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Dr. Ali Unal Sorman

Head of the Department
Civil Engineering
Near East University

Dr. Ali Unal Sorman


Prof. Dr. Ali Unal Sorman studied at the Civil Engineering Department in Middle East Technical University (METU) between the years 1961-65. After a year, he graduated with a master’s degree in Civil Engineering. He worked as a research assistant and instructor for a year in the same university. He attended to national and international hydrology seminars with scholarships from CENTRO, UNESCO and NATO. He was awarded the TBTAK international scholarship in 1968 and then he started his Ph.D research in Georgia, USA. He continued to work as a research assistant in Georgia Institute of Technology (Ga. Tech) between the years 1969-72 and returned back to METU in 1972. He worked in METU as a full-time lecturer between the years 1972-81. During this period, he was an advisor to governmental and private institutions. Also, he gave lectures in Eski┼čehir Government Architecture and Engineering Academy and Ankara Military Academy. He worked part-time at METU while he worked at an institute supported by NATO between the years 1981-84. In the year 1984 he was assigned to King Abdul Aziz University (KAAU) in Jeddah as a lecturer in the department of hydrology and water resources and was appointed as associate professor and later to professorship

Research Interest

Dr. Ali Unal Sorman topics of research interest in the hydrology sciences are: the use of remote sensing and GIS techniques, single-element and combined hydrological models; Application of statistical and stochastic methods to various hydrological problems; Small and large scale basins and water bilaness studies of lakes; Ground and underground water relations, infiltration, evaporation and feeding of groundwater table.

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