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Prof. Eman Ghoneim

Associate Professor - Director of the Remote Sensing Research Lab - University of North Carolina Wilmington


Dr. Eman Ghoneim is a geomorphologist who obtained her BA (with honor) from Tanta University in Egypt in 1990. In 2002, she received her Ph.D. degree in Physical Geography from the Geography Department, Faculty of Science at the University of Southampton, United Kingdom. She held a postdoctoral position at the Center for Remote Sensing, Boston University, United States in 2003. In 2010 she was appointed as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), North Carolina and became the Director of the Remote Sensing Research Laboratory (RSRL). In 2015, she was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. Dr. Ghoneim is the Editor-In-Chief for the International Journal of Remote Sensing Applications (IJRSA), and she is also in the editorial board of the Remote Sensing Journal and the Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science International. In 2017, Dr. Ghoneim received “The 2017 Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award” from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and was recognized during the Egyptian Woman Can Summit.

She has expertise in utilizing advanced geospatial technology (multispectral and radar Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)) in the study of natural resources (including groundwater exploration and agriculture development), natural hazards (flash floods, drought, coastal erosion and sea level rise as a result of climate change), as well as coastal wetland management.

Dr. Ghoneim has published more than 77 peer-reviewed and conference articles and delivered a number of workshops, seminar lectures and training courses for multidisciplinary delegates in several countries (Egypt, United Arab Emirates, USA, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Sudan). Her research outcomes are well-cited and recognized by many international organizations such as NASA and the Geological Society of America (GSA). Among her well-cited discoveries are the ancient mega lake in the desert of Sudan and the ancient Kufrah mega river system in Libya and Egypt. These places are potential sites for massive groundwater reservoirs as well as natural gas and oil. She was invited to speak at various meetings organized by entities such as United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA), and UNESCO.