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Department of Geology and Applied Geology



Prof Dr Yves Quinif, Head of Department.
UMONS Faculty of Engineering
9, rue de Houdain, 7000 Mons, Belgium
Tel: +32 (0) 65 374602   Fax: +32 (0) 65 374610

Please consult our website for more information on our resources and to view our list of publications.


Academic Team

  • Dr Ir Jean-Marc Baele, Senior Research Assistant
  • Dr Christian Dupuis, Full Professor, Scientific Consultant
  • Dr Ir Olivier Kaufmann, Associate Professor
  • Dr Yves Quinif, Full Professor
  • Ir Alain Rorive, Part-time Associate Professor
  • Dr Sara Vandycke, FNRS Research Fellow 
  • Dr Ir Jean-Marie Charlet, Professor Emeritus
  • Dr Ivan Godfriaux, Professor Emeritus
  • Dr Francis Robaszynski, Professor Emeritus

Research Team

  • Julie Bastien, Research Assistant
  • John Deceuster, Research Assistant
  • Serge Delaby, Research Assistant
  • Dr Michel Hennebert, Research Fellow 
  • Flory Kiseya Tshikala, Research Assistant
  • Luciane Licour, Research Assistant
  • Pierre Lizin, Research Assistant
  • Thierry Martin, Research Assistant
  • Anne Mengeot, Post-doc Researcher
  • Sylvie Roland, Research Assistant
  • Paul Spagna, Research Assistant 
  • Fanny Vanwittenberge, Research Assistant

Technical Team

  • Michael Baele
  • Bérénice Deletter


Research Themes

Our main research themes (non-exhaustive list) include:

  • Minerals. The development of ore deposits (J.M. Baele and C. Dupuis)
  • Hydrogeology: aquifers, water wells, catchment areas, pollutant transfer (A. Rorive)
  • Applied Geophysics: Applications in karst hydrogeology and in the characterisation of potentially contaminated sites (O. Kaufmann)
  • Digital Geology (GIS, 3D geological modelling), geostatistics (O. Kaufmann)
  • Geological and hydrogeological mapping of Wallonia (M. Hennebert and A. Rorive)
  • U/Th dating (Y. Quinif)
  • Applied karstology and karstic risk (Y. Quinif and O. Kaufmann)
  • Geological surveying of soil and subsoil (C. Dupuis)
  • Rock fracturing and tectonics (S. Vandycke)
  • Design, characterisation and development of clay materials (J-M. Baele and C. Dupuis)
  • The potential of subsoil in gas and underground reservoirs (C. Dupuis)

Teaching Activities

Our main teaching activities (non-exhaustive list) include:

  • Superficial Geology
  • Introduction to Industrial Minerals
  • Palaeontology
  • General Geology and Optical Mineralogy
  • Complement to Geology and Geological Mapping
  • Complement to Geology and Geology of Belgium
  • Geology seminars
  • Geology and mining geography; Geological Surveying Techniques
  • Applied Geophysics. Well logging surveying
  • Geological Computing, Geostatistics
  • Applied Geology
  • Hydrogeology
  • Introduction to Earth Science
  • Geophysics: Indirect Investigation Methods of Subsoil