Mr Gbele Ouattara is an Associate Professor in Structural Geology at the Laboratory of Geosciences, Living Environment and Geographical Sciences, National Polytechnic Institute Félix Houphouët-Boigny. His research focuses on Structural Geology and Cartography according to field observations and remote sensing interpretations. Mr Ouattara has over two decades of experience in the academia and has worked on the emplacement of Birimian granitoids and the associated deformations. He also works on mapping artisanal mining sites and small-scale gold mining sites from remote sensing data.
He has published 33 papers in national and international journals of repute and received Knight in the Order of Merit of National Education. Currently, he is the head of the research theme on Applied Geology and Mining Prospecting of the Project “African Center of Excellence Mines and Mining Environment” of the INP-HB, Ivory Coast, a World Bank-funded project.