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Brief note about Prof Bruno Delvaux

 Bruno Delvaux is Professor of Soil Science at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium.    

He carried out soil surveys and land evaluation studies in Cameroon as an Expert Junior with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) from 1979 to 1984. Then he was involved in research and development with the Centre de coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement(CIRAD) in the French West Indies (1984-1990). He was appointed as full Professor at UCL in 1991.

Bruno Delvaux was the Dean of the Faculty of Bioengineering between 2004 -2009 and Rector of UCL from 2009 to 2014. 

His expertise covers soil processes, soil-to-plant cycles of major and trace elements in agroecosystems and forest ecosystems. He is author and co-author of 13 chapter contributions to textbooks, and of 114 publications in international peer-reviewed Journals. He his member of the Académie Royale des Sciences d’Outre-mer de Belgique, the Académie d’Agriculture de France, the Kenjin Tatsujin Advisory Council, Ashinaga Foundation, Japan, Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Bucarest, Romania, and member of the Board pf Trustees of IITA.  Presently, he is teaching soil science and pedology at UCL and supervises researches on the soil-to-plant cycle of silicon.