Roman Lahodynsky

Roman Lahodynsky (born 1951 in Linz) received a certificate as radiation protection engineer during his military service in the ABC-Defense Unit of the Austrian armed forces. He studied geology & geophysics at University of Vienna and Technische Universität Vienna, specializing in sedimentology, brittle tectonics, rock stresses and rock slides and worked as a field geologist for the Austrian geological survey. He received his PhD in geology (event-stratigraphy, asteroid impact and sedimentology at the Cretaceous-Paleogene Boundary) from Innsbruck University.

From 1989 to 1997 he worked for several private engineering geological bureaus in the fields of hydrogeology, waste disposal & tunneling. From 1998 to 2007 he was a staff member at the Institute of Risk Research, University of Vienna, working on geological risks for NPP sites and in an EU-China project on sustainable development of rural areas. From 2007 to 2009 he worked as senior geologist at the Lowari tunnel project and on tunnel construction for irrigation systems in Chitral, Pakistan. 2012 he was a senior scientist at the University of Central Asia (Aga Khan Foundation) in Kyrgyzstan & Tadjikistan. From 2010-2016 he worked at the Inst. of Safety & Risk Sciences, BOKU, as a lecturer and in an EU-security foresight project. Since 2013 he works as a consultant and since 2015 as honorary professor at the Institute of Mining & Mining Technology, Kyrgyzstan.

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