Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993 – 1998
    Undergraduate and MSc ('Doctorandus') in geophysics,University of Utrecht, the Netherlands

  • 1998 – 2002
    D.Phil, Oxford University

  • 2002 – 2004
    Junior Research Fellow, University College, Oxford

  • 2003 – 2004
    NERC research fellowship, Dept. Earth Sciences, Oxford

  • 2004 – 2013
    Lecturer in Theoretical Geophysics, Cambridge University

  • 2013
    - 2014 Reader in Earth Sciences, Cambridge University

  • 2014
    - onwards Associate Professor, Utrecht University

Selected publications

Selected projects

  • ERC starting grant, 2008-2014

  • ERC consolidator grant, 2016-2021

  • NWO Vici grant, 2016 – 2021

Media coverage

  • Television: Interview for BBC Horizon programme 'The Core' (2011)

    5 Lectures for 'Universiteit van Nederland' broadcast on YouTube and television, 2016

  • Newspaper: Articles in Dutch newspapers (1999, 2001, 2010, 2013) and KIJK popular Science magazine (2016)

  • Radio: Interview for BBC (2008, 2013, 2015) and Dutch radio (2010, 2015)


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