Former staff

Prof. Janusz Dominik
Former associate professor (July 2011) - Human impact on aquatic environment, limnology, (radio)geochemistry, ecotoxicology, sedimentology, sediment dating, interdisciplinary teaching

Former associate professor at Institute F.-A. Forel

Publications

Born: 14 June 1946 , Krakow, Poland
Nationality Swiss.

POSITIONS

Since 1992 Professor (PAD), Centre d’études en sciences naturelles de l’environnement, Faculty of Science, and Institut F.-A. Forel, University of Geneva.
1981 - 1992 Senior assistant and MER (Maître d'enseignement et de recherche), Institut F.-A. Forel, University of Geneva.
1977 - 1980 Assistant at the "Institut für Sedimentforschung" at the University of Heidelberg.
1975 - 1977 Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the "Institut für Umweltphysik" of the University of Heidelberg.

EDUCATION

1970 Eng. Dipl.- Faculty of Geology, University of Mining and Metallurgy, Krakow, Poland.
1975 Ph.D., Department of Mineralogy and Geochemistry, University of Mining and Metallurgy, Krakow, Poland.

TEACHING

At the Faculty of sciences, University of Geneva:

Co-ordinator of “Diplôme en sciences naturelles de l’environnement” 1992-2006 and Master in environmental sciences (curriculum A) from 2007.

  • Lectures on Global biogeochemical cycles, Environmental impact assessment, Radiotracers for study of transport in aquatic environment.
  • Exercises: Study of environmental compartments: lacustrine and fluvial environments.
  • Field course: Environmental problems and management of coastal sea .

Direction or co-direction of 11 Ph.D. thesis and 25 diploma dissertations.

RESEARCH INTEREST

Human impact on aquatic environment, limnology, (radio)geochemistry, ecotoxicology, sedimentology, sediment dating, interdisciplinary teaching .

Author or co-author of 100 scientific papers in international peer-revue journals or chapters in books, 50 other scientific papers and reports.

LEADERSHIP OF THE RESEARCH PROJECTS SUPPORTED BY THE SWISS NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

Only the period 1997-2008 is listed

  • "Pathways and rates of trace metal scavenging in lake surface water: The role of biological versus detrital particles and colloids" (1997-99).
  • "Elemental analysis of organic matter in dissolved, colloidal and particulate forms in aquatic environment" (1998).
  • “Partition of trace metals and their bioavailability in continental surface water" (1999-2001).
  • "SCOPE 2000-2003 "Network for Environmental Assessment and Remediation (NEAR 2): "Research, Education and Training".
  • "Partition of trace metals and their bioavailability in continental surface water" (2001-2003).
  • “Mobility and bioavailability of metals in continental surface waters; An integrated approach - Part 2: Sediment/water interface." ( 2003-2005)
  • “Mobility and bioavailability of metals in continental surface waters; An integrated approach - Part 3: Role of colloids in metal uptake and toxicity (2005-2007).
  • SCOPE 2005-2008 "Network for Environmental Assessment and Remediation (NEAR 3): environmental curriculum and training at the postgraduate level.
  • ESTROM – JRP: “Environmental assessment of the Olt River reservoirs in the region of Rm Valcea: focus on suspended matter and sediments” (2005-2008).
  • “Mobility and bioavailability of metals in continental waters; an integrated approach – Part 4: narrowing the laboratory vs. field gap” (2007-2010).

AFFILIATIONS TO SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

  • American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
  • American Geophysical
  • Union Société Académique de Genève

PUBLICATIONS

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