Dr. Morad was professor at Uppsala University, Sweden till 2007 when he joined the Petroleum Institute of Abu Dhabi (PI) where he is currently Chaired Professor of Earth Sciences. He obtained his BSc (1974) and MSc (1977) degrees from the University of Baghdad and PhD degree from Uppsala University in 1983. His main research interest is sedimentary geology of siliciclastics and carbonates with focus on development of conceptual models linking the impact of diagenesis on reservoir quality distribution and evolution to depositional facies and sequence stratigraphy. Dr. Morad has published numerous articles in refereed international journals and book chapters. He served as Associate Editor for most journals in the field of sedimentary geology and edited four books for the International Associate of Sedimentologists (IAS). Dr. Morad conducted numerous consultant research works for many international oil companies. He also delivered several presentations in international conferences and short courses for universities and oil companies.