Jérome Roland

Joint PhD student with ULB

Funding F.R.S.-FNRS PhD Research Fellowship 2019

M.Sc. in Geology, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2017-2019

B.Sc. in Geology, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2014-2017

The goal of my PhD is to track impact-induced vapor plumes in the early solar system by measuring the resulting isotope fractionation in order to understand the physico-chemical conditions within those plumes. CB and CH chondrites are considered to be condensates from these plumes and the ideal material to investigate. The resulting isotope fractionation of moderately volatile to refractory elements such as Zn, Cu, Ga,Fe, and Ni present in those meteorites will help us to better understand the vaporization and condensation processes that took place in the early solar system.

This project is a joint PhD under the supervision of Prof. Vinciane Debaille (ULB) and Prof. Steven Goderis (VUB)