Physical Scientist, USGS

Dr Mowafa Taib serves as a physical scientist in the Global Minerals Analysis Section of the National Mineral Information Centre at the U.S. Geological Survey. He focuses on mineral production statistics, developments, exploration, and outlook of the mineral industries in the Middle East and North Africa region, and writes annual reviews of the mineral industry of fifteen Arab countries in the Middle East and North Africa. The reviews are published in the U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook. Dr. Taib holds a Master of Science and Doctorate of philosophy degrees in soil chemistry from the University of Maryland at College Park as well as Bachelor of Science and Post Graduate Degrees in agricultural sciences and agricultural economics from Damascus University.