Abstracts of the International Conference “Advanced Problems in Mechanics”. Institute of Applied Mechanics, Sanct-Petersburg, 2004, 81 (http:www.eng.abdn.ac.uk/~apm). 25. Kacimov A.R., Obnosov Yu.V., Sherif M.M., Perret, J. Sea water intrusion problem:mathematical models versus field studies. Abstracts of the International Conference “Algebra and Analysis”. Proc. Lobachevsky Mathematical Center, Kazan Mathematical Society Press, 2004, V.23, 112. 26. Kacimov A.R. Applications of Wolfram’s Mathematica in subsurface hydrology. Mathematica Gulf Conference. Muscat, Oman, January 27-28, 2004. 27. Sherif M.M., Kacimov, A., ElMahmoudi A., Ebraheem A., Akram S., Perret J., Shetty, A., Al-Shidi, S., Geophysical Studies for Assessment of Seawater Intrusion in the Aquifers of Wadi Ham, UAE and Wadi Al Batinah, Oman, Proceedings of the 5th annual Research Conference, UAEU, p. 23-31, April 2004. 28. Kacimov A.R. The salt build-in soils: Is modern irrigation indeed so environmentally friendly? Abstracts of Seminar Environmental Research at Sultan Qaboos University, January 30-31 2005, Ed. R.Victor, p1. Sultan Qaboos University, 2005. 29. Kacimov A.R., Downscaling of thermal conduction through lattices of staggered fruits. Extended Abstracts, Interntnl. Conference on Postharvest Technology and Quality Management in Arid Tropics, January 31-February 2, 2005. Sultan Qaboos University, 67-68. 30. Sherif, M.M., Kasimov, A.R., and Ebraheem, A., Control of Seawater Intrusion in Coastal Aquifers by Pumping Saline Water, Proceedings of the 6th annual research conference of UAE University, Al Ain, UAE, 24 – 26 April 2005. 31.Sherif. M.M., Kacimov, A., and Shetty A., Artificial Recharge and Seawater Intrusion in Wadi Ham Aquifer, UAE, Proceedings of the 7th annual research conference of UAE University, Al Ain, UAE, 28 – 30 April 2005. 32. Kacimov A.R., Marketz F and Pervez T. Analytical optimization of seepage impeding devices in the vicinity of oil wells. Scientific Research Abstracts, University Day 2006, Sultan Qaboos University, May 2, 2006, p.63. 33. Kacimov A.R. Interdisciplinary programs involving mathematics. From permeameter experiments to optimal shape design by Wolfram's Mathematica: teaching module in Fluid Mechanics (SWAT4310), Groundwater Hydrology (4400) and Special Problems (4900). In abstr. "Learning Technologies and Mathematics Middle East Conference Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman, 31 March - 2 April, 2007", p.37. 34. Obnosov Yu.V., Kasimova R.G., Al-Maktoumi A., .Al-Esmaily S., Brown G., Kasimov A.R. Counterintuitive topology og flow field caused by heterogeneity of the medium and boundary conditions. In Proc. of the Lobachevsky Mathematical Centre, v.43, Intrntnl. Conf. “Theory of Functions, Its Applications and Related Problems”, http://www.ksu.ru/conf/tf2011/?id=8 Kazan, July 1-7, 2011". Kazan, 2011, 401-403. 4) Miscellaneous (science related) 1. Kacimov A.R. Many thanks. Nature, 1994, June 23, 601. 2. Kacimov A.R. International conference on the analytical modeling of groundwater flow. Water Resources, 1998, v.25, N1, 120-121. 3. Kacimov A.R. Letter to the Editor. International J. Environmental Studies, 2009 66, N3, 525-527 DOI: 10.1080/00207230802191142 PAPERS in RUSSIAN Include 30 items. (available upon request)