Wim van Westrenen

prof. dr.

20052019
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Telefoon+31 20 59 87279
E-mailw.van.westrenen@vu.nl
KamerE-259

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Wim van Westrenen is interested in the use of experimental high-pressure, high-temperature apparatus to solve mineralogical and petrological problems in Earth and Planetary Science. To do so, his team subjects rock samples to extreme pressure and temperature conditions, and measures their chemical and physical properties.

He teaches (parts of) courses in mineralogy, rock recognition, mantle properties, magmatic processes, mathematics and physics, and planetary science, and is Coordinator of the VU MSc Earth Sciences programme.

Wim van Westrenen is a former member and former board member of the Young Academy of KNAW. In 2013, he was appointed as full professor in Planetary Evolution on a University Research Chair.

> Read interview with Wim van Westrenen

www.falw.vu.nl/nl/nieuws-agenda/nieuws/2013/apr-jun/wim-westrenen-alternatieve-theorie-maan.asp

Ancillary activities

  • ESA Topical Team Lunar Dust Toxicity | Noordwijk | Member | 2017-01-10 - present
  • European Mineralogical Union | Amstelveen | Treasurer | 2017-12-01 - present
  • Stichting EARTH | Peize | Directeur | 2019-11-01 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

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Silicates Chemical Compounds
partitioning Earth & Environmental Sciences
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Trace Elements Chemical Compounds
Moon Earth & Environmental Sciences
silicate Earth & Environmental Sciences
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mantle Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 2005 2019

A lunar hygrometer based on plagioclase-melt partitioning of water

Lin, Y. H., Hui, H., Li, Y., Xu, Y. & Van Westrenen, W., 1 Jan 2019, In : Geochemical Perspectives Letters. 10, p. 14-19 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Hygrometers
plagioclase
partitioning
magma
melt

Constraints on planetary formation, accretion and differentiation from experimental petrology

Steenstra, E. S., 2019, 454 p.

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

Open Access
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In situ viscometry of primitive lunar magmas at high pressure and high temperature

Rai, N., Perrillat, J. P., Mezouar, M., Colin, A., Petitgirard, S. & van Westrenen, W., 18 Apr 2019, In : Frontiers in Earth Science. 7, 94.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
viscosity
titanium
melt
Moon
in situ

LA-ICP-MS analyses of Fe-rich alloys: Quantification of matrix effects for 193 nm excimer laser systems

Steenstra, E. S., Berndt, J., Klemme, S. & Van Westrenen, W., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry. 34, 1, p. 222-231 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry
Excimer lasers
Laser ablation
Electron probe microanalysis
Metals

Mineralogy, Structure, and Habitability of Carbon-Enriched Rocky Exoplanets: A Laboratory Approach

Hakim, K., Spaargaren, R., Grewal, D. S., Rohrbach, A., Berndt, J., Dominik, C. & van Westrenen, W., 1 Jul 2019, In : Astrobiology. 19, 7, p. 867-884 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

habitability
Graphite
mineralogy
extrasolar planets
graphite

Activities 2006 2019

  • 24 Lecture / Presentation

Physical and Chemical Properties of the Interior of the Moon

Wim van Westrenen (Speaker)
14 Jan 2019

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Reis naar het midden van de Aarde

Wim van Westrenen (Speaker)
11 Feb 2019

Activity: Lecture / PresentationPopular

Physical and Chemical Properties of the Interior of the Moon

Wim van Westrenen (Speaker)
16 Jan 2019

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Inside Mars

Wim van Westrenen (Speaker)
14 Dec 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional

A few examples of planetary science at the VU

Wim van Westrenen (Speaker)
14 Nov 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Prizes

Toekenning Vening Meinesz Prijs 2006

Wim van Westrenen (Recipient), 2006

PrizeAcademic

Press / Media

Nederlandse nepmaansteen

Wim van Westrenen

6/03/12

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Other

Maanstof

Wim van Westrenen

29/02/12

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Other

De ontdekking van de maan’

Wim van Westrenen

1/12/09

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Other

Maansteen blijkt nep

Wim van Westrenen

26/08/09

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Other