About the Author
A.M.O. Mohamed is currently employed by Zayed University as associate provost and chief academic officer. Heearned his PhD in Civil Engineering from McGill University, Canada. He was then employed by McGill Universityas the associate director of the Geotechnical Research Centre and as lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineeringand Applied Mechanics. He has also held many senior positions in the United Arab Emirates, including United ArabEmirates University (Deputy Assistant Provost for Research, Research Director, Director of Research Support andServices Unit, and Professor of Geotechnical and Geo-Environmental Engineering) and Abu Dhabi University (Deanof College of Research and Graduate Studies).Over the years, he was granted 10 patents, filed/published 8 patents; authored and coauthored 7 books; edited 11books-published by Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, Balkema, A.A. and J. Ross Publishing. In addition, he has also publishedmore than 250 papers in refereed journals and international refereed conference proceedings. Furthermore, hehas been the recipient of several university and nationwide research accolades.He is currently the editor-in-chief of Developments in Arid Regions Research Series Published by Taylor & Francis;editorial board member of Journal of Environmental Geotechnics, Institute of Civil Engineering; executive board memberof Arab Healthy Water Association, and of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances inGeomechanics; editorial board member, International Journal of Recent Patents on Engineering; and the former editorin-chief of the Emirates Journal for Engineering Research. Dr. Evan K. Paleologos is Professor and Chair of Civil Engineering, and Director of the Center in Sustainable Built Environment at Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates. He received his PhD from the department of Hydrology and Water Resources, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Az, USA. His expertise is in the flow of water and the transport of contaminants in porous media. He is the author of two books on environmental risk analysis by McGraw-Hill and the Geological Society of America, and of over ninety journal and refereed proceedings papers. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors in USA, while at the University of South Carolina, which include the "Researchers of Carolina" and the "Initializer" awards for founding the USC Center for Water Research and Policy. Subsequently in Greece, as faculty at the Technical University of Crete, Science Advisor to the Minister of Environment, and Deputy Chairman of the Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Co. In the UAE he has received the "2014-15 Ambassador," the "2015-16 Distinguished Faculty," and the "2016-17 Research" university-wide awards. He is Associate Editor of the Springer journal Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment.