Research & Innovation Division

Dr. Mostafa AbuBakr

Dr. Mostafa AbuBakr

Visiting Scientist - Watershed Management

Dr. Mostafa AbuBakr joined ICBA in 2016 as Senior Scientist in Watershed Management and Water Quality Modeler. He has around 12 years of experience in the application of remote sensing and GIS in water resources management and assessment of natural hazards in arid environments.

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Dr. Juan Pablo Rodríguez Calle

Dr. Juan Pablo Rodríguez Calle

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Juan Pablo Rodriguez Calle joined ICBA in January 2017 as Post-Doctoral Fellow. He works on the quinoa program at the Research and Innovation Division. Before joining ICBA, he had worked as a consultant for the Korea International Cooperation Agency in Bolivia, and a researcher for the ANDESCROP project in Bolivia and Denmark, the EU-Tempus Project in Germany and Serbia.

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Amira Askri Shoaib

Amira Askri Shoaib

Post-doctoral Fellow

Dr. Amira Askri joined ICBA in May 2016 as Post-Doctoral Fellow. She works on the application, development and modification of water quality and environmental models to investigate river water quality and the impact of water use on water quality, particularly salinity.

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Dr. Hasan Boboev

Dr. Hasan Boboev

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Hasan Boboev is Post-Doctoral Fellow at ICBA. He joined in March 2016. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Life and Environmental Science from the University of Tsukuba, Japan, and a master's degree in Environmental Protection (on GIS specialty) from Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Melioration, Uzbekistan.

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Dr. Henda Mahmoudi

Dr. Henda Mahmoudi

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Henda Mahmoudi is Post-Doctoral Fellow at ICBA. She joined in 2012. Prior to her current role, she had worked as a researcher and contractual assistant professor with the National Institute of Scientific and Technique Studies in Tunisia.

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Dr. Aweke Mulualem Gelaw

Dr. Aweke Mulualem Gelaw

Post-Doctoral Fellow-Sustainable NRM Researcher

Dr. Aweke Mulualem Gelaw joined ICBA in November 2016 as Post-Doctoral Fellow-Sustainable NRM Researcher. Prior to that, he had worked as junior Research Officer in Soil and Water Management Research at Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) and lecturer at the Mekelle University, Ethiopia.

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Mr. Richard Sulit

Mr. Richard Sulit

GIS and Database Researcher

Mr. Richard Sulit joined ICBA in 2012 as a consultant to work on the United Arab Emirates National Agriculture Strategy project. Since then, he has joined ICBA as GIS and Database Researcher, supporting the Climate Change Modeling and Adaptation Section.

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Dr. Shagufta Gill

Dr. Shagufta Gill

Research Associate - Soil Amendment Project

Dr. Shagufta Gill has been Post-Doctoral Researcher at ICBA since 2013. She is currently Research Associate - Soil Amendment Project. Prior to this role, she had worked as an agricultural chemist (pesticides) at Quality Control Laboratory, Kala Shah Kaku, Pakistan, and as a research associate with the Nuclear Institute for Food and Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan.

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Mr. Abdul Qader Al Gailani

Mr. Abdul Qader Al Gailani

Research Assistant-Field & Forage Crops

Mr. Abdul Qader Al Gailani is Research Assistant - Field & Forage Crops at ICBA. He has a professional background of more than 13 years in farm station operations management.

He contributed to evaluating and introducing new technology and a major landscaping project at ICBA. He is responsible for large-scale experiments such as date palm and forage grasses.

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Mr. Al Hareth Al Abdullah

Mr. Al Hareth Al Abdullah

Senior Technician - Irrigation Technology and Automation

Mr. Al Hareth Al Abdullah joined ICBA in 2010 as Senior Technician - Irrigation Technology and Automation. He is responsible for supporting the operation of a SCADA irrigation system under supervision of senior ICBA scientists. He also supports the maintenance and improvement of existing SCADA infrastructure.

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