This year, for its annual conference, the International Network of Environmental Forensics will be heading to Salt Lake City and the University of Utah. To register at the conference please click here and follow the registration instructions.
Salt Lake is located at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains and is within a day's drive of number of National Parks, including Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon.
The conference venue will be the University Guest House and Conference Center at the University of Utah. Located within the Fort Douglas part of campus, the primary venue will be the historic Fort Douglas Officers Club, which was built in 1875 as part of a small, U.S. Civil War era Army post. This area of campus also served as the Olympic Village for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, after which it became part of the University campus. To book your accommodation please click here and follow the instructions given.
Our Chairman, Research Associate Professor Dr. Glenn Johnson, has been at the Energy & Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah since 1995, where his research focuses on multivariate statistical methods and sources, fate and transport of PCBs, dioxins and furans.
Plenary Speakers Ellen Griffith Spears (Ph.D., Emory University) is an associate professor in the interdisciplinary New College and the Department of American Studies at the University of Alabama. She is the author of the acclaimed book, Baptized in PCBs: Race, Pollution, and Justice in an All-American Town, about the history impact of PCBs on a southern U.S. city, Anniston, Alabama. Thure Cerling is a biogeochemist at the University of Utah. His work primarily concerns the use of isotopes to study biological and geological processes occurring near the Earth’s surface. He has done extensive field work in North America, Kenya, and Pakistan, and other geological and biological studies in Argentina, Australia, Western Europe, and Antarctica.
Frank Dorman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) at Penn State University in University Park, PA. His research interests are in analytical chemistry methods development, with a focus on environmental forensics. Prior to his time at PSU, Frank was at Restek Corporation as the Director of Technical Development, and R&D Senior Chemist.
Chris Johnson is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and founding director of the Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute at the University of Utah. His research interests are in the areas of scientific computing and scientific visualization. He has received multiple research awards including the University of Utah’s most prestigious faculty award, the Rosenblatt Prize.
For a more detailed biography of our plenary speakers please click here.
Interested in presenting at our conference? The following guidelines will assist you in the preparation of a successful abstract. Submissions should be written from a strong technical background and should clearly demonstrate a familiarity with the related work and field. A template to assist you prepare your abstract is available here. Abstracts should be no longer than one A4 page in portrait layout. The title of the abstract should be as concise as possible and co-authors and affiliations listed. The use of figures, graphs and schemes is recommended where this aids the understanding of the text. If you are student and would like to be considered for the Student Presentation awards, please indicate so in your email transmission, with your abstract. The abstract deadline has been extended. The INEF Committee will be putting the program together through April 2018, and in order to fill out a few planned sessions, we will continue to consider abstract through the end of April. The INEF Committee would like to thank all delegates who submitted an abstract, we are currently considering all submissions and will be finalizing the program through April 2018. We are currently investigating the possibility of expanding the program and will therefore continue to consider high quality abstracts through till the end of April. If interested, please send abstracts as an MS Word email attachment to Dr. Glenn Johnson (email@example.com). Authors will be notified by April 30th, 2018. Accepted submissions will be invited to produce a final paper which will be peer-reviewed and published in the Journal of Environmental Protection. The deadline for submission of final papers will be November 15, 2018. Guidelines for production of the final paper will be provided along with notification of submission success.
Student and Early Career Researcher Travel Grants If you are a student or early career researcher you may be eligible to apply for an RSC travel grant to attend this conference. The application process can be found here. Please note that any application must go through the Environment, Sustainability and Energy Division of the RSC. Any RSC members that were unsuccessful with the above application are invited to email Dr David Megson (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss alternative funding options before 30th April.