10.06.1980
+371 29278673
ilze.vircava@llu.lv
Ilze Vircava (n. Lūse)

Career

Institutions and positions
01.01.2011–...   
Latvia University of Agriculture, Institute of Soil and Plant Sciences, docent
01.04.2013–31.03.2016   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University, Department of Geology, Post-Doc (1,00)
01.01.2010–31.12.2011   
University of Latvia, Department of Applied Geology, Faculty of Geography and Earth Sciences, researcher
01.01.2007–31.12.2011   
Latvia University of Agriculture, Institute of Soil and Plant Sciences, lecturer
01.01.2003–31.12.2007   
Latvia University of Agriculture, Institute of Soil and Plant Sciences, assistant
01.01.1998–31.12.2001   
University of Latvia, Laboratory of Quarternary environment, laboratory assistant
01.01.1996–31.12.2008   
Ltd. ZRF Relika, Laboratory of quality, laboratory assistant

Qualifications

 
 
Honours & awards
2009, Ilze Vircava, Diploma for the best young scientist poster presentation, conference: Clay minerals and Layered Materials, Zvenigorod (Moscow region)
2008, Ilze Vircava, First place at the 49th scientific and technical conference of Students, Riga Technical University
 
 
Fields of research
ETIS CLASSIFICATION: 4. Natural Sciences and Engineering; 4.2. Geosciences; CERCS CLASSIFICATION: P420 Petrology, mineralogy, geochemistry
ETIS CLASSIFICATION: 4. Natural Sciences and Engineering; 4.2. Geosciences; CERCS CLASSIFICATION: P420 Petrology, mineralogy, geochemistry ; SPECIFICATION: Major field of research – clay minerals, clayey sediments and materials, illite, smectite, kaolinite etc. mineralogy involved studies of clay minerals structures defects and polytypism, and minerals composition – clayey sediments quantitative analyze by Rietveld method (composition specification of complicated polymineral samples of natural sediments and synthetic composites). Clay mineral transformation processes in different environments. Main research methods – X-ray powder diffraction method, differential thermal analyses (DTA), infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and Scanning and Transmission microscopy. Studies are based on x-ray powder diffraction data quantitative analyze and specification on clay mineral structures and degree of ordering. Therefore different approaches and variout softwares are used for data calculation.
 
 
Additional information
Research projects:
2010–2011The national research program. 2010.10-4/VPP-5 Project No. 1 - Development of new technologies for innovative products for the creation of the Latvian mineral resources, researcher

2009–2011 Compendium on Science & Research cooperation between the European Union and the Russian Federation. Scientific cooperation between researchers of Institute of Soil and Plant Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Latvia University of Agriculture and Laboratory of Crystal Chemistry of Minerals, Institute of Geology of Ore Deposits, Petrography, Mineralogy and Geochemistry, Russian Academy of Science

2010 Estonian-Latvian cooperation project “BUY LOCAL“, The leader and coordinator of group of experts from Latvia

2006 The research project of the University of Latvia, project Nr. 2006/1-229717 “The glacial geological structure of bluff coasts of Baltic sea and its near territory in section Sensala-Pāvilosta and the surroundings of Ziemupe” (assistant).”

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26.06.2018
  • Leitud 3 kirjet
ProgrammLiikNumberNimiProjekti algusProjekti lõppVastutav täitjaAsutusFinantseerijapoolne rahastamine
PUTPUT762Balti paleomurenemiskoorik atmosfääri koostise ja paleokliima arhiivina Proterozoikumi-Fanerosoikumi piiril01.01.201531.12.2016Peeter SomelarTartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja täppisteaduste valdkond, ökoloogia ja maateaduste instituut115 142,00 EUR
IUTIUT20-34Baltica teekond Fanerosoikumis: keskonnamuutuste setteline, geokeemiline ja bioloogiline signatuur - PalaeoBaltica01.01.201431.12.2019Tõnu MeidlaTartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja täppisteaduste valdkond, ökoloogia ja maateaduste instituut1 268 400,00 EUR
ERMOSERMOS100Fluidisündmuste identifitseerimine ja kaardistamine savimineraalide struktuurse varieeruvusega01.04.201331.03.2016Ilze VircavaTartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja tehnoloogiateaduskond, Tartu Ülikooli Ökoloogia- ja Maateaduste Instituut100 580,00 EUR