Excursion for our BA3 students in Corsica Mapping course in magmatic and metamorphic terrains 2022-23 in Corsica (Bonifacio, Corte and Saint Florent regions) with BA3 Geology students supervised by Juliette Faucher (PhD VUB_AMGC), Sibylle Boxho (Assistant and PhD ULB_G-Time) and Nadine Mattielli (Prof. ULB_G-Time). An enriching experience in terms of geology teaching and personal and…
Excursion for our BA3 students in Corsica
Mapping course in magmatic and metamorphic terrains 2022-23 in Corsica (Bonifacio, Corte and Saint Florent regions) with BA3 Geology students supervised by Juliette Faucher (PhD VUB_AMGC), Sibylle Boxho (Assistant and PhD ULB_G-Time) and Nadine Mattielli (Prof. ULB_G-Time). An enriching experience in terms of geology teaching and personal and group teaching. Wonderful and unique memories!
Karen Fontijn has won the 2023 R.V. Fisher Medal from the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior, recognising her contributions to volcanology via field observations, as well as international collaborations.
We have a new tabletop SNE-4500M Plus Scanning Electron Microscope, thanks to funding from FNRS.
Corentin Caudron becomes Investigator at the WEL Research Institute through a new project on geothermal monitoring entitled Geo4D. The drilling operation has started at Relais des Ingénieurs (Chaumont Gistoux).
Outreach: manganese mining in Gabon in the news (again!) and our work at Laacher See volcano (Germany)
Augustin Dekoninck has contributed to the Euradio emission entitled ‘Le Siècle des ampoules’. If you want to listen to his interview, it’s right here.
Our seismo-acoustic and CO2 work at Laacher See showcased here.
New people: PhD students joining the group and a new doctor and a new permanent researcher leaving us
Purity has recently joined the group. Ms Purity Mwihaki Kamau has joined us on a sandwich PhD project between ULB and the University of Nairobi, with funding from ULB Cooperation. She is working on phosphate minerals in the Mrima Hill carbonatite in Kenya, and supervised by Daniel Ichang’i (UNairobi), Karen Fontijn (ULB) and Sophie Decrée (RBINS).
Julien Govoorts has been funded by an Aspirant-FNRS funding to work on subglacial seismology using seismometers and fibers. He will be co-supervised by C. Caucheteur (UMons) and K. Van Noten (Royal Observatory of Belgium).
Congratulations to the new Dr Amdemichael Zafu Tadesse, with his PhD thesis on the Bora-Baricha – Tullu Moye volcanic system in Ethiopia, funded by an FRS-FNRS Aspirant fellowship. Amdemichael will soon join the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford as a post-doctoral fellow, with funding from the Fonds Wiener Anspach.
Hamed Pourkhorsandi has been appointed as Chargé de Recherche at Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (France). Amazing news!
Lab Discovery Tour – Geoscience Trail Coordinated by Marie-Modeste Vaeyens, Geneviève Hublet and Corentin Caudron, our set of outreach activities has been a great success. During the Printemps des Sciences, we have welcomed the future generation of geoscientists during a week. With the help of a pool of motivated PhD students, technicians, researchers and…
Good collection of meteorites in Antarctica After spending the holidays in Antarctica, an international research team composed of Maria Schönbächler (ETH-Zurich), Maria Valdes (Field Museum of Natural History-U. Chicago) and Ryoga Maeda (VUB-ULB), and guided by Manu Poudelet (International Polar Guide Association) and led by Vinciane Debaille has returned with more than 600 meteorites……
Welcome Ms Petra Godec, MSc Geology, University of Zagreb, joins the volcanology group as a laboratory assistant. Welcome ! NewsBy Admin31 mars 2022 Welcome Ms Petra Godec, MSc Geology, University of Zagreb, joins the volcanology group as a laboratory assistant. Welcome ! NewsBy Admin31 mars 2022 Welcome Ms Petra Godec, MSc Geology (University of Zagreb),…
In April 2022, two people from Brussels, Gilles Denis and Nathan Goffart, will travel to Greenland to carry out a world premiere: an atypical triathlon combining successively a 600 km crossing of the ice sheet in ski-pulka along the Arctic Circle, a descent of more than 1,000 km in a sea kayak along the east…
New FWO project, Erupt, with UGent to monitor the subsurface with continuous electrical resistivity in Iceland, Chile and in the laboratory. A PhD student (Lore Vandooren) has already been hired and will do her PhD thesis in Ghent and ULB. Nanok Expédition NewsBy Admin10 février 2022Leave a comment In April 2022, two people from Brussels,…