Professor Gamal Khalil was born in Alexandria, Egypt on March 09, 1953. He attended the Alexandria University and graduated in 1975 with B.Sc degree in Soil and Water Science. He obtained M.Sc degree in Soil Physics from Assiut University, Egypt in 1984. In 1991 he was awarded a Ph.D degree in Soil Physics from Alexandria University, Egypt. He joined the Department of Soils and Agricultural Chemistry, Alexandria University, Egypt as Lecturer in 1991, Assistant Professor in 1996 and full Professor in 2002. He is specialized in soil physics & water management and is involved in teaching both undergraduate and graduate level courses in soil physics program (soil physics, advanced soil physics, applied soil physics, environmental soil physics and transport processes in soil environment). His research interests are centered on fate and transport of pollutants in soil and groundwater, soil remediation with organic wastes. He has authored and co-authored over 90 scientific publications in refereed journals. He is Editor and Associate Editor of many international journals. He was a supervisor and co-supervisor of 21 M.Sc and Ph.D students and contributed for 14 scientific projects. He regularly reviews papers for scientific journals as well as research proposals and projects for governmental agencies.
Soil physical properties in relation to water management; Water in relation to soil and plant; Plant-water consumptive use; Water-use efficiency; Water movement in relation to pollution sources; Irrigation scheduling in desert regions; Fertilization in relation to water-use efficiency; Water saving through using plant antitranspirants; Clay-jar subsurface irrigation system; Simulation models of transport processes for water and pollutants; Water conservation through soil surface treatments; Studies on infiltration function in relation to irrigation methods; Computer simulation of soil-water relations, Agro-meteorological studies of plant evapotranspiration; Application of statistical methods in soil physics studies; Modeling of solute transport in soil system; Management of soil physical properties; Fertigation management in desert regions; Organic farming; Soil conditioners; Using organic residues in remediation of contaminated soils with heavy metals; Using organic residues in remediation of industrial wastewaters; Using nanotechnology in wastewater treatment.