Analytical, Environmental and Geo- Chemistry


12/04/2017 - 08:00

Former AMGC Dr. David De Vleeschouwer heads new IGCP project “ IGCP 652, Reading Geologic time in Paleozoic Sedimentary Rocks”

Laurine Budorf
04/04/2017 - 07:45

Laurine Burdorf (PhD student of Filip Meysman) recently won the ‘VLIZ Brilliant Marine Research Idea’ award

Impactite, and shocked granite from IODP - ICDP core
06/03/2017 - 09:30


The AMGC group at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel recruits PhD students to work on the IODP-ICDP core in the KT boundary Chicxulub crater

Science comes to life
28/11/2016 - 16:00

'Dag van de Wetenschap' is all about bringing science to the people and AMGC is very proud to have been part of this. We wanted to show that science is hiding everywhere, even in places people don't always suspect. So we teamed up with our colleagues from archaeology and engineering to talk about archaeological science and palaeontology. Behind the organization is the interdisciplinary group ArCPIG, supported by AMGC, SKAR and SURF.

Similar impact on the moon
21/11/2016 - 15:00

The team’s new work has confirmed that the asteroid, which created the Chicxulub crater, hit the Earth’s surface with such a force that it pushed rocks, which at that time were ten kilometres beneath the surface, farther downwards and then outwards. These rocks then moved inwards again towards the impact zone and then up to the surface, before collapsing downwards and outwards again to form the peak ring. In total they moved an approximate total distance of 30 kilometres in a matter of a few minutes.

28/10/2016 - 16:00

Dit zijn de resultaten van het onderzoek naar de Antwerpse luchtkwaliteit

Vooral Borgerhoutse 'street canyons' zwaar getroffen door luchtvervuiling

Volledig artikel in de morgen


03/10/2016 - 08:00

AMGC is co-organising an international workshop of the curation of Antarctic meteorites at the Royal Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels (RBINS). This is an opportunity to present the new ~ 1300 meteorites recently collected by joint Belgian and Japanese expeditions (2009 - 2013) in the surroundings of Antarctic Station Princess Elisabeth, in the framework of the SAMBA and BELAM projects financed by BELSPO.

30/09/2016 - 10:30

On September 30th 2016 Dorina Seitaj obtained the academic degree of Doctor in Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Impact of cable bacteria on the biogeochemical cycling in a seasonally hypoxic coastal basin
Promotor: Prof. Dr. ir. Filip Meysman

12/09/2016 - 14:30

Op 10 september opende in het Naturalismuseum in Leiden de tentoonstelling ‘T. rex in Town’. Trix de T. rex is de hoofdrolspeler van deze tentoonstelling, waar de Vrije Universiteit Brussel ook een bijdrage aan leverde. Onderzoekers van het AMGC-team (Analytical, Environmental and Geo-Chemistry) zochten de leeftijd van het reusachtige dier uit.

09/08/2016 - 14:45

At the International Conference of the Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health, recently organized in Brussels, Sebastiaan van de Velde won the prize for best PhD student oral presentation.