Léon Dejonghe (Familleureux, Belgium, 18-10-1946) is civil engineer of mines (1969) of the Polytechnic Faculty of Mons, geological engineer (1971) of the Free University of Brussels and Ph.D. in science (state doctorate – “docteur ès sciences”) (1975) of the Pierre & Marie Curie University, Paris, France.
After working as a part-time assistant at the Free University of Brussels, from September 1969 to August 1971, he joined the Geological Survey of Belgium (GSB) in January 1972 where he spent his entire career. He was a major player in attaching the GSB to the Royal Institute of Natural Sciences where he was head of department of the GSB from November 2006 to October 2008. He retired on 1 November 2011.
His main research focuses on: metallogenic investigations (Argentina, Belgium, Congo, Iran, Mexico and Vietnam) and geological mapping (Wallonia and Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg). His field of expertise concerns the study of Ba, Fe, Pb, Zn, Sb and Au sedimentary and vein-type ore deposits as well as the study of Paleozoic rocks, in particular, those of the Devonian, in terms of lithostratigraphy and tectonics.
From 1979 to 2012, he taught metallogeny at the Free University of Brussels, in the Faculty of Science and, at times, in the Faculty of Applied Sciences.
Present professional affiliations
Since 1996, he is a member of the Royal Belgian Academy of Overseas Sciences, Class of Technical Sciences, and since 2002, a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences, Letters and Fine Arts of Belgium, Class of Sciences. Since 2011, he is a volunteer geologist at the Geological Survey of Belgium.
Since 2011, he is a geologist-mapper for the geological mapping project of the Éislek area, northern part of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. Program established between the Geological Survey of Belgium and the Geological Survey of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg.
Same topics as those mentionned for the research interests. Metallogeny, ore deposits, tectonics and geological mapping
An updated bibliographic list of Léon Dejonghe’s publications is available on the following websites :
Léon Dejonghe Profile on Researchgate
Léon Dejonghe Profile on DI fusion at ULB