dr. P.Z. Vroon


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Research geochemist with 23 years experience in the field of radiogenic and stable isotope geochemistry of modern and Archean magmatic and sedimentary rocks.

Key strenghts in:

  • Geochemical cycles in modern subduction zones.
  • Conditions for the development of Early Life.
  • Core formation processes in planetary bodies.
  • Development of novel in-situ analytical geochemical tools.
  • Cross-disciplinary research with biologists.


  • 2004 - present: Assistant Professor in section Petrology, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Vrije University Amsterdam.
  • 1997 - 2004: Head of the Geochemical Laboratory, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Vrije University Amsterdam.
  • 1996 - 1997: Senior Scientific Officer (SSO) at NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory, Keyworth, UK.
  • 1992 - 1996: Post Doctoral Research Assistant at Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, UK.


  • 1987 - 1992: PhD student at University of Utrecht. PhD degree: 16-11-1992 (Cum Laude).
  • 1982 - 1987: University of Utrecht, Major in Geochemistry; Minor in Isotope geology. MSc: 6-4-1987 (Cum Laude).
  • 1975 - 1982: VWO (Dutch Secondary School).

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Research Output 2000 2019

Ancient recycled lower crust in the mantle source of recent Italian magmatism

Koornneef, J. M., Nikogosian, I., van Bergen, M. J., Vroon, P. Z. & Davies, G. R., 19 Jul 2019, In : Nature Communications. 10, p. 1-10 10 p., 3237.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Earth mantle
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melt inclusion
Trace Elements
trace element

Generation of arc rhyodacites through cumulate-melt reactions in a deep crustal hot zone: Evidence from Nisyros volcano

Klaver, M., Blundy, J. D. & Vroon, P. Z., 1 Sep 2018, In : Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 497, p. 169-180 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Amphibole Asbestos

Molybdenum isotope variations in calc-alkaline lavas from the Banda arc, Indonesia: Assessing the effect of crystal fractionation in creating isotopically heavy continental crust

Wille, M., Nebel, O., Pettke, T., Vroon, P. Z., König, S. & Schoenberg, R., 10 May 2018, In : Chemical Geology. 485, 10 May, p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

continental crust

The Optimization and Application of Quantitative Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy to the Collaborative Study of Historic Copper Alloys

Heginbotham, A. S., 2018, 200 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access

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RTL4 - EditieNL - Aflevering 245 09-12-2019

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Anak Krakatau, uitbarsting en tsunami 2018

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Ontake vulkaan uitbarsting Japan

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De boterhamvraag: Hebben we in Nederland vulkanen

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Vermeer vals of echt?

Gareth R Davies, P.Z. Vroon & L. Font Morales


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