My name is Benoît Smets. I was born in 1983 in Belgium and still live there. Since 2013, I am married to a lovely girl called Florence. Together, we have two wonderful children: Tom and Manon. If my professional life focuses on geohazards and volcanoes in the East African Rift, my first passion is rock climbing (although I do not practice it like I used to do…). By extension, I also practice other outdoor sports such as alpinism, hiking, running/trails and mountain biking.
On the following pages, you will find a description of my research, my scientific curriculum vitae, as well as the references to my publications.