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2018 ICHMET Handout 1-15-18 (pdf)


ICHMET Conference Information

2018 ICHMET Schedule

  • December 1, 2017, open online abstract submissions
  • January 2018 Early Registration Opens
  • February 1, 2018 Abstract Submission Deadline
  • April 30, 2018 Early Registration Closes
  • July 21-25, 2018: 2018 ICHMET, UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel, Athens, GA USA

Confirmed 2018 Technical Session Chairs

  • Nick Basta (USA-Ohio State University): Bioavailability   
  • Robin Brigmon (USA-SRNL): Metal Accumulation in Biofilms  
  • Ashvini Chauhan (USA-FAMU): “Omics" to the Rescue: (Meta)Genomics, (Meta)Transcriptomics and (Meta)Proteomics Based Understanding on Metal-Microbe Interactions in the Environment
  • Fanny Coutelot (USA-SREL): Geochemical Modeling of Heavy Metals and Radionuclides in the Subsurface Environment
  • Milena Horvat (Slovenia): Toxic Metals and Exposome
  • Dan Kaplan (USA-SRNL) and Nik Qafoku (USA-PNNL): Radionuclides in the Environment
  • Anna Knox (USA-SRNL) and Filip Tack (Belgium): Heavy Metals in Aquatic Environments
  • Christine Langton (USA-SRNL): Radionuclide Partitioning in Cementitious Materials 
  • Yong Sik Ok (Republic of Korea, ICHMET Host 2020), Deyi Hou (China), Meththika Vithanage (Sri Lanka/Australia), Shih-Hao Jien (Taiwan) and Jörg Rinklebe (Germany): Heavy Metals Interactions with Biochar
  • James Ranville (USA-Colorado School of Mines): Analysis of Nanoparticulates and Colloidal Metals Using Advanced ICP-MS Techniques
  • Jörg Rinklebe (Germany) and Anna Knox (USA-SRNL): Biogeochemistry of Heavy Metals in Flooded Soils and Sediments  
  • Kirk Scheckel (USA-EPA) and Dien Li (USA-SRNL): Synchrotron Analysis of Metals in the Environment
  • Magdi Selim (USA-LSU): Retention and Release of Metals in Soils: Modeling Approaches   
  • Charles Turick (USA-SRNL): Environmental Electromicrobiology and Metal Interactions: Mechanisms and Applications
  • Irena Twardowska (Poland) and Filip Tack (Belgium): Metal Transfer from Soil to Plants: Accumulation Properties and Nutritional Needs Versus Food Safety 
  • Vijay M. Vulava (USA-College of Charleston): Trace Metal Contamination in Urban Stormwater Runoff: Process Mechanisms and Remediation
  • Xiaoyu Xu (USA-SREL), Jörg Rinklebe (Germany), Michael Bank (Norway), Xingbin Feng (China) and Jerry Lin (USA): Mercury in the Environment

ICHMET Program Highlights

Plenary Speakers

  •  Jörg Rinklebe (Germany)
  •  Henning Prommer (Australia, CSIRO)

Special Sessions

  • Heavy Metals Interactions with Biochar
    • Invited Speakers: Jeff Novak (USA) and Dan Tsang (Hong Kong)
  • "Omics" to the Rescue: (Meta)Genomics, (Meta)Transcriptomics and (Meta)Proteomics Based Understanding on Metal-Microbe Interactions in the Environment
    • Invited Speaker: Ashvini Chauhan (USA-Florida A&M University)

Abstract Submissions Now Open

Submissions are tentatively scheduled to close on Feb. 1, 2018.

Abstracts may be typed directly into the 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 primary author fails to register.

Conference Registration

Opens January 29, 2018

$450 Early registration through April 30th

$500 Late registration after April 30th


Registration Includes

  • Sunday Conference Mixer
  • Daily Conference Luncheons Mon.-Wed.
  • Late Afternoon Poster Sessions with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar
  • Conference Banquet

Early registration for the 2018 ICHMET will be $450 until April 30th and then $500 thereafter. Registration fees includes 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. 


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.

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.  

Conference Organizers

The University of Georgia's Conference Center & Hotel

  •  Alex Ligon -  UGA Event Coordinator

2020 ICHMET South Korea


  • Chairman 2020: Yong Sik Ok, Professor, Director Korea Biochar Research Center
  • South Korea

Contact Us


July 21-25, 2018

Athens, GA USA

University of Georgia

Center for Continuing Education & Hotel

Additional information

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL)


Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, located 80 miles from the UGA campus in Athens, GA, is the busiest and most efficient airport in the world, offering nonstop service to more than 150 domestic and nearly 70 international destinations.

Airport Shuttle Service

Commercial shuttle service is available from the Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport to the UGA Conference Center in Athens, GA  

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