|Instituições Participantes neste programa:
Universidades Participantes na América Latina
1 UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL MAYOR DE SAN MARCOS (UNMSM, Lima), PERÚ; 2 UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE INGENIERÍA (UNI, Lima), PERÚ: 3 UNVERSIDAD DE SONORA (UNISON, Hermosillo, Sonora), MÉXICO; 4 UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA "TOMAS FRÍAS" (UATF, Potosí), BOLIVIA
Instituições Associadas na América Latina
5 INSTITUTO GEOLÓGICO, MINERO Y METALÚRGICO (INGEMMET, Lima), PERÚ; 6 SERV. NACIONAL DE GEOLOGÍA Y MINERÍA (SERNAGEOMÍN, Santiago), CHILE; 7 CENTRO DE PESQUISAS GEOCRONOLÓGICAS (CPG/USP, Sao Paulo), BRASIL: 8 INST. RECURSOS MINERALES-UNIV. LA PLATA (INREMI, La Plata), ARGENTINA
Instituições Associadas da América Do Norte
9 NEVADA BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY (NBMG, Reno), USA; 10 MINERALS ENGING. DEPT.- N. MEXICO SCHOOL MINES (NMSM, Socorro), USA
1 RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM (RUB), ALEMANIA; 2 UNIVERSITÉ DE LIÈGE (Ulg, Lieja), BÉLGICA ; 3 FACULDADE DE ENGENHARIA – UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO (FEUP), PORTUGAL; 4 UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO (UV), ESPAÑA; 5 UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA DE MADRID (UPM), ESPAÑA
Instituições Associadas na Europa
6 BUNDESANSTALT FÜR GEOWISS. UND ROHSTOFFE (BGR, Hannover), ALEMANIA; 7 INSTITUTO GEOLÓGICO Y MINERO DE ESPAÑA (IGME, Madrid), ESPAÑA; 8 FUNDAC. ALMADÉN “FRANCISCO JAVIER DE VILLEGAS” (FA, Almadén), ESPAÑA; 9 ASOCIACIÓN INTERNACIONAL DE HIDROGEÓLOGOS (AIH, Barcelona), ESPAÑA; 10 GEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE, U. COPENHAGEN. (GI/UC) IA DINAMARCA
I have been teaching several subjects in the Licentiateship in Mining Engineering and after Mining and Geo-Environment Engineering:
System Dynamics (2nd Year);
Acquisition and Data Analysis (3rd Year);
Cost Engineering and Economic Evaluation, (4th Year);
Waste Treatment (4thYear)
Hydrometallurgy, (4th Year);
Control and Automation, (5th Year). (Actually Instrumentation and Control)
Risk Analysis and Soil Remediation (5th Year)
Environmental Modeling (5th Year)
Project (5th Year)
I always reorganized the contents of all the courses that I taught and wrote expressly notes for all of them with exception of waste Management that was an optional subject.
Coordination of the following Courses in the Environmental Engineering Course
Environmental Sciences Laboratory I
Environmental Sciences Laboratory II
Environmental Sciences Laboratory IIII
In 1993 active participation in the first Master Course taught at the Mining Department: Management and Technology of Mineral Resources.
In 1994 I was selected to the coordination of the Geo-Environmental area in the Master in Environmental Engineering. In this quality I organized the course curricula and the subjects to be taught. At the same time I was in charge of the teaching of three courses: Radiation and Radiological Impact, Technology of Waste Treatment and Mitigation and Remediation of Soils.
I kept the same functions during the ten editions of the Master Course organized until the present: 1995/96, 1996/97, 1998/99, 1999/2000, 2000/2001, 2001/2002, 2002/2003, 2003/2004, 2 004/2005 and 2005/06. In this Master I have been teaching several subjects, in different years. Some of them are Technology of Waste Treatment, Mitigation and Remediation of Soils, Complements of Mathematics and Case Studies and Project.
In 1991 I was responsible, together with Professor Carlos Madureira and Prof. Abílio Cavalheiro, for the conception and teaching of a course for the industry entitled Automation and Control in the Mining Industry, organized by the Association University-Industrial Companies AFAIRS-COMETT. In 1991 the same team organized a new course entitled Project Strategy.
In March 1995 I organized a course and a simultaneous workshop, financed by the program TEMPUS, entitled Soil and Groundwater Cleaning, at the Natural Sciences Faculty of the Comenius Unversity, in Bratislava. This course had for target post-graduated students and the participation of professors and researchers from Portugal, Denmark, Check Republic and Slovakia.
In May and June 1995 I participated as teacher in the course Aplicacion de los Metodos Geofísicos en el Estudio y Control de la Contaminacion de Suelos y Aguas, organized by the High Technological Scholl for Mining Engineers from the University of Oviedo.
In 1994 I participated at the Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, as teacher in an International Intensive Course, financed by the program ERASMUS entitled Applications in Chemical Engineering; for this course I developed a special interactive real time software for simulation of control processes,
In 1987 I taught a course in Solvent Extraction in a post-graduate Course in Hydrometallurgy at the Technical University of Lisbon.
In 1989 I taught a similar course at the Chemical Department of the Engineering Faculty, University of Porto.
In the years 1995 to 98 I made several conferences, as an invited speaker, for the students of the Master in Public Health, at the High Institute for Bio-medical Sciences Abel Salazar.
In 2005 I was responsible and organized a course entitled Protection and Remediation of Soils and Aquifers at the University of Braga.
In 2006 I participated, as invited speaker, in a special session about Nuclear Energy in Portugal organized by the Headmaster (Dean) of the University of Porto.
In March 2007 I participated as an invited speaker, in a seminar concerning “Soil Remediation – Technologies and Practical Applications”, organized by the Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto. Theme: Overview of Soil Remediation Tecnniques”
Invited lecturer at XIIth Meeting of Geotechnic Engineers; Theme of the conference “Storage of Radioactive Wastes Generated during the Nuclear Cycle”; May 2007.
In March 2008, I organized an intensive course of 40 hours entitled “Remediation of Soil and Groundwater – A Review of Technologies” for post-graduate students, at the Helsinki University of Technology.
In February and March 2008, I participated in the lecturing of the discipline “Environmental Gelogy” for students of Rock Engineering at the Helsinki University of Technology, giving a 6 hours course about storage of mining wastes.
In March 2008 I gave a conference at the Geological Society of Finland, in Helsinki, on the subject “Survey of Soil and Groundwater Contamination in a Refinery”.
Invited lecturer at XIIIth Meeting of Geotechnic Engineers subjected to the general subject: “Portuguese Case fields and Studies”; Theme of the conference “Remediation of an Acquifer Contaminated with TCE using In-Situ oxidation”, the 4th April 2009.
6. SCIENTIFIC AND RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
Scientific coordinator of the Geo-Environment and Resources Research Center (CIGAR), created by my own initiative and approved by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology with the classification of Good.
In 1996 I worked for the Innovation Agency (ADI – Agência de Inovação) as expert for the evaluation of project applications to the Programme Praxis XXI.
Between 1997 and 2001 I was appointed as External Expert of the Praxis Programme for Measure 3.1.b). In this quality I made several technical audits to research projects.
My research activities have been conducted in the following areas:
Environmental Risk Analysis
Remediation of Contaminated Soils
Treatment of Underground water Contaminated with volatile Organic Compounds using Air Stripping
Modelling and simulation of Hydrometallurgical Processes
System Dynamics and Control of Mineral Treatment Processes
Non-parametric Statistics and Treatment of multi-variate Data
Econometric Characterization and Optimization of Global Mining Projects
Modelling of Contaminant Dispersion in Environmental Compartments (Chemodynamics)
Several research projects approved – referred in point 13.
Participation in the Scientific Committee of the Conference Materials’99 and also referee for the same conference.
Member of the Section Environmental Biotechnology of EFB - European Federation of Biotechnology [email@example.com]
Member of the following societies: Portuguese Society of Materials, Iberic Association of Solid-Liquid Separation and CLAD.
In 1995 worked as a Law Court Expert in a process opposing an Association of Environment Protection to a company – Braval – concerning the environmental impact of a sanitary landfill in Póvoa de Lanhoso.
Functions as moderator in a NATO Advanced Research Workshop “Modelling of the Environmental Chemical Exposure and Risk”, on the discussion subject “Human Hazard Estimation through Multimedia Pathways”, held in Sofia, Bulgaria in October 1999.
Referee and reviewer for articles published in the Journal “Geosistemas”
Referee and reviewer for articles published in the Journal “Environment International”, (Elsevier);
Referee and reviewer for the 11th IFAC Symposium on Automation in Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing - MMM 2004 – held in Nancy, France.
Referee and reviewer for articles published in the Scientific Journal “International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry”.
Member of the Scientific Committee for the Conference “Distribución del Arsénio en Iberoamérica”, Centro Atómico Constituyentes, Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, Buenos Aires. Reviewer and referee for this conference. Articles evaluated
“Enriched Arsenic Precipitates Obtained From Diluted Industrial Solutions”, Michelle L. Caetano, Cláudia L. Caldeira, Sonia D. F. Rocha, Virginia S.T. Ciminelli.
“A Especiação de Arsênio e a Mineração de Ouro no Brasil”, Virginia S.T. Ciminelli.
Referee and reviewer for articles published in the Scientific Journal “Risk Analysis” ; Article evaluated: “Application Of Correspondence Analysis To The Assessment Of Mine Tailings Dam Breakage Risk In The Mediterranean Region”.
In 2007 member of the selecting commission for the prize for best scientific translation to Portuguese, organized by FCT. Report on the translation of the book “The Weather Makers: the History and Future Impact of Climate Change"”, by Tim Flannery (“Os Senhores do Tempo”, in Portuguese translation).