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Keynote Speakers


Professor R. J. (Dick) Haynes
Soil and Environmental Science, School of Land Crop and Food Sciences/CRC CARE,
The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland

Professor Haynes works in the areas of soil and environmental science. His present research interests are in the use and recycling of industrial, agricultural and municipal wastes and minimising their effects on the environment. He has extensive experience having worked as both an applied research scientist and as a university professor and has worked in New Zealand, South Africa and Australia. He has published over 170 original research papers in international journals, over 20 review papers in international volumes as well as many conference and extension papers and contract reports. He has been an invited keynote speaker at 7 international conferences and has served on the editorial board of 4 international research journals. He has acted as principal supervisor and co-supervisor of PhD, MSc and honours students in both South Africa and Australia. Professor Haynes has carried out research in commercial horticultural, pastoral, arable and forestry production as well as in small-holder semi subsistence agriculture. He has also worked on bioremediation of soils contaminated with organic pollutants, rehabilitation of mined sites, application of organic and inorganic wastes to soils and the effects of heavy metal contaminants on soil processes. His research has been mainly in the areas of applied soil chemistry and soil microbiology/biology with links to soil physical properties and to pollution of air and water. He has specialised in working on applied problems and maintains strong links with industry. Major areas of research have included the role of grazing animals in the fertility of pastoral soils, N cycling and gaseous and leaching losses from arable and pastoral systems, soil quality and soil degradation under agricultural land use, effects of soil contaminants on soil processes, rehabilitation and remediation of contaminated, degraded and mined sites and use of wastes as soil amendments.

 

Prof. Roberto San Jose
Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain

Prof. Roberto San Jose is a Professor of the Technical University of Madrid (UPM). He studied Physics in the University of Valladolid (Spain) and made the Ph. D. in 1983 on relation to Atmospheric Boundary Layer. He became associated professor in University of Valladolid in 1986. He was on leave in the Max-Planck Institute of Meteorology in Hamburg (Germany) in 1989-1990 and He was a guest senior scientist in the IBM-Bergen Environmental Sciences and Solutions Center in Bergen (Norway) in 1990-1992. In 1992 he moved to the Computer Science School of the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) in Madrid (Spain). In 2001 he became head professor of the UPM. In 1992 He started a laboratory in UPM called Environmental Software and Modelling Group. Up to now, Prof. San Jose has been principal investigator in more than 200 projects related with Air Quality and Climate issues. The projects were down with private and public companies and also with European Union. More than 20 EU projects on the environmental area and Information Technology have been carried out.

 

Prof. Ing. Zbyšek Pavlík
Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

Education, pedagogical and scientific degrees:
1994-2000 Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Dipl.-Ing. in Civil Engineering
2000-2003 Department of Structural Mechanics, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Ph.D. in Physical and Materials Engineering, thesis: Development of a Semi-Scale Technique for the Assessment of Hygro-Thermal Performance of Multi-Layered Systems of Building Materials
2010 – Habilitation in Theory of Building Structures and Materials, thesis: Identification of Parameters Describing the Coupled Moisture and Salt Transport in Porous Building Materials 
2014 – Professor in Theory of Building Structures and Materials, Lecture theme: Theme: Application of semi-scale experiments for determination of hygrothermal function of building materials and structures
Employment:
2003- 2006 Assistant Professor at Department of Structural Mechanics, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague
2007 – 2010 Assistant Professor at Department of Materials Engineering and Chemistry, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague
2010 – Associate Professor at Department of Materials Engineering and Chemistry, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague
2014 – Professor at Department of Materials Engineering and Chemistry, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague

 

Prof. Ing. Milan Holický
Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

Prof. Dr. Milan Holický got his civil engineering degree at the Czech Technical University in Prague, and doctor degree at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He is involved in the research of structural reliability and risk assessment. Since 1965 he is employed at the Klokner Institute of CTU in Prague and lecturing at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Faculty of Architecture of CTU in Prague.
He is an author or co-author of more than 300 scientific and technical publications including textbooks and five monographs (three in English, published by Elsevier and Thomas Telford Publications). He is actively participating in international research within CIB (Conseil International du Batiment), JCSS (Joint Committee for Structural Safety, particularly in WP 2 Risk Assessment) and in international standardisation within ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation). Since 1991 he has represented the Czech Republic in the European Committee for Standardisation CEN (Comité Européen de Normalisation) in the Technical committee TC 250 "Structural Eurocodes”.
Since 1990 Prof. Holicky closely cooperates with BRE Watford, UK, since 1997 he is BRE Associate. In 2010 he became Extraordinary Professor at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, in 2011 he was awarded degree Honorary Doctor of Science and Engineering of Moscow State University of Civil Engineering. Recently Prof. M. Holický was a coordinator of several research and educational European projects concerning Eurocodes. Presently he is a leader of the project team CEN/TC/250 SC2.PT1 developing Technical specification Assessment of existing structures.