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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.

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  • ESA Topical Team Lunar Dust Toxicity | Noordwijk | Onbekend | 2017-01-10 - present
  • Stichting EARTH | Peize | Directeur | 2019-11-01 - present
  • Center for High Pressure Science & Technology Adv Research | Shanghai | Gastonderzoeker | 2021-04-01 - present

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