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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

  • European Mineralogical Union | Parijs | Treasurer | 2013-01-01 - present
  • Stichting EARTH | Peize | Secretary | 2014-07-01 - present
  • ESA Topical Team Lunar Dust Toxicity | Noordwijk | Member | 2017-01-10 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

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Research Output 2005 2019

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

The participation of ilmenite-bearing cumulates in lunar mantle overturn

Zhao, Y., De Vries, J., van den Berg, A. P., Jacobs, M. H. G. & van Westrenen, W., 1 Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 511, p. 1-11

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
lunar mantle
Bearings (structural)
overturn
ilmenite
cumulate

A synthesis of geochemical constraints on the inventory of light elements in the core of Mars

Steenstra, E. S. & van Westrenen, W., 15 Nov 2018, In : Icarus. 315, p. 69-78 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

light elements
mars
Mars
P-T conditions
synthesis

Calibration of a multi-anvil high-pressure apparatus to simulate planetary interior conditions

Knibbe, J., Luginbuehl, S. M., Stoevelaar, R., van der Plas, W., van Harlingen, D. M., Rai, N., Steenstra, E. S., van de Geer, R. & van Westrenen, W., 7 Jul 2018, In : EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation. 5, 5, p. 1-14 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
anvils
Netherlands
hydrostatic pressure
temperature
simulation

Capturing the oxidation of silicon carbide in rocky exoplanetary interiors

Hakim, K., Van Westrenen, W. & Dominik, C., Oct 2018, In : Astronomy and Astrophysics. 618, p. 1-5 5 p., L6

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

silicon carbides
silicon
oxidation
extrasolar planets
carbon

Activities 2006 2019

  • 24 Lecture / Presentation

Physical and Chemical Properties of the Interior of the Moon

van Westrenen, W. (Speaker)
16 Jan 2019

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Physical and Chemical Properties of the Interior of the Moon

van Westrenen, W. (Speaker)
14 Jan 2019

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Reis naar het midden van de Aarde

van Westrenen, W. (Speaker)
11 Feb 2019

Activity: Lecture / PresentationPopular

Inside Mars

van Westrenen, W. (Speaker)
14 Dec 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional

A few examples of planetary science at the VU

van Westrenen, W. (Speaker)
14 Nov 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Prizes

Toekenning Vening Meinesz Prijs 2006

W. van Westrenen (Recipient), 2006

PrizeAcademic

Press / Media

Nederlandse nepmaansteen

W. van Westrenen

6/03/12

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Other

Maanstof

W. van Westrenen

29/02/12

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Other

De ontdekking van de maan’

W. van Westrenen

1/12/09

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Other

Maansteen blijkt nep

W. van Westrenen

26/08/09

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Other