Dr. Neculita obtained her BSc (Chemical Engineering) from the University of Iasi, Romania, and her PhD (Mineral Engineering) from the Polytechnique Montreal, Canada. She is Full Professor and Canada Research Chair, tier 1 (2022-2029), in treatment and management of mine water at RIME, UQAT, Canada. Previously, she filled a 3-year term of Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at KAIST, South Korea. She also has 10 years of engineering professional practice in mining industry and with the Canadian and Romanian governments. Her research interests include passive and active treatment of mine water, environmental biogeochemistry, and mine sites rehabilitation
FCT NOVA, Portugal
Sofia Barbosa is as PhD Geological Engineer with more than 20 years of experience in mine closure projects. In the past, working in mining sector (in EDM S.A., a Portuguese Government Company), she had more than 12 years of experience as chief coordinator of more than twenty different EU founding projects for several old mining environmental remediation, reclamation and rehabilitation works (characterization studies, monitoring, engineering design and work fields). She was an invited Professor at FCT-NOVA between 2002 and 2013. Since 2014, Sofia is a full-time Professor at FCT-NOVA being responsible for the Curricular Units “Economic Geology”, "Mineral Resources to Circular Economy", “Groundwater Modelling”, “Geophysics” (partially) and “Data Processing and Statistical Analysis.
Luis Miguel Nieto Albert
Universidad de Jaén, Spain
Dr. Luis-M Nieto obtained his PhD in Stratigraphy at the University of Granada. His research has been focused on the study of the carbonate rocks of the Betic External Zone, especially those of the Jurassic and Cretaceous. In recent years, he has focused on the stratigraphic, sedimentary and geochemical analysis of hyperthermals recorded in both the Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous.
Dr. Xianjun Lyu obtained his PhD (Mineral Processing) from the Northeastern University, China, in 1994. He was a visiting scholar at Lulea University of Technology, Sweden, from 2000 to 2001. He is currently a professor in mineral processing at Shandong University of Science and Technology. His research interests include: Preparation and Application of Geopolymers, Solid Waste Processing, Preparation and Application of Cementicious Materals, and Mineral Processing Technology. He has published over 100 papers in peer reviewed journals and proceedings of international conference.
Universidad of El Salvador, El Salvador
He has completed Master's studies in Geological Technologies (Environment, Geological Hazards and Georesources). Polytechnic University of Madrid. 2005. Geologist graduated from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil. 1979. Currently work at the University of El Salvador as technical coordinator of the Master of Science in Geology. He has worked on natural hazards in assessment and mitigation measures for landslides. Volcanological studies in the Ilopango Caldera: monogenetic volcanism and explosive eruptions and volcanic stratigraphy. In geothermal as a well geologist of vertical and directional geothermal wells. Also, in high and low enthalpy geothermal survey studies in Guatemala, Jamaica, Honduras and El Salvador.
Boston University, USA
Dr. Farouk El-Baz participated in NASA’s Apollo program (from 1967 to 1972) as secretary of lunar landing site selection, and chair of astronaut training in visual observations and photography. In 1973-82 he established and directed the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies at National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. He later served as Vice President of Itek Optical Systems until he joined Boston University in 1986 to establish and direct the Center for Remote Sensing. He served as Science Advisor to the late President Anwar Sadat, and presently serves on the Advisory Council of President El-Sisi of Egypt. He is the recipient of Egypt’s Order of Merit – First Class, NASA’s Apollo Achievement Award, and is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, Royal Astronomical Society, African Academy of Sciences, and the Moroccan Academy of Science and Technology
Dr. Yamanoi obtained his BE (Civil Engineering) from the Yokohama National University. After completing his master’s course, he obtained his PhD (Engineering) from the same university while working at his current job. His PhD research was based on the development of the numerical model which represents the transient shear characteristics of cracked concrete with the disintegration of cement bond. He is currently working as a researcher of concrete structure at the Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry. His area of interest is concrete structure, seismic performance, fault displacement, shear failure, graveling, FE analysis. He has published some papers in peer reviewed journals
Sérgio António Neves Lousada
University of Madeira, Portugal
Sérgio António Neves Lousada holds an International Ph. D. in Civil Engineering – Hydraulics. He teaches at the University of Madeira, field of Hydraulics, Environment and Water Resources and Construction. Furthermore, he collaborates with the Environmental Resources Analysis Research Group (ARAM) - University of Extremadura (Uex); VALORIZA - Research Center for the Enhancement of Endogenous Resources, Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre (IPP), Portugal; CITUR-Madeira - Centre for Tourism Research, Development and Innovation, Madeira, Portugal; RISCO - Civil Engineering Department of University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal. Moreover, he holds and International Master’s Degree in Ports and Coasts Engineering.
University of Messina, Italy
Roberta Somma is an Associate Professor at the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Physical Sciences and Earth Sciences (University of Messina, Italy). Her main research topics are Stratigraphy of the Paleozoic and Meso-Cenozoic successions of the Mediterranean Chains (Calabrian Arc, Betic Cordillera, Rif, Europe) and Sedimentology of actual sediments. In the last decades, she matured expertise as a forensic geologist and analyses the composition and texture of forensic soils to assist the judicial system in crime investigations. She is also a geologist expert in Criminalistics and Forensic Sciences.
RSE Ricerca Sistema Energetico, Italy
Eng. Andrea Abbate obtained his MSc (Environmental Engineering) and his PhD (Environmental and Civil Engineering) from the University of Politecnico di Milano. His PhD research was based on the design and application of a new geo-hydrological model to study floods, landslide and debris flow dynamics at the catchment level. He currently is a researcher at RSE company (Ricerca Sistema Energetico) working on strategies to increase of resilience of the Italian electrical network. His area of interest is Geology, Hydrology, Meteorology and Numerical methods. He has published various papers in peer-reviewed journals.
China University of Petroleum, China
University of Western Australia, Australia
Franco Pirajno, has a Doctoral degree in Geological Sciences from the Vesuvius Volcano Observatory, University Federico II (Naples). He has considerable experience in tectonics, ore deposit geology and mineral exploration in many parts of the world. Following a spell as a post-doctoral research scientist at the Vesuvius Volcano Observatory, he worked for the AngloAmerican Corporation of South Africa Ltd, in southern Africa for many years, then as Exploration Manager of the Corporation’s activities in the South West Pacific. In 1983 he was appointed to the Chair of Exploration Geology at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. In 1993 joined the Geological Survey of Western Australia till October 2015. Currently, Franco is Adjunct Professor at The University of Western Australia, Honorary Professor at China University of Geosciences, Honorary Research Fellow at CERCAMS Natural History Museum, London. He was nominated as a top 1% Highly Cited Researcher in 2019.
Solomon Temidayo Owolabi
University of the Free State, South Africa
Dr. Solomon T. Owolabi obtained his BSc (Geology) from Olabisi Onabanjo University and his PhD (Geology) from the University of Fort Hare. He previously worked for the Zamakhe Consulting as a Geo-environmental specialist. His PhD research was based on the application of Geology, Geophysics, and Geoinformatics to the study of catchment geohydrodynamics; case study of Buffalo Catchment, Eastern Cape, South Africa. He currently works as a researcher at the Disaster Management Training and Education Centre, University of the Free State. His area of interest is Watershed vulnerability studies, Climate change, Geohydrological extreme events, and nature-based solutions, Numerical and Geoinformatics methods. He has published various papers in peer reviewed journals
Kagoshima University, Japan
Dr. Taro Kakinuma obtained his PhD (Coastal Engineering) from the University of Tokyo. He is previously worked for Port and Airport Research Institute, Independent Administrative Institution. His area of interest is the generation mechanisms of tsunamis, including landslide tsunamis, volcanic tsunamis, and meteorological tsunamis. He is also interested in nonlinear and dispersive river tsunamis, distant tsunamis, internal waves, and floating-body waves. He also researches seepage flow on sandy beach and the statistical properties of remote islands.
Sarah Anne Jones
SJGeology Ltd, New Zealand
Dr. Sarah Jones obtained her BSc and MSc (Geology) from the University of Otago, New Zealand. After 2 years working as an exploration geologist in Western Australia, she completed her PhD (Geology) from CODES, University of Tasmania. This was followed by 5 years at the Geological Survey of Western Australia. Since 2006 she has worked as a structural geologist for mining and exploration companies and has worked in Australia, Zambia, Ghana, Canada, Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea. She currently runs her own consultancy business based in New Zealand as a structural geologist. She has published various papers in peer reviewed journals on structural aspects of VMS, manganese, and gold deposits
Johanes Amate Belle
University of the Free State, South Africa
Prof Johanes Belle holds a PhD in Environmental Management with a focus on the nexus between the Environment, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation; Master’s degree in disaster management, Advanced University Diploma in Disaster Management, BA Honours in Geography, BA + Ed, Diploma in Marketing and other qualifications.Prof Belle is an experienced Disaster Management Professional and an Environmentalist (33-years professional experience); with special interest on Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for systems and community Resilience (Eco-DRR/CCA4R) under the broad theme of Nature-based Solutions (NbS). He has authored many articles in internationally accredited journals, graduated many Master’s and PhD students. He is a member of many international and national academic, research and professional organizations. He is currently employed at the University of the Free State, Disaster Management Training and Education Centre for Africa (UFS-DiMTEC) in South Africa.
Harshavardhana B. G
Manipal University, India
Dr. Harshavardhana, B. G. obtained his B. Sc. (Physics) from Kannur University, Kerala, India, and M. Sc. and Ph. D. in Marine Geology from Mangalore University, Mangalagangothri, Karnataka, India. His Ph. D. research was on the Applications of Rock Magnetism on soils of western Karnataka for understanding pedogenesis and on river sediments from Attirampakkam, Tamil Nadu, India, for deciphering the palaeoclimate of southern India. He currently serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Manipal University Jaipur, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. His area of interest is environmental magnetism, soil genesis, palaeoclimate, atmospheric pollution, applications of remote sensing and GIS in different fields of earth sciences. He has published seven research articles in peer-reviewed journals and conference.
Jerry Russell Miller
Western Carolina University, USA
Dr. Jerry Miller obtained his BS and PhD (Geology) from the Southern Illinois University, and his MS (Geology) from the University of New Mexico. He is currently the Blanton J. Whitmire Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science at Western Carolina University. During the past 25 years he has studied the transport and fate of toxic trace metals and other contaminants within rivers and lakes, and the restoration and management of riparian ecosystem. Dr. Miller’s research has been published in over 75 refereed articles, and he is the co-author of several books.
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Dr. Korte obtained his Diplom (Geology) and his PhD (Geology) from the Ruhr-University Bochum. He worked on several research projects at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, the Universität Innsbruck and the University of Oxford, and he acquired his “Habilitation” (Geology) from the Freie Universität Berlin. His research focuses on climate and climate changes of the geological past and its impacts on palaeoenvironments. He investigates long- and short-term geological timescales – including mass extinction events – by using modern geochemical, sedimentological and palaeontological approaches. Dr. Korte currently lectures Geology and Palaeoclimate at the University of Copenhagen. He has published numerous papers in peer reviewed journals.
Ana Lía Noguera
Universidad de la República, Uruguay
Dr. Ana Noguera obtained her BSc (Chemistry) from the Universidad de la República, Uruguay and her PhD (Chemistry) from the Universidad de la República, Uruguay. Her PhD research was based on natural radionuclides in the environment and their radiological hazards.She currently lectures chemistry and application of radionuclides in geosciences. Her area of interest is geosciences, medical geology, radioecology, and environmental radioactivity. She has published various papers in peer reviewed journals.
Juan Antonio García Aragón
Dr. Juan Antonio García Aragón obtained his Civil Engineer title from the Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá-Colombia, his M.Sc title from Univerté Laval, Quebec and his PhD (Civil Engineering) from McGill University, Montreal. His PhD research was about Fluid Mechanics of mudflows with application to the Nevado del Ruiz 1985 lahar in Colombia. He currently lectures River Hydraulics and cohesive sediment transport at Instituto Interamericano de Tecnología y Ciencias del Agua-Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México. He has been invited research at University of California Berkeley and at CCIW-Environment and Climate Change Canada in Burlington-Ontario.
Maria Eugênia Silva de Souza
Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Brazil
Dr. Maria Eugênia Souza is an Associated Professor at Federal University of Ouro Preto, in Brazil. She obtained his BSc (Geology) and his MSc and PhD (Natural Sciences, focused on Tectonics, Petrogenesis and Natural Resources) from the Federal University of Ouro Preto. She specializes in the architecture of rift basin systems, integrating magmatism, sedimentation, and tectonics through stratigraphic and structural surveys, as well as geochronology and petrogenesis using isotopic and geochemical methods. She is particularly interested in the role of tectonic inheritance and magmatism in the evolution of rifts and, later, the breakup of the lithosphere. Her current research focuses on the role of Tonian Large Igneous Provinces (LIPs) in the paleocontinent lithosphere stretching through continental rifts, as well as their role in failure lithosphere breakup. She also employs data analysis to identify possible links between magmatism and other rift basin features.
Missouri S&T, United States
Samuel Frimpong holds PhD from University of Alberta, Canada. His professional experience includes over 30 years of research and teaching, over 20 years of university leadership and administration, and several years of industry practice. His research areas include advanced surface mining, mine automation and intelligent mining systems, formation excavation, machine dynamics and fatigue modeling, synthetic and renewable energy, and mine safety and health. Frimpong has been recognized with the 2018 Faculty External Recognition Award by S&T; 2018 Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award by Sigma Chi Fraternity at S&T; 2017 Daniel C. Jackling Award by Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME); 2010 S&T Chancellor’s Leadership Award; Robert H. Quenon Endowed Chair by S&T, MO (2004-Date); Distinguished Lecturer Award by Canadian Petroleum Institute (1998-04); 1997 Award of Distinction by World Mining Congress; University of Alberta/CIDA PhD Scholar (1989-92); Life Patron of George Grant Univ. of Mines and Tech. Alumni Association (2001-Date); 1989 Grand Award by the NW Mining Assoc., UNESCO Research Fellow (1986-88) and State Gold Mining Corporation Gold Scholar (1981 – 1986).
Ann Elizabeth Benbow
Mineralogical Society of America, USA
Dr. Benbow obtained her B.S. (Biology) from St. Mary’s College and her M.S. (Science Teacher Education) and Ph.D. (Curriculum and Instruction) from the University of Maryland College Park. A science teacher, teacher educator, and curriculum designer, she has held positions in the education departments of the American Chemical Society and the American Geosciences Institute,. She was Executive Director of the Archaeological Institute of America and is currently Executive Director of the Mineralogical Society of America. Dr. Benbow has directed many national science teacher education programs and authored numerous science education publications for K-16 audiences.
Yuderka Trinidad González
USAD, Dominican Republic
Dr. Trinidad González obtained her BSc (Civil Engineering) from La Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic and her Ph.D. (Geotechnical Engineering focused) from Iowa State University in the US. Her research has covered a wide variety of geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering areas with a main focus on interdisciplinary research combining statistical and geotechnical assessments. Dr. Trinidad Gonzalez predominately studies probabilistic and deterministic slope instability, engineering behavior of over-consolidated clays, clay shales, and mudstone, tactical asset management, and failure likelihood of earthwork assets. She previously worked as part of the team for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)-funded program ACHILLES: Assessment, Costing, and Enhancement of Long-Life, Long-Linear Assets. A pioneer, program in the United Kingdom focus on investigating the deterioration of long-linear infrastructure assets (road and rail embankments and cuttings) to improve their long-term performance
University of Padova, Italy
Dr. Massimiliano Schiavo obtained his Ph. D. in Stochastic Groundwater at the Politecnico di Milano (Italy). He previously obtained his MSc in Hydraulic Engineering at the University of Padova (Italy), where he currently serves as a Post-Doc within the Forestry and Agricultural Hydrology Group. His research interests span a wide variety of topics within the hydrological sciences, focusing on (i) stochastic groundwater hydrology, (ii) subsurface connectivity, and (iii) geostatistical methods for hydrogeology and earth sciences. He authored several scientific publications in international peer-reviewed journals, and serves as a reviewer for top-ranked hydrology sciences journals.
University of Memphis, USA
Federal University of Ouro Preto, Brazil
MSc Paula Serrano obtained her BSc (Geology) and her master’s degree from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Geosciences). Currently she is a PhD student at Federal University of Ouro Preto in the Tectonics and Structural area. She is previously worked for the Minas Gerais State Foundation for the Environment and for the National Agency of Mining (linked to the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Brazil) as a technical analyst of tailing dams. Currently she is a consultant in the geological and geotechnical area, focused on tailing dams, rock mechanics and slope stability
AECOM Ltd, UK
Dr Mourice Czerewko is an associate engineering geologist with AECOM. He graduated from Plymouth Polytechnic in applied geology then completed an MSc in Marine Geotechnics at Bangor University, and a PhD on the Engineering Geology of Mudrocks at Sheffield University. He spent over six years working for various ground investigation contractors. After completing his PhD he spent over five years as a research associate at the University of Sheffield. His research included projects on mudrocks; groundwater contamination; restoration blasting in limestone quarries; and aggressive ground conditions caused by pyrite. He has subsequently spent over twenty years working for various geotechnical and geoenvironmental consultancies on UK
Technion, IIT, Israel
Prof. Shoshany obtained his BA and MA (Social & Mathematical Sciences) from the University of Haifa and his PhD from the University of Tasmania, Australia. Last 30 years he is working on monitoring, mapping and modelling vegetation and soil properties change across desert fringe zones in the context of climate change and desertification using remote sensing data. He develops multiple and hyper-spectral analysis techniques for this purpose, as well as methods integrating spectral, spatial and temporal information. By linking such spectral-spatial and temporal information to rainfall along climatic gradients he contributed to the understanding short-term, seasonal and yearly responses of desert-fringe ecosystems to climate change. He is currently Prof. Emeritus in the field of Geo-Information, teaching and leading research in Remote Sensing and GIS. He supervised more than 55 research students and published more than 100 articles in professional journals.
Najeeb S. Aladwani
Kuwait University , Kuwait
Dr. Najeeb Aladwani obtained his BSc (Geology) from the Kuwait University, his master’s degree and PhD (Geophysics) from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. He is previously worked for Kuwait Gulf Oil Company in Saudi Arabia as exploration geologist. His PhD research was based on the application of Marine Geophysics on hydrocarbon reservoir characterization. He currently lectures structural geology and geochemistry at the University of Fort Hare. His area of interest is Computational geoscience, rock physics modelling, seismo-acoustic, electrical and geotechnical properties of marine sediments, seismic and electrical properties of hydrocarbon reservoir rocks, seismic attenuation, and anisotropy and carbonates. She has published various papers in peer reviewed journals.
University of Minnesota, United States
Dr. Jonas Vanardois obtained his BSc, MSc (Geology) and PhD from the University of Bourgogne - Franche-Comté (Besançon, France). His PhD research was based on the relationships between strain partitioning, partial melting and melt migration in the orogenic crust, using the Variscan Pyrenees and the Variscan External Crystalline Massifs of the Alps as examples. He is currently a postdoc associate at the University of Minnesota where he works on the flow of the molten crust. His area of interest is structural geology, metamorphic petrology, magmatism, tectonics and geodynamics. He has published various papers in peer reviewed journals.
Wageningen University, Netherlands
Dr. Edwin THM Peeters obtained his MSc and PhD (both Environmental Sciences) from Wageningen University and his BSc of Philosophy from Radboud University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands. In the past, he developed ecological water quality assessment systems for different types of surface waters. He works as an associate professor at Wageningen University in the field of aquatic ecology. His area of interest is disentangling and quantifying the effects of multiple stressors on ecosystems, populations and individuals by analyzing datasets and performing (laboratory) experiments. He has published over 100 peer reviewed papers.
Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, India
Dr. Surajit Gorain is a results-driven, innovative geophysicist with more than 15 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Currently employed as Chief Manager-Geophysics at the National Data Repository (NDR) department of the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH). In 2015, he obtained his Ph.D. in Reservoir Characterization from the Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad. In addition, he holds an MBA certificate in Executive General Management from IIM Lucknow. He has over twenty international publications to his credit. His core competencies are structural framework interpretation (horizons and faults), Seismic facies and attribute analysis, Reservoir modeling (static modeling), Resource/Reserve estimation, Reservoir characterization based on Attribute-Based Inversion, Prospect evaluation, uncertainty, and risk analysis.
Meredith G. Meyer
University of North Carolina, United States
Meredith is a fourth year PhD candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA) in Dr. Adrian Marchetti’s lab. She received her BSc in Environmental Geology and Environmental Science and Policy at the College of William & Mary in Virginia, USA, and worked as a research associate at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science before pursuing a PhD. Meredith’s work primarily focuses on ocean biogeochemical cycling as mediated through phytoplankton in polar, subpolar, and mid-latitude open ocean environments. She has a particular interest in interdisciplinary earth science, specifically bio-physical interactions, climate change implications, and observationally informed models as well as science communication and diversity, equity, and inclusivity initiatives.
U.S. BLM, United States
Chris Barth is a Fire Mitigation Specialist for the Bureau of Land Management – Montana/Dakotas Fire Management. He works with the public, internal and external partners, elected officials, and the media to communicate fire management strategies and disaster response, planning, and fire adaptation concepts. Chris has received several national awards for his work to reduce community wildfire risk. Chris has worked in fire management for more than 30 years. He is a Public Information Officer (PIO) on a Type 1 incident management team. As a PIO, Chris’ communication style is shaped by his operational, professional, and research experiences. Chris is a founding member and subject matter expert for the Wildfire Research (WiRē) Team – with research interests in homeowners’ attitudes towards wildfire mitigation and public perception of wildfire risk
HENRIQUE DE ANDRADE PENIDO
Dr. Penido, Henrique –Undergraduate in civil engineer (Minas Gerais University, 2001),, Md (Ouro Preto University, 2006), and PhD (Ouro Preto University, 2021), in geotechnical engineering, specialist in open pit mining and quarries (École des Mines de Paris, 2012), MBA (IBMEC, 2019), Project Management Professional (since 2009) and Greenbelt (2015) certifications. Four years of experience in management and execution of underground works. Twenty-one years of experience in mining geotechnics (open pits, waste dumps, dry-stacks and dams) and project management. He served as a professor of Geotechnics of Mining Tailings (Postgraduate program) and Statistics and Probability.
BBT SE, Austria
Mag. MSc Ulrich Burger obtained his Mag. (Geology) from the University of Innsbruck (A) and his MSc. (Hydrogeology) from the University of Birmingham (UK). He has previously worked for different consulting companies in Italy and Austria as applied geologist and from 1999 as applied hydrogeologist. From 2007 he leads the department of geology, hydrogeology and monitoring of water resources at the European infrastructure project Brenner Base Tunnel BBT SE. Since 2004 he is lecture of applied hydrogeology at the department of Geology at the University of Innsbruck (A).
Luis Walter Daesslé
UABC , Mexico
Walter Daesslé studied Oceanology at the University of Baja California (UABC) and was awarded his PhD in the area of geosciences by the University of London´s Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine in 1998. Since then, he works as a researcher and professor at UABC, where he has worked on the geochemistry and sedimentology of the lower Colorado River and the Upper Gulf of California, as well as pioneering studies on groundwater hydrogeochemistry in Baja California. He has collaborated with various scientific committees in Mexico and Germany, especially with CONACYT and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. A member of the National Researchers System in México (level III), he is currently the director of the Institute for Oceanological Research.
Raphael Teixeira Correa
University of Brasilia, Brazil
Dr. Correa obtained his BSc (Geophysics) from the University of Brasilia and his PhD (Regional Geology) from the University of Brasília. He has worked for the Geological Survey of Brazil since 2013. His PhD research was based on the application of magnetic data to estimate the depth to Curie temperature in order to address the thermal structure of the crust. In addition, his PhD also includes magnetotelluric and gravity data applied to constrain the relationship between tectonic settings and mineral systems.
National Institute for Environmental Studies
Dr. Fenjuan Wang obtained her PhD (Environment science) from the Tsinghua University. She is previously worked in Italian Research council Institute of Atmospheric pollution Research (CNR-IIA) for Sino-Italy environmental protection projects to build up model air quality monitoring network in several Chinese cities. She further conducted research on climate change and air quality in China National Climate Center, and currently works in National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan. Her area of interest is global and regional greenhouse gas emission estimation, understanding the features of air pollutants and climate tracer gases at local, national, and regional multi-scales. And her achievements are recognized in the field with more than 30 publications in high impact journals
Bianca Carvalho Vieira
Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Bianca Carvalho Vieira is an Associate Professor at the Department of Geography of the University of São Paulo where currently lectures Geomorphology and Mass Movements: Concepts, Conditioning Factors, and Forecasting Methods. She obtained her BSc (Geography) and Ph.D. (Geography) from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Her research interests include landslide inventories, physically based landslide susceptibility models, and statistical models. Her is previously worked for the Institute for Technological Research and São Paulo State University. In 2009 she was awarded the Jean Tricart Scholarship by the French Geomorphology Group and the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG). She was Co-opted member of the Executive Committee of the IAG (2009-2013) and Chair of IAGeomhaz Working Group (2015-2022). She has published various papers in peer-reviewed journals (Geomorphology, Journal of South American Earth Sciences, Environmental Earth Sciences, Landslides).
Czech University of Life Sciences
Marek Vach received his MSc diploma (Physical Chemistry) from Comenius University in Bratislava and his Ph.D. (Environmental Modeling) from the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague. His research is focused on developing mathematical models of various types (deterministic transport models, stochastic data evaluation models) in the field of environment. He is currently working on a stochastic model using game theory to calculate equilibrium and optimality measures in localized datasets in spatial environmental data. He is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences CULS Prague, Department of Water Resources and Environmental Modeling. He lectures several courses focused on mathematical modeling in the environment and physical chemistry.
Krylov Dmitry Pavlovich
D.P. Krylov graduated from the State Leningrad University and obtained his PhD from the Moscow Institute of Geochemistry & Analytical Chemistry (1981). His PhD research was based on the application of stable isotopes in the Precambrian high-grade terrains. He participated in the Antarctic Expeditions (SAE32, SAE34) at the areas of the East Antarctic Shield (the Enderby Land, Prince Charles Mountains, the Vestfold Block). Currently he works as the principal scientific researcher (IPGG, Russian Academy of Sciences). His interests cover quantifying stable isotope fractionations among phases, applications of the isotope geothermometry in high-grade metamorphic terrains and revealing the origin of extremely low δ18O of some rocks within the Svecofennian Shield. He published more than 90 papers in peer reviewed journals.