Sherif M Hanafy



Sherif M. Hanafy received BSc (Cairo University, 1993), MSc (Cairo University, 1996), and PhD (Kiel University, 2002) degree in Geophysics. He received a PhD scholarship (1999) from Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), Germany and a Fulbright fellowship (2004) to pursue postdoctoral studies at the University of Utah, USA. Currently, he is an associate professor of geophysics at King Fahd University, Saudi Arabia. He was a senior research scientist at King Abdullah University between 2009 and 2018, a postdoctoral fellow and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Utah between 2004 and 2007, an assistant professor at Cairo University between 2002 and 2009. Hanafy has more than 25 years of experience in academia and 12 years of co-operation with industry as a member of the UTAM and CSIM consortiums. During this time period he co-authored more than 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals and more than 60 expanded abstracts at international conferences. Hanafy’s research interests includes geophysical field methods, seismic interferometry, traveltime tomography, early-arrival tomography, seismic modeling, seismic inversion and migration, data interpolation/extrapolation, shallow applications of resistivity and GPR methods, and recently, machine learning.


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