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Helen, our student, who obtained a Master's degree in Geotechnical Engineering and Geoenvironment (MEGG) at ISEP, recently published an article in the internationally renowned scientific journal "Water". The work presented results, to a large extent, from his Master's dissertation, which was then classified with the exception of 19 values.



The article entitled "Delineating groundwater vulnerability and protection zone mapping in fractured rock masses: focus on the DISCO index" (in Portuguese, "Delineamento da vulnerabilidade das águas subterrâneas e cartografia de zonas de proteção em maciços rochosos fraturados: enfoque no índice DISCO") is available online, with the participation of ISEP's Laboratory of Cartography and Applied Geology (LABCARGA).


However, this was not the first such achievement by the Alumni of Syrian origin. "The bulk of the research [developed under the MEGG] was also the subject of communications, with the support of LABCARGA | ISEP, at international specialized congresses in 2016, namely the 43rd IAH International Congress in Montepellier, France, and the 35th IGC - International Geological Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, "says MEGG director Helder I. Chaminé.


From Syria to Porto: crossroads of longing and success


Helen Meerkhan left the Syrian capital, the city of Damascus, to move to Oporto. She packed her baggage and with great power, left her country of origin behind, which is still plunged into a deep and dramatic war. "The objective is to evolve academically to later help rebuild my Syria," says ISEP Alumni.


She joined ISEP in the academic year 2013/2014 thanks to the scholarship promoted by the Global Platform for Syrian Students. Currently, and after successfully completing the Master in Geotechnical Engineering and Geoenvironment, she is attending the PhD in Geosciences (specialty in Hydrology / Hydrogeology), at the University of Aveiro. The LABCARGA | ISEP continues to be one of the partner centers in the investigations of Helen Meerkhan.


Read the article published by ISEP in Portuguese.


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  • Source: Civil Society, Global Platform for Syrian Students
Last modified on Tuesday, 10 January 2017 16:35

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