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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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Last mutation Ancillary Activities: Amsterdam(2009-12-11)

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Research Output 2000 2016

A distinct source and differentiation history for Kolumbo submarine volcano, Santorini volcanic field, Aegean arc

Klaver, M., Carey, S., Nomikou, P., Smet, I., Godelitsas, A. & Vroon, P. Z. 2016 In : Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access
Open Access

Pyrite in a sulfate-poor Paleoarchean basin was derived predominantly from elemental sulfur: Evidence from 3.2Ga sediments in the Barberton Greenstone Belt, Kaapvaal Craton

Galic, A., Mason, P. R. D., Mogollon, J. M., Wolthers, M., Vroon, P. Z. & Whitehouse, M. J. 2016 In : Chemical Geology.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle