Irena Motnenko, PhD

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Sedimentology, facies analysis and paleogeographic reconstructions
  • Field surveys and sample collection
  • Geological mapping of surficial materials
  • Surface and ground water quality assessments
  • Water and wastewater analyses and processing
  • Environmental monitoring and data analyses
  • Identification and application of micro- and meio-organisms in waste management
  • Co-ordination and management of multidisciplinary environmental projects

EDUCATION

1991-1999 – PhD in Geology, Thesis: “Sedimentology and Anthropogenic Pollution of Recent Sediments of the Israeli Shelf (Eastern Mediterranean)” [Supervisors: Prof. Vladimir Frolov, Moscow State University, Russia and Prof. Joel Kronfeld, Tel Aviv University, Israel]. Department of Marine Geology and Sedimentology (Lithology), Moscow State University, Russia

1984-1990 – MSc (Mineral Exploration and Sedimentology) with Certificate of Excellence (Honoris Causa). Master Thesis: Sedimentology of the Upper Pleistocene Sediments in Village Geroevskoye (Kerchenian Peninsula) [Supervisor Prof. Vladimir Frolov]. Department of Marine Geology and Sedimentology, Moscow State University, USSRPre-Diploma Thesis “Biogerms of Eltigen Outcrop (Kerchenian Peninsula)” [Supervisor Prof. Vladimir Frolov]. Department of Marine Geology and Sedimentology, Moscow State University, USSR.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2000-present – Vice-President and Head of the Department of Environmental Sedimentology, Avalon Institute of Applied Science Inc., Winnipeg, Canada
2000-present – Chief Technical Officer of OSORNO Enterprises Inc., Winnipeg, Canada
1999-2000 – Research Scientist, Biodigestor Technologies, Winnipeg, Canada
1996-1998 – Vice-President, Anamed Ltd. Scientific Services, Tel Aviv, Israel
1995-1998 – Ph.D. student, Department of Lithology and Marine Geology, Moscow State University, Russia
1992-1995 – Administrative Assistant, Talcar Ltd., Tel Aviv, Israel
1990-1992 – Ph.D. student, Department of Lithology and Marine Geology, Moscow State University, Russia