APGCE 2017 RENOWNED SPEAKERS AND TECHNICAL GURUS
PROFESSOR PAUL TAPPONNIER
Tectonics Group Leader,
Earth Observatory of Singapore,
He is one of the foremost scientists of his generation on neotectonics. His research provided a consistent model of large-scale crustal deformation processes between the Himalayas and Baykal, all the way to the East China Sea. The model was subsequently extended to include most of Southeast Asia, based on innovative analog experiments. Prof. Tapponnier pioneered the use of satellite imagery to study large-scale tectonics, which set the standard for modern methods of tectonic research.