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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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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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