Rafat, Managing Director of R&K-Geoengineering Ltd. Adherent of the Baha’I
faith. He is married to Judy Rafat, a popular jazz singer (performed with Dizzy
Gillespie’s Big Band) and has three children.
Dr. Rafat promoted
communication between the Publishing House of the Moscow State Mining
University, later Gornaya Kniga Publishing House, and the European publishers,
including Horizon Research Publishing Group.
Dr. Rafat and
the Moscow Mining University with its Publishing House became friends in the
1990s. The cooperation with the MMU researchers gave birth to a number of
Russia–Germany projects, including, for example, hydrologic research of
groundwater contamination at Karachai Lake, Lefortovo Tunnel construction in
Moscow and application of seismic equipment in a Vorkuta mine.