Advisory Board

Meet the members of TIEMS Advisory Board
 
1.   Sandro Bologna, Chair of TIEMS International Group of Experts (Italy)
2.   Meen B. Poudyal Chhetri, Chair of TIEMS Paper Review Committee (Nepal)
3.   Guosheng Qu, Chair of TIEMS Safety and Emergency Committee, China
4.   Peter Jacobus Brazer, TIEMS 2023 Hybrid Annual Conference in Makhanda, Eastern Cape, South Africa

TIEMS Chair for the Advisory Board is, Jaroslav Pejcoch (Czech Republic)

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Sandro Bologna is the Chair of TIEMS International Group of Experts (TIGE).Sandro Bologna
 
Sandro Bologna, graduated in physics from Rome University, has 35+ years experience at ENEA (The Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development) and abroad, where he has held positions as Researcher, Head of Research Units, and Head of Research Projects at national and international levels.

While working at ENEA his main research topics have been on system safety and reliability, decision support systems, risk analysis and risk management. Recent main research activities deal with Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience, with a special emphasis to vulnerability and interdependencies modeling, simulation and analysis.

Former President of the Italian Association of Critical Infrastructure Experts, at the present he is independent researcher and freelance expert for the participation to National and International Research Projects in the field of Cyber security and Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience.

Meen B. Poudyal Chhetri is the Chair of TIEMS Paper Review Committee.tiems 2010 meens photograph jpg
 
Dr. Meen B. Poudyal Chhetri has the experience in policy formulation and implementation; emergency/disaster management; awareness raising; training; planning and programming of development projects; improving database and collaboration and coordinating with national and international agencies. He is one of the Members of the drafting committee of National Law on Disaster Management. He greatly contributed in formulating and implementing a number of other Manuals, Guidelines, Action Plans and Hand Books on disaster management. 
 
He has been appointed as the Adjunct Professor at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia from 1 March 2009. Prior to his high position at the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), he was the Deputy Regional Administrator at the Regional Administration Office, Central Region of Nepal. He also has the experiences of being the Director of the Department of Disaster Management, Chief District Officer of Dhading District, Under Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Section Officer at various Ministries and Departments of the Government of Nepal for more than 34 years.
 
He earned a Ph. D. degree in Economics from the University of Vienna, Austria in 1995 and a Diploma in International Relations and Social Sciences from the same University in 1986. He also holds the degrees of Master in Economics, Bachelor of Law, Diploma in Education and Bachelor of Arts. He was a Humphrey Fellow in the year 2002-2003 at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, U. S. A. specializing in Drug Abuse Research. He attended the Comprehensive Crisis Management Course held in Hawaii, U.S.A. from August 20 to 22 September 2009 and Pandemic Disaster Preparedness Training held in Brisbane, Australia from August 24 to November 29, 2008. He has carried out several research projects and made a number of publications in the national and international journals, particularly in the field of drug abuse, disaster management, corruption control and economic development. He presented papers and delivered invited lectures in several National, Regional and International Conferences, Seminars, Symposiums, Workshops, and Meetings as a country representative and delegate.
 
He has authored two books namely; Analysis of Nepalese Agriculture (1987) and Mitigation and Management of Floods in Nepal (2001).
 
Guosheng QuGuosheng Qu  is Chair of TIEMS Safety and Emergency Committee.
 
Guosheng Qu got his PhD from Peking University in 1989 and became full Professor from 1999 to present. He was Deputy Director and Chief Engineer (2004-2012), and Dr. and Prof. of Earth Sciences, Director of S&T Committee, National Earthquake Response Support Service (NERSS), China Earthquake Administration (CEA) (2004-2018) and Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM) (2018 to present).
 
He was Classifier for IEC/IER of UNOCHA. He was former TIEMS Vice President  (2011-2021). He is expert of Expert Group Committee of National Disaster Reduction Committee of P. R. China. He is Experts Group Leader of USAR (2015 to present) of CEA and MEM, and Deputy General Team Leader of China International SAR Team (CISAR) (2009-2018).
 
He is General Coach of China USAR (CSAR) of MEM(2018 to present), and expert of Fire Fighting and rescue, MEM, China. He is expert of disaster mitigation group of IAP and Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) program, ICSU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. He is Standing Committee Member, Special Committee for Risk Analysis and Crisis Management under China Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. He is also Global Expert of UNDP in Emergency Management and expert of SAR team capacity buildings of Nepal.

He has an extensive experience from research activity and operation of USAR teams, especially in emergency and risk management, earthquake disaster on-site SAR for many earthquakes (Pakistan in 2005, Indonesia in 2006, Wenchuan in 2008, Yushu in 2010, Lushan in 2013 of China, Nepal in 2015), and as decision-maker for coordination and commanding in many disasters. He has done several cases of analysing results of earthquake catastrophes in on-site coordination and commanding.

As Deputy General Team Leader of China International SAR (CISAR) and General Coach of CSAR, he has lead the CISAR team and CSAR to pass the INSARAG External Certification (IEC) as heavy USAR team in 2009 and IER INSARAG External Recertification (IER) as heavy USAR team in 2014 and in 2019. As classifier of INSARAG of UNOCHA, he participated in the IER of heavy USAR team of Jordan in 2018. He has published more than 100 papers in earth science, earthquake risk analysis, emergency response and SAR of earthquake disasters, as well as the emergency management and capacity buildings of USARs.

His specializations are international organizational development, emergency, disaster and risk management and project management. He leads and compiles of domestic standards of USAR teams in China, and disaster preparedness for catastrophe. He found and compiled the training courses of First Responders and CERTs in China depends on the International standard. He has been project manager and leaders of many international research and development projects for methods and models development in risk, emergency response and disaster management.

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