iMAGE-CREATE is governed by a Program Committee (PC), nominated from the project stakeholders
in industry, other universities, and government agencies (NRCan, DFO, BGR). The program committee reviews progress reports against stated objectives, gives input on evaluation procedures and performance indicators, monitors the project management and offers guidance on the program content. The PC meets twice per year.
Members of the Program Committee:
- Andre Beauchemin, Professor and Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, UOttawa
- Prof. Beauchemin’s research program focuses on the development of new synthetic methods and their application in total synthesis of natural products and privileged structures in bioactive molecules. Special focus is put on the development of efficient syntheses of nitrogen-containing molecules since over 90% of the drugs on the market possess at least one nitrogen atom in their structure and approximately one reaction out of six performed in the pharmaceutical industry involves the formation of a carbon-nitrogen bond.
- Sarah Gleeson, Professor and Head of Inorganic and Isotope Geochemistry at GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam.
- Prof. Gleeson’s research interests are in the genesis of hydrothermal and Ni-laterite ore deposits, aqueous fluid processes and water/rock interactions in crustal environments, geochemical tracers of fluid flow in the crust, Halogens in hydrothermal systems, and sediment-hosted base metal and gold deposits.
- Ross Sherlock, Chair in Exploration Targeting and Director of the Mineral Exploration Research Centre and Metal Earth
- Prof. Sherlock’s research interests revolve around precious and base metal mineral systems, mainly examining the structural and stratigraphic controls on mineralization and how these fit into the evolution of the host terrane. His research is pragmatic and oriented to exploration problems and typically funded through exploration companies.
- Sylvia Sander Helmholtz Distinguished Professorship for MMR at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the CAU Kiel, Germany.
- Prof. Sander’s research expertise lies in the biogeochemical cycling of trace metals in the ocean with specific foci on the micronutrient iron; trace metal speciation in marine coastal, open ocean and hydrothermal vent systems; as well as the bioavailability of trace elements to marine organisms. She has been a co-chair of two SCOR working groups and is an Executive Committee member of GESAMP.