Vincent Ngako

POSITIONS: 1979-2007: Geologist at the Ministry of Scientific Research / Institute for Geological and Mining Research- IRGM 1993-2007: Head of Research Department -2007-2008: Project geologist at Nu Energy Corporation Cameroon 2008-2009: Senior Exploration Geologist at Mega Uranium PLC-Cameroon 2010 to date: Exploration Manager at Mega Uranium Corporation Cameroon, PLC EXPERIENCE AND DISTINCTIONS: - Scientific paper selected and shortlisted by Economic Geology Review in 2006 (Paper published in Journal of African Earth Sciences 45, 241-256); - Scientific paper selected among the “25 Top Hottest Articles” in 2008 (Paper published in Gondwana Research 14, 509-522); - Scientific paper selected among the “25 Top Hottest Articles” in 2008 (Paper published in Journal of African Earth Sciences 52, 9-20); - Scientific paper indexed and cited by Scopus, the largest citation database of research literature in 2009 (paper published in Gondwana Research 14, 509-522); - 2005-2008: Assistant National coordinator of the Asia Africa Science Platform Programme: AASPP-project entitled: “the Cameroon Volcanic Line – African Rift Valley and the Underlying Mantle” - 2006: Associate researcher at the Institute for Study of the Earth Interior (ISEI), Okayama university, Japan; - 2004-2007: Member of the national coordination team of international projects: Radionuclide Station RN13 of the CTBTO (Complete Atomic Test Ban Treaty Organisation); WITO project for the development of the biomass energy, etc. - 2007-2010: National co-coordinator of CORUS (Cooperation for University and Scientific Research), a French External Relations scientific programme on mineral concentration in Africa; - External referee, member of jury in several thesis defence at the University of Yaoundé I - Research grants: FAC-France (1981-1985); PICG/UNESCO (1988); IRD-France (1999); JSPS-AASPP (2006), etc. - Member of the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf) - Casual editor of the Journal of African Earth Sciences.

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