Funding (2010 - Present)


  • TRACING AND MODELING OF PAST AND PRESENT GLOBAL CHANGES, Internal funding VUB in framework of Strategic Research Programs, 2018 – 2021, (Pi), (personnel, instrument purchase & consumables)
  • EVOLUTION AND TRACERS OF HABITABILITY OF MARS AND THE EARTH, EOS the excellence of Science FNRS/FWO, 2018 – 2022, (co-Pi), (personnel, instrument, consumables)
  • ETUDE DE LA QUALITE DE L'ENREGISTREMENT PALEOCLIMATIQUE DES STALAGMITES, Bilateral Collaboration Quebec-Flandre, (Flemish Pi), 2018-2020, Funding for travel and scientitific exchanges.
  • INTERNATIONAL JOINT RESEARCH GROUP : BRUSSELS-OXFORD NETWORK FOR THE STUDY OF BIOAPATITE AS A POORLY EXPLOITED ARCHIVE OF ANCIENT DIET, ECOLOGY AND MIGRATION OF HUMAN AND FAUNAL FOSSILS, (Pi), Funded by VUB Research Council, with Prof. Rick Schulting, (University Oxford), and Prof. Nadine Mattielli, (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
  • PETER WALL INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, (Pi), International Visiting Research Scholar, 2016-2017
  • SCIENTIFIC REJUVENATION IN CRATERING AND DINOSAUR EXTINCTION, (Pi) 1 year (2016-2017) Sabbatical leave, Funded by VUB Research Office.
  • CHICXULUB 2016 IODP-ICDP DEEP DRILLING FROM CRATERING TO MASS EXTINCTION, (Pi), Funded by BELSPO Belgian Science Policy Office, 2017 – 2021, (personnel & consumables).
  • DIABASE-DISCLOSING THE ANTARCTIC BASEMENT BY SAMPLING ICE FIELD MORAINES, (Co-Pi), Funded by BELSPO Belgian Science Policy Office, 2017 – 2019, (consumables).
  • UNRAVELLING PARTICLE CHEMISTRY IN DRONNING MAUD LAND : FROM ATMOSPHERE TO SURFACE SNOW, (Co-Pi) Funded by BELSPO Belgian Science Policy Office, 2017 – 2019, (consumables).
  • CHICXULUB IODP-ICDP DEEP DRILLING : FROM CRATERING TO MASS EXTINCTION, (Pi), Funded by : FWO-Research Foundation Flanders 2017-2020, (G0A6517N, personnel & consumables).
  • DEVELOPMENT OF 3D ELEMENTAL, STRUCTURAL AND ISOTOPIC MICROANALYSIS TECHNIQUES FOR THE STUDY OF UNIQUE METEORITIC MATERIALS, (CO-PI), Funded by University Ghent, Special Research Funds – Concerted Research Action 2017 – 2021 (personnel & consumables).
  • OSIRIS II - TRACING METROPOLITAN BRUSSELS WATER ROUTES, (Pi), Funded by : Institute for the encouragement of Scientific Research and Innovation of Brussels (Innoviris), 2016-2018 (personnel & consumables).
  • LIVINWATER : LIVING WATER IN LIVING CITIES : (Pi) Funded by: Institute for the encouragement of Scientific Research and Innovation of Brussels (Innoviris), 2016.
  • PLATFORM FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY ISOTOPIC RESEARCH BY MEANS OF MULTI-COLLECTOR INDUCTIVELY COUPLED PLASMA - MASS SPECTROMETRY (MC-ICP-MS) (Co-Pi) Funded by : Research Foundation Flanders (FWO Hercules Large Instruments jointly to Ghent University (Pi Frank Vanhaecke), VUB, and KULeuven, 2016-2019 : (instruments purchase).
  • INFRA-RED ANALYSES FROM MACRO TO NANO SCALES : FROM NOVEL SELF-HEALING MATERIALS TO JURASSIC DINOSAUR BONE CELLS (Co-Pi), Funded by : Research Foundation Flanders (FWO Hercules Medium-size Instruments) to VUB, 2016-2019 (instruments purchase).
  • TOURNESOL - COLLABORATION WITH FRANCE, (Pi) Funded by : FWO-Research Foundation Flanders 2016-2017 (FWO-VS02716N, travel costs for scientific exchanges).
  • AMUNDSEN - ANTARCTIC METEORITES CURATION, DIGITALIZATION AND CONSERVATION, (Co-Pi), Funded by BELSPO Belgian Science Policy, 2015-2017 (personnel & consumables).
  • Re-opening of the Bernissart Iguanodon crime scene, (Co-Pi), Funded by BELSPO Belgian Science Policy, 2015-2018 : (personnel & consumables).
  • The origin of glasses : melts, metals and motive, (Co-Pi), Funded by : FWO-Research Foundation Flanders 2015-2018 : (consumables).
  • OSIRIS - Tracing Metropolitan Brussels water routes, (Pi), Funded by : Institute for the encouragement of Scientific Research and Innovation of Brussels (Innoviris), 2014-2016 : (personnel & consumables).
  • X-ray analytical instrumentation : From the Field to the micro-scale (Co-Pi), Funded by : Hercules Foundation Flanders, 2013-2016 : (instruments purchase).
  • From the forest to the city : services provided by Brussels green spaces to urban hydrogeology, (Pi), Funded by: Institute for the encouragement of Scientific Research and Innovation of Brussels (Innoviris), 2014-2016 : (personnel & consumables).
  • Tracers of Past and Present Global Changes, Internal Funding VUB in framework of Strategic Research Programs, 2013-2017, Pi : Personnel, instrument purchase & consumables.
  • 7Li and ∂11Β: additions to our existing biogeochemical arsenal of tracers in earth & planetary sciences, Pi, Funded by : FWO-Research Foundation Flanders 2013-2016: FWOAL659-G009113N, consumables.
  • Assessing environmental and biotic change before and after asteroid impact at the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary, (Co-Pi): FWO-Research Foundation Flanders 2013-2016: FWOAL681- G0B8513N, consumables.
  • "PlanetTopers", Planets : tracing the transfer, origin, preservation, and evolution of their reservoirs, Interuniversity Attraction Poles (IAP), phase VII, Funded by BELSPO Belgian Science Policy, 2012-2017, VUB Co-Pi: Personnel, instrument purchase & consumables.
  • The Cretaceous Greenhouse World and its impact on terrestrial ecosystems in China, (co-Pi), Funded by BELSPO Belgian Science Policy Science and Technology Exchange with China, 2013-2014: consumables, travel to China and field work.
  • "BELAM" Belgian Antarctic Meteorites: curation and research, (co-Pi), Funded by BELSPO Belgian Science Policy, 2012-2016: Personnel & consumables.
  • High resolution sector field inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (HR-SF-ICPMS), (co-Pi) Funded by : Hercules Foundation Flanders, 2012 : Instrument purchase.
  • NARNIA, new archeological research network for integrating approaches to encient material studies, EU Marie Curie training Network, 1 Ph. D student, travel and teaching costs, and consumables, 2011 - 2013.
  • BRUSSELS : the forgotten water fluxes (ground, sewer, river, precipitation, potable etc...) : Isotopic, cartographic and historic approach for a sustainable development at the city scale (Pi), Funded by : Institute for the encouragement of Scientific Research and Innovation of Brussels (Innoviris), 2011 - 2014 : Personnel & consumables.
  • Application of SM-ND and LU-HF isotope systems in geological and archeometric research (Co-Pi), funded by : FWO-Research Fund Flanders, 2011 - 2014 : FWOAL601-G00211N, consumables.
  • Development of sample introduction methods and analytical protocols for high-precision and accurate isotopic analyses via multi-collector ICP-MASS spectrometry for innovative and interdisciplinary applications, (Co-Pi), funded by : FWO-Research Fund Flanders, 2011 - 2014 : FWOAL604-GA07811N, consumables.
  • Stable isotope ratio mass spectrometer for interdisciplinary applications in the Earth and Life Sciences, (Pi), funded by : Hercules Foundation Flanders, 2010 : Instrument purchase
  • VAN DIERENDONCK RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP, (Pi), funding for a 4 years PhD student on the topic of Global Changes and bio-geo-chemical cycles (starts in 2011)
  • SAMBA SEARCH AND STUDY OF ANTARCTICA METEORITES: Belgian contribution, (Pi), funded by : BELSPO Belgian Science Policy, 2010 - 2014 : Personnel & consumables.
  • SEARCH FOR ANTARCTICA METEORITES: Belgium activities, (Pi), funded by : BELSPO Belgian Science Policy, 2009 - 2010 : Field work campaign Antarctica.
  • MICROMETA : antartic micrometeorites as clues to the early solar system and planetary evolution, (Pi), funded by : InBev-Baillet Latour Antarctic Prize, 2010, 2010 - 2013, Personnel & consumables.
  • Ecology and hydrogeology of the Molenbeek valley in the Brussels Capital Region, (Pi), funded by : Brussels Environment IBGE/BIM, 2010 - 2013 : BRGEOZ158, Personnel & consumables
  • Stable isotope methods for the study of biogeochemical processes in aquatic environments and the paleoclimate, (Co-Pi), funded by : FWO-Research Fund Flanders, 2010 - 2013 : FWOAL542, Personnel & consumables.
  • Evolution of the deep-sea ecosystem during early Eocene transient warming events: stable-isotope and foraminiferal evidence, (Co-Pi), funded by : FWO-Research Fund Flanders, 2010 - 2013 : FWOAL544, consumables.