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Ms. Somana Riaz
Lecturer
Construction Engineering & Management Department

MCE
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
Military College of Engineering (MCE)  National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)  Risalpur Campus, KPK, Pakistan-24080
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Specialization
Disaster Management

Education
MS (Disaster Management, NUST, Pakistan), BS (Geology, University of Peshawar, Pakistan)

Ms. Somana Riaz is currently Lecturer at Department of Construction Engineering & Management Department at Military College of Engineering, NUST Campus at Risalpur, Pakistan. She completed her BS (Geology) degree from University of Peshawar in 2011. She holds MS Disaster Management Degree from Military College of Engineering, NUST Risalpur Campus, Pakistan.

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

  • MS Disaster Management (Sept 2013– April 2016) National University of Science and Technology, NUST, Pakistan.

  • BS Geology (Nov-2006 - August-2010) University of Peshawar, Pakistan.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • Student Member of GSA (Geological Society of America)

  • Student Member of Pakistan Association of Petroleum Geologists (PAPG)

  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Winner  (Bronze, Silver)

  • Student Member of Society of Economic Geologists (SEG)

  • Student Member of Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

RESEARCH AREAS  

  • Disaster Risk Reduction

  • Hazard and vulnerability assessment

  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation

  • Community based disaster risk reduction

  • Sedimentary environment analysis

  • Tectonics

JOURNAL/RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Riaz, S., Ali, A., and Baig, M. N., 2014. Increasing risk of glacial lake outburst floods as a consequence of climate change in the Himalayan region. Journal of Disaster Risk Studies, v (6), No 1 (2014), 7 p. doi:10.4102/jamba.v6i1.110

  • Bahram, I., Riaz, S., Rehman, G., 2010.  Hydrodynamic Analysis of River Kabul during the Monsoon Floods of July- August 2010. Journal of Himalayan Earth Sciences, Abstract Volume, Geological Bulletin, University of Peshawar, v (43), 16p.

MS Thesis

Somana Riaz (2016). Deforestation as a Future Disaster for Pakistan; Community Based Approach for Deforestation in Mountainous Areas of KPK

 

COURSES OFFERED TO POST- GRADUATE PROGRAMS:

  • DM-804 Disaster Response and Recovery

  • DME-801 Fundamentals of Disaster Management

COURSES OFFERED TO UNDER-GRADUATE PROGRAM:

  • HU-222 Professional Ethics

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Oct 2016 to date - Lecturer at Construction Engineering and Management Dept., Military College of Engineering (MCE), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Risalpur Campus, Pakistan.

  • Sept 2013- July 2015- Visiting Faculty at Earth Sciences Dept., COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad, Pakistan. ​