Mohamed El-Tilib Nouralla

Nouralla Mohamed El-Tilib

Name:Nouralla Mohamed El-Tilib
Date of birth: 1st January 1956
Address:Faculty of minerals and oil - International University of Africa



a .  B Sc. (Honours) Degree in Geology. 1979. University of Khartoum, Sudan.

b .  Diploma of the Post graduate course in Engineering Geological Survey using remote sensing techniques.1984.International Institute for Aerial Survey and Earth Sciences (ITC) Ensehede. The Netherlands.

c  .  Degree of Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Alkali-aggregate reaction. 1992. University of Portsmouth. Porismouth, England.

d  .  Degree of Ph.D. in Building Technology. 2005. Building and Road Research Institute, University of Khartoum.


a .  1979-1994 Geological Research Authority of Sudan (GRAS), Engineering Geology section, Ministry of Energy and Mining. Sudan.

b .  1995-2004- Lecturer, Geology Department, International University of Africa. Khartoum. Sudan.

c .  2004- Now: Head, Department of Geology, International University of Africa.

Experience and Training

a . In 1977-1979

1 did carry out a regional geological mapping of a small part of the Nuba Mountains (centeral western Sudan) and an engineering geological mapping of the Sabaloka ring compex (north centeral Sudan) for my B.Sc. (Honours) in geology at the University of Khartoum.

b . In 1979-1982

I led groups of GRAS geologists to conduct geological and engineering geological surveys and search for natural construction materials around major towns in Sudan e.g. Khartoum, Kassala & Nyala.

c . In 1983

I was a student of the post graduate Diploma course in Engineering Geological survey, ITC. Enschede, the Netherlands. During this course I had one month training in Iereida region, Spain, Also I had 2 weeks training in Germany.

d . In 1984

I had been a student of the International Training Program on composite materials technology (duration one month) held at the Free University of Burselles. Belgium.

e . In 1985

I did carry out a geotechnical mapping of the Nyala area (Western Sudan).

f .  In 1989 – 1992

(i)  I did carry out a geotechnical mapping of the Khartoum area (Central Sudan).

(ii)  For my Mphil research problem I tested some Sudanese aggregates for their alkali-reactive potential. The aggregate samples were collected from different parts of the Sudan e.g. Khartoum, Red Sea, Darfur and Northern provinces Also during my stay in England where I was doing my MPhil research I made field trips and visited some U.K concrete structures

g . In 1993-1994

Director of the Engineering Geology Administration of the Geological Research Authority of Sudan (GRAS).

h . In 1994-1995

Project manager for the Merowe Dam Project Ground Investigations.

i . In 1996-1997

I was employed by GIBB Lted for the supervision of the ground investigations and related laboratory testing, which were carried out by Geological Research Authority of Sudan (GRAS) in respect of the feasibility study for the proposed Roseires Sennar and Jebel Aulia hydro-electric projects.

  1. 2000-2004: I was undertaking a program of investigation into alkali aggregate reaction of Sudanese materials leading to a Ph.D. degree in Building Technology, at the Building and Road Research Institute of the University of Khartoum.
  2. I was on behalf of the Merowe Dam Implementation Unit, supervising the work on soil and rock testing for merowe Dam site borrow areas conducted at the Geological Research Authority of Sudan (GRAS).
  3. I did carr out a program of testing rock materials, from Merowe Dam quarry areas, for their alkali reactive potential at GRAS.
  4. In 2007-2008 I was employed by ATKINS of Britin for the supervision of the ground investigations and related laboratory testing, which were carried out by Engineering Servics and Design (ESD) in respect of the Almogran Investigation phase for Alsunut Development Company.

  Scholary publications

(i)  ElTilib N.M.

potential alkali-sillical reactivity of Sudanese aggregates. The 9th international conference on alkali-aggregate reaction in concrete, London. U.K 1992

(ii)  El-Tilib N.M.

potential alkali-silical reactivity of Sudanese aggregates. M.Phil thesis (unpublished). University of Portsmouth, port smouth. England.

(iii)  El-Tilib N.M.

Alkali aggregate reactivity of the volcanic rocks in the Sudan. Jurnal of Building and Road Research. Khartou , Sudan

(v)  Alkali aggregate reactivity of the major rocks in Sudan. Ph.D. thesis (unpublished) Building and Road Research Institute (BRRI) Khartoum Univ., Sudan.



  1. Member of the High Technical Advisory Committee for Merwe Dam Implementation Unit
  2. Consultant Engineering Geologist for Merowe Dam Project.
  3. Member of the Follow-up Technical Committee for New Dams (Dam Implementation Unit).
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AddressFaculty of minerals and oil - International University of Africa

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