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PERSONAL INFORMATION

NAME:  Dominic Joel Ombati.

CURRENT RESIDENCE:   Loma Linda, California, USA.                       

CURRENT POSITION

PhD Earth Science student at Loma Linda University Department of Earth and Biological Sciences, California, USA.

ACADEMIC PREPARATION

2016 – Present:    LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY, USA

PhD student in Earth Science.

2012 – 2016:    LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY, USA  

Master of Science in Geology.

2006- 2010:    BUGEMA UNIVERSITY, UGANDA

Bachelor of Science with Education (Biology Education).

RESEARCH INTEREST

1. Environmental Geoscience/Geology & Health: Fate and Transport of Anthropogenic and Geogenic Lead (Pb) in the Arid Environment, San Bernardino County, California, USA.

https://seclpa.com/2018/02/12/scientific-research/.

2. Sedimentology and Stratigraphy: Sedimentology of the Neoproterozoic Sedimentary Successions in Mojave Desert, California, USA.

https://scholarsrepository.llu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1397&context=etd.

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

1. Student member in the Geological Society of America (GSA), since 2014.

2. Student member in the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), since 2014.

3. Student member in the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), since October 2017.

4. Student member in the Inland Geological Society (IGS), California, since January 2018.

GRANTS RECEIVED

2017: Received US $ 870 grant from the Geological Society of America (GSA) Graduate Student Research grant program to fund my PhD research on Fate and Transport of Natural and Anthropogenic Lead (Pb) in Arid Environment, San Bernardino County, California. Grant Number: 11828-17.

2017: Received US $ 500 travel grant and full meeting registration valued at $130 from the Geological Society of America (GSA) On To the Future (OTF) travel grant program to attend and present scientific poster at the Geological Society of America 2017 annual meeting in Seattle, Washington.

2017: Received US $ 125 travel grant from the Geological Society of America (GSA) Cordilleran section travel grants program to attend and present scientific poster at the Geological Society of America 2017 annual meeting in Seattle, Washington.

2017: Received US $ 500 stipend from the Geological Society of America (GSA) to attend a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded workshop organized by the experts in the field of Geoscience and Higher Education on Mentoring and Diversity in Earth System Science at Sheraton Seattle, Washington. This workshop was held at the conclusion of the 2017 Geological Society of America annual meeting in Seattle, Washington. 

AWARDS RECEIVED

2015: Received Lathrop award from Loma Linda University Department of Earth and Biological Sciences for the presentation of a scientific research poster at the pacific section meeting of American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) in Oxnard, California. This award includes a certificate and cash award of $ 150.

2016: Received Lathrop award from Loma Linda University Department of Earth and Biological Sciences for the presentation of a scientific research poster at the Cordilleran section meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA) in Ontario, California. This award includes a certificate and cash award of $ 150.

2017: Received Grant award from Loma Linda University Department of Earth and Biological Sciences for receiving a scientific research grant from the Geological Society of America (GSA) Graduate Student Research grant program. This award includes a certificate and cash award of $ 150.

2018: Received Lathrop award from Loma Linda University Department of Earth and Biological Sciences for the presentation of a scientific research poster at the Geological Society of America 2017 annual meeting in Seattle, Washington. This award includes a certificate and cash award of $ 150.

2018: Received Grant award from Loma Linda University Department of Earth and Biological Sciences for receiving  two travel grants from the Geological Society of America (GSA) On To the Future (OTF) travel grant program  and Geological Society of America (GSA) Cordilleran section travel grant to attend and present scientific poster at the Geological Society of America 2017 annual meeting in Seattle, Washington. This award includes a certificate and cash award of $ 150.

 ABSTRACTS/CONFERENCE PAPERS AT THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA (GSA) WEBSITE

1. Transport Mechanism of the Anthropogenic Lead Along I40 Near Barstow, California.

https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2017AM/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/307634

2. Sedimentology of the Neoproterozoic Beck Spring – Kingston Peak Transition in The Kingston Range, California.

https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2016CD/webprogram/Paper274620.html.

ABSTRACT/CONFERENCE PAPER AT AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM GEOLOGISTS (AAPG) WEBSITE

1. Sedimentology of the Neoproterozoic Beck Spring – Kingston Peak Transition in The Kingston Range, California.

http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/abstracts/html/2015/90215pacsec/abstracts/S07.1.03.html.

THESIS

2016:   Sedimentology of Kingston Peak Formation KP1 Beds in Beck Canyon Region, Kingston Range, California. (Master of Science degree in geology thesis at Loma Linda University, USA.).

https://scholarsrepository.llu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1397&context=etd.

PRESENTATIONS AT SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

1. Made a scientific poster presentation in 2015 at the pacific section meeting of American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) in Oxnard, California.

2.Made a scientific poster presentation in 2016 at the Cordilleran section meeting of    the Geological Society of America (GSA) in Ontario, California.

3.Made a scientific poster presentation in 2017 at the Geological Society of America (GSA) annual meeting in Seattle, Washington.

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

2013:  Attended annual ArcGIS user conference organized by ESRI in San Diego, California.

2017:  Participated in a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded workshop organized by the Geological Society of America (GSA) on Mentoring and Diversity in Earth System Science at Sheraton hotel Seattle, Washington.

PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH

1. Through social media, I have developed a public education program on childhood lead (Pb) poisoning  https://seclpa.com/2018/02/12/educational-outreach/. Childhood lead (Pb) poisoning is a health problem related to my research on Fate and Transport of Anthropogenic and Geogenic Lead (Pb) in the Arid Environment, San Bernardino County, California. Many people know so little or nothing about lead (Pb) poisoning.  To create awareness on this health problem, I have developed an educational outreach program which has now reached more than 16,000 people living in 23 countries including United States. My educational outreach segment is connected to a Facebook page and group. Facebook page link is https://www.facebook.com/informationonchildhoodlead/. Facebook group  link is https://www.facebook.com/groups/192851454804217/.

2. On January 29, 2018, I made an oral presentation on my scientific lead (Pb) research at the Riverside County lead (Pb) and healthy homes collaborative meeting in Riverside, California.

SCIENTIFIC LABORATORY EXPERIENCE AND ANALYTICAL PROFICIENCY

Laboratory experience since 2012 in sedimentary geology and environmental geoscience/ medical geology with analytical proficiency in X-ray diffraction, Microwave Plasma- Atomic Emission Spectrometry, Scanning Electron Microscopy, thin sectioning, particle size analysis, magnetic susceptibility and point counting.

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