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Syed E. Hasan SYED E. HASAN

Professor of Geoscience and Director
Center for Applied Environmental Research
Department of Geosciences
University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri64110-2499, U.S.A.
Telephone: (816) 235-2976; Fax: (816) 235-5535; e-mail: hasans@umkc.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Engineering-Environmental Geology, Purdue University, 1978
  • M.S., Applied Geology, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India, 1963
  • B.S., Physics, Chemistry, Geology (Honors), Patna University, India, 1960 

Professional License Registered Geologist, State of Missouri, Registration No. RG 0786 (1996-current)
Academic Appointments (all current, except as noted)
  • Professor of Geoscience, Department of Geosciences, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Chair, Department of Geosciences, University of Missouri-Kansas City (2005-2008)
  • Director, Center for Applied Environmental Research (CAER), Department of Geosciences, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Director, Graduate Certificate in Waste Management, Department of Geosciences, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Professional Affiliations (all current except as noted)
  • Chair, Environmental Characterization and Remediation Technical Working Group, Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists
  • Chair, Publications Committee, Engineering Geology Division, Geological Society of America
  • Chair, Geology and Health Division, Geological Society of America (2009-10).
  • Member, Board of Advisers, Arab Healthy Water Association, (UNESCO-Cairo), Egypt
  • Member, Board of Directors, Council for Frontiers of Knowledge, Uganda, Africa
  • Listed in American Men and Women of Sciences; Who’s Who in Science and Engineering; Who's Who in America; Who's Who in American Education; America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals; Who's Who in the Midwest; Men of Achievement, and Top 100 Scientists (2009), International Bibliographical Centre, Cambridge, U.K.

Membership
  • Fellow, Geological Society of America
  • Life Fellow, Geological Society of India
  • Member, Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists
  • Member, American Geophysical Union
  • Member, International Medical Geology Association
  • Member, International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment
  • Member, Phi Kappa Phi
  • Member, Association of Missouri Geologists
  • Member, Planning Committee, Kansas City Geotechnical Society

Professional Service
  • Head, Directorate of Advancement of Sustainable Global Collaborative Science and Technology, Council for Frontiers of Knowledge, Kampala, Uganda (2009-)
  • Member, Editorial Board, Environmental and Engineering Geoscience, a joint publication of the Geological Society of America and the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, November, 2007-current.
  • Member, External Awards Committee, Geological Society of America (July 2010-current).
  • Convener, Workshop on Geology and Human Health, 44th Annual Meeting, North-central and South-central Sections, Geological Society of America, Branson, Missouri, April 11, 2010
  • Convener and Chairman, Technical Session, Role of Geology in Planning and Mitigation of Natural Hazards, 2007 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Denver, Colorado, October, 2007.
  • Convener, Pardee Symposium on Medical Geology for the 2004 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Denver, CO; November 2004
  • Member, Management Board, Engineering Geology Division, Geological Society of America (2004-2007)
  • Member, Management Board, Geology and Health Division, Geological Society of America
  • Chair, Engineering Geology Division, Geological Society of America (2006-2007)
  • Theme Editor for the UNESCO’s landmark publication titled Encyclopedia of Environmental and Ecological Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources, 1997-current
  •  Chairman, Kansas City-Omaha Section, Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, (1989-1991); Member, Board of Advisors (2002-04).
  • Campus Representative, Geological Society of America (1989-current).

Honors and Awards
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service to the External Awards Committee and the Geology & health Division, Geological Society of America, July 2010-June 2012
  • Meritorious Service Award, Geological Society of America, Engineering Geology Division, October 2009.
  • Outstanding Alumnus Award, Purdue University, Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, April 2005.
  • Educator’s Environmental Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 7 for 1999-2000 Outstanding Environmental Educator in Missouri, June, 2000.
  • Recipient of the Claire P. Holdredge Award from the Association of Engineering Geologists for my book "Geology and Hazardous Waste Management," adjudged to be an outstanding contribution to Engineering Geology profession by its member within the previous five years; October, 1998.
  • Outstanding Service Award from the Association of Engineering Geologists, Kansas City-Omaha Section for serving as Chairman, 1989-1991.
  • Gold Medal from Indian Institute of Technology (formerly Roorkee University), India for obtaining first position in First Division and for achieving highest grade in the Science Faculty at the M.S. exam. in 1963.

Training Conducted
  • Conducted a workshop on “Geology and Human Health” at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Northcentral and Southcentral sections, Geological Society of America, Branson, Missouri, April 11, 2010.
  • Offered a 2-day short course on “Geology and Hazardous Waste Management” to 25 scientist and engineers from the Region 7 Office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Kansas City, Kansas, January  1999.

New Program
  • Developed a new program titled Graduate Certificated Program in Waste Management for working professionals to acquire advanced knowledge in waste management, January 2003.

Doctoral Research Projects Supervised
  • Three completed: Abouodah, 2002, Ghosh, 2003; Drake, 2010. Two current students
Master’s Research Supervised: 10 (completed); three current students 
Courses Taught A number of undergraduate and graduate level courses in waste management, environmental geology, and geotechnics (past 30 years).  Introduced five new courses in waste management during the past 20 years.

Invited Lecture/Seminars
  • “Proper Waste Management: An Economic and Environmental Imperative,” invited talk given at the World Conclave of Scientists on Regional Co-operation in Science and technology: Opportunity and Challenges in the Context of Globalization,” sponsored by UNESCO, Paris, and Zaheer Science Foundation, New Delhi, India, Nov. 26-29, 2010
  • “Waste Management and Environmental Preservation,” invited lecture presented at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India, in its series of University Extension Lecture, organized by the office of the Chancellor, Aligarh, India, Nov. 25, 2010.
  • “Medical Geology” seminar presented at the Dept. of Geology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, April 1, 2010.
  • “Waste Management,” Invited lecture presented at the National Institute of Science, Technology & Development Studies, New Delhi, India, Oct. 8, 2009.
  • “Microbe Management: Our Environment, Our Health” (Medicine 9714 class), University of Missouri-Kansas City, April 2, 2008.
  • “Climate Change: Health Impact," Cockefair Spring 2008 Course, University of Missouri-Kansas City, March 19, 2008.
  • “Environmental Pollution and Waste Management," Cockefair Spring 2008 Course, University of Missouri-Kansas City March 12, 2008.
  • “Impact of pharmaceuticals and personal care products on the environment," Urban Students, Urban Issues: Opportunities and Challenges for Teaching Geoscience, SERC Workshop, Brooklyn, NY, March 3, 2008.
  •  “Economic Growth and Sustainability,” Invited lecture presented at the "2007 South Asia and South East Asia Forum: Capacity Building in Science and Technology, Policy Perspective, Challenges and Opportunities," (co-sponsor: UNESCO), New Delhi, India, Nov. 27-29, 2007
  •  “Medical Geology: an Emerging Specialty in Geosciences,” Department of Geology, Assiut University, Egypt, March 12, 2006
  • “Medical Geology,” Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University, April 5, 2005.
  • Invited Speaker, Seminar on "Medical Geology" at the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, March 23, 2005.
  • Invited speaker, Seminar on "Medical Geology" at the National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad, India, March 21, 2005.
  • Invited speaker, Lecture on "Medical Geology" at the Dept. of Geology, Patna University, India, March 12, 2005.
  • “Using Untapped Resources to Meet the Globalization Challenge,” International Conference on Science & Technology Policy: Future Challenges in the Context of Globalization (co-sponsor: UNESCO), Chandigarh, India, March 9, 2005.
  • Presented an invited lecture on “Earthquake Hazards in India,” at the Asian Pacific Heritage Month, organized by the US EPA, Region 7, Kansas City, Kansas, May 2, 2001.
  • “Public Awareness is the Key to Successful Waste Management.”  Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, Dec. 26, 2003.
  • “New Graduate Certificate Program in Waste Management.” Environment Public Authority, Kuwait Govt; Kuwait, December 22, 2003.

Media Interviews/Appearances
  • KSHB TV Channel 41, Washington, DC Earthquake, August 23, 2011.
  • KMBC TV 5, Oklahoma Earthquake, October, 13, 2010.
  • Fox TV, Channel 4, WDAF, Sustainability at UMKC, May 18, 2009.
  • Guest on the National Public Radio (NPR), KCUR’s Walt Bodine Show on Recycling to discuss Recycling, June 24, 2008.
  • Guest on the National Public Radio (NPR) to discuss Environmental Justice, Jan. 30, 2008.
  • Interviewed by the Kansas City Star reporter Bill Graham, on Environmental Justice; quoted in newspaper article, Jan. 14, 2008.
  • Fox TV, Channel 4, WDAF,  Environmental problems with use of deicing salt, December 6, 2007
  • Fox TV, Channel 4, WDAF,  Global Warming, May 17, 2007
  • National Public Radio, Science Friday Show, Sep. 29, 2000:  Underground space development in Kansas City-a highly acclaimed show, broadcast live from 150 radio stations in the U.S. and Europe.
  • CBS TV, New York, August 29, 2002: Geology of underground space in Kansas City. Aired several times on the Discovery Channel.
  • Interviewed by CBS TV, New York for their documentary on Interfaith Relations; the program was aired nationally on October 13, 2002
  • IBN Radio (WWTL AM 700), Washington, D.C. Area, June 11, 2002: Global warming; radioactive waste management, June 25, 2001: The Kyoto Protocol and U.S. Position; and March 1, 2001: Washington Earthquake of March 1.
  • KCUR Radio (local affiliate of NPR), May 13, 2002: Guest on the Walt Bodine Show to discuss Flood Hazard, May 13, 2002
  • KCUR Radio, March 11, 2002: Guest on the Walt Bodine  Show (along with Dr. Ajay Mathur, The World Bank, New York) on Energy and Environment.
  • Interviewed by Natalie Woods (March 1, 2001), Reporter TV Channel 4 regarding Seismicity of the Kansas City Area and the New Madrid Seismic zone and on the Washington (Seattle) Earthquake of Feb. 28, 2001.
  • CBS TV 5, May 26, 1999: Underground mining in Kansas City
  • NBC TV,  January 28  1999; February 17, 2000:  Amoco Refinery remediation and associated problems
  • Fox TV Channel 4, May 16, 1997, March 1, 2001:  Subsidence from Underground Mining and Seismicity of the Kansas City Area
  • TV Channel 9, January 17, 1995: Kobe, Japan Earthquake
  • American Cable Channel 30, April 16, 1996: Earth Day and Environmental Justice
  • Kansas City Star:  Various stories relating to subsidence and other geologic hazards in the area.


LIST OF PUBLICATIONS College Textbook Hasan, S.E., 1996, Geology and Hazardous Waste Management, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ; 387 p. (Winner of the best publication award from the Association of Engineering Geologists, 1998).

Published Papers and Book Articles
  • Hasan, S.E., Finkelman, R.B., and Skinner, H.C.W., 2013, “Geology and Health: A Brief History from the Pleistocene to Today” in Bickford, M.E., ed., The Impact of the Geological Sciences on Society: Geological Society of America Special paper 501, p. 1-10, doi:10.1130/2013.2501(06). [in press].
  • Rafiee, Reza, Nematolah Khorasani, Abdolrassoul Salman Mahiny, Ali Asghar Darvishsefat, Afshin Danekar, and Syed E. Hasan, 2011. “Siting Transfer Stations for Municipal Solid Waste Using a Multi Criteria Analysis in the GIS Environment." Environmental & Engineering Geoscience, 17 (2), May 2011, pp. 143-154; DOI: 10.2113/gseegeosci.17.2.143
  • Suman Ghosh, and Syed E. Hasan, 2010, Sanitary Landfill, in Engineering Geology, Environmental Geology and Mineral Economics, [Eds. Syed E. Hasan and S.M. Hasan], in Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems(EOLSS), Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO, Eolss Publishers, Oxford, UK, [http://www.eolss.net].
  • Adegoke, J; Chris Green, and Syed Hasan, 2010. “A Business in Kansas City, MO, Gets Professional Help on Emissions Assessment and Mitigation Planning,” Sustainability: The Journal of Record. December 2010, 3(6): 334-337. doi:10.1089/SUS.2010.9734.
  • Hasan, S.E; 2009, “Assessment of Environmental Risk from Industrial Waste,” Proceedings, The Second Gulf Conference & Exhibition on Environment and Sustainability, Kuwait, Feb. 2009.
  • Dawit, Tecle; Jejung Lee, and Syed Hasan, 2008, “Quantitative analysis of physical and geotechnical factors affecting methane emission in municipal solid waste landfill” Environmental Geology Online, 7 Feb. 2008, http://www.springerlink.com/content/6wr25vh85074518g/fulltext.pdf, DOI 10.1007/s00254-008-1214-3
  • Hasan, S.E; 2007,  “International Practice in High Level Nuclear Waste Management,” in Sarkar, Datta, and Hannigan (eds.) Concepts and Applications in Environmental Geochemistry, Developments in Environmental Science 5, Elsevier, p. 57-77
  • Shaqour, F. and Hasan, S.E; 2007, “Groundwater Control for Construction Purposes: A Case Study from Kuwait.” Environmental Geology Online http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00254-007-0768-9, and print edition.
  • Hasan, S.E; 2006, “Changing Nature of Waste: Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products.” Proceedings, 4th Euro-Arab Environment Conference & Exhibition 2006, Vol. I, p. 45-54.
  • Hasan, S.E; 2004, “Public Awareness is Key to Successful Waste Management,” Jr. Envt’l. Sci. & Health, vol. A39, no. 2, pp. 483-492.
  • Hasan, S.E; 2002, “Engineering Geology, Environmental Geology and Mineral Economics” Knowledge for Sustainable Development: An Insight into the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, Volume II: Oxford, U.K; EOLSS Publishers Co. Ltd., pp. 883-895.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1997, “Environmental Geology Education: Experience from the United States,” Proceedings of the International Symposium on Engineering Geology and the Environment, International Association of Engineering Geology, Athens, Greece, June 23-27, 1997, A.A. Balkema, Netherlands, pp. 3327-3332.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1995, “Case Histories on Remediation of Hazardous Waste Sites in the United States”: Proceedings, UNESCO/IAEG Expert Workshop on Hazardous Waste Disposal Management, sponsored by the International Association of Engineering Geology and UNESCO, held at Matrahaza, Hungary, September, 1995, pp. 181-187.
  • Hasan, S.E;Environmental Laws Governing the Management of Hazardous Waste in the United States:” Proceedings, UNESCO/IAEG Expert Workshop on Hazardous Waste Disposal Management, sponsored by the International Association of Engineering Geology and UNESCO, held at Matrahaza, Hungary, September, 1995, pp. 33-36.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1996 “Subsidence Hazard from Limestone Mining in an Urban Setting,” Environmental and Engineering Geoscience, v. II, n. 4, pp. 497-505.
  • Hasan S.E; 1994, “Use of Soil Survey Reports in Geotechnical Projects:” Bulletin of the Association of Engineering Geologists, V. 31, No. 4, pp. 367-376.
  • Hasan, S.E. and Hoyt, A.J., 1992, “Model Experiment on Leachate Migration Through a Clayey Soil:” Bulletin of the Association of Engineering Geologists, V. 29, No. 3, pp. 311-327.
  • Hasan, S.E; Moberly, R.L., and Caoile, J.A.,1988, “Geology of Grater Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas, United States of America:” Bulletin of the Association of Engineering Geologists, v. 25, n. 3, pp. 277-341.
  • Hasan, S.E.,1990, “Some Unique Uses of Underground Space in Kansas City, U.S.A.:” Proceedings, 6th International Congress, International Association of Engineering Geology, A.A. Balkema Publishers, Netherlands, v. 4, pp. 2727-2735.
  • Hasan, S.E.; 1990, “An Educational Institution in Kansas City Locates Underground:” Proceedings, International Symposium on Unique Underground Structures, Colorado School of Mines Press, v. 2, pp. 83-1 to 83-16.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1988, “Some Problems in the Use of Surface Land over Abandoned Mines in Kansas City, U.S.A.:” Proceedings, International Conference on Cities and Subsurface Use, A.A. Balkema Publishers, Netherlands, pp. 425-430.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1988, “Environmental Aspects of Underground Space Development in Kansas City, U.S.A.:” Proceedings, Symposium on Environmental Geotechnics and Problematic Soils and Rocks, A.A. Balkema Publishers, Netherlands, pp. 247-253.
  • Hasan, S.E., 1982,  “Engineering Geology of Underground Space Development in Kansas City, U.S.A.:” Proceedings, IV International Congress of the International Association of Engineering Geology, Oxford and IBH Publishers, New Delhi, India, v. 5, pp. 247-257.
  • Hasan, S.E., 1982, “Role of Geology in Environmental Studies:” Everyman's Science, v. 7, n. 3, pp. 88-90.
  • Hasan, S.E. and West, T.R; 1982, “Development of an Environmental Geology Data Base for Land Use  Planning:” Bulletin of the Association of Engineering Geologists, v. 19 , n. 2, pp. 117-132.
  • Hasan, S.E., 1982, “Current Perspectives in Environmental Geology.”  In Singhal, B.B.S. (Ed.), Engineering Geosciences: Sarita Prakashan, Meerut City, India, pp. 139-142.
  • Hasan, S.E., 1978, “Thermophysical Properties of Rocks:” Preprint-Proceedings, 19th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, Stateline, Nevada, p. 210-217.
  • Hasan, S.E., and West, T.R., 1978,  “Environmental Geology Data Base in Land Use Planning:” Proceedings, III International Congress of the International Association of Engineering Geology, Madrid, Spain, Section I, v. 1, pp. 209-218.
  • Hasan, S.E., 1977, “Remote Sensing Technology and its Application in Agriculture:” Proceedings, First Agricultural Conference of Muslim Scientists, University of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, v. 2, pp. 317-347.
  • Hasan, S.E. and P.L. Narula; 1975, “Salal Hydroelectric Project, Jammu & Kashmir.”  Engineering Geology Case Histories: Geological Survey of India, Miscellaneous Publication No. 29,  pp. 83-95.
  • SenSarma, S.B., and S.E. Hasan., 1974, “Landslide at Nimmu Village along the Srinagar-Leh Road, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir:” Indian Minerals, V. 28, No. 4, pp. 120-123.
  • Srivastava, L.S., S.E. Hasan., R.S. Mithal., A.R. Chandrasekaran, and J. Krishna., 1964, “September 2, 1963, Badgam Earthquake:” Bulletin, Indian Society of Earthquake Technology, V. 1, No. 1, pp. 79-93.

Published Abstracts
  • Hasan, S.E., 2012, "An innovative field course: success and challenges," Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 44, No. 7, p. 288.
  • Saud, Q.J., and Hasan, S.E., “Effect of Common Organic Contaminants on Hydraulic Conductivity of Aquifer Sand,” Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 44, No. 7, p.288
  • Hasan, Syed, 2012, “Nuclear Energy: Prospects and Challenge.” Proceedings, 34th International Geological Congress 2012, 5-10 August 2012, Brisbane, Australia. CD published by the Australian Geosciences Council, ISBN 978-0-646-57800-2.
  • Hasan, S.E; Tyler Willoughby, Jimmy Adegoke 2011, “Climate Change Adaptation by Local Groups,” “Abstracts with Programs, V. 43, No.5, Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado, p. 72.
  • Hasan, S.E; 2003, “Biosolids: A Promising Option for Sewage Sludge Utilization.  Proceedings, (Vol. 1): “The First Regional Conference on Sewage Sludge Technology and Management” Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait, pp. 97-103.
  • Hasan, S.E; 2011. “State of the Environment: Where are We?” AEG NEWS, Vol. 54, 2011 Annual Meeting Programs with Abstracts, 54th Annual Meeting, Anchorage, Alaska. Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, Denver, CO p. 83.
  • David, Drake, and S.E. Hasan, 2011. “Socio-Economic Impacts from Lead and Zinc Mining in the Tri-State District” AEG NEWS, Vol. 54, 2011 Annual Meeting Programs with Abstracts, 54th Annual Meeting, Anchorage, Alaska. Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, Denver, CO p. 74.
  • Hasan, S.E; 2010. “Proper Waste Management: An Economic and Environmental Imperative, Abstracts, World Conclave of Scientists on Regional Co-operation in Science and Technology: Opportunity and Challenges in the Context of Globalization,” Zaheer Science Foundation, New Delhi, India, p. 336-27.
  • Hasan, S.E; 2010, “Role of Geoscience in Addressing Climate-induced Health Issues, “Abstracts with Programs, V. 42, No. 5, Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado, p. 221.
  • Hasan, S.E; 2010, “Daniel Drake’s Contribution to Medical Geology,” Abstracts with Programs, V. 42, No. 2, Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado, p. 94.
  • Hasan, S.E; 2009, “Lamproites and Animal Health,” Abstracts with Programs, V. 41, No. 7, Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado.
  • Hasan, S.E; “A Unique Collaboration between Two Professional Organizations,” AEG NEWS 52, Annual Meeting Programs with Abstracts, 52nd Annual Meeting, Lake Tahoe, CA. Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, Denver, CO p. 76.
  • Hasan, S.E; 2009, “Assessment of Environmental Risk from Industrial Waste,” Abstract: The Second Gulf Conference & Exhibition on Environment and Sustainability, Kuwait
  • Hasan, S.E; 2008, “Health Impacts from Human Interaction with the Environment,” EOS Trans. AGU, 89 (53), Fall Meeting. Suppl., Abstract No. B53B-0489.
  • Hasan, S.E; 2008, “Status of the Study of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care products (PPCPs),” Abstracts with Programs, V. 40, No. 6, Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado, p. 127.
  • Hasan, S.E; 2008, “A Tribute to Terry R. West,” Abstracts with Programs, Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, 51st Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Texas. Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, Denver, CO. p. 67.
  • Hasan, S.E; 2007, “Proactive Approach in Dealing with Natural Hazards and the Liability Issue,” Abstracts with Programs, V. 39, No. 6, Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado, p. 508.
  • Hasan, S.E; Sharara, Nadia, El Nady, Osman, and Gamal, Boghdady, 2006. A Preliminary Report on Potential Link Between Heavy Metals and Health, Nile River Islands, Near Assiut, Egypt. Abstracts with Programs, V. 38, No. 7, Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado, p. 151.
  • Hasan, S.E; 2005, “International Practice for Management of High Level Radioactive Waste,” Abstracts with Programs, V. 37, No. 7, Geological Society of America, Boulder, C Colorado, p. 520.
  • Ghosh, S. and S.E. Hasan, 2005, “An Overview of the Impact of EPA’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Resource Recovery in the United States,”. Abstracts with Programs, V. 37, No. 7, Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado, p. 353.
  • Hasan, S.E; 2004, “Medical Geology Comes of Age,” Opening Presentation at the Pardee Symposium on Medical Geology held at the 2004 Annual Meting of the Geological Society of America, Denver, Colorado, Nov. 7-11, 2004. Abstracts with Programs, V. 36, No. 5, Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado, p. 24.
  • Hasan, S.E; al-Sarawi, M; and Mahrouz, F., 2004, “Solid Waste Management in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries, CD, published by the 32nd International Geological Congress, Florence, Italy, August 20-28, 2004
  • Hasan, S.E; 2003, “Research  Need and Future Directions in Medical Geology,” 2003 Abstracts with Programs, V. 35, No. 2, Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado,  p. 6.
  • Hasan, S.E; 2002, “E-waste: A New Challenge in Waste Management,” Abstracts with Program, V. 34, No. 6, Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado,  p. 418.
  • Ghosh, Suman and Hasan, S.E; 2002, “Statistical Evaluation of Bioremediation of Petroleum-Contaminated Sites by Bacteria and Plants,” Abstracts with Program, V. 34, No. 6, Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado,  p. 115.
  • Hasan, S.E and Odah Mohammed; 2001, “An Innovative Method for Cleaning up Contaminated Groundwater,” Abstracts, V. 33, Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado, p. A-188.
  • Ghosh, Suman and Hasan, S.E; 2001, “Influence of Soil Characteristics on Bioremediation of Petroleum-contaminated Soils,” Abstracts, V. 33, Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO; p. A-188.
  • Hasan, S.E; 2000, “Need for Revision of Engineering Geology Curriculum,” Abstracts, V. 33, Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado, p. A-519.
  • Ghosh, Suman and S.E. Hasan, 2000 “Geotechnical and Geochemical Characterization of Petroleum-contaminated Soils for Their Bioremediation Potential,” Abstracts, V. 32, Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado, A-433.
  • Hasan, S.E and S. Ghosh; 2000, “Anaerobic Treatment of Landfill Leachate to Optimize Methane Generation,” Abstract Book, 2000 Conference on Hazardous Waste Research, Denver, Colorado,  May 22, 2000.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1999, “Assessment of Water Quality of a Rural Reservoir,” Abstracts, V. 31, Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado, p. A-346.
  • Hasan, S.E; and S. Ghosh, “1999, Energy Recovery Potential of Selected Landfills in the U.S.A.,” Abstract Book, 1999 Conference on Hazardous Waste, St. Louis, Missouri, May 24-27, 1999, p. 78-79.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1998, “Assessment of Water Quality in an Urban Reservoir,” Abstracts, V. 30, Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado, p. A-128.
  • Hasan, S.E. and G. I. Kennedy, 1997, “Influence of Grain Shape on the Permeability of an Aquifer Material,” Program and Abstracts, Association of Engineering Geologists, 40th Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon, September 30-October 4, 1997, p. 109.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1996, “A Case Study of Implementation of Environmental Justice,” Abstracts, V. 28, No. 7, Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado,  p. A-260.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1996,  “Trend in Environmental Geology Education, “1996 Abstracts with Programs,  North-Central Section, Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado, Vol. 28, No. 6, p. 43.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1995, “Re-defining Environmental Justice,” Abstracts, V. 27, November, 1995, Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado,  p. A-418.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1995, “Taking Environmental Geology Outside Geoscience Department,” Program and Abstracts, Association of Engineering Geologists, 38th Annual Meeting, , Sacramento, California, October, 1995, p. 53.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1994, “Practice and Training in Environmental Geology,”  Abstracts, V. 26, No.6, November, 1995, Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado,  p. A-389.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1993, “Is Environmental Geology Same as Engineering Geology?” Abstracts, V. 25, No. 6, September, 1993, Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado, p. A-292.
  • Fitzgerald, C.J; and S.E. Hasan; 1993, “Influence of Hydrated Lime and Fly ash on the Geotechnical Properties of Shale:” Program and Abstracts, Association of Engineering Geologists, 36th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, p. 48.
  • Hasan, S.E., 1992, “Importance of Soil Survey Reports in Geotechnical Projects:” Proceedings, the 35th Annual Meeting, Association of Engineering Geologists, Los Angeles, California, pp. 485-488.
  • Hasan, S.E., 1991, “International Practice in Hazardous Waste Management:” Proceedings, 34th Annual Meeting, Association of Engineering Geologists, St. Charles, Illinois, pp. 701-702.
  • Hasan, S.E., 1991, “Subsidence Hazard from Underground Mining:” Proceedings, International Conference on Mineral Development and Environment, Dhanbad, India, November 28-30, p. 20.
  • Hasan, S.E.; 1990, “Possibility of Using Abandoned Mines for Waste Disposal in Urban Areas:” Association of Engineering Geologists, 33rd Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Abstract and Program, p. 97.
  • Hasan, S.E., and Hoyt, A.J., 1989, “Model Experiment on Leachate Migration Through a Clayey Soil:” Abstracts and Programs, Association of Engineering Geologists, 32nd Annual Meeting, Vail, Colorado, October, p. 78.
  • Hasan, S.E., 1987, “Some Problems in the Use of Land over Abandoned Mines in Kansas City, U.S.A.:” Tunnels et Ouvrages Souterrains, V. 83, p. 253.
  • Hasan S.E., and F. Shaquor., 1986, “Geotechnical Characterization of Kuwaiti Gatch:” Abstracts and Programs, Association of Engineering Geologists, 29th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, October, p. 50.
  • Hasan, S.E., and B.J. Kusmin., 1984, “An Attempt on Stability Evaluation of Limestone Mines in the Kansas City Area:” Abstracts, Transactions, Missouri Academy of Sciences, v. 18, pp. 107-108.
  • Hasan, S.E., 1984, “Environmental Significance of Expansive Soils:” Proceedings, 71st Session, Indian Science Congress Association, Pt. III, pp. 49-50.
  • Hasan, S.E., 1982, “A Technique for Evaluation of Geologic Factors in Land Use Planning:” Abstracts with Programs, Geological Society of America, V. 14, No. 5, Boulder, Colorado, pp. 261-262.
  • Hasan, S.E., 1981, “Role of Geology in Environmental Studies:” Proceedings, 68th Session, Indian Science Congress Association, Part IV, Group B, p. 60.
  • Hasan, S.E., 1980, “Engineering Geologic Factors Affecting Construction in Bethany Falls Limestone:” Abstracts, Association of Engineering Geologists 1980 Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, p. 34.
  • Hasan, S.E. and T.R. West., 1978, “Development of Environmental Geology Data Base for Land Use Planning:” Abstracts, Association of Engineering Geologists 1978 Annual Meeting, Hershey, Pennsylvania (unpaginated).
  • Hasan, S.E., 1978, “Soils in Land Use Planning:” Proceedings, 65th Session, Indian Science Congress Association, Geology and Geography Section, p. 151.
  • Srikantia, S.V., S.E. Hasan.,  U.P.Srivastava., and V.K. Joshi; 1968,  “Antimony Occurrence near Bara Shigri Glacier, Lahaul-Spiti District, Himachal Pardesh:”  Abstracts, Colloquium on Exploration and Development of Non-Ferrous Metals in India, Geological Survey of India, Lucknow, India, p. 75.

Published Book Reviews, Field Guide, and Technical Notes
  • Hasan, S.E; 1996,” Compression and Consolidation of Clayey Soils” (Proceedings of the International Symposium on Compression and Consolidation of Clayey Soils, Hiroshima, Japan, May 1995), Book Review, Environmental and Engineering Geoscience, v. II, n. 4, pp. 611-612.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1994, “Engineering Geology: A Laboratory Manual,” Bulletin of the Association of Engineering Geologists, v. 31, n. 4, p. 552.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1993, “Geologic History of Kansas City:” a note published in the booklet of the 1993 National Science Teachers Association's Annual Convention, Kansas City, MO; 1993, p. 15.
  • Hasan, S.E.; 1990, “The Dynamic Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology” (Book Review), Bulletin of the Association of Engineering Geologists, v. 27, n. 4, pp. 511-512.
  • Hasan, S.E.; 1988, “Urban Geology of Kansas City, Missouri:” in Guidebook to the Field Trips, 31st Annual Meeting, Association of Engineering Geologists, Kansas City, Missouri, October, 1988, 19 p.
  • Hasan, S.E.; 1984, “Engineering Behavior of Rocks” (Book Review): Bulletin of the Association of Engineering Geologists, v. 21, n. 4, 1984, pp. 545-546.

Conference Presentations
  • Hasan, S.E., 2012, "An innovative field course: success and challenges." Presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Charlotte, NC., October, 2012
  • Hasan, Syed, 2012, “Nuclear Energy: Prospects and Challenge.” Presented at the 34th International Geological Congress, 5-10 August 2012, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Hasan, S.E.; 2010. “Proper Waste Management: An Economic and Environmental Imperative,” invited talk given at the World Conclave of Scientists on Regional Co-operation in Science and Technology: Opportunity and Challenges in the Context of Globalization,” sponsored by UNESCO, Paris, and Zaheer Science Foundation, New Delhi, India, Nov. 26-29, 2010.
  • Hasan, S.E.; 2010. “Waste Management and Environmental Preservation,” invited lecture presented at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India, in its series of University Extension Lecture, organized by the office of the Chancellor, Aligarh, India, Nov. 25, 2010.
  • Hasan, S.E; 2010, “Role of Geoscience in Addressing Climate-induced Health Issues, presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, Denver, Colorado.
  • Hasan, S.E; 2010, “Phytoremediation” Presentation as panelist on Remediation. Environmental Conference at the Lake, 2010, Osage Beach, Missouri. April 29, 2010.
  • Hasan, S.E; 2010, “Daniel Drake’s Contribution to Medical Geology,” 44th Annual Meeting, North-central and South-central Sections, Geological Society of America, Branson, Missouri, April 11-13, 2010
  • Hasan, S.E; 2009, “Assessment of Environmental Risk from Industrial Waste,” Paper presented at the Second Gulf Conference & Exhibition on Environment and Sustainability, Feb. 16-19, 2009, Kuwait.
  • Hasan, S.E; 2008, “Health Impacts from Human Interaction with the Environment,” Poster presented at the Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA; Dec. 19, 2008.
  • Hasan, S.E; 2007, “Economic Growth and Sustainability” Invited lecture presented at The 2007 South Asia and South East Asia Forum: Capacity Building in Science and Technology, Policy Perspective, Challenges and Opportunities, New Delhi, India, Nov. 27-29, 2007.
  • Hasan, S.E; 2003, “Biosolids: A Promising Option for Sewage Sludge Utilization” Keynote Speech at “The First Regional Conference on Sewage Sludge Technology and Management” organized by the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait City, Kuwait, December, 15-17, 2003.
  • Hasan, S.E; 2003, “New Graduate Program in Waste Management,” presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association, Kansas City, Missouri, October 8, 2003.
  • Hasan, S.E; 2003, “Research Need and Future Directions in Medical Geology,” presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, North Central Section, Kansas City, Missouri, March 24-25, 2003.
  • Hasan, S.E; “Public Awareness is Key to Successful Waste Management,” Keynote Speech at The Fourth Middle East Conference on the Role of Environmental Awareness in Waste Management, organized by the Kuwait Environmental Protection Society, Kuwait City, Kuwait, Nov. 10-12, 2001.
  • Hasan, S.E; 2000, “Need for Revision of Engineering Geology Curriculum,” presented at the 2000 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Reno, Nevada, November, 2000.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1998, “Assessment of Water Quality in an Urban Reservoir,” presented at the 1998 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Toronto, Canada, October, 1998.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1994, “Practice and Training in Environmental Geology,” presented at the, 1994 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Seattle, Washington, October 26, 1994.
  • Hasan, S.E; 2008, “Status of the Study of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs),” presented at the 2008 Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America, Oct. 5-9, 2008, Houston, Texas,
  • Hasan, S.E; 2008, “A Tribute to Terry R. West,” Abstracts with Programs, Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, 51st Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Texas. Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, Denver, CO. p. 67.
  • Hasan, S.E; 2007, “Proactive Approach in Dealing with Natural Hazards and the Liability Issue,” paper presented at the 2007 Annual Meting of the Geological Society of America, Denver, Colorado, October 31, 2007.
  • Hasan, S.E; 2007, “Geology in the Qur’an” keynote lecture presented at the " INHIGEO (IUGS) meeting on The Historical Relationship of Geology and Religion, Eichstätt, Germany, July 28-Aug. 5, 2007
  • Hasan, S.E; 2006, “Changing Nature of Waste: Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products.” 4th Euro-Arab Environment Conference & Exhibition 2006, Nov. 2006, Kuwait.
  • Hasan, S.E; Sharara, Nadia, El Nady, Osman, and Gamal, Boghdady, 2006. A Preliminary Report on Potential Link Between Heavy Metals and Health, Nile River Islands, Near Assiut, Egypt. Poster, Geological Society of America, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 2006.
  • Hasan, S.E; 2006,  “Medical Geology,” Invited lecture presented at the NSF/NGTA Workshop on Teaching Public Policy in the Earth Sciences, April 22, 2006, Washington, D.C.
  • Hasan, S.E; 2005, “International Practice for Management of High Level Radioactive Waste,” paper presented at the 2005 Annual Meting of the Geological Society of America, Salt Lake City, UT; Oct. 16-19, 2005.
  • Hasan, S.E., and Ghosh, S. 2005, “An Overview of the Impact of EPA’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Resource Recovery in the United States,”  poster presented at the 2005 Annual Meting of the Geological Society of America, Salt Lake City, UT; Oct. 16-19, 2005.
  • Hasan, S.E., 2005, “Using Untapped Resources to Meet the Globalization Challenge,” Invited lecture, International Conference on Science and Technology Policy: Future Challenges in the Context of Globalization, Chandigarh, India, March 7-10, 2005.
  • Hasan, S.E; 2004, “Solid Waste Management in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries,” presented at the 32nd International Geological Congress, Florence, Italy, August 22, 2004.
  • Hasan, S.E and Odah Mohammed; 2001, “An Innovative Method for Cleaning up Contaminated Groundwater,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Boston, Massachusetts; Nov. 6,2001.
  • Hasan, S.E; 2000,  “Anaerobic Treatment of Landfill Leachate to Optimize Methane Generation,” presented at the 2000 Conference on Hazardous Waste Research, Denver, Colorado, May 22, 2000.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1999, “Assessment of Water Quality of a Rural Reservoir,” Poster presentation, 1999 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Denver, Colorado, October, 1999.
  • Hasan, S.E; and Ghosh, S; 1999, “Energy Recovery Potential of Selected Landfills in the U.S.A.,” Poster presentation, 1999 Conference on Hazardous Waste, St. Louis, Missouri, May 24-27, 1999.
  • Hasan, S.E;Environmental Laws Governing the Management of Hazardous Waste in the United States:” Proceedings, UNESCO/IAEG Expert Workshop on Hazardous Waste Disposal Management, sponsored by the International Association of Engineering Geology and UNESCO, held at Matrahaza, Hungary, September, 1995.
  • Hasan, S.E; “Case Histories on Remediation of Hazardous Waste Sites in the United States”: Proceedings, UNESCO/IAEG Expert Workshop on Hazardous Waste Disposal Management, sponsored by the International Association of Engineering Geology and UNESCO, held at Matrahaza, Hungary, September, 1995.
  • Hasan, S.E;  “Environmental Geology Education: Experience from  the United States,” International Symposium on Engineering Geology and the Environment, sponsored by the International Association of Engineering Geology, to be held at Athens, Greece, June 23-27, 1997.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1997, “Influence of Grain Shape on the Permeability of an Aquifer Material,” presented at the 40th Annual Meeting, Association of Engineering Geologists, Portland, Oregon, September 30-October 4, 1997, p. 109.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1996, “Trend in Environmental Geology Education,” presented at the 30th Annual Meeting of the North-Central Section, Geological Society of America, held at the Iowa State University,  Ames, Iowa, May 3, 1996.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1995, “Re-defining Environmental Justice,” presented at the 1995 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, New Orleans, Louisiana, November, 1995.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1995, “Hasan, S.E; 1996, “Taking Environmental Geology Outside Geoscience Department,” presented at the 1995 Annual Meeting of the Association of Engineering Geologists, Sacramento, California, October, 1995.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1993, “Is Environmental Geology Same as Engineering Geology?” Presented at the 1993 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Boston, Massachusetts; October 27, 1993.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1993, “Nature Protection and Education in the Land of the Qur’an and the Bible,” joint presentation with Dr. Sidney Blair, Loyola University, Chicago, at the 1993 World Parliament of Religions, Chicago, September 1, 1993.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1992, “Importance of Soil Survey Reports in Geotechnical Projects,” Presented at the 35th Annual Meeting, Association of Engineering Geologists, Los Angeles, California, October, 1992, pp.485-488.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1991, “International Practice in Hazardous Waste Management:” Presented at the 34th Annual Meeting, Association of Engineering Geologists, St. Charles, Illinois, October, 1991.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1990, “Some Unique Uses of Underground Space in Kansas City, U.S.A.” (Poster): VI International Congress, International Association of Engineering Geology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August, 1990.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1989, “Model Experiment on Leachate Migration Through a Clayey Soil:” Presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Association of Engineering Geologists, Vail, Colorado, October 1-6, 1989.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1987, “Some Problems in the Use of Surface Land over Abandoned Mines in Kansas City, U.S.A.:” Presented at the 5th International Conference on Cities and Subsurface Use, Bordeaux, France, October, 1987.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1986, “Geotechnical Characterization of Kuwaiti Gatch:” Presented at the 29th Annual Meeting, Association of Engineering Geologists, San Francisco, California, October, 1986.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1982, “Engineering Geology of Underground Space Development in Kansas City, U.S.A.:” Presented at the IV International Congress of the International Association of Engineering Geology, New Delhi, India, December, 1982.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1982, “A Technique for Evaluation of Geologic Factors in Land Use Planning:” Presented at the 16th Annual Meeting, North Central Section, Geological Society of America, W. Lafayette, Indiana, April 1982.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1980, “Engineering Geologic Factor Affecting Construction in Bethany Falls Limestone:” Presented at the 1980 Annual Meeting of the Association of Engineering Geologist, Dallas, Texas, October 20-25, 1980.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1978, “Development of an Environmental Geology Data Base for Land Use Planning:” Presented at the 1978 Annual Meeting of the Association of Engineering Geologists, Hershey, Pennsylvania, October 16-21, 1978.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1977, “Remote Sensing Technology and its Application in Agriculture:: Presented at the First Agricultural Conference of Muslim Scientists, organized by the University of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 19-24, 1977.
  • Hasan, S.E; 1973, “Landforms in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir:” Presented at the Symposium on Landforms, organized by the Indian Science Congress Association, 60th Session, Chandigarh, India, 1973.