Keynote Speakers


Keynote Speaker I

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

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.


Keynote Speaker II

Prof. Carlos Garbisu
The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, Spain

Prof. Carlos Garbisu is the Head of the Department of Conservation of Natural Resources at NEIKER-Tecnalia, The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development (Spain), where he leads the Soil Microbial Ecology Group (http://www.soilmicrobialecology.com). He obtained his PhD degree in Biology at King’s College London (1992). Then, he carried out postdoctoral studies in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the University of the Basque Country (1992-1993, 1996-1997) and in the Department of Plant Biology of the University of California at Berkeley (1993-1996). He has published more than 100 international papers (h-index>25; total number of citations: >2500), >145 communications to congresses, led more than 30 research projects, and taught a great deal of courses at the university level. He has participated in many scientific committees and acted as project evaluator for many organizations (including the European Commission) and as reviewer for many international journals. He has focused his career on the fields of microbiology and environmental biotechnology, mainly regarding the utilization of microorganisms and plants to clean-up contaminated soils and water. At the moment, he is most interested in the field of soil microbial ecology and, in particular, in the utilization of microbial indicators of soil quality within the context of the phytoremediation/bioremediation of contaminated soils. His research projects deal with the impact of contamination on soil functioning, the biological monitoring of bioremediation and phytoremediation procedures, and the effects of agricultural practices on soil quality.


Keynote Speaker III


Prof. Ing. Zbyšek Pavlík
Faculty of Civil Engineering, 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


Keynote Speaker IV


Prof. Bedřich Moldan
Charles University, Czech Republic

Professor at the Charles University in Prague where he teaches, Prof. Bedřich Moldan also founded the Environment Center and was its Director from 1991 to 2014.. He is also a member of several scientific and public policy bodies. His experience includes research on indicators of sustainable development (published two monographs commissioned by SCOPE) and various aspects of science-policy interface. He started his public life as the first Minister of Environment of the Czech Republic in 1990. Between years 2004 – 2010 he served as the Senator of the Parliament of the Czech Republic. From 2003 he is a member of the Governmental Council for Sustainable Development and the Chair of its Committee for Strategies. He held various international positions including Chairman of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (2001) and Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency (2000-2006). Some of his publication: • B. Moldan: A Subdued Planet, 2009, 2015 (Second Edition), Karolinum Prague, 520pp. (in Czech) • T. Hák, B. Moldan, A.L.Dahl (Eds.): Sustainability Indicators, 2007, SCOPE 67, Island Press, Washington, 413 pp. • B. Moldan: Ecological Dimension of Sustainable Development, Karolinum Prague, 102 pp (in Czech) • J. Klarer, B. Moldan (Eds.): The Environmental Challenge for Central European Economies in ransition, 1997, John Wiley Chichester, 280 pp. • B. Moldan, S. Billharz (Eds.): Indicators of Sustainable Development, 1997, SCOPE 58 John Wiley, Chichester, 420 pp. • B. Moldan, J. Černý (Eds.): Biogeochemistry of Small Catchments: A Tool for Environmental Research, 1994, SCOPE 51, John Wiley Chichester, 450 pp. • B. Moldan: Atmospheric Deposition: A Biogeochemical Process, 1991, Academia Prague, 108 pp.