Muhammad Usman

Assistant Professor
AUH Campus
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  • PhD/DSc
  • Remote Sensing, Geodesy, Water Resources, Climate Change, Sustainability 
  • Assistant Professor, College of Natural and Health Sciences, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi (2022-Present)
  • Post-doctorate, Crustal Deformation and InSAR (CDI) Group, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia (2018-2020)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Hokkaido University of Science, Hokkaido, Japan (2014-2018)
  • Selected for the Long-Term KIZUNA Project of the Japanese Government: The KIZUNA (bond) Project is run by the Japanese government with the objective of promoting other countries' understanding with regard to Japan's revival efforts in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake, (2012-2013)
  • Selected as a member of the International Advisory Board of the Consortium on Climate Change, Sustainability & Conservation (CCSC), Islamia University, Bahawalpur, Pakistan, 2022-Present
  • Member American Geophysical Union (AGU), 2015-Present
  • Member Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU), 2014-Present
  • Member Agricultural Economics Society of Japan, 2022-Present
  • Muhammad Usman, Akinori Sawaya, Mari Igarashi, Jeffry Joseph Gayman, and Rakesh Dixit. “Strained agricultural farming under the stress of youths’ career selection tendencies: A case study from Hokkaido (Japan).” Humanities and Social Sciences Communications (2021): DOI: s41599-020-00688-4

  • Hamid Hussain, Zhang Shuangxi, Muhammad Usman, and Muhammad Abid. “Spatial variation of b-values and their relationship with the fault Blocks in the western part of the Tibetan Plateau and its surrounding areas.” Entropy (2020): DOI:10.3390/e22091016

  • Muhammad Usman and Masato Furuya. “Inter-annual modulation of seasonal glacial velocity variations in the Eastern Karakoram detected by ALOS-1/2 data.” Journal of Glaciology (2018): 245, 465-476, DOI: 10.1017/jog.2018.39

  • Muhammad Usman. “A study on the enhancing earthquake frequency in northern Pakistan: is the climate change responsible?” Natural Hazards (2016): 2, 921–931, DOI: 10.1007/s11069-016-2226-z

  • Muhammad Usman and Masato Furuya. “Complex faulting in the Quetta Syntaxis: fault source modeling of the October 28, 2008 earthquake sequence in Baluchistan, Pakistan, based on ALOS/PALSAR InSAR data.” Earth, Planets and Space (2015): 67:142, DOI: 10.1186/s40623-015-0303-2

  • Muhammad Usman and Ikufumi Tomimoto. “The Aging Population of Japan: Causes, Expected Challenges and Few Possible Recommendations.” Research Journal of Recent Sciences (2013): 2(11), 1-4Muhammad Usman, Shahid Nadeem Qureshi, and Najeeb Ahmed Amir. “Effects of Global Warming on the Frequency of Earthquakes in Northern Areas of Pakistan.” Science Vision (2010): 15, 39-50

  • Recipient of the Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OSPA) in the Japan Geoscience Union-American Geophysical Union (JpGU-AUG) joint meeting of 2017, Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan: Research Title: Inter-annual modulation of seasonal glacial velocity changes in the Eastern Karakoram detected by ALOS-1/2 data
  • Recipient of the Japanese Government’s MEXT Scholarship (Monbukagakusho, Japan) two times: first for the MS (in 2013) and second for the Ph.D. (in 2015)
  • Invited and funded as a speaker for CTWF-COMSATS Joint International Workshop on “Terrestrial Ecosystems under the Changing Climate” in Beijing, China, Organized by: The Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) and Chinese Academy of Sciences, The World Academy of Sciences, and The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) CAS-TWAS-WMO Forum on Climate Science (CTWF) (September 2-5, 2012)
  • First prize in Student Paper Contest, Annual Technical Conference (ATC) 2011, Sarena Hotel, Islamabad, Pakistan, Organized by: Pakistan Association of Petroleum Geoscientists (PAPG)