Academic Staff

                                        Dr. Baban Mustafa Yousef
Dr. Baban Mustafa Yousef Head of Department
Lecturer / Head of Department
  • 2017 PhD in Geophysics, University of Leeds, UK

    2009 MSc in Geophysics, University of Tehran, Iran

    2005 MSc in Physics, University of Qom, Iran

  • Yousef, B. M., and Angus, D. A. (2017). Analysis of fracture induced scattering of microseismic shear-waves. Studia Geophysica et Geodaetica, 61, 1-26.

    Yousef, B.M., Almarzooq, H., Angus, D.A. & Hildyard, M.W. (2017). Fracture parameter inversion from passive seismic shear-wave splitting: A validation study using full-waveform numerical synthetics, Tectonophysics (10.1016/j.tecto.2017.06.034).

    Yousef, B., and Angus, D. (2016). When do fractured media become seismically anisotropic? some implications on quantifying fracture properties. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 444, 150–159.

    Yousef, B.M., Angus, D.A., Hildyard, M.W., Verdon, J.P., Perry, M., 2014. “Measuring shear-wave splitting using seismic anisotropy’’. 76th EAGE, 16-19 June, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    Yousef, B., Angus, D., Hildyard, M., Verdon, J. and Perry, M. 2013. “Full waveform model validation of microseismic shear-wave splitting fracture parameter inversion”. In: Second EAGE Workshop on Naturally Fractured Reservoirs.

    Yousef, B. M., Javaherian, A., Shini Kimassi, H. and Moslemi, A., 2009, “Application of nonstretch NMO in seismic reflection data processing”, EAGE Shiraz, May 4-6, Iran.

    Yousef, B. M., Javaherian, A. and Shini Kimasi, H., 2008, “Nonstretch NMO correction in seismic processing”, SEGJ 119th Meeting, Invitation, Tokyo, September, Japan.

    • Seismic data processing
    • Modelling discrete fractured medium
    • Inverting fracture properties of fractured media
    • Study transition behaviour between scattering and effective medium of fractured media

  • Assistant Lecturer (University of Salahaddin, Erbil-Iraqi Kurdistan Region)

    • Geophysics (December 2009 – January 2012):

    Lecturer (University of Duhok, Duhok-Iraqi Kurdistan Region)

    • Geophysics, Programming Language, Well Logging, Research Methods (October 2017- present)

    Visiting Lecturer (Duhok Polytechnic University-Duhok-Iraqi Kurdistan Region)

    • Geophysics, Well Logging (October 2017- present)

  • MSc, Geophysics (Title: Subsurface Imaging of 2D Seismic Data by Using Pre-Stack and Post-Stack Migration: a case study from the Kurdistan Region, Iraq)

  • 2020 Python training workshop, Soran University, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.

    2015 Understanding Seismic Anisotropy in Exploration and Exploitation: Hands On

    Dr. Leon Thomsen (Delta Geophysics)

    EAGE (European Association of Geoscientists and Engineering)

    31May -1 June 2015- Madrid, Spain.

    2015 Seismic Imaging: A Review of the Techniques, their Principles, Merits and Limitations

    Mr Etienne Robein, ERT - Pau, France

    EAGE (European Association of Geoscientists and Engineering)

    2-3 March 2015- London, UK.

    2014 Full Waveform Inversion: Where are the Anisotropic Parameters hiding?

    EAGE (European Association of Geoscientists and Engineering)

    June 2014- London, UK.

    2013 Seismic Fracture Characterization: concepts and Practical applications (EET 8)

    EAGE (European Association of Geoscientists and Engineering)

    June 2013- London, UK.

    2009 Land Data Acquisition and Processing

    EAGE (European Association of Geoscientists and Engineering)

    May 2009-Shiraz, Iran.

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