Hamdy El Desouky

Hamdy El-Desouky
Associate Professor
Petroleum and Mining Geology Program Director

Bio

Dr. Hamdy El Desouky is an expert in applying isotope geochemistry, fluid inclusions, remote sensing, GIS, as well as the conventional geological techniques in the various fields of “Applied Geology”, with special emphasis on ore geology and mineral resource exploration.

He spent 11 years in Belgium (2003-2014) where he obtained his MSc in 2005 from Ghent University, the top 103rd university in the world, his PhD in 2009 from KU Leuven University, the top 45th university in the world, and performed 5 years of postdoctoral research at KU Leuven.

He has a sound reputation in scientific research and a proven track record of success in international industry consultancy and collaboration. He participated in more than 30 research projects, published 71 scientific publications, actively participated in 25 international conferences worldwide and supervised several MSc and PhD students in Belgium and Egypt.

Qualifications

  • B.Sc with honor, Major Geology, Menoufia University, Egypt: 1996 – 2000
  • Postgraduate complementary studies in “Petrology and Mineralogy “, Menoufia University, Egypt: 2001 – 2002
  • Postgraduate complementary studies in “Physical Land Resources", Ghent University & Free University Brussels, Belgium: 2003 – 2004
  • M.Sc. Ghent University & Free University Brussels, Belgium: 2004 – 2005
    M.Sc. thesis: “Economic mineralizations in the area of Abu Kharif Mountain, Northern Eastern Desert, Egypt. A combined remote sensing and geochemistry study after field work"
  • Ph.D in science, Economic Geology, KU Leuven, Belgium: 2005 – 2009
    Ph.D thesis: “Metallogenesis of stratiform copper deposits in the Lufilian Orogen, Democratic Republic of Congo

Publications

Areas of Research

  • Economic geology: exploration, genesis and geochemistry of mineral resources
  • Applications of fluid inclusions and isotope geochemistry
  • Remote sensing & GIS applications
  • Natural agricultural fertilizers and soil amendments
  • Sustainable mining and carbon sequestration
  • Renewable geothermal energy and hydrocarbon reservoir characterization
  • Archaeometallurgy and provenance of archeological artifacts

Links to Publications

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List of Publications

  • h-index = 14 | i10-index = 15 | Total citations = 621 | RG Score = 21.92
  • 25 International conference participation worldwide
  • 34 Research projects with many international collaborators
  • 20 International journal publications with high impact factor
  • 19 Extended international conference abstracts with ISBN
  • 32 International conference abstracts with ISBN

(A) Peer-Reviewed Articles

1. Massoud, U.S.A., El-Shayeb, H.M., Mebed, M.E.M., Araffa, S.A.S., Abd El-Hady, H.S. and El Desouky, H.A., 2021, Water resources exploration and management based on remote sensing and geophysical data analysis: Al-Naqab Watershed, East Central Sinai, Egypt: Acta Geodynamica et Geomaterialia, vol. 18, No. 1 (201), in press.

2. El Desouky, H., Massoud, U., El-Shayeb, H., Mebed, M., Abbas M.A., Salama, H.,, 2021, Structural lineaments and drainage pattern analysis to infer groundwater flow paths in Wadi Gerafy, Naqab desert, East Central Sinai, Egypt: Annals of Geological Survey of Egypt, in press.

3. El-Gameel, K., Eliwa, H., Ali, M., El Desouky, H.A., 2020, Petrological characterization and remote sensing-based mapping of Wadi El Ghuza area, North Eastern Desert, Egypt: Egyptian Journal of Geology, v. 64, P. 207-224.

4. Mozafari, M., Swennen, R., Balsamo, F., El Desouky, H., Storti, F., Taberner, C., 2019, Fault-controlled dolomitization in the Montagna dei Fiori Anticline (Central Apennines, Italy): Record of a dominantly pre-orogenic fluid migration: Solid Earth, v. 10, P. 1355-1383. Available online at https://www.solid-earth.net/10/1355/2019/

5. Claes, H., Degros, M., Soete, J., Claes, S., Kele, S., Mindszenty, A., Török, Á., El Desouky, H., Vanhaecke, F., Swennen, R., 2017, Geobody architecture, genesis and petrophysical characteristics of the Budakalász travertines, Buda Hills (Hungary): Quaternary International, v. 437A, P. 107-128. Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2016.09.007

6. Mozafari, M., Swennen, R., Balsamo, F., Clemenzi, L., Storti, F., El Desouky, H.A., Vanhaecke, F., Tueckmantel, C., Solum, J., Taberner, C., 2015, Paleofluid evolution in fault-damage zones: Evidences from fault-fold interaction events in the Jabal Qusaybah Anticline (Adam Foothills, North Oman): Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 85, P. 1525-1551. Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.2110/jsr.2015.95

7. Le Goff, J. Cerepi, A., Ghysels, G., Swennen, R., Loisy, C., Heba, G., El Desouky, H., Muska, K., 2015, Meter‑scale cycles as a proxy for the evolution of the Apulian Carbonate Platform during the late Cretaceous (Llogara Pass, Albania): Facies, V. 61, article no. 21, 26 pp. Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10347-015-0448-2

8. El Desouky, H.A., Soete, J., Claes, H., Özkul, M., Vanhaecke, F., Swennen, R., 2015, Novel applications of fluid inclusions and isotope geochemistry in unravelling the genesis of fossil travertine systems: Sedimentology, v. 62, p. 27-56. Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/sed.12137

9. Claes, H., Soete, J., Van Noten, K., El Desouky, H.A., Erthal, M.M., Vanhaecke, F., Özkul, M., Swennen, R., 2015, Sedimentology, three-dimensional geobody reconstruction and carbon dioxide origin of Pleistocene travertine deposits in the Ballık area (south-west Turkey): Sedimentology, v. 62, p. 1408-1445. Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/sed.12188

10. Muchez, Ph., André-Mayer, A.-S., El Desouky, H.A., Reisberg, L., 2015, Diagenetic origin of the stratiform Cu–Co deposit at Kamoto in the Central African Copperbelt: Mineralium Deposita, v. 50, p. 437-447. Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00126-015-0582-3

11. Le Goff, J., Cerepi, A., Swennen, R., Loisy, C., Caron, M., Muska, K., El Desouky, H., 2015, Contribution to the understanding of the Ionian Basin sedimentary evolution along the eastern edge of Apulia during the Late Cretaceous in Albania: Sedimentary Geology, v. 317, p. 87-101. Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sedgeo.2014.09.003

12. Jacquemyn, C., El Desouky, H.A., Hunt, D., Casini, G., Swennen, R., 2014, Dolomitization of the Latemar platform: fluid flow and dolomite evolution: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 55, p. 43-67. Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2014.01.017

13. Dewit, J., Foubert, A., El Desouky, H.A., Muchez, Ph., Hunt, D., Vanhaecke, F., Swennen, R., 2014, Characteristics, genesis and parameters controlling the development of a large stratabound HTD body at Matienzo (Ramales Platform, Basque-Cantabrian Basin, northern Spain): Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 55, p. 6-25. Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2013.12.021

14. Van Wilderode, J., El Desouky, H.A., Elburg, M.A., Vanhaecke, V., Muchez, Ph., 2014, Metal sources for the Katanga copperbelt deposits (DRC): insights from Sr and Nd isotope ratios: Geologica Belgica, v. 17, p. 137-147. Available online at http://popups.ulg.ac.be/1374-8505/index.php?id=4467

15. El Desouky, H.A., Muchez, Ph., Boyce, A.J., Schneider, J., Cailteux, J.L.H., Dewaele, S., and von Quadt, A., 2010, Genesis of sediment-hosted stratiform copper-cobalt mineralization at Luiswishi and Kamoto, Katanga Copperbelt (Democratic Republic of Congo): Mineralium Deposita, v. 45, p. 735-763. Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00126-010-0298-3

16. El Desouky, H.A., Muchez, Ph., and Cailteux, J., 2009, Two Cu-Co sulfide phases and contrasting fluid systems in the Katanga Copperbelt, Democratic Republic of Congo: Ore Geology Reviews, v. 36, p. 315-332. Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2009.07.003

17. El Desouky, H.A., Muchez, Ph., Dewaele, S., Boutwood, A., and Tyler, R., 2008, Postorogenic origin of the stratiform Cu mineralization at Lufukwe, Lufilian foreland, Democratic Republic Congo: Economic Geology, v. 103, p. 555-582. Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.2113/gsecongeo.103.3.555

18. El Desouky, H.A., Muchez, Ph., and Tyler, R., 2008, The sandstone-hosted stratiform copper mineralization at Mwitapile and its relation to the mineralization at Lufukwe, Lufilian foreland, Democratic Republic Congo: Ore Geology Reviews, v. 34, p. 561-579. Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2008.09.004

19. Muchez, Ph., Vanderhaeghen, P., El Desouky, H., Schneider, J., Boyce, A., Dewaele, S., and Cailteux, J., 2008, Anhydrite pseudomorphs and the origin of stratiform Cu-Co ores in the Katangan Copperbelt (Democratic Republic of Congo): Mineralium Deposita, v. 43, p. 575-589. Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00126-008-0183-5

20. El Desouky, H.A., Muchez, Ph., Dewaele, S., Boutwood, A., and Tyler, R., 2007, The stratiform copper mineralization of the Lufukwe anticline, Lufilian foreland, Democratic Republic Congo: Geologica Belgica, v. 10, p. 148-151. Available online at http://popups.ulg.ac.be/1374-8505/index.php?id=2572

(B) Peer-Reviewed Extended Abstracts in International Conference Proceedings with ISBN

21. El Desouky, H., 2019, Application of ASTER Data for Exploration of Porphyry Cu-Au Deposits in the Neoproterozoic Arabian–Nubian Shield: a Case Study from Egypt. Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA 2019), 27-30 August 2019, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK, in press, v. 3, p. 1329-1332.

22. El Desouky, H., Dawoud, M., Salah, M., 2017, Geology and genesis of El-Dob tungsten ore deposit (North Eastern Desert, Egypt): Insights from fieldwork, petrography and remote sensing. Proceedings of the 14th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA 2017), Mineral Resources to Discover, 20-23 August 2017, Québec City, Canada, v. 4, p. 1527-1530.

23. El Desouky, H.A., Soete, J., Claes, H., Özkul, M., Vanhaecke, F., Swennen, R., 2013, Insights into the genesis of fossil travertine systems using fluid inclusions and isotope geochemistry: a case study from the Denizli Basin (Western Turkey), in Hanilci N. and Bozkaya G. (Eds.), Proceedings of the European Current Research On Fluid and melt Inclusions Conference (ECROFI XXII), 4-9 June 2013, Antalya, Turkey, p. 224-226.

24. El Desouky, H.A., Swennen, R., Vanhaecke, F., Boyce, A., 2013, Genesis of the Eugui sparry Magnesite deposit (Western Pyrenees, Spain): Evidence from fluid inclusions and isotope geochemistry, in Hanilci N. and Bozkaya G. (Eds.), Proceedings of the European Current Research On Fluid and melt Inclusions Conference (ECROFI XXII), 4-9 June 2013, Antalya, Turkey, p. 102-104.

25. El Desouky, H.A., Banks, D., De Clercq, F., and Cailteux, J.L.H., Muchez, Ph., 2013, Origin of high-salinity ore-forming fluids in the Katanga Copperbelt (Democratic Republic of Congo): Implications for base metal exploration, in Hanilci N. and Bozkaya G. (Eds.), Proceedings of the European Current Research On Fluid and melt Inclusions Conference (ECROFI XXII), 4-9 June 2013, Antalya, Turkey, p. 105-107.

26. Degryse, P., El Desouky, H.A., Bretschneider, J., Jans, G., Vanhaecke, F., Muchez, Ph., 2012, Lead isotopic analysis of copper alloy artifacts from Tell Tweini. Changing ore sources from the Early Bronze Age to the Iron Age?. Book Chapter in Boiy T., Bretschneider J., Goddeeris A., Hameeuw H., Jans G., and Tavernier J., (eds.): The Ancient Near East, A Life!. Published by: Uitgeverij Peeters en Departement Oosterse Studies, Leuven – Paris – Walpole, Ma, Vol. 220, p. 131-142. Available online at https://lirias.kuleuven.be/bitstream/123456789/358420/2/OLA220_Degryse_etal.pdf

27. El Desouky, H.A., Banks, D., De Clercq, F., and Cailteux, J.L.H., Muchez, Ph., 2012, Chemistry of syn-orogenic Copper-Cobalt ore-forming fluids in the Katanga Copperbelt, Democratic Republic of Congo. Proceedings of the Geofluids VII Conference, 6-8 June 2012, Paris, France, p. 83-86.

28. Van Wilderode, J., El Desouky, H.A., Muchez, Ph., Elburg, M.A., & Vanhaecke, F., 2012, Strontium and Neodymium isotope ratio constraints on the origin of the metals in the Katanga Copperbelt. Proceedings of the Geofluids VII Conference, 6-8 June 2012, Paris, France, p. 347-350.

29. Dewit, J., Foubert, A., El Desouky, H.A., Muchez, Ph., Hunt, D., and Swennen, R., 2012, Dolomitisation model of hydrothermal dolomites (HTD) hosted by Aptian-Albian carbonates of the Ramales Platform (Basque-Cantabrian Basin, Northern Spain). Proceedings of the Geofluids VII Conference, 6-8 June 2012, Paris, France, p. 75-78.

30. Jacquemyn, C., El Desouky, H.A., De Cleyn, A., Foubert, A., Hunt, D., and Swennen, R., 2012, Dolomitization of the Latemar Buildup (Dolomites, Northern Italy). Proceedings of the Geofluids VII Conference, 6-8 June 2012, Paris, France, p. 151-154.

31. El Desouky, H.A., Muchez, Ph., Boyce, A.J., Schneider, J., Cailteux, J.L.H., Dewaele, S., and Quadt, Av., 2010, Two main metallogenic models for the origin of sediment-hosted stratiform Cu-Co mineralization in the Katanga Copperbelt, Democratic Republic of Congo. Proceedings of the Society of Economic Geologists Conference (SEG 2010), 2-5 October 2010, Colorado, USA, invited presenter, 5 pp.

32. El Desouky, H., Muchez, Ph., Boyce, A., Cailteux, J., and Dewaele, S., 2009, Sources of sulphur in the Katanga Copperbelt, Democratic Republic of Congo: Proceedings of the 10th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA 2009), 17-20 August 2009, Townsville, Australia, p. 432-434.

33. El Desouky, H., Muchez, Ph., Schneider, J., and Cailteux, J., 2009, Stable (C-O) and radiogenic (Sr) isotope geochemistry of the Luiswishi and Kamoto Cu-Co ore deposits, Katanga Copperbelt, Democratic Republic of Congo: Proceedings of the 10th Biennial Meeting of the Society for

Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA 2009), 17-20 August 2009, Townsville, Australia, p. 435-437.

34. El Desouky, H., and Muchez, Ph., 2008, Genesis of the Lufilian foreland sandstone-hosted stratiform Cu mineralization, DRC: evidence from Lufukwe and Mwitapile, in Africa Uncovered–Mineral Resources for the Future. Proceedings of the Joint Conference of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) and the Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA), 7-10 July 2008, Johannesburg, South Africa, p. 231-233.

35. El Desouky, H., Muchez, Ph., Boyce, A., Cailteux, J., and Dewaele, S., 2008, Evidence for two main Cu-Co mineralization phases in the Katanga Copperbelt, DRC, in Africa Uncovered–Mineral Resources for the Future. Proceedings of the Joint Conference of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) and the Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA), 7-10 July 2008, Johannesburg, South Africa, p. 234-237.

36. El Desouky, H., Batelaan, O., Keppens, E., Eliwa, H., El Boghdady, A., Dawoud, M., and Hung, L., 2008, Evaluation of the Abu Kharif tungsten ore deposit, North Eastern Desert, Egypt, based on integration of field work, remote sensing and geochemistry, in Africa Uncovered Mineral Resources for the Future. Proceedings of the Joint Conference of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) and the Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA). 7-10 July 2008, Johannesburg, South Africa, p. 308-311.

37. El Desouky, H., Haest, M., Muchez, Ph., Dewaele, S., Cailteux, J., and Heijlen, W., 2007, Fluid evolution in the Katanga Copperbelt, Democratic Republic of Congo, in Andrew, C.J. et al., eds., Digging Deeper. Proceedings of the 9th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA 2007), 20-23 August 2007, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, p. 213-216.

38. Haest, M., El Desouky, H., Muchez, Ph., and Dewaele, S., 2007, Contributions from structural analysis and remote sensing to the timing of mineralization in the Lufilian belt and its foreland, in Andrew, C.J. et al., eds., Digging Deeper. Proceedings of the 9th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA 2007), 20-23 August 2007, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, p. 217-220.

39. Muchez, Ph., Brems, D., El Desouky, H., Dewaele, S., Haest, M., Vanderhaegen, P., Heijlen, W., and Mukumba, W., 2007, Base metal ore deposit evolution and geodynamics in the Central African Copperbelt, in Andrew, C.J. et al., eds., Digging Deeper. Proceedings of the 9th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA 2007), 20-23 August 2007, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, p. 209-212.

(C) Abstracts in International Conference Proceedings with ISBN

40. El Desouky, H., 2020, Modern applications of basalt: Implications for sustainable development in Egypt and beyond. Proceedings of the 36th International Geological Congress (36IGC), 2-8 March 2020 (rescheduled to 16-21 August 2021), Delhi, India, 1 pp.

41. El Desouky, H., Swennen, R., Vanhaecke, F., Boyce, A., 2016, Genesis of the Eugui sparry Magnesite deposit, Western Pyrenees, Spain. Proceedings of the 35th International Geological Congress (35IGC), 27 August to 4 September 2016, Cape Town, South Africa, 2 pp.

42. El Desouky, H., Janssens, N., Muchez, Ph., Swennen, R, 2015, The novel application of fluid inclusions in travertine. Proceedings of the Travertine-Tufa Conference, 5-8 November, 2015, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey, p. 29.

43. Mozafari M., Swennen R., Balsamo F., Clemenzi L., Storti F., El Desouky H. A., Tueckmantel C., Solum J., and Taberner C., 2015, Paleofluid evolution in fault damage zones of a fractured carbonate reservoir analogue: The Jabal Qusaybah Anticline (Adam Foothills, North Oman). Proceedings of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Congress (AAPG Conference: Fractured Reservoirs: Geological, Geophysical & Engineering Tools to Crack Them), 16-17 April 2015, Sicily, Italy, abstract volume 16, 1 pp.

44. Swennen R., Mozafari M., Balsamo F., Clemenzi L., Storti F., El Desouky H.A., Tueckmantel C., Solum J., and Taberner C., 2015, Paleofluid Evolution in Complex Fault and Fracture Networks of the Jabal Qusaybah Anticline (Adam Foothills, North Oman). Proceedings of the Inaugural Mountjoy Meeting (Advances in Characterization and Modeling of Complex Carbonate Reservoirs), 23-28 August 2015, Alberta, Canada, p. 66.

45. Mozafari M., Swennen R., Balsamo F., Clemenzi L., Storti F., El Desouky H.A., Tueckmantel C., Solum J., Taberner C., 2014, Fracture controlled fluid flow in Cretaceous carbonates of the Natih Formation (Jabal Qusaybah, North Oman). Proceedings of the Geological Society of London Conference (Reservoir quality of clastic and carbonate rocks: Analysis, Modelling and Prediction), 28-30 May 2014, London, UK, p. 194-195.

46. Le Goff, J., Cerepi, A., Swennen, R., Loisy, C., Heba, C., Muska, K., El Desouky, H., 2013, Sedimentary evolution, facies and geometry of the Apulian carbonate platform during Upper Cretaceous in South Albania. Proceedings of the 14ème congrès français de sédimentologie, 5-7 November 2013, Centre des congrès de la Villette, Paris, France.

47. Dewit, J., El Desouky, H., Foubert, A., Hunt, D., Muchez, Ph., Swennen, R., 2013, Hydrothermal dolomites and associated diagenetic products of the Ramales Platform (Basque-Cantabrian Basin, northern Spain): A diagenetic model and implications for the reservoir potential of hydrothermal dolomite bodies. Proceedings of the 30th Meeting of International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS Sedimentology), 2-5 September 2013, Manchester, UK, 1 pp.

48. Le Goff, J., Cerepi, A., Swennen, R., Loisy, C., Caron, M., Muska, K., El Desouky, H., 2013, Upper Cretaceous Slope carbonate system in South Albania: facies, sedimentary processes and geometry of the deposits in the Ionian Basin, eastern edge of Apulia. Proceeding of the 30th IAS Meeting of Sedimentology, 2-5 September 2013, Manchester, UK, 1 pp.

49. Le Goff, J., Cerepi, A., Swennen, R., Loisy, C., Heba, G., Muska, K., El Desouky, H., 2013, Sedimentary evolution, facies and geometry of the Apulian carbonate platform during Upper Cretaceous in

south Albania. Proceeding of the 30th IAS Meeting of Sedimentology, 2-5 September 2013, Manchester, UK, 1 pp.

50. Swennen, R., Claes, H., Soete, J., Claes, S., Foubert, A., Van Noten, K., El Desouky, H., 2013, Travertine and calcareous tufas analogue reservoir characterization. Proceedings of an industry meeting organized by TOTAL, 19-20 February 2013, Pau, France, 2 pp.

51. Van Wilderode, J., El Desouky, H.A., Muchez, Ph., Elburg, M.A., Vanhaecke, F., 2012, Origin of metals in the stratiform Cu-Co deposits of the Central African Copperbelt: a Sr and Nd isotope approach. Proceedings of the 4th International Geologica Belgica Meeting (Moving Plates and Melting Icecaps – Processes and Forcing Factors in Geology), Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, 11-14 September 2012, Brussels, Belgium, p. 220.

52. El Desouky, H.A., Banks, D., De Clercq, F., Dewaele, S., Cailteux, J., Muchez, Ph., 2012, Origin of high-salinity syn-orogenic Cu-Co mineralizing fluids in the Katanga Copperbelt, Democratic Republic of Congo. Proceedings of the 4th International Geologica Belgica Meeting (Moving Plates and Melting Icecaps – Processes and Forcing Factors in Geology), Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, 11-14 September 2012, Brussels, Belgium, p. 206.

53. Muchez, Ph., El Desouky, H.A., Banks, D., Boyce, A., Brems, D., Cailteux, J.L.H., De Cleyn, A., Lammens, L., Sikazwe, O., 2011, Metamorphism and Structural Control on the Cu-Co ore Deposits in the Central African Copperbelt, in: Aerden, D.G.A.M., and Johnson, S.E., eds., The interrelationship between deformation and metamorphism. Proceedings of the DEFMET Conference, 23-26 May 2011, University of Granada, Spain, p. 54-55.

54. Muchez, Ph., El Desouky, H., Boyce, A., Brems, D., De Cleyn, Dewaele, S., A., Lammens, L., Cailteux, J., and Sikazwe, O., 2011, Evolution of sediment-hosted Cu-Co ore mineralization in the Central African Copperbelt: Proceedings of the 34th Annual Winter Meeting of the Mineral Deposit Studies Group (MDSG), 5-7 January 2011, The Natural Museum, London, UK, p. 33.

55. Muchez, Ph., El Desouky, H., Brems, D., De Cleyn, A., Lammens, L., Sikazwe, O. and Cailteux, J., 2010, Evolution of sediment-hosted Cu-Co ore mineralization in the Central African Copperbelt. Proceedings of an International Conference “La quête des Ressources naturelles 2", Evolution and perspectives in the mining sector of the DRC, 1-3 December 2010, Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA), Tervuren, Belgium, p. 34-35.

56. El Desouky, H., Muchez, Ph., Boyce, A., Schneider, J., Cailteux, J., Dewaele, S., and Quadt, Av., 2010, Mineralization and remobilization in the Katanga Copperbelt, Democratic Republic of Congo. Proceedings of an International Conference “La quête des Ressources naturelles 2", Evolution and perspectives in the mining sector of the DRC, 1-3 December 2010, Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA),Tervuren, Belgium, p. 55-56.

57. El Desouky, H., Muchez, Ph., Boyce, A., and Schneider, J., 2010, Role of the basement on the sediment-hosted stratiform Cu-Co mineralization of the Katanga Copperbelt, DRC: Proceedings of the 33rd

Annual Winter Meeting of the Mineral Deposit Studies Group (MDSG), 5-7 January 2010, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK, 1 pp.

58. El Desouky, H., Muchez, Ph., Boyce, A., Schneider, J., Cailteux, J., and Dewaele, S., 2009, Petrographic, fluid inclusion and isotopic study of the Luiswishi and Kamoto Cu-Co ore deposits, Katanga Copperbelt, Democratic Republic of Congo. Proceedings of the 3rd International Geologica Belgica Conference (Challenges for the Planet: Earth Science’s Perspective), 14-15 September 2009, Ghent, Belgium, p. 29-30.

59. El Desouky, H., Muchez, Ph., Schneider, J., Boyce, A., Cailteux, J., and Dewaele, S., 2008, S, C, O, and Sr isotopic constraints on formation conditions of the Cu-Co ore deposits at Luiswishi and Kamoto, Katanga Copperbelt, DRC, in Kukla, P., and Littke, R., eds., Resources and Risks in the Earth System. Proceedings of the DGG/GV joint meeting (Geo2008 Conference), 29 September – 2 October 2008, Aachen, Germany, p. 92.

60. Haest, M., Muchez, Ph., Dewaele, S., Heijlen, W., El Desouky, H., and Cailteux, J., 2008, Evolution des fluides dans les minéralisations Cu-(Co) à Katanga, République démocratique du Congo. Proceedings of the 22ème Réunion des Sciences de la Terre, Collogue De Launay, 21-24 April 2008, Nancy, France, p. 565.

61. Muchez, Ph., El Desouky, H., Haest, M., and Dewaele, S., 2008, Base metal ore deposits and geodynamics in the Central African Copperbelt, in Kukla, P., and Littke, R., eds., Resources and Risks in the Earth System. Proceedings of the DGG/GV joint meeting (Geo2008 Conference), 29 September – 2 October 2008, Aachen, Germany, p. 95.

62. Muchez, Ph., El Desouky, H., Dewaele, S., Cailteux, J., and Heijlen, W., 2008, Fluid evolution in the Cu-Co ore deposits of the Copperbelt in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Proceedings of the Gordon Conference (Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits), 29 June – 4 July 2008, Lucca (Barga), Italy.

63. El Desouky, H., Muchez, Ph., Dewaele, S., Boutwood, A., and Tyler, R., 2006, The stratiform Cu mineralisation at Lufukwe, Lufilian foreland, Democratic Republic Congo. Proceedings of the 2nd Geologica Belgica Meeting, 7-8 September 2006, Liege, Belgium, p. 37.

64. El Desouky, H., Muchez, Ph., Dewaele, S., Boutwood, A., and Tyler, R., 2006, Late diagenetic to post-orogenic origin of the stratiform Cu mineralisation at Lufukwe, Lufilian foreland, Democratic Republic Congo. Proceedings of the Society of Economic Geologists Conference (SEG 2006), 14-16 May 2006, Colorado, USA, p. 271.

65. El Desouky, H., Muchez, Ph., Dewaele, S., Boutwood, A. and Tyler, R., 2006, Late diagenetic to post-orogenic origin of the stratiform Cu mineralisation at Lufukwe, Lufilian foreland, Democratic Republic Congo. Proceedings of the 29th Annual Winter Meeting of the Mineral Deposit Studies Group (MDSG), 4-6 January 2006, Imperial College, London, UK, 1 pp.

(D) Abstracts in the KU Leuven University Annual Geology Conference, Belgium

66. El Desouky, H., and Swennen, R., 2011, Sr isotopes: analysis and applications in sedimentary basins. Proceedings of the KU Leuven University Annual Geology Conference, 30-31 May 2011, Hoepertingen (Borgloon), Belgium, p. 22.

67. El Desouky, H., and Degryse, P., 2010, Provenance of copper-based artifacts using Cu and Pb isotopes. Proceedings of the KU Leuven University Annual Geology Conference, 25-26 May 2010, Hoepertingen (Borgloon), Belgium, p. 12.

68. El Desouky, H., and Muchez, Ph., 2009, Stable (S, C and O) and radiogenic (Sr) isotope geochemistry of the Luiswishi and Kamoto Cu-Co ore deposits, Katanga Copperbelt, Democratic Republic of Congo. Proceedings of the KU Leuven University Annual Geology Conference, 28-29 May 2009, Matagne-La-Petite, Belgium, p. 14.

69. El Desouky, H., and Muchez, Ph., 2008, Metallogenesis of stratiform copper deposits in the Lufilian Orogen, Democratic Republic of Congo. Proceedings of the KU Leuven University Annual Geology Conference, 5-6 June 2008, Matagne-La-Petite, Belgium, p. 16.

70. El Desouky, H., and Muchez, Ph., 2007, Mineralizing fluids for the stratiform copper mineralization in the Lufilian Orogen, Democratic Republic Congo. Proceedings of the KU Leuven University Annual Geology Conference, 29-30 May 2007, Matagne-La-Petite, Belgium, p. 17.

71. El Desouky, H., and Muchez, Ph., 2006, Late diagenetic to post-orogenic origin of the stratiform Cu mineralisation at Lufukwe, Lufilian foreland, Democratic Republic Congo. Proceedings of the KU Leuven University Annual Geology Conference, 7-8 June 2006, Ronse, Belgium, p. 12.

(E) Theses

72. El Desouky, H. A., 2009, Metallogenesis of stratiform copper deposits in the Lufilian Orogen, Democratic Republic of Congo. Doctor in Sciences Thesis, PhD Degree awarded in 24 September 2009, KU Leuven University, Belgium. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Philippe Muchez, 210 pp. Available online at: http://www.kuleuven.be/doctoraatsverdediging/cm/3E07/3E070445.htm

73. El Desouky, H. A., 2005, Economic mineralizations in the area of Abu Kharif Mountain, Northern Eastern Desert, Egypt. A combined remote sensing and geochemistry study after field work. Master of Science Thesis, MSc Degree awarded in 16 September 2005, Gent University and the Free University of Brussels (VUB), Belgium. Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Edward Keppens and Prof. Dr. Okke Batelaan, 164 pp. Available online at: www.eulc.edu.eg/eulc_v5/Libraries/Thesis/BrowseThesisPages.aspx?fn=ThesisPicBody&BibID=10826356

Awards & Honorable Mentions

  • Holder of the Egypt's First Class Award of Excellence from President El Sisi in 2019.
  • Holder of the Egypt's State Encouragement Award in Geological Sciences in 2017.
  • Holder of the Menoufia University's Encouragement Award in Geological Sciences in 2015.
  • Received Several Research Grants (5 years) for Postdoctoral research in the KU Leuven University (Belgium).
  • Received a PhD Scholarship (4 years) from the KU Leuven University (Belgium).
  • Received an MSc Scholarship (2 years) from the Flemish Interuniversity Council for postgraduate studies at Ghent University & the Free University Brussels (Belgium).
  • Received a Conference Grant from the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) to participate in the SGA-2009 Conference, Townsville, Australia.
  • Received a Conference Grant from the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) to participate in the SEG-2008 Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Received a Conference Grant from the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) to participate in the SEG-2006 Conference, Colorado, United States of America (USA).
  • Received a Study Grant (3 months) from the Menoufia University (Egypt) to follow an English language course at American University in Cairo (AUC).
  • Received a Study Grant (7 months) from IBM-Egypt to follow an intensive IT Training Program.
  • Received a Study Grant (2 months) from the Egyptian government to follow a short course in English language, IT, and Management at the Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Supervision

  • Supervised 5 MSc students and 8 PhD students in Belgium and Egypt.

Activities

  • Secretary of the Petroleum and Mineral Resources Council at the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research & Technology (ASRT): 2018 – Current
  • Member of the ASRT’s National Committee for Geological Sciences: 2020 – Current
  • Member of the ASRT’s Petroleum and Mineral Resources Council: 2015 – 2018
  • Member of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG)
  • Member of the Society of Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA)
  • Member of the Geological Society of America (GSA)
  • Member of the Geological Society of Egypt
  • Former geologist at the Nuclear Materials Authority of Egypt, 2001
  • Journal reviewer:
    Ore Geology Reviews (Elsevier)
    Journal of Asian Earth Science (Elsevier)
    Terra Nova (Wiley)
    Geological Journal (Wiley)
    Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (AGU & Wiley)

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