Research

  • Research at CAMS
  • Research Themes
  • CAMS Research Reports
  • Researcher Award
  • Research Forms

The College of Agriculture and Marine Sciences is quite small with approximately 70 faculty and full time researchers. It has also some  60 graduate students (both MSc and PhD) very active in the many fields of agricultural and marine sciences.

The total budget of the College in terms of research is approximately 700000 Or annually of which approximately 60% come from sources of funding external to the University.

We consider research at cams at the heart of our teaching function: knowledge transmitted to our student is often the results of the most recent development in research and our student are very early on exposed to the principle of scientific investigation and research from the bachelor programs to the doctorates.

The research in the College is organized around 4 main themes (CAMS Strategic Plan 2010-2014):

  • The sustainable production of food products through an understanding of the ecological and biological processes involved;
  • The addition of values to food products through processing and the development of products and food habits that enhance well being;
  • The sustainable management of renewable resources such as land, water and natural ecosystems;
  • The development of food security through food trade and agribusiness.

These themes are general enough to provide flexibility in the researchers' individual research interests while specific enough to give to the College research a general framework for future development.

Best Researcher Award

Every year since 2002, on the occasion of the anniversary of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos' visit to the University,  the College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences selects one of its most research-active faculty as "Best Researcher". This award recognizes excellence in terms of academic output, publications and overall contribution to the academic live of the University.

You will find below the list of the most recent recipients of this award with their Curriculum Vitae at the time of the award.

 2017 Dr. Mohamed Essa Curriculum Vitae.
 2016 Dr. Abdullah Mohd Al-Sadi Curriculum Vitae.
 2015 Dr. Rashid Al-Yahyai Curriculum Vitae.
 2014 Dr. Manickavasagan Annamalai Curriculum Vitae.
 2013 Dr. Mohamed Essa
 2012 Dr. Abdullah Al-Sadi
 2011 Dr. Sergey Dobretsov
 2010 Dr. Michael Deadman
 2009 Dr. Issam Kadim
 2008 Dr. Shafiur Rahman
 2007 Dr. Anvar Kacimov

 



CAMS Research Directory

Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Name Eugene Johnson Email ejohnson@squ.edu.om Immunology, Clinical Microbiology
Rank Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 3679

 

Name Isam Kadim Email isam@squ.edu.om Meat sciences/Muscle biology, animal nutrition, animal production, camel science
Rank Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 1234

 

Name Mohammed Ali Al Abri  Email abri1st@squ.edu.om Animal genetics and genomics
Rank Asst. Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 3648

 

Name Osman Mahgoub Gaafar Email osmahgob@squ.edu.om  Animal science
Rank Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 1232

 

Name Patrick Akin Bobade Email pataki@squ.edu.om Clinical pathology and veterinary medicine
Rank Assoc. Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 3647

 

Name Waleed Said Al-Marzooqi  Email walmar@squ.edu.om Poultry nutrition
Rank Assoc. Professor & Head Phone (+ 968) 2414 1209

 

Name Yasmin El Taher Ahmed Email

yasmin@squ.edu.om

Molecular biology
Rank Asst. Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 3693
Crop Sciences
Name Abdullah Mohd Al-Sadi Email alsadi@squ.edu.om Plant pathology, molecular plant-microbe interactions, disease resistance, population genetics
Rank Assoc Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 1214

 

Name Ahmed Yahya Al-Maskri Email maskri99@squ.edu.om Crop physiology
Rank Assoc Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 1225

 

Name Ali Khalfan Al-Wahaibi Email awahaibi@squ.edu.om Entomology
Rank Asst. Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 1220

 

Name Mohd Shafiq Shahid Email mshahid@squ.edu.om Molecular plant virology
Rank Asst. Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 1209

 

Name Mumtaz Khan  Email mumtaz@squ.edu.om Crop production, horticulture, field crop, vegetable production, soil and soilless production, etc.
Rank Assoc Professor  Phone (+ 968) 2414 1216

 

Name Rhonda Janke Email   Sustainable/Organic agriculture
Rank Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 1213

 

Name Rashid Abdullah Al-Yahyai  Email alyahyai@squ.edu.om Horticulture/environmental stress physiology, fruit production, salinity, water management, postharvest physiology, sustainable agriculture, agroecology
Rank Assoc Professor & Dean Phone (+ 968) 2414 1200

 

Name Hesham Ahmed Agrama Email Hesham.agrama@squ.edu.om Plant Genetics
Rank Asst Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 1217
Food Science and Nutrition
Name Ahmed Ali Al-Alawi Email

ahmed543@squ.edu.om

Nutrition
Rank Assoc Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 1263

 

Name Ismail Mohd Al-Bulushi  Email

isab@squ.edu.om

Food microbiology
Rank Asst Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 3619

 

 

Name Mohd Khalfan Al Subhi Email mohamedk@squ.edu.om Food biosciences
Rank Asst Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 6382

 

 

Name Lyutha Khalfan Al Subhi Email

lyutha@squ.edu.om

Human nutrition
Rank Asst Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 1236

 

 

Name Mohd Shafiur Rahman Email   Food processing, food engineering
Rank Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 1273

 

 

Name Nasser Abdullah Al Habsi Email

habsin@squ.edu.om

Food biosciences, food processing
Rank Asst Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 3663

 

 

Name Nejib Guizani Email guizani@squ.edu.om Food Science
Rank Professor & Head Phone (+ 968) 2414 1256

 

 

Name Zaher Humaid Al-Attabi  Email zaherr@squ.edu.om Food sciences and dairy Science and technology
Rank Asst Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 1289

 

 

Name Mostafa Waly Email

mostafa@squ.edu.om

Nutritional Biochemistry, Metabolism and Primary Prevention of Chronic Diseases
Rank Assoc Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 1229

 

 

Name Mohamed Essa Email drmdessa@squ.edu.om Biochemistry/Nutrition, ageing, neurological diseases, neuropharmacology, nutritional neuroscience, pharmacology, natural products
Rank Assoc Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 3604

 

 

Name Amanat Ali Email

amanat@squ.edu.om

Glycemic index and nutritional quality of traditional Omani foods/ dishes; Role of diet and lifestyle modifications in the prevention of chronic diseases; Role of antioxidants, bioactive components and the biomarkers of oxidative stress in relation to chronic diseases
Rank Assoc Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 1242

 

Marine Science and Fisheries
Name Anesh Govender Email govender@squ.edu.om Fish stock assessment
Rank Assoc. Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 3639

 

Name Gerd Bruss Email gerd@squ.edu.om Physical ocean and shelf sea dynamics
Rank Asst. Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 3657

 

Name Gil Ha Yoon Email ghyoon@squ.edu.om Aquaculture and fish pathology
Rank Asst. Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 1268

 

Name Hussein Samh Al-Masroori  Email masroori@squ.edu.om Fishing gears and its impacts on environment, fisheries development and management
Rank Asst. Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 1246

 

Name Michel RG Claereboudt Email

michelc@squ.edu.om

Marine ecology and marine biology/Coral reef ecology, coastal ecology, oceanography, modelling, biostatistics
Rank Assoc. Professor  Phone (+ 968) 2414 1235

 

Name Saud Musallam Al-Jufaili Email sjufaily@squ.edu.om Fisheries science and management
Rank Assoc. Professor  Phone (+ 968) 2414 3643

 

Name Sergey Dobretsov Email

sergey@squ.edu.om

Marine biotechnology, bacterial ecology/Biofouling, marine biotechnology, marine microbiology, natural products
Rank Assoc. Professor & Head Phone (+ 968) 2414 3750

 

Name Wenresti Gallardo Email gallardo@squ.edu.om Aquaculture and integrated coastal zone management/Aquaponics
Rank Assoc. Professor  Phone (+ 968) 2414 3664

 

Name Sergey Piontkovski Email spion@squ.edu.om Hydrobiology, marine biology
Rank Assoc. Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 3661

 

Name Alyssa Marshell Email

alyssa@squ.edu.om 

Marine Biology & Ecology; Coral Reef Ecology; Fisheries Science
Rank Asst. Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 3672
Natural Resource Economics
Name Hemesiri Kotagama Email hemkot@squ.edu.om Natural resource management
Rank Asst. Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 3613

 

Name Houcine Boughanmi Email boughanh@squ.edu.om Agricultural economics
Rank Assoc. Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 1244

 

Name Msafiri Mbaga Email msafiri@squ.edu.om Agricultural economics (Production Economics)
Rank Assoc. Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 3669

 

Name Omar Salim Al-Jabri  Email omar@squ.edu.om Regional and rural business management
Rank Asst. Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 1219

 

Name Sarath Kodithuwakku Email sarathsk@squ.edu.om Entrepreneurship
Rank Asst. Professor  Phone (+ 968) 2414 3749

 

Name Slim Zekri Email

Silm@squ.edu.om

Natural resource economics
Rank Assoc. Professor & Head Phone (+ 968) 2414 1243

 

Name Tariq Gibreel Email tmgibreel@squ.edu.om Natural resource economics
Rank Asst. Professor  Phone (+ 968) 2414 3673

 

Name Shekar Bose Email sbose@squ.edu.om Applied microeconomics, time series analysis, fisheries economics and management, sustainable development, policy analysis, and compliance and regulatory effectiveness
Rank Assoc. Professor  Phone (+ 968) 2414 3680
Soils, Water and Agricultural Engineering
Name Ali Khamis Al-Maktoomi Email ali4530@squ.edu.om Environmental engineering/Ground water hydrology, numerical modelling, arid zone hydrology, managed aquifer recharge
Rank Asst. Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 1227

 

Name Anvar Kacimov Email anvar@squ.edu.om Fluid mechanics
Rank Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 3668

 

 

Name Hemanatha Jayasuria Email hemjay@squ.edu.om Mechanical and agricultural engineering
Rank Assoc. Professor & Head Phone (+ 968) 2414 3669

 

Name Malik Al-Wardy  Email mwardy@squ.edu.om Soil chemistry, remote sensing
Rank Asst. Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 1224

 

Name Manickavasagan Annamalai Email manick@squ.edu.om Food engineering/Biosystems engineering
Rank Asst. Professor  Phone (+ 968) 2414 3646

 

Name Said Salim Al-Esmaily Email silm@squ.edu.om Soil genesis and classification
Rank Asst. Professor Phone (+ 968) 2414 1252

 

Name Salem Ali Al-Jabri  Email salemj@squ.edu.om Soil physics and water resources
Rank Asst. Professor  Phone (+ 968) 2414 3629

 

Name Salim Ali Al-Rawahy Email sarawahy@squ.edu.om Soil and water sciences
Rank Assoc. Professor  Phone (+ 968) 2414 1253

 

Name Talal Yasir Al Shikaili Email talals@squ.edu.om Agricultural engineering, optoelectronics, precision agriculture
Rank Assoc. Professor  Phone (+ 968) 2414 1212

 

Name Yaseen Ahmed Al-Mulla  Email yalmula@squ.edu.om Soil and water engineering/ Agriculture in protected structures, remote sensing, irrigation engineering, monitoring of soil-plant atmosphere, soil water modelling
Rank Assoc. Professor  Phone (+ 968) 2414 3635

 

Name Mushtaque Ahmed Email ahmedm@squ.edu.om Water resources management, water quality, wastewater treatment, desalination, biosaline agriculture, managed aquifer recharge
Rank Assoc. Professor  Phone (+ 968) 2414 3122

 

Name Hayder Abdel Rahman Email hayderar@squ.edu.om Irrigation and water management/ Methods of water application and evaluation, biosaline agriculture, water and wastewater management
Rank Assoc. Professor  Phone (+ 968) 2414 1222

 

Name Baby Shaharoona Email shaha@squ.edu.om Plant-microbe-interactions; biofertilizers development and application; bioremediation of contaminants; pathogenic microbes in the soil and water environment; recycling of organic wastes, particularly, by composting and biochar.
Rank Asst. Professor  Phone (+ 968) 2414 3642

 

Name Abdulrahim Moh’d Ismaili Email abdrahim@squ.edu.om Agricultural engineering/Controlled environment agriculture, water augmentation and conservation, greenhouses
Rank Asst. Professor  Phone (+ 968) 2414 1226

 

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