International Workshop on Organic Matter Spectroscopy 2015

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Members of Scientific Committee:

Magdalena Bieroza – Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom,

Mats Granskog – Norwegian Polar Institute, Trømso, Norway,

Stephane Mounier – Université de Toulon, Toulon, France,

Robert Spencer – Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA,

Oliver Zielinski – Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany,

Colin A. Stedmon – Technical University of Denmark, National Institute of Aquatic Resources - DTU –AQUA, Charlottenlund, Denmark,

Kathleen Murphy – Civil and Environmental Engineering, Water Environment Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden,

Aron Stubbins – Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, Savannah, Georgia, USA,

Anssi Vähätalo – Department of Biological and Environmental Science, University of Jyväskylä, Finland,

Piotr Kowalczuk – Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Sopot, Poland.



Magdalena Bieroza

Magdalena Bieroza

Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom

Dr Magdalena Bieroza is a biogeochemist, hydrologist and computer scientist with research interests covering a range of topics from aquatic biogeochemistry, limnology, water quality monitoring, hydrology, drinking water treatment to time series analysis and pattern recognition. Currently she works at Lancaster University as KE Research Fellow working on the NERC-EA project Nitrate from agriculture: moving from uncertain data to operational responses. The project is aimed at investigating new monitoring and modelling approaches for identifying waters at risk of nitrate pollution, as required by the European Nitrates Directive. Previously she worked with Prof. L. Heathwaite on in situ nutrient monitoring in a groundwater-fed agricultural stream (Lancaster University, UK), with Dr N. Howden on analysis of long-term nitrate time series in the River Thames (Bristol University, UK) and with Profs J. Bridgeman and A. Baker on characterisation of organic matter removal in drinking water treatment with fluorescence spectroscopy and self-organizing maps (University of Birmingham, UK). She obtained a PhD in Water Engineering (2010, University of Birmingham, UK), BSc in Computer Science (2006, Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, PL), MSc in Hydrology (2005, Warsaw University, PL) and BSc in Hydrology (2003, Warsaw University, PL).

 
Mats Granskog

Mats Granskog

Norwegian Polar Institute, Trømso, Norway,

Mats Granskog is a research scientist at the Norwegian Polar Institute. He has a background in sea ice physics and biogeochemistry, and works mainly with Arctic sea ice and polar physical and chemical oceanography and marine optics. With emphasis on understanding the role of sunlight in the changing Arctic. One of the topics he is focusing on is the role of CDOM in solar heating and light climate in the Arctic Ocean.

 
Stephane Mounier

Stephane Mounier

Université de Toulon, Toulon, France

Fluorescence spectroscopy is a sensitive method allowing to characterize and to follow the natural organic matter. My research focuses on the fluorescent organic matter characterization (FDOM) in several environnemental waters (rivers, coastal zones, lakes, seas, …) and some time on extracted organic matter. I use the fluorescence in three model: 1) CP/PARAFAC decomposition of excitation emission matrices (EEMs) for source characterization, 2) Fluorescence quenching by metals to model chemical interaction with pollutants, and 3) Time Resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy (TRFS) for the molecular determination mixture by LASER Induced fluorescence (LIF). I'm member of the Natural Organic Matter-IHSS society's French chapter.

 
Robert Spencer

Robert Spencer

Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA

Current research primarily examines controls on the export, processing and fate of organic matter at the land-ocean interface with a specific focus on globally significant vulnerable organic carbon pools (e.g. Arctic permafrost and tropical forest ecosystems). Research in my laboratory applies a diverse array of analytical, modeling and experimental techniques to answer hypothesis-driven questions. Commonly used techniques include spectrophotometric analyses, elemental and biochemical compositions and stable and radioisotopes to characterize organic matter sources, degradation histories and to delineate organic matter dynamics in a range of environments from soils and glaciers through rivers and estuaries and into the ocean.

 

Olivier Zielinski

Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany

Oliver Zielinski holds a Diploma and PhD in Physics both from Oldenburg University. Following 4 years in leading positions in the environmental sensors industry Dr. Zielinski was appointed in 2005 as a Professor for Maritime Technologies at the University of Applied Sciences, Bremerhaven. From 2007 to 2011 he was also heading the Institute of Marine Resources. Since 2011 he is holding the Chair for Marine Sensor Systems at Oldenburg University. His research covers marine optics and physics with a specific focus on coastal systems, marine sensors and sensor systems for the detection of biogeochemical parameters and hazardous substances.

 
Colin A. Stedmon

Colin A. Stedmon

Technical University of Denmark, National Institute of Aquatic Resources - DTU –AQUA, Charlottenlund, Denmark

Colin Stedmon studied chemical oceanography at the Southampton Oceanography Centre, Southampton University, U.K., obtaining his doctorate in 2004 from the Climate and Environment school at the University of Copenhagen. From 2005-2011 he worked as a Research Scientist and Senior Scientist at the Department of Marine Ecology at the former National Environmental Research Institute (Denmark), now merged with Aarhus University. In 2011 he became an Associate Professor at the Technical University of Denmark, Institute for Aquatic Resources. His research interests include marine biogeochemistry, aquatic optics and UV-Visible spectroscopy.

 

Kathleen Murphy

Civil and Environmental Engineering, Water Environment Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

Kathleen Murphy studied science and engineering in Western Australia and Tasmania, majoring in Zoology and Environmental (Coastal & Marine) Engineering. From 2000 - 2009 she worked for the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, studying chemical tracers in ballast water. In 2007, she obtained her doctorate from the University of New South Wales, where she was subsequently an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow. In 2014, Kate joined the drinking water research group DRICKS at the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. She has given invited presentations on PARAFAC at international conferences and has developed open-sourced MATLAB toolboxes for analysing natural organic matter and odour datasets

 
Olivier Zielinski

Aron Stubbins

Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, Savannah, Georgia, USA,

Aron Stubbins studied Marine Biology in at the University of Newcastle receiving a BSc (Hons) in 1998. Aron remained at the University of Newcastle, studying coloured dissolved organic matter photochemistry, particularly the photoproduction of carbon monoxide, obtaining a doctorate in Marine Biogeochemistry in 2002. A postdoctorate appointment at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, transitioned to a Research Assistant Professor position. Aron moved to the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, University of Georgia in 2010, where he is an Associate Professor. His research interests include aquatic biogeochemistry, with a focus on the microbial and photochemical cycling of dissolved organic matter, and the response of the natural carbon system to anthropogenic forcing.

 
Piotr Kowalczuk

Anssi Vähätalo

Master of Science (1994), microbiology, University of Helsinki.
Doctor of Philosophy (2000), microbiology, University of Helsinki.
Adjunct professors of Aquatic Sciences (2005), University of Helsinki.

2012- university lecturer, University of Jyväskylä
2010-2012; senior researcher, Åbo Akademi University
2004-2010, post doc, academy research fellow, professor, University of Helsinki.
2003-2004, National Research Council associate, Richard Zepp’s lab, US EPA.
2000-2002, post doc in Robert Wetzel’s lab, University of Alabama, University of North

Carolina.
Research interest: environmental photochemistry, DOM, biogeochemistry, birds

 
Piotr Kowalczuk

Piotr Kowalczuk

Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Sopot, Poland

Piotr Kowalczuk studied physical oceanography at the University of Gdansk, Poland. From 1991 he worked as the research technician and later research assistant at the Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Science, Sopot, Poland. In 2001 he obtained doctorate in the Earth Sciences, with specialization in physical oceanography. From 2001 t0 2003 he worked as the post doc at the Center of Marine Sciences University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA, where he worked on the spectroscopic characterization of Colored Dissolver Matter in the coastal Atlantic Ocean in the South Atlantic Bight. Since 2003 he worked as the associated research scientist and since 2011 assistant professor at the Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Science, Sopot, Poland. His research interest include marine optics, ocean color remote sensing, and marine biogeochemistry.

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