Dr. Jörg Rinklebe is a Professor for Soil- and Groundwater-Management at the University of Wuppertal, Germany. From 1997 to 2006 Dr. Rinklebe has worked as a scientist, research associate and project leader at the Department of Soil Sciences at the UFZ Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig-Halle, Germany. Dr. Rinklebe has studied one year Ecology at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K. (1992-1993). He has studied Agriculture, specialized in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, and received his Ph.D. in Soil Science at the same university. His main research is on wetland soils, sediments, waters, plants, and their pollutions (trace elements and nutrients) and linked biogeochemical issues with a special focus in redox chemistry. He also has a certain expertise in remediation of soils contaminated with toxic elements as well as in soil microbiology. Professor Rinklebe is internationally recognized particularly for his research in the areas of biogeochemistry of trace elements in wetland soils. He published plenty of scientific papers in leading international and national journals, a book entitled "Trace Elements in Waterlogged Soils and Sediments” (2016) as well as numerous book chapters. He is serving as Associate Editor of the international journal Environmental Pollution and as guest editor of the international journals Journal of Hazardous Materials, Science of the Total Environment, Chemosphere, Journal of Environmental Management, Applied Geochemistry, and Environmental Geochemistry and Health, Also, he is member on serval editorial boards such as Ecotoxicology, Geoderma, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, Archive of Agronomy and Soil Science and reviewer for many international journals. He has organized several special symposia at various international conferences such as “Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements” (10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th ICOBTE) and “International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment” (15th, 16th, 17th 18th and 19th ICHMET). He was an invited speaker (plenary and keynote) at many international conferences. In October 2016 he got an appointment as Honorable Ambassador for Gangwon Province, South-Korea. Since March 2017 he is Visiting Professor at the Department of Environment and Energy at Sejong University, Seoul, South Korea and Guest Professor at the Department of Environmental Engineering, China Jiliang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.
$450 Early registration through April 30th
$500 Late registration after April 30th
Early registration for the 2018 ICHMET will be $450 until April 30th and then $500 thereafter. Registration fees include a Sunday mixer, three conference luncheons and a closing banquet. A block of 180 rooms has been reserved at the special conference rate at the UGA Conference Center & Hotel. Additional hotels are available for any overflow. Commercial shuttle service is available from the Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport to the UGA campus in Athens, GA ($39.00 one way and $78.00 round trip). Sufficient parking is available at the UGA Conference Center & Hotel for $10 per day.
No official events are scheduled for Saturday July 21.
Sunday, July 22 is reserved for registration (6:30-7:30 pm) followed by an evening conference mixer (7:30-9:00 pm). Each following day will start with a welcoming session in Mahler Hall for all attendees to recognize distinguished guests and provide any last minute information to conference participants. This will be immediately followed by a forty-minute presentation from an Invited Plenary Speaker.
Within each session, invited talks are 30 minutes and volunteered talks are 20 minutes, including time for questions from the audience. Poster sessions accommodating ≈ 50 participants (5’ x 5’ poster dimensions) will be limited to Monday and Tuesday. Submitted posters will be on display for the entire day, and the authors will be expected to be present with their posters from 5:00 to 6:30 each evening.
Abstracts may be typed directly into the "Oxford Abstracts" website or uploaded using cut and paste. Abstract length is limited to 300 words. Although no abstract submission fee is being charged, abstracts will be removed from the program if the presenting author fails to register.
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