DIM ESEE 2017 - Zero waste management
November 20 to 25 2017
Inter University Centre Dubrovnik, Croatia
Title: Assist. Prof.
Ana Mladenovič is a Head of Laboratory for Stone, Aggregate and Recycled Materials and researcher with a background in geology and has more than 30 years of experience in the field of materials characterization. One of her key activities is the study of the characteristics of different types of waste, in particular industrial waste, and of possibilities for the recycling and beneficial use of such waste in applications related to the construction industry. Another important research field is the field of the remediation of polluted water and soils, where studies are focused on various remediation materials, methods and procedures, particularly with the use of nanoparticles of zero-valent iron. Her professional interests also include building pathology, with a special emphasis on the deterioration processes which occur in buildings and monumental stone works, as well as in concrete. These processes include both sulphate and alkali-aggregate reaction which was the topic of her doctoral dissertation. She has written or been the co-author on many scientific and technical papers in the fields of her research interests, the latter being published in scientific magazines and conference proceedings. She has also given several invited lectures, and is a co-author of the book "Slovenian Natural Stone".
Alenka Mauko Pranjić
Title: Senior Professional Research Associate
Alenka Mauko Pranjić is skilled in the microstructural analysis of geological materials using optical microscopy, fluorescent microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM/EDS), x-ray microscopy (microtomography), confocal microscopy, gas sorption and mercury porosimetry. In 2010 she was chair of the organising committee and a member of the scientific committee of the international conference: "Euroseminar on Microscopy Applied to Building Materials" (EMABM 2011). She has also been involved in numerous international projects in the fields of natural stone and construction composites with recycled wastes, as well as in the field of environmental, economic and social impacts (LCA, S-LCA and LCC). In past five years she has been the project coordinator of one international project and two national research projects, as well as being a workpackage leader in international research project. Beside research work she is active in promotion of science. She organized and led several workshops and seminars, represented research work on national television (ReBirth project, microtomography), international TV channels (e.g. ReBirth on Euronews), radio and in popular and expert magazines. She is author of three short documentary films and mobile exhibition and has been co-mentor to students at their diploma work. Beside her scientific work she is involved in researches for industry, mainly in natural stone (between 2007 and 2012 she was main researcher for natural stone for industry), recycled materials and microtomography field.
Head of the Chair
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Roland Pomberger is the head of the Chair of Waste Processing Technology and Waste Management (AVAW) (http://avaw.unileoben.ac.at/en/team/id,7/) at the Montanuniversitaet Leoben. The university is well-known as one of the best in Austria, performing high-quality research in a wide range of technological areas like environmental and energy process engineering, including waste processing technology and waste management. He has worked on national and international projects in cooperation with different companies and institutions. Also, he is a member of national and international working groups, a scientific reviewer for various international journals and has received several honors and awards for his work. He has authored a wide range of publications in the scientific area of waste management and technology.
Title: Deputy of the Chair and Leader of a Working Group
Dr. Renato Sarc is the deputy of the Chair of Waste Processing Technology and Waste Management at Austrian Montanuniversitaet Leoben and leader of the working group “Waste Fuels” as well as a project leader of the competence center “ReWaste4.0” (Dr. Renato Sarc is the deputy of the Chair of Waste Processing Technology and Waste Management at Austrian Montanuniversitaet Leoben and leader of the working group “Waste Fuels” as well as a project leader of the competence center “ReWaste4.0” (http://avaw.unileoben.ac.at/en/team/id,24/). In 2010 he finished his study on industrial environmental technology and waste management at the Montanuniversitaet Leoben (MUL) in Austria. In 2015 he finished his PhD study at MUL and the title of his PhD thesis is Design, Quality and Quality Assurance of Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) for Achieving 100% Thermal Substitution in Cement Industry. He has gained additional qualifications in waste management like “waste manager” and “waste management officer”. He has worked on national and international projects in cooperation with different companies and institutions. Also, he is a member the ISWA Working Group on Energy Recovery and the International Waste Working Group, a scientific reviewer for WM&R, Waste Management etc. and has received several awards for his work. He has authored a wide range of publications in the scientific area of waste management.
Biljana Kovačević Zelić
In 1988 she graduated mining engineering-geotechnics, in 1994 obtained Master of Science degree and in 2000 PhD in technical sciences, at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering. Since 2014 she works as a Full Professor at the Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering in Zagreb. She teaches the following courses: Soil mechanics, Ground improvement and Environmental Geotechnics. She published over 50 articles in journals and at international conferences. She was principal investigator at three national projects; collaborator in two international projects. She was a national coordinator of the network of excellence IAEA RER/9/103 Training in Radioactive Waste Disposal Technologies using Underground Research Facilities, 2009. - 2014. She attended several international workshops related to radioactive waste management. She was at scholarships and academic visits in TU Delft, TU Gdansk, UC Boulder and Ljubljana.
She is a member of:
- HATZ - Croatian academy of engineering
- SOMP - Society of Mining Professors
- IGS - International Geosynthetics Society
- ISRM - International Society for Rock Mechanics
- ISSMGE - International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
- Croatian Geotechnical Society
- Croatian Association of Mining Engineers
- Croatian technical committee 221 – Geosynthetics
Title: Senior assistant
Education: Master (2008) and PhD degree (2014) in Mining Engineering at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering. Work experience: PhD researcher 2009-2014 at Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering - Department of Mining and Geotechnical Engineering; currently the Postdoc researcher at the same institution. Teaching activity: Laboratory classes in mineral processing, physical separation, recycling and waste treatment, summer practice in bauxite mines. CEEPUS teacher at Montanuniversität Leoben, Chair for Mineral Processing in 03/2017 (OeAD, RAMSIS – Raw Materials Smart Innovation Strategies in ESEE Region). Research activity and interests integrate waste management, mineral processing and life cycle assessment. Membership in International Society for Industrial Ecology and Croatian Association of Mining Engineers. Participant in EU funded projects H2020 MinGuide - Guidance for innovation friendly minerals policy in Europe and Cost Action ES1407 European network for innovative recovery strategies of rare earth and other critical metals from electric and electronic waste (ReCreew). Membership in International Society for Industrial Ecology and Croatian Association of Mining Engineers.
Title: Assistant Professor
Ivan Sobota was born on November 5, 1970 in Zagreb, Croatia. He graduated in Mining Engineering from the Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering, University of Zagreb in 2000 (course of study: Geotechnics) and obtained a PhD degree in Mining Engineering in 2009. From 2001 until 2012, he was employed as a junior researcher, and from 2012 to this day as an assistant professor, at the same faculty at the Department of Mining and Geotechnical Engineering. Dr. Sobota teaches a course, 'Basics of Ecology and Environmental Protection', at undergraduate study and courses: 'Environmental Protection in Mining Engineering', 'Soil Washing', 'Air Protection' and 'Environmental Management' at graduate study. He has been an assistant on several research projects and is the author/co-author of a number of scientific and professional papers. His research interests cover the fields of mineral processing, air pollution control, soil remediation and environmental management in mining activities. He is assistant manager of the Laboratory for Mineral Processing and Environmental Protection at the Department of Mining and Geotechnical Engineering. Dr. Sobota is a member of the Society of Croatian Mining Engineers and member of the Croatian Technical Committee 207 - Environmental Management.