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Benoît Smets
Department: Earth Sciences
Division: Natural hazards
Job Title: Geologist
Specialisms: Remote sensing, GIS, volcanic hazards
Email: benoit.smets@africamuseum.be
Phone: 32 2 769 5460
Education

2012-2016
PhD in Science - Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

2006-2007
Natural Risk Management D.E.S. - University of Liège (ULg)

2005-2006
Sciences Agrég. - University of Namur (FUNDP)

2003-2005
Geology MSc. (Licence) - University of Liège (ULg)

2001-2003
Geology BSc. (candidature) - University of Namur (FUNDP)

Career

Oct. 2020 - Present
- Senior Researcher, Natural Hazards and Cartography Unit, Royal Museum for Central Africa (Tervuren, Belgium)
- Lecturer, Deptartment of Geography, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Brussels, Belgium)

Apr. 2016 - Sept. 2020
- Postdoctoral Researcher, Natural Hazards and Cartography Unit, Royal Museum for Central Africa (Tervuren, Belgium)

Jan.-Mar. 2016
- PhD/Postdoctoral Fellow, European Center for Geodynamics and Seismology (Walferdange, Luxembourg)

2012-2015
-PhD Candidate, European Center for Geodynamics and Seismology (Walferdange, Luxembourg), in collaboration with the VUB (Brussels, Belgium) and the RMCA (Tervuren, Belgium)

2007-2011
Junior Scientist, Department of Earth Sciences, RMCA (Tervuren)

Awards

2013
FNR Award for Outstanding Promotion of Science to the Public (Luxembourg)

2011
Laureate of the Belgian Foundation for the Vocation

Research

- Combined use of 2D/3D remote sensing and field surveys to study geohazards in the East African Rift System

- Exploitation of space-, UAV- and ground-based photogrammetry, as well as (In)SAR remote sensing

- Specialist of Nyiragongo and Nyamulagira volcanoes, Virunga Volcanic Province (North Kivu, D.R. Congo)