KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Prof. Robert Hall

Professor and Director of the SE Asia Research Group
Royal Holloway University of London

Robert Hall is Professor of Geology and Director of the SE Asia Research Group at Royal Holloway University of London. He completed his PhD in 1974 on ophiolites and sutures in Turkey and later worked in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. Since 1984 he has conducted field-based research in SE Asia with postgraduate and post-doctoral researchers, supported by industrial consortia. These studies have been the basis for plate tectonic reconstructions of the region. His research interests include subduction and island arcs; sediments and provenance; interpretation of seismic tomography and mantle processes; and biogeographical implications of the tectonic models.

Robert is an author of more than 300 papers with over 12000 citations and an h-index of 54.

Prof. Robert Hall

Professor and Director of the SE Asia Research Group
Royal Holloway University of London

Robert Hall is Professor of Geology and Director of the SE Asia Research Group at Royal Holloway University of London. He completed his PhD in 1974 on ophiolites and sutures in Turkey and later worked in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. Since 1984 he has conducted field-based research in SE Asia with postgraduate and post-doctoral researchers, supported by industrial consortia. These studies have been the basis for plate tectonic reconstructions of the region. His research interests include subduction and island arcs; sediments and provenance; interpretation of seismic tomography and mantle processes; and biogeographical implications of the tectonic models.

Robert is an author of more than 300 papers with over 12000 citations and an h-index of 54.

Prof. Luca Bindi

Chair of Mineralogy and Crystallography in Department of Earth Science
University of Florence

Luca Bindi currently holds the Chair of Mineralogy and Crystallography in the Department of Earth Sciences in the University of Florence. He is also a research associate of the National Research Council (Italy) (CNR). He has received national and international scientific awards that include the President of the Republic Prize 2015 of the National Academy of Lincei and the Aspen Prize 2018. He has solved about 250 unknown mineral structures and discovered about 100 new mineral species. Among these, he is very well known to have discovered natural quasicrystals in 2009, showing that these materials can form spontaneously in nature and remain stable for geological times.

Luca is an author of more than 300 papers with over 3500 citations and an h-index of 29.

Prof. Luca Bindi

Chair of Mineralogy and Crystallography in Department of Earth Science
University of Florence

Luca Bindi currently holds the Chair of Mineralogy and Crystallography in the Department of Earth Sciences in the University of Florence. He is also a research associate of the National Research Council (Italy) (CNR). He has received national and international scientific awards that include the President of the Republic Prize 2015 of the National Academy of Lincei and the Aspen Prize 2018. He has solved about 250 unknown mineral structures and discovered about 100 new mineral species. Among these, he is very well known to have discovered natural quasicrystals in 2009, showing that these materials can form spontaneously in nature and remain stable for geological times.

Luca is an author of more than 300 papers with over 3500 citations and an h-index of 29.

Prof. Federica Zaccarini

Professor in Mineralogy, Petrology, Geochemistry, Volcanology and Ore Deposits
University of Leoben

Federica Zaccarini from Modena, Italy obtained an Italian-European habilitation as full Professor in Mineralogy, Petrology, Geochemistry, Volcanology and Ore Deposits. She is a Senior Scientist at the University of Leoben (Austria) and Head of the E.F. Stumpfl Electron Laboratory. Federica has received a large number of international awards including:

  • 1998 Ph.D. Student grant, Society of Economic Geology (SEG), USA
  • 2001 Johndino Nogara, Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology, ITALY
  • 2004-2006 FWF Lise Meitner fellowship, University of Leoben, AUSTRIA
  • 2005 Johndino Nogara, Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology, ITALY
  • 2006 Juan de la Cierva fellowship, University of Granada, SPAIN
  • 2007 Ramon y Cajal fellowship, SPAIN.

Her main research fields include characterization of opaque mineral species, particularly using optical and electron microscopes, and electron microprobe analysis, investigation and characterization of accessory minerals, analytical techniques for the noble metals and their geochemistry, mineralogy and origin of ore deposits related with mafic-ultramafic rocks, platinum-group minerals in chromitites from ophiolite, stratiform complexes and Ural-Alaskan type intrusion, and sulfides deposits and sulphide deposits in ophiolitic complexes. Her excellent work has been recognised by the international scientific community and the International Mineralogical Association has adopted a new mineral name in his honour (Zaccarinite).

Federica is author of more than 100 papers and several book chapters. She has over 2000 citations and an h-index of 23.

Prof. Federica Zaccarini

Professor in Mineralogy, Petrology, Geochemistry, Volcanology and Ore Deposits
University of Leoben

Federica Zaccarini from Modena, Italy obtained an Italian-European habilitation as full Professor in Mineralogy, Petrology, Geochemistry, Volcanology and Ore Deposits. She is a Senior Scientist at the University of Leoben (Austria) and Head of the E.F. Stumpfl Electron Laboratory. Federica has received a large number of international awards including:

  • 1998 Ph.D. Student grant, Society of Economic Geology (SEG), USA
  • 2001 Johndino Nogara, Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology, ITALY
  • 2004-2006 FWF Lise Meitner fellowship, University of Leoben, AUSTRIA
  • 2005 Johndino Nogara, Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology, ITALY
  • 2006 Juan de la Cierva fellowship, University of Granada, SPAIN
  • 2007 Ramon y Cajal fellowship, SPAIN.

Her main research fields include characterization of opaque mineral species, particularly using optical and electron microscopes, and electron microprobe analysis, investigation and characterization of accessory minerals, analytical techniques for the noble metals and their geochemistry, mineralogy and origin of ore deposits related with mafic-ultramafic rocks, platinum-group minerals in chromitites from ophiolite, stratiform complexes and Ural-Alaskan type intrusion, and sulfides deposits and sulphide deposits in ophiolitic complexes. Her excellent work has been recognised by the international scientific community and the International Mineralogical Association has adopted a new mineral name in his honour (Zaccarinite).

Federica is author of more than 100 papers and several book chapters. She has over 2000 citations and an h-index of 23.

Prof. Giorgio Garuti

Professor in Petrology, Geochemistry, Mineralogy of Mafic-Ultramafic Rocks and Ore Deposits
University of Leoben

Giorgio Garuti, from Modena, Italy was a Professor of Ore Deposits at the University of Modena from 1982 to 2009. Currently, he is a Visiting Professor at the University of Leoben (Austria). Giorgio is an internationally recognized expert in Petrology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy of mafic-ultramafic rocks and associated ore deposits. His main research interests include the mineralogy and geochemistry of noble metals, especially platinum group elements and their deposits, such as magmatic sulphides and chromitites. Due to his experience, Giorgio worked intensively in several areas worldwide distributed (North-Centre-South America, Africa, Russia, Europe and Asia). His current research includes the investigation of ore deposits related with ophiolites, with special regard to the presence of gold and uranium minerals. He was Associate Editor of the Canadian Mineralogist and presently he is a member of the Editorial Board of the journals Geologica Acta and Ofioliti. His excellent work has been recognised by the international scientific community and the International Mineralogical Association has adopted a new mineral name in his honour (Garutite). Giorgio is the author of more than 100 papers and several book chapters. He has over 2000 citations and an h-index of 26.

Prof. Giorgio Garuti

Professor in Petrology, Geochemistry, Mineralogy of Mafic-Ultramafic Rocks and Ore Deposits
University of Leoben

Giorgio Garuti, from Modena, Italy was a Professor of Ore Deposits at the University of Modena from 1982 to 2009. Currently, he is a Visiting Professor at the University of Leoben (Austria). Giorgio is an internationally recognized expert in Petrology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy of mafic-ultramafic rocks and associated ore deposits. His main research interests include the mineralogy and geochemistry of noble metals, especially platinum group elements and their deposits, such as magmatic sulphides and chromitites. Due to his experience, Giorgio worked intensively in several areas worldwide distributed (North-Centre-South America, Africa, Russia, Europe and Asia). His current research includes the investigation of ore deposits related with ophiolites, with special regard to the presence of gold and uranium minerals. He was Associate Editor of the Canadian Mineralogist and presently he is a member of the Editorial Board of the journals Geologica Acta and Ofioliti. His excellent work has been recognised by the international scientific community and the International Mineralogical Association has adopted a new mineral name in his honour (Garutite).

Giorgio is the author of more than 100 papers and several book chapters. He has over 2000 citations and an h-index of 26.

Prof. Huayong Chen

Professor in Geochemistry and Deputy Director of the Key Laboratory of Mineralogy and Metallogenesis.
Chinese Academy of Sciences (GIG-CAS)

Huayong Chen got his degree from the Peking University, achieved a PhD degree from Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada and worked as a postdoc research fellow at CODES, University of Tasmania. Currently, he is a Professor at the Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (GIG-CAS) and the Deputy Director of the Key Laboratory of Mineralogy and Metallogenesis, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Huayong has worked on economic geology fields for more than 20 years with strong experiences on a wide range of deposit types, such as IOCG, orogenic Au and porphyry-epithermal deposits. He is Editor in Chief of “Ore Geology Reviews”, member of the Editorial Board of “Mineralium Deposita”, the Regional President of Asia for Society of Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) and Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG). Huayong was assigned as the chief geoscientist of the National Fundamental Research Program for ore deposit study in Xinjiang (NW China), which is one of the largest research projects in China.  He achieved the “Young Scientist Award” from SGA in 2015 and the honor of “National Distinguish Young Scientist” from the Chinese government in 2017.

Huayong has published over 300 publications with more than 3200 citations and has an h-index of 29.

Prof. Huayong Chen

Professor in Geochemistry and Deputy Director of the Key Laboratory of Mineralogy and Metallogenesis.
Chinese Academy of Sciences (GIG-CAS)

Huayong Chen got his degree from the Peking University, achieved a PhD degree from Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada and worked as a postdoc research fellow at CODES, University of Tasmania. Currently, he is a Professor at the Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (GIG-CAS) and the Deputy Director of the Key Laboratory of Mineralogy and Metallogenesis, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Huayong has worked on economic geology fields for more than 20 years with strong experiences on a wide range of deposit types, such as IOCG, orogenic Au and porphyry-epithermal deposits. He is Editor in Chief of “Ore Geology Reviews”, member of the Editorial Board of “Mineralium Deposita”, the Regional President of Asia for Society of Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) and Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG). Huayong was assigned as the chief geoscientist of the National Fundamental Research Program for ore deposit study in Xinjiang (NW China), which is one of the largest research projects in China.  He achieved the “Young Scientist Award” from SGA in 2015 and the honor of “National Distinguish Young Scientist” from the Chinese government in 2017.

Huayong has published over 300 publications with more than 3200 citations and has an h-index of 29.

Prof. Alfredo Mahar Francisco A. Lagmay

Professor at National Institute of Geological Sciences and Executive Director of of the University of the Philippines Resilience Institute (UP RI) and the University of the Philippines Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) Center
University of Philippines

Alfredo Mahar Francisco A. Lagmay is an Academician of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Philippines and a Professor at the National Institute of Geological Sciences, University of the Philippines. He is a leading scientific expert on natural hazards and the Director of the University of the Philippines Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (UPNOAH), as well as the Executive Director of the University of the Philippines Resilience Institute. He has received numerous distinctions and awards including the Presidential Citation, the 2008 Outstanding Research Award the 2008 and 2011 University Scientist Award, the 2012 New Media Digital Heroes Award, the 2012 Cyberpress Best IT Product of the Year, the 2013 Outstanding Filipino Award, the 2015 Plinius Medal (the first Asian who is honoured by the EGU) and others. Alfredo has published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers and has over 900 citations with an h-index of 18.

Prof. Alfredo Mahar Francisco A. Lagmay

Professor at National Institute of Geological Sciences and Executive Director of of the University of the Philippines Resilience Institute (UP RI) and the University of the Philippines Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) Center
University of Philippines

Alfredo Mahar Francisco A. Lagmay is an Academician of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Philippines and a Professor at the National Institute of Geological Sciences, University of the Philippines. He is a leading scientific expert on natural hazards and the Director of the University of the Philippines Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (UPNOAH), as well as the Executive Director of the University of the Philippines Resilience Institute. He has received numerous distinctions and awards including the Presidential Citation, the 2008 Outstanding Research Award the 2008 and 2011 University Scientist Award, the 2012 New Media Digital Heroes Award, the 2012 Cyberpress Best IT Product of the Year, the 2013 Outstanding Filipino Award, the 2015 Plinius Medal (the first Asian who is honoured by the EGU) and others.

Alfredo has published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers and has over 900 citations with an h-index of 18.

Dr. Amy Gough

Lecturer in Southeast Asian Geology
Royal Holloway University of London

Amy Gough is a lecturer in Southeast Asian Geology, working with the SE Asia Research Group at Royal Holloway University of London. She completed her PhD in 2015 on basin margin alluvial and fluvial fans in arid environments, working mainly in the Western U.S.A. In 2015, she started working as a postdoctoral researcher in clastic sedimentology with the SE Asia Research Group, under Prof. Robert Hall. Last year, Amy was appointed a full-time lecturer at Royal Holloway. She works mainly on provenance studies around SE Asia, running research projects in Sumatra and Myanmar. This work allows her to develop palaeogeographical reconstructions.

Dr. Amy Gough

Lecturer in Southeast Asian Geology
Royal Holloway University of London

Amy Gough is a lecturer in Southeast Asian Geology, working with the SE Asia Research Group at Royal Holloway University of London. She completed her PhD in 2015 on basin margin alluvial and fluvial fans in arid environments, working mainly in the Western U.S.A. In 2015, she started working as a postdoctoral researcher in clastic sedimentology with the SE Asia Research Group, under Prof. Robert Hall. Last year, Amy was appointed a full-time lecturer at Royal Holloway. She works mainly on provenance studies around SE Asia, running research projects in Sumatra and Myanmar. This work allows her to develop palaeogeographical reconstructions.

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