Terrestrial Sedimentology

Mr. (PhD Student) Qutbudin Ishanch

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Geo- und Umweltforschungszentrum (GUZ)

Universität Tübingen

Schnarrenbergstr. 94-96
72076 Tübingen


Room 2M40, GUZ


qutbudin.ishanchspam prevention@sedgeo.uni-tuebingen.de

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Research Interests:

I am a PhD candidate in the Terrestrial Sedimentology Group of the Geoscience Department of Tübingen University. My research interests focus primarily on the fundamental understanding of the physical science behind sediment mobilization risk in arid and semi-arid regions, particularly the role played by climate, tectonics, and anthropogenic activities, and the investigation of genetic links between fluvial and aeolian landforms in Central Asia using a variety of different techniques, including remote sensing, geographic information systems, machine learning, and high precision LiDAR mapping of topography.                


  • 2022- PhD student in geosciences
  • DAAD-University of Central Asia PhD student stipendium
  • 2019 MEng in hydrology, University of Technology, Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Seasonal drought pattern changes due to climate variability in Afghanistan. (http://eprints.utm.my/id/eprint/86857/1/QutbudinIshanchMSKA2019.pdf)
  • 2012 BSc in Civil Engineering. Kabul University, Kabul, Afghanistan


2021-2022 Director, Amu Darya River Bank Protection Directorate
National Water Affairs Regulation Authority, Kunduz, Afghanistan

2014-2021 Lecturer, Civil Engineering Faculty
Takhar University, Takhar, Afghanistan
2012-2014 Civil Engineer, Green-Tech Consulting


  1. Ishanch, Q., Shiru, M.S., Sharafati, A., Ahmed, K., Al-Ansari, N., Yaseen, Z.M., Shahid, S., Wang, X. (2019) Seasonal drought pattern changes due to climate variability: Case study in Afghanistan. Water 11(5), 1096.
  2. Shiru, M.S., Shahid, S., Shiru, S., …, Ishanch, Q., Sediqi, M.N. (2019) Challenges in water resources of Lagos megacity of Nigeria in the context of climate change. Journal of Water and Climate Change 11(4), 1067-1083.