SEBE is pleased to host an academic visit from January to July 2019 by Prof Claudio Mahler. Claudio is a full professor in Geotechnical Engineering at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He is visiting Edinburgh Napier to work with John McDougall and his colleagues on his landfill process model and other colleagues on rubber soil mixtures. The landfill model will be used to investigate the performance of some landfill sites in Brazil. Claudio is the leader of the Waste Treatment Study Group (getres) at UFRJ. Since 1995 he has had projects with Germany funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, DAAD and Ministries of Environment and Education. He has wide experience in the field of Civil Engineering, with emphasis on environmental geotechnics, working on solid wastes, unsaturated soils, contaminated soils, contaminant flow and treatment.