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Dr. Ashour A. Ahmed
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Molecular Quantum Dynamics Group, Institute of Physics, University of Rostock, Albert Einstein Str. 23-24, 18059 Rostock, Germany
Interests: computational chemistry; molecular modeling; intermolecular interactions; environmental chemistry; soil chemistry; minerals-water interfaces; soil organic matter; organic pollutants; phosphates in soil; adsorption processes
Dr. Russell Bailie
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Department of Earth Sciences, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa
Interests: geochemistry and emplacement mechanisms of granites; tectonic evolution of the medium- to high-grade Namaqua Metamorphic Province; ore-forming processes of base and precious metal deposits; lithogeochemical characterization of high-grade ortho- and para-gneisses
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Dr. Ahmet Deniz Bas
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Department of Mining Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Mugla Sıtkı Kocman University, 48000 Menteşe/Muğla, Turkey
Interests: hydrometallurgy; leaching; treatment of refractory gold ores; mineral processing; electrochemistry in extraction processes; waste management; critical and strategic raw materials
Dr. Magnus Bengtsson
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Department of Engineering, University of Borås, S-506 30 Borås, Sweden
Interests: comminution processes; Crushers; screens; HPGR; UFG; Process simulations and optimization; multidiciplinary optimization of comminution processes including business mangement; optimization; machine learning; artificial intelligence
Dr. Anna Bogush
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Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience Coventry University, UK
Interests: environmental chemistry; environmental engineering; material science; circular economy; industrial symbiosis; element speciation; solid and liquid waste management; water treatment; urban mining; sustainable resources and processing
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Dr. Stephanie Brichau
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1. Universidad de Chile, departamento de Geología, Plaza Ercilla 803, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Santiago, Chile
2. Géosciences Environnement Toulouse, Université Paul Sabatier – IRD – CNRS UMR5563, 14 avenue Edouard Belin, 31400 Toulouse, France
Interests: thermochronology; geochronology; georesources; geodynamics; tectonic-erosion coupling; modeling
Dr. Graça Brito
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Earth Sciences Department of FCT-NOVA, Faculty of Science and Technology/New University of Lisbon, Quinta da Torre, 2829-516 Caparica, ‎Portugal
Interests: environmental investigation survey; contaminated soils and groundwater; risk assessment and management of contaminated sites; industrial pollutants and impacts, sustainable remediation; environmental monitoring; data analysis, geological modelling; remote sensing and GIS applied to georesources, agriculture and environmental planning
Dr. Wentao Cao
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Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences, State University of New York (SUNY) at Fredonia, 230 Jewett Hall, Fredonia, NY 14063, USA
Interests: crustal anatexis; high-pressure and ultrahigh-pressure metamorphism; phase equilibrium modeling; tectonics; Precambrian geology
Dr. Marilena Cardu
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Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Ambiente, del Territorio e delle Infrastrutture, Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Turin, Italy
Interests: drill & blast; quarrying; mining exploitation; dimension stones; mining equipment; controlled blasting; vibration monitoring; conventional & mechanised tunnelling; rock-tool interaction; excavation specific energy
Dr. Elena Castellini
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Department of Chemical and Geological Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via Campi, 103, 41125 Modena, Italy
Interests: clay minerals; silicates; adsorption; intercalation; catalysis; gas-trapping; ion exchange; deflocculation; chemical garden
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Dr. Andrea Ceci
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Department of Environmental Biology, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
Interests: geomicrobiology; bioremediation; biomineralization; bioleaching; bioweathering; biomining; resource biorecovery
Prof. Dr. Stefano Columbu
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Department of Chemical and Geological Sciences, Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Cittadella universitaria, 09042 Monserrato (CA), Italy
Interests: georesources, mineralogical and petrographic applications for environment and cultural heritage, alteration and provenance of stones and mortars, petrophysical-mechanical characterization of geomaterials
Dr. Pedro Cordeiro
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Development of New Mining Resources, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Interests: economic geology; metallogeny; igneous petrology; regional geology; ore geology; exploration geology
Dr. Roberto Cossio
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Università degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy
Interests: Scanning Electron Microscopy; microanalysis of minerals; multivariate statistics of mineral phases; asbestos fibers quantification; x-ray spectrometry; trace elements; vibrational spectroscopy; luminescence
Dr. Alessandra Costanzo
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Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland
Interests: fluid movement in sedimentary basins and economic mineral deposits; mineralogy, petrology and petrogenesis of carbonatites and related rocks; geomicrobiology; gemmology; inclusions in gemstones
Dr. Magdalena Dumańska-Słowik
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Department of Mineralogy, Petrography and Geochemistry, AGH University of Science and Technology, Av. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Krakow, Poland
Interests: gemstones; fluid and solid inclusions; igneous petrology; alkaline rocks; metasomatism; Raman spectroscopy
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Dr. Anna Dymshits
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Institute of the Earth’s Crust, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 664033 Irkutsk, Russia
Interests: lithospheric mantle; craton; oxidation state; redox state; xenolith; peridotite; kimberlite; diamond; Siberian craton; mantle metasomatism; mantle geotherm; thermobarometry
Dr. Silvana Fais
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Department of Civil - Environmental Engineering and Architecture, University of Cagliari, 09123 Cagliari CA, Italy
Interests: applied geophysics; non invasive acoustic diagnosic technique; petrophysics
Dr. Eugenio Fazio
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Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences (BIOMLG), University of Catania, 95129 Catania, Italy
Interests: microtectonics; rock rheology; petrophysics
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Dr. Gianni Gallello
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Department of Prehistory Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Valencia, Avda. Blasco Ibáñez, 28, 46010 Valencia, Spain
Interests: archaeometry; chemistry; geochemistry; archaeology; prehistory; cultural heritages; chemical elements; mineralogy; trace elements; rare earth elements
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Dr. Platon N. Gamaletsos
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School of Mineral Resources Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece
Interests: (nano)-mineralogy; (nano)-geochemistry; petrology; mineral resources; metallurgical residues; mineral waste streams; nanogeoscience; electron microscopy; XANES; EXAFS
Dr. Vincenza Guarino
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Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, dell’Ambiente e delle Risorse (DiSTAR), Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Complesso Universitario di Monte Sant’Angelo, Via Cintia, 80126 Naples, Italy
Interests: igneous geochemistry; alkaline rocks; carbonatites; petrology; minerals; archaeometry
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Dr. Aude Gébelin
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School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth, A527 Portland Square, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, UK
Interests: tectonics; structural and metamorphic geology; fluid–rock deformation interactions; stable isotope geochemistry; paleoaltimetry and paleoenvironmental reconstructions
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Prof. Dr. Aneta Hanc-Kuczkowska
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Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Materials Science, University of Silesia in Katowice, Chorzów 41-500, Poland
Interests: Mössbauer spectroscopy, quantitative research, application to environmental geology, magmatic processes of melt-rock and magma-rock interactions; microanalysis of minerals; microanalysis by MS; mineralogical crystallography; phase transitions
Dr. Salvatore Iaccarino
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Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy
Interests: structural geology; tectonics; orogenic belts; regional geology; shear zones; petrochronology; metamorphic petrology; Himalaya; Southern European Variscan belt
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Dr. Saman Ilankoon
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School of Engineering, Monash University Malaysia Campus, 47500 Subang Jaya, Malaysia
Interests: heap leaching; heap hydrodynamics; percolation leaching; low grade ore processing; mine waste management; e-waste management; e-waste value recovery; sustainability; sustainable development goals (SDGs)
Dr. Andrey Kalashnikov
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Geological Institute of Kola Science Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences, Apatity, Russia
Interests: magmatic–postmagmatic ore deposits: geology, geochemistry, mineralogy, resources, modelling and genesis; carbonatite and alkaline magmatism: geology, geochemistry, genesis and ore deposits; spatial analysis: geostatistics, interpolation, fractal analysis; geometallurgy; ore deposit prospecting
Dr. Murat Olgaç Kangal
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Department of Mineral Processing Engineering, Faculty of Mines, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
Interests: mineral processing; industrial minerals; feldspar; flotation; recycling of plastics
Dr. Niloofar Karimian
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Southern Cross GeoScience, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW 2480, Australia
Interests: environmental geochemistry; mineralogy; trace metals contamination; redox; iron cycle; sulfur cycle; arsenic; antimony; XAS; manganese minerals; acid sulfate soils
Dr. Seyedalireza Khatibi
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Petroleum Engineering Department, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, USA
Interests: petroleum engineering; exploration geophysics; exploration geochemistry; Raman spectroscopy; mechanical earth modeling
Prof. Dr. Alicja Kicińska
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Department of Environmental Protection, AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
Interests: environmental geochemistry; general geology, heavy metals; trace elements; human health risk assessment; waste management; air pollution; water and soil contamination
Dr. Sumit Konar
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EaStCHEM School of Chemistry and Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions, The University of Edinburgh, King’s Buildings, David Brewster Road, Edinburgh EH9 3FJ, UK
Interests: high pressure research; solid state science; crystallography; X-ray diffraction; neutron diffraction; rietveld refinement; energetic materials; molecular solids; pharmaceuticals; electron microscopy
Dr. Elizaveta Kovaleva
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Department of Geology, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Interests: metamorphic petrology and deformation in shear zones; tectonic deformation and shock deformation effects in accessory minerals; formation and evolution of shock-generated melts and other impactites
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Dr. Paulina Krakowska-Madejska
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Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection, Department of Geophysics, AGH University of Science and Technology, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
Interests: petrophysics; well logging; petroleum geology; pore space; core analysis; laboratory measurements; unconventional reservoirs; conventional reservoirs; fluid flow analysis; digital rock
Dr. Nadezhda Krivolutskaya
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Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, 119991 Moscow, Russia
Interests: Cu-Ni deposits; platinum group elements; basic-ultrabasic intrusions; melt inclusions; geochemistry
Dr. Victoria V. Krupskaya
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Institute of Geology of Ore Deposits, Petrography, Mineralogy and Geochemistry Russian Academy of Science (IGEM RAS), Moscow, Russia
Interests: clay mineralogy; sedimentology; transformation of clay minerals; radioactive waste isolation; bentonites; XRD; FTIR; underground research laboratory
Dr. Kati Laakso
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Centre for Earth Observation Sciences, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E3, Canada
Interests: hyperspectral; mineral exploration; spectroscopy
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Dr. Elizabeth J. Lam Esquenazi
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Chemical Engineering Department, Universidad Católica del Norte, Antofagasta CP 1270709, Chile
Interests: Tailings; tailings disposal; environmental; mine closure; rehabilitation; phytoremediation; sustainable development; mine reclamation
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Dr. Xiaoliang Liang
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Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China
Interests: iron oxides; surface reactivity; mineral spectroscopy; clay minerals
Dr. Jérémie Melleton
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Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM), 3 Avenue Claude Guillemin, 45000 Orléans, France
Interests: exploration geochemistry; trace elements in minerals; geoenvironmental models; granite-related critical metal ore deposits; partial melting; Variscan orogeny
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Dr. Nomvano Mketo
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Department of Chemistry, College of Science and Engineering and Technology, Florida Science Campus, University of South Africa, Roodepoort, 1710, Johannesburg, South Africa
Interests: metal leaching; metal recovery; grenner solvents; nanomaterial; adsorptive removal; microwave-assisted extrcation; ultrasound-assisted extraction; sequential extraction; metal speciation; multivariate optimization
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Dr. Daniel Moncada
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Department of Geology, University of Chile, Plaza Ercilla 803, Santiago, Chile
Interests: fluids in planetary processes; climate change; earth resources; economic development; metals; energy efficiency; natural resources; energy storage; environment; geothermal; innovation
Dr. Gábor Mucsi
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Institute of Raw Material Preparation and Environmental Processing, Faculty of Earth Science and Engineering, University of Miskolc, Miskolc, Hungary
Interests: grinding(superfine grinding) in high energy density mills; mechanical activation; preparation and utilization of solid wastes; geopolymer; development of grindability methods
Dr. Davide Novella
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Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences, University of Bologna, Piazza di Porta S.Donato 1, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Interests: experimental petrology; igneous petrology; mantle geochemistry; deep Earth volatile cycles; non-traditional stable isotopes; natural diamonds and their inclusions; mantle melting processes; high-pressure and high-temperature methods; mantle mineral physics
Dr. Freeman Ntuli
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Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
Interests: hydrometallurgy; environmental process engineering; reductive precipitation; mine water treatment; particulate processes
Dr. Josy A. Osajima
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Chemistry Department, Universidade Federal do Piaui, Teresina, Brazil
Interests: oxide supported on clays; photostability; pigments on clays; photoactive materials; clay modification for photodegradation
Dr. Anna Pakhomova
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Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), 22607 Hamburg, Germany
Interests: extreme conditions crystallography; high-pressure and high-temperature polymorphism; in situ single crystal X-ray diffraction
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Dr. Argyrios Papadopoulos
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School of Chemistry-Laboratory of Chemical & Environmental Technology Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: economic geology; ore geology; geochemistry; mineralogy; petrology
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Dr. Ilhwan Park
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Division of Sustainable Resources Engineering, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
Interests: mineral processing; flotation; hydrometallurgy; leaching; electrochemistry; recycling; environmental chemistry; acid mine drainage; sulfide passivation
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Dr. Carlos Pimentel
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Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra (CSIC-UGR), Av. de las Palmeras, 4. 18100 Armilla, Granada, Spain
Interests: dolomite; carbonates; crystal growth; mineral surfaces; mineral reactivity; atomic force microscopy; fluid–mineral interactions
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Dr. Omeid Rahmani
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University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH), Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
Interests: mineral carbonation; CO2 sequestration; reservoir engineering; enhanced oil recovery (EOR); geochemical analysis; elemental analysis; energy conservation
Dr. Navid Ranjbar
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Lyngby, Denmark
Interests: sustainable concrete; geopolymer; alkali activated cement; aluminosilicate; natural pozzolan; additive manufacturing; 3D printing; fibre-reinforcement composite
Dr. Mercedes Regadío García
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Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, The University of Sheffield, Broomhall, Sheffield S10 2TG, UK
Interests: reactive minerals; clay liners; degradation of pollutants
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Dr. Miloš René
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Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: geology of uranium and Sn-W-Li ore deposits; petrology and geochemistry of granitoid rocks; geochemistry; mineralogy
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Dr. Daniel Albero Santacreu
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Department of Historical Sciences and Arts Theory, University of the Balearic Islands, Palma, Spain
Interests: archaeometry; archaeological ceramics; ceramic petrography; social technology; raw materials
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Dr. Daniel Saramak
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Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Mining and Geoengineering, AGH University of Science and Technology, 30-059 Krakow, Poland
Interests: mechanical enrichment; high-pressure comminution; mathematical modeling; optimization of selected operations in mineral processing; effectiveness of beneficiation processes; aggregate processing; economic of mineral processing; environmental footprints of mineral processing
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Dr. Grazina Skridlaite
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Nature Research Centre, Akademijos 2, LT-08412, Vilnius, Lithuania
Interests: petrology; field geology; geological processes; geochemistry; geochronology; petrography; regional geology; geoeducation; geoheritage
Prof. Dr. Ewa Slaby
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Institute of Geological Sciences of Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Interests: geochemistry of magmatic processes
Dr. Lucian Staicu
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Institute for Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, Miecznikowa 1, 02-096 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: biominerals; geomicrobiology; resource recovery; metals; circular economy
Dr. Jeff Steadman
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College of Sciences and Engineering (CoSE), University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
Interests: mineral geochemistry; pyrite; epidote; chlorite; magnetite; hematite; apatite; Laser ablation (LA-ICPMS); SEM; electron microprobe instruments
Dr. Yassine Taha
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University Mohamed 6 Polytechnique, Morocco
Interests: inorganic industrial and mining wastes; environmental characterization; treatment and recycling of industrial and mining wastes; waste reprocessing; integrated management of mining wastes
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Dr. Sunil Kumar Tripathy
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GeoRessources, University of Lorraine, F 54518 Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy, France
Interests: physical separation; iron ore; dewatering; tailings
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Dr. Łukasz Uzarowicz
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Department of Soil Science, Warsaw University of Life Sciences-SGGW, Warsaw, Poland
Interests: soil science; soil mineralogy; soil micromorphology; technosols; pedogenesis
Dr. Heikki Vanhala
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Geophysical Solutions, Geological Survey of Finland (GTK), Vuorimiehentie 5, FI-02151 Espoo, Finland
Interests: mineral exploration and mining geophysics; engineering and environmental geophysics; petrophysics, especially electrical conductivity of rocks and sediments; applications of EM, gravity, magnetic and electrical techniques (especially spectral IP) for mineral exploration problems; Arctic infrastructures, mining and permafrost
Dr. Ruggero Vigliaturo
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Department of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Pennsylvania, 251 Hayden Hall, 240 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6316, USA
Interests: state-of-the-art transmission electron microscopy; medical mineralogy; environmental mineralogy; biogeochemistry; electron microscopy; electron energy-loss spectroscopy; nanominerals; mineral fibers
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Dr. Zoja Vukmanovic
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Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Interests: layered intrusions; crystal mush dynamics; magma transport; magmatic deformation; rock’s microstructure; EBSD
Dr. Kyu-Cheul Yoo
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Korea Polar Research Institute, Incheon 21990, Korea
Interests: marine geology; paleoceanography; sediment trap; sediment core analysis; sediments in subglacial lake; sensitivity of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet to 2 degrees Celsius
Dr. Fausto Zamparini
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Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Neuromotorie, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Interests: dental implants; scaffolds for bone regeneration; bioceramic based biomaterials; bioactive biomaterials; regenerative endodontics; tissue regeneration
Dr. Pavel Zapletal
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Faculty of Mining and Geology, VSB Technical University of Ostrava, 15/2172, 17. listopadu, Ostrava Poruba, 708 00, Czech Republic
Interests: mine ventilation; modeling of ventilation network; mine safety; mining law and safety regulations
Dr. Masoud Zare-Naghadehi
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Department of Mining & Metallurgical Engineering, Mackay School of Earth Sciences & Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, USA
Interests: risk assessment for geo-engineering projects; rock mechanics and geotechnical engineering; monitoring and data analytics; artificial intelligence, systems, and probabilistic analyses
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Dr. Ruiyong Zhang
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Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Hannover, Germany
Interests: geomicrobiology, environmental microbiology, biomining, biocorrosion, biofilms
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Dr. Wencai Zhang
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Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
Interests: mineral processing; coal preparation; surface chemistry; adsorption; hydrometallurgy; critical material extraction and purification
Dr. Essaid Bilal
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Centre Sciences des Processus Industriels et Naturels (SPIN), École des Mines de Saint-Étienne, Saint-Etienne, France
Interests: recycling and recovery of industrial waste (circular economy); rehabilitation of industrial wastelands; polluted sites; biotechnology; Precision Agriculture; geo-resources and built cultural heritage
Dr. Eduardo Vyhmeister Bastidas
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Insight Research Centre, University College Cork, T12 YN60 Cork, Ireland
Interests: operational unit modeling; simulation, and control; machine learning; optimization; processes critical factor identification; dynamic and static modelling (data driven and mechanistic); sustainability analysis; energy and exergy evaluation; chemical analyses; systems automatize; project management
Dr. Sumant Avasarala
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Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37916, USA
Interests: fate and transport of metals (including radionuclides) ; geochemistry; drinking water quality; drinking water treatment; redox chemistry of metals in corrosion scale; biogeochemistry of metals and radionuclides
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