Topical Advisory Panel


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
Department of Earth Sciences, University of the Western Cape, Bellville 7535, Western Cape, South Africa
Interests: igneous and metamorphic petrology; lithogeochemistry; economic geology
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Department of Mining Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Mugla Sıtkı Kocman University, 48000 Menteşe/Muğla, Turkey
Interests: biohydrometallurgy of base and precious metals; gold leaching; treatment of refractory gold ores; graphite purification; electrochemical methods in leaching applications; mineral electrode; WEEE; quartz bleaching
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Dr. Magnus Bengtsson
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. Stephanie Brichau
1. Departamento de Geología, Universidad de Chile, Santiago 8370451, 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
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
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
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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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Department of Environmental Biology, Sapienza University of Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Rome, Italy
Interests: geomicrobiology; bioremediation; biomineralization; bioleaching; bioweathering; biomining; resource biorecovery
Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche e Geologiche, University of Cagliari, Cittadella Universitaria di Monserrato, Monserrato, 09042 Cagliari, Italy
Interests: georesources; mineralogical and petrographic applications for environment and cultural heritage; alteration and provenance of stones and mortars; petrophysical-mechanical characterization of geomaterials
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Development of New Mining Resources, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago 7820436, Chile
Interests: economic geology; metallogeny; igneous petrology; regional geology; ore geology; exploration geology
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Turin, Via Valperga Caluso 35, 10125 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
Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway H91 TK33, 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
Department of Mineralogy, Petrography and Geochemistry, AGH University of Science and Technology, Av. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Krakow, Poland
Interests: gemstones; igneous petrology; alkaline rocks; ore deposits
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Institute of the Earth’s Crust, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Irkutsk 664033, Russia
Interests: composition and evolution of mantle; thermal and redox state of subcratonic lithospheric mantle; mantle rocks and minerals; mineral thermobarometry; mineral oxybarometry; thermodynamics of minerals
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Department of Civil - Environmental Engineering and Architecture, University of Cagliari, 09123 Cagliari, CA, Italy
Interests: applied geophysics; non-destructive diagnostics for monuments; geophysical–petrographical characterization of stone materials
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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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Department of Prehistory Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Valencia, Avda. Blasco Ibáñez, 28, 46010 Valencia, Spain
Interests: archaeological science; chemical elements; archaeological materials; analytical chemistry
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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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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
Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Materials Science, University of Silesia in Katowice, 41-500 Chorzów, 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
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università degli Studi di Torino, 10125 Turin, Italy
Interests: structural geology; tectonics; orogenic belts; regional geology; shear zones; petrochronology; metamorphic petrology; Himalaya; Southern European Variscan belt
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School of Engineering, Monash University Malaysia, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Bandar Sunway, Selangor Darul Ehsan 47500, 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)
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Geological Institute of Kola Science Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences, 184209 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
Mineral Processing Engineering Department, Faculty of Mines, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul 34469, Türkiye
Interests: mineral processing and extractive metallurgy; feldspar flotation; industrial minerals; potash recovery from potassium feldspars; polymer recycling; flame reterdancy of carbonate minerals
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
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Petroleum Engineering Department, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, USA
Interests: petroleum engineering; exploration geophysics; exploration geochemistry; Raman spectroscopy; mechanical earth modeling
Department of Environmental Protection, AGH University of Science and Technology, Mickiewicza 30 Av., 30-059 Krakow, Poland
Interests: environmental geochemistry; industry impact on the environment; ecological and health risk assessment; geochemistry of trace elements
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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
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