Prof. Usama F. A. Karim

Deputy PM Energy & the Ministry of Oil, Iraq

Geotechnical Engineering, Water Engineering & Management

University of Twente, Netherlands



1995  Ph.D., Soil Mechanics, University of NY at Buffalo (SUNY-B), U.S.A

1980  M.S., Civil & Structural Eng., University of Sheffield, U.K

1977  B.S., Civil Eng., University of London (Queen Mary College), U.K

Publications (Selected)

  1. Harm, S. and Karim, U. F. A. (2011) Durable Design of construction roads (in Dutch: Duurzaam ontwerpen van bouwwegen). Land and Water, Vol./year 50, No.1, p.37-39.
  2. Karim U. F. A., and Menkveld A. (2009). Slope failure Reanalysis of a dilatant dense sand from CPTU and laboratory tests. Soils and Rocks, ISSN 1980-9743, vol. 3, N. 1, 49-55.
  3. Gustin E. J. G., Karim U. F. A., Brouwers H. J. H. (2007). Bleeding characteristics for viscous cement and Cement-Bentonite grouts. Geotechnique 57, No. 4, 391-395.
  4. M.M.J.D. Slijkerman, W.J.C. Koreman, U.F.A. Karim (2005). Building on a tunnel profits from hidden bearing capacity (in Dutch: Gebouw op tunnel profiteert van verborgen draagvermogen. Land+Water, Special issue on underground construction. No. 1, Vol./Year 44.
  5. Karim U. F. A., van Meekeren, H., Feenstra R (2004). Settlement of a bridge embankment on soft soils. Geotechnical Engineering, vol. 157, GE1, Proc. Of the Inst. Of Civil Engs., 9-12.
  6. Karim, U. F. A. (2003). Simulation and video software development for soil consolidation testing. J. of Advances in Eng. software 34, 721-728.
  7. J.F. van Adel, S.H. Al-Jibouri, U.F.A. Karim, M. Mawdesley (2003). Integrated foundation design of buildings: case demonstration of a prototype expert system. J. of Eng., Design and Technology, ISSN 1726-0531, vol. 1, No. 1.
  8. Davies, T. G. and Karim, U. F. A. (1995). An Elasto-dynamic interpretation of impact apparatus for soils. Geotechnique, Vol. XLV, No. 4, 691-700.
  9. Karim, U. F. A. and Ruijter de M. R (1992). A measurable classification system for non-calcareous marine soils. Offshore site investigation and foundation behavior, Eds. D. A. Ardus, et al., Publs. Kluwer academic, ISBN 0-7923-2363-7, Vol. 28, 57-76.

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