Proceedings of the International Symposium “Engineering and Earth Sciences: Applied and Fundamental Research” (ISEES 2018)

These symposium proceedings include peer-reviewed original research papers of the 2018 International Symposium on Engineering and Earth Sciences (ISEES 2018), held on November 11-16, 2018, in Grozny, Russia.

The event was dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Complex Scientific Research Institute named after Kh. Ibragimov (CI RAS). The Institute was officially established on October 17, 2000, by the Russian Academy of Sciences. Now CI RAS is a leading research organization not only in the Chechen Republic but also in the Southern Federal District of the Russian Federation.

The main objective of the ISEES 2018 was not only to provide the local scientists with the opportunity to present their scientific results at the international level, but also to develop academic communities in the Chechen Republic and to make it globally recognizable. This symposium offers opportunities for the delegates to share new ideas with each other, to establish business or scientific ties, as well as to find global partners for future collaborations. The symposium program was extremely rich; it was accompanied by powerful presentations of selected papers and meetings with speakers from leading regional academic and governmental institutions. It was a period of intense learning, providing much new information for everybody in the scientific areas of Engineering and Earth Sciences.

The ISEES 2018 proceedings include up-to-date, comprehensive, and valuable information on Geology, Meteorology, Ecology and Materials Science. All the accepted papers were submitted to strict peer-review by 2 expert referees. The papers were selected based on their originality, significance and clarity to meet the purposes of the symposium. We sincerely hope that this volume will deliver to the readers not only a broad overview of the latest research results on Earths, Environmental and Materials Sciences, but also provide a unique opportunity to study more about the North Caucasus region and its scientific community.

In addition, we would like to reflect on and take the opportunity to thank the participants and organizers of the symposium, who supported the participants and helped in holding the symposium throughout November 11-16, 2018. First and foremost we want to express our deep appreciation to the invited speakers and the reviewers for their efforts and invaluable help in this exciting event. We would like to show appreciation of all the authors, participants and editors of the ISEES 2018 for their hard contribution to the work, organization, and holding of the symposium and to the preparation of the papers.

The Organizing Committee of ISEES 2018