Statement of Prof. Basem Ahmed Zoheir:

Personal Informations:

Name(Ar): باسم أحمد زهير
Faculty: Science
Department: Geology
Academic degree: PhD
Major Speciality: Geosciences and Mineralogy
Minor Speciality: Mineralogy and Economic Geology
Current position: Professor
Office address: Faculty_of_Science_Benha
Work phone: 0133225494
Fax: 0020133222578
Alt. e-mail:
Alternative web:

Academic Positions:

Position Organization Country From To
Demonstrator Zagazig University, Benha Branch Egypt 1996-1-1 1999
Assist. Lecturer Benha University Egypt 1999-1-1 2004
Faculty member Benha University Egypt 2005-1-1 2010
Assoc. Prof. Benha University Egypt 2010-1-1 1970-01-01

Workshops / Conferences:

Workshop / Conference Year
Conference: 3rd International Conference on Earth Science & Climate Change 2017
The “3rd International Conference on Precambrian Continental Precambrian Continental Growth and Tectonism (PCGT-2013)" session “Structure and Tectonics”, November 23 – 26, 2013 at the Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, India. (Accepted) 2013
Forum and the fifth International Exhibition of the economics of mining and quarrying the Arab World, 26-28 Feb. 2013, Cairo. 2013
52nd Spring Conference of the Remote Sensing Society of Japan. University of Tokyo on May 23 and 24, 2012 2012
2011 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Minneapolis (9–12 October 2011). 2011
Forum and the third International Exhibition of the economics of mining and quarrying the Arab World, 27 Apr 2011, Cairo 2011
The 2nd Symposium on the Geological Resources in the Tethys Realm (9 ‐ 14 March 2011) 2011
The 5th International Conference on the Geology of the Tethys Realm (4‐7 January 2010), South Valley University, Qena, Egypt 2010
A development via transpression regime. IMA 2010 meeting, Budapest. 2010
Annual meeting of the Egyptian Geological Survey, Cairo Egypt 2009
The 9th international conference on the Geology of the Arab World, Cairo University. 2008
the Third International Conference on the Geology of the Tethys (5-11 January, 2008, Aswan, South Valley University). 2008
ECROFI-XIX, European current research on fluid inclusions, University of Bern, Switzerland, 17–20 July 2007. 2007
Econgeo congress 2006, Barcelona. 2006
The eighth international conference on the Geology of the Arab World (GAW8), Cairo, 13-16.02.2006. 2006
6th international conferenc e on the Geology of the Middle East, Al-Ain, A.U.E. March, 20-23, 2006. 2006
6th international conferenc e on the Geology of the Middle East, Al-Ain, A.U.E. March, 20-23, 2006. 2006
Salt Lake City Annual Meeting (October 16–19, 2005), Geological Society of America, USA 2005
The international conference on Precambrian continental growth & tectonism (PCGT–2005). Jhansi, India, Feb. 2005. 2005
The 32nd International Geological Conference - Florence, 2004- Italy 2004

Educational details:

Institution Degree Year
Univ. of Munich (Germany) PhD 2004
Ain Shams Univ. (Egypt) MSc 1999
Zagazig Univ. –Benha Branch (Egypt) BSc 1995

Memberships and Awards details:

Organization name Membership/Award Membership
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Award
Rustaveli Foundation, Georgia Award
Beni Suef University research Center Membership
Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF) Award
Fulbright commission, Egypt Award
Geological Society of America Membership
Egyptian Mineralogist Membership
Egyptian Mining Society Membership

Committees details:

Committee Year
STDF 2013
DAAD 2012
Fulbright Commission 2010 2008
Gondwana Research 2005

Scientific Activities:

Scientific Activities of 2014
1-I am one of the reviewers for submissions made to: • Gondwana Research • Ore Geology Reviews • Lithos • J. African Earth Sciences • J. Geochemical Exploration • Mineralium Deposita • Lithos • Arabian Journal of Geosciences • International J. Earth Sciences
Scientific Activities of 2012
2-Reviewer for research projects submitted to the Beni Suef University research Center, Egypt
Scientific Activities of 2011
3-Chair of the mineralogy and mineral deposits session in the 7th International Symposium on Middle East Geology, held in Amman, Jordan, April 2011
Scientific Activities of 2009
4-Setting-up a quality assurance and accreditation system (QAAP) for the Faculty of Science, Benha University. Academic project sponsored by the European Union in cooperation with the Ministry of High Education, Egypt.
Scientific Activities of 2008
5-Examiner for projects submitted to the Georgian National Science Foundation (Rustaveli Foundation) 2008-to present
6-Associate editor in the 9th international conference on the Geology of the Arab World (GAW 9), Cairo University, March 2008
Scientific Activities of 2007
7-External expert in a research project: Geology, geochemistry and genesis of the chromitite ores in Çankiri Basin, Central Anatolia-Turkey. Research project sponsored by the General Directorate of Mineral Research & Exploration, Turkey.
Scientific Activities of 2006
8-Member in research project: Geological and structural mapping of the Central Eastern Desert of Egypt: Structural and metallogenic emphasizes. Research project sponsored by the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology and Cairo University.


I focused on study the mineral structural formulae and distribution in the rock clans. Along the way, however, I realized that the field work and sample collection form ancient mine was what I enjoyed the most. What made it more interesting are the vague historical stories of the ancient miners and the first geologists. Mineralogy and exploration geology were a natural career choice after this. However, soon after graduation I received an offer from the university to start a TA and then lecturer position. Besides the teaching capacities, implementing novel scientific research guaranteed high level of knowledge and qualification in supervising graduate students. I have always felt that my hard work in research and teaching was lauded and appreciated. While conducting research with a work group, it has helped me to develop a thorough insight into project handling, and mosaic the results. I improved my skills in computer software, to achieve my goal of undertaking cutting-edge research in advanced geological mapping and structural analysis. Aside of the research, I always believe that I must return to the academic world for further growth and empowering my department and university. I have been a member and PI in a couple of research projects stuying gold mineralization in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Cameroon. In addition, I studied the chromite ore in Ankara, Turkey together with Turkish researcher in 2007.