Dr. Janne Marij Koornneef
04/2007 – 06/2011
Ph.D in geochemistry, ETH-Zürich, Switzerland.
Thesis title: “U-series constraints on melt generation and magma evolution”. Supervisors: Prof. Bernard Bourdon and Dr. Andreas Stracke.
09/2004 – 01/2007
M.Sc. Earth Sciences: Lithosphere tectonics, petrology and isotope geochemistry, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Thesis title: ‘In situ Sr isotope analysis by laser-ablation multi-collector ICP-MS: An application to zoned plagioclase crystals from Stromboli Volcano (Italy).
Research Project: ‘Modification of the Tanzanian Lithospheric Mantle by Multi-stage Metasomatism: A Geochemical and Isotopic Study of Xenoliths from Labait Volcano, Northern Tanzania’. Cum laude.
09/2001 – 09/2004
B.Sc. Earth Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
BSc. thesis title: ‘Xenolith Localities in the East African Rift and Detailed Petrographic Descriptions of Xenoliths from Labait Volcano, Northern Tanzania.’
01/2021 – present:
Associate professor, Faculty of Sciences, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands
01/2016 – 2020:
Assistant professor, Faculty of Sciences, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands
01/2018 – present:
Project leader ERC-starting grant “ReVolusions – Quantifying Recycling Fluxes of Earth Surface Materials and Volatiles in Subduction Zones using Melt Inclusions”.
01/2016 – 08/2019:
ERC synergy Grant: Nexus 1492: New World Encounters in a Globalising World” . Role: Technique development in Archaeometry. Optimisation of TIMS techniques for archaeological applications and application of techniques using a portable laser system designed to sample archaeological materials in museums in the Caribbean.
01/2016 – 09/2017
Application of techniques using high Ohm amplifiers installed in TRITON-plus TIMS and Neptune to measure sub-nanogram geological samples for their Sr, Nd and Pb isotope compositions (EuroPlanet research fellow).
04/2011 – 12/2015
Post-doctoral researcher, Faculty of Earth and Life sciences, VU Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
01/2014 – 12/2015: Application of techniques using high Ohm amplifiers installed in TRITON-plus TIMS and Neptune to measure sub-nanogram geological samples for their Sr, Nd and Pb isotope compositions.
01/2014 – 12/2015:
ERC synergy Nexus 1492: Technique development in Archaeometry. Optimisation of TIMS techniques for archaeological applications and set-up of techniques using a portable laser system designed to sample archaeological materials in museums in the Caribbean.
01/2013 – 12/2013:
New applications of U-series analysis to Quaternary geochronology and mantle melting models.
04/2011 – 12/2012:
Technique development using high Ohm amplifiers installed in TRITON-plus TIMS to measure sub-nanogram geological samples for their Sr and Nd isotope compositions.
02/2011 – 03/2011
Post doctoral researcher, Institute of Geochemistry and Petrology, ETH-Zürich, Switzerland. Method development to measure U-series in situ by LA-MC-ICPMS in the mineral titanite.
2006 – 2007
Student assistant, Department of Petrology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Technique development of in-situ Sr isotope analyses by LA-MC-ICPMS.
2003 – 2006
Student assistant, Bureau of Education, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Assistant in information and communication technology for the Faculty of Earth Sciences.
Grants and prizes
- ERC-Starting Grant (2018-2023): ReVolusions: “Quantifying Recycling Fluxes of Earth Surface Materials and Volatiles in Subduction Zones using Melt Inclusions”. $1.75M
- The Netherlands Research Centre for Integrated Solid Earth Science (ISES), 1 year post doc grant (2013) “New applications of U-series analysis to Quaternary geochronology and mantle melting models” $75k
- Van Rijngelden Grant (2006). National grant for talented students to acquire a student-assistantship (0.2 fte). The associated research concerned technique development of in-situ Sr isotope analyses by LA-MC-ICPMS at the Department of Petrology, VU Amsterdam.
- Fieldwork grant from Stichting dr. Schurmannfonds (2004) to sample xenoliths in Tanzania ($7k)
Major contributor to successful grant applications:
- NWO-XS. “Testing the ‘Stagnant Mantle’ Hypothesis: Finding geological fingerprints of ancient plate subduction in young Pacific volcanoes”. €50k
- NWO-Groot “The Netherlands state-of-the-art Isotope GEochemistry Laboratory: NIGEL”. Funding for 8 analytical instruments. (~ € 4.5 M)
- Europlanet Research Infrastructure 2024, $10M (2020-2024). Role in TA and JRA.
- DCO sub-award to finance ETN proposal writing workshop in Rome July 2018 ($10k)
- SIBA (2017-2021): Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC, UK) funded post doc who I co supervise ~$600k
- NWO Planetary Science Research (2017-2021): Combined trace elements and stable isotope fractionation during planetary core formation; PhD student ~$310k
- NWO NICAS (2016-2020): “Multi isotopic analysis of early modern art: linking origin, trade and production of raw materials with provenance research”. Co-supervisions of PhD student ~$310k
o Europlanet Research Infrastructure 2020 (2015-2019). Role in JRA and TA ~$500k
- ERC Synergy: “NEXUS 1492: New World Encounters in a Globalising World”. (2013-2018); 2 PhD and three post docs, four of who I co supervise, ~$17.5M
- International Association of Geoanalysts prize for highest quality abstract in terms of quality of research and clarity of reporting submitted to Goldschmidt 2011 (Best of ~1000 abstracts. Prize: IAG society membership).
- Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research Journal prize for Best Student Presentation in Theme 18 (Best of 18, Goldschmidt 2011 ($100)
- W.P. de Roever Prize for best annual M.Sc. Thesis in Dutch Earth Sciences (2007) ($860).
Teaching and supervision
- Promotor (2018 – present) of PhD student Twan Bracco-Gartner funded on my ERC-StG ReVolusions. Quantification of subduction recycling by radiogenic isotopes in melt inclusions.
- Promotor (2018 – present) of PhD student Natascia Luciani funded on my ERC-StG ReVolusions. Quantification of volatile recycling in subduction zones.
- Co-promotor (2016 – 2021) of PhD student Paolo D’Imporzano funded by NWO Netherlands Institute for Conservation Art and Science (NICAS); provenance of art.
- Co-promotor (2015 – 2020) of PhD student Michael Gress funded by NWO. Diamond formation. Linking the carbon cycle to deep time.
- Co-promotor of PhD project (VU 2013 to 2021). Ms. Alice Knaf studies as part of ERC-Synergy ‘NEXUS 1492’ the distribution patterns of lithic artefacts in the Caribbean archipelago based on multiple isotope analyses.
- Co-promotor of completed PhD project (VU 2011- 2018). MSc. Alan M. Abdullah examined how extension of the crust and associated magmatism in East Africa is leading to modification of the lithospheric mantle beneath Tanzania. Funded by international aid to Iraq from US and EU governments.
BSc and MSc supervision
- Co-Supervision of MSc project (VU 2023). Jan-Berend Stuut. Isotope analyses of dust collected in the Atlantic.
- Supervision of MSc (VU 2022). Melt inclusion analyses of Fagradallsfjall, Iceland. Continuation of BSc to now include EMPA-LA-ICPMS and Isotope analyses.
- Design and supervision of MSc. Project (VU 2022, 2 students). Sampling Revillagigedo Islands, Mexico and melt inclusion analyses on Socorro and San Benedicto Islands.
- Supervision of BSc project (VU 2022). Mi analyses of Fagradallsjall , Iceland.
- Design and supervision of MSc. Project (VU 2021, 4 students). Sampling and characterisation of sediments in Apennine accretionary prism.
- Design and supervision of MSc. Project (VU 2020, 4 students). Subduction recycling by a melt inclusions study on Peninsular Italy. Lab based.
- Design and supervision of BSc. project (AUC/VU 2020, 1 student). Raman spectroscopy of bubbles in melt inclusions from Italy. Lab based.
- Design and supervision of MSc. Project (VU 2016, 2 students). Subduction recycling by a melt inclusion study at the Aeolian Islands, Italy. Including fieldwork.
- Design and Supervision of BSc. Project (VU 2014, 1 student). Melting processes beneath Jan Mayen, lab based project
- Design and supervision of MSc. Project (VU 2013, 1 student). Characterisation of mantle peridotite xenoliths from La Palma, Canary Islands. Including fieldwork.
- Design and supervision of MSc. Project (VU 2012, 3 students). Characterisation of mantle peridotite xenoliths from Lanzarote, Canary Islands. Including fieldwork
- Supervison of MSc. Project (VU 2011, 1 student). Set-up of TIMS techniques to measure 142Nd/144Nd at best possible precision. Lab-based project.
- Coordinator and lecturer course ‘System Earth’ (BSc. Course VU)
- Lecturer/coordinator of course ‘Scientific Skills’ (BSc course VU)
- Lecturer in various courses (several lectures on “Geochemistry of oceanic basalts” and “Analytical techniques” in Petrology of System Earth (BSc. Course VU), “U-series in magmatic systems” Magmatic Processes (MSc. Course VU)
- Assisting in practical’s of several courses given at the VU and at ETH (Rock Properties (BSc. VU), Petrology of System Earth (BSc.VU), Crystals and Minerals, BSc. ETH Zürich).
Organisation/supervision of student field courses
- Sampling basalts of Revillagigedo Islands, Mexico. IN collaboration with Douwe van Hinsbergen and Yamirka Rojas-Agramonte. 10 days.
- Sampling Italian sediments. In collaboration with Dr. Kei Ogata, University of Napels.
- Coordinator field course Ardennes, Belgium (VU First year BSc. 2012-2020), 1 week.
- Jumilla Spain (VU, first year BSc. 2012-2019), 2 weeks.
- Sampling volcanic rocks at the Aeolian Islands (VU MSc. 2016) 10 days.
- Laacher See Volcanic deposits (VU, BSc. 2013, 2014), 4 days
- Sampling the La Palma mantle (VU MSc. 2013), 1 week.
- Sampling the Lanzarote mantle (VU MSc. 2012), 1 week.
- A cross-section through the Alps (ETH, First year BSc. 2007, 2008), 1 week.
International academic activities
- TNO- Geert-Jan Vis. Jurrasic magmatism in the North Sea. Joint MSc project to analyse the geochemistry of extrusive rocks in drill cores.
- Thermo Fischer Scientific. I provide feedback on the performance of new generation resistors in Faraday detection systems (TIMS and IRMS), with the aim to more precisely measure isotope ratios in minute geological and environmental samples.
- Dr. Felix Genske, Munster, Germany. Radiogenic isotopes in melt inclusion from the Azores.
- Dr. Jason Harvey, Leeds, UK. Investigate mantle heterogeneity by analyses of Pb isotopes in mantle derived sulphides.
- Dr. Matt Jackson, University of Santa Barbara, California, USA. Sr-Nd in melt inclusions from Samoa and Hawaii.
- Prof. Jeff Harris, University of Glasgow. Mineral inclusions in gem quality diamonds from Venetia South Africa.
- Dr. Johan Lissenberg & Dr. Sarah Lambart, Cardiff, Wales. Analyses of small Nd samples in gabbros from the ocean floor to obtain a better understanding of the scale of mantle heterogeneity beneath Mid Ocean Ridges.
- Dr. Joachim Koch and Prof. Detlef Gunther at the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, ETH-Zurich, to develop portable laser ablation sampling for samples that cannot be taken into the lab with the aim to do multiple isotope analyses.
- Dr. Sarah Aciego and Dr. Sarah Aarons. University of Michigan, USA. Analyses of Nd isotopes in dust from ice cores used for paleo-climate reconstruction.
- Dr. Igor Nikogosian and Manfred van Bergen, University of Utrecht. Determination of Sr, Nd and Pb isotope compositions of single melt inclusions from circum Tyrrhenian lavas.
- Prof. Detlef Günther and Dr. Bodo Hattendorf at the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, ETH Zürich. Set-up of U-series laser ablation techniques in accessory minerals.
- Dr. Klaus-Peter Jochum and Dr. Brigitte Stoll at the Max-Planck Institute, Mainz. Analyses of Icelandic samples for trace element compositions by LA-ICPMS.
Presentations at International Conferences
- Goldschmidt Conference 2022, Hawaii, USA.
- Goldschmidt Conference 2021, Lyon, France. Virtual
- Goldschmidt Conference 2020, Hawaii, USA. Virtual
- Goldschmidt Conference 2019, Barcelona, Spain
- Goldschmidt Conference 2018, Boston, USA.
- EGU General Assembly 2018 Vienna, Austria.
- Goldschmidt Conference 2017 Paris, France.
- Goldschmidt Conference 2016 Yokohama, Japan.
- TechnArt 2015, Catania, Italy.
- AGU Fall Meeting 2014, San Francisco, USA.
- Goldschmidt Conference 2013, Florence, Italy.
- AGU Fall Meeting 2012, San Francisco, USA.
- Goldschmidt Conference 2012, Montreal, Canada.
- Goldschmidt Conference 2011, Prague, Czech Republic.
- Goldschmidt Conference 2010, Knoxville, USA.
- Penrose Conference 2009: “Plumes and Their Role in Whole Mantle Convection”, taking place at Pico, the Azores.
- Goldschmidt Conference 2009, Davos, Switzerland.
- AGU Fall Meeting 2008, San Francisco, USA.
- Kimberlite Conference 2007, Frankfurt, Germany.
- Keynote speaker Goldschmidt 2020 in session 02g: Using the Geochemists’ Toolbox to Trace Fractionations between Reservoirs at Depth.
- Invited speaker at seminar about upper mantle mixing and convection. Earth Science department, Utrecht University.
- Keynote speaker at the annual Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group (VMSG) in St. Andrews UK in session: “Tracking Earth’s volatiles: from the mantle to the atmosphere” (Jan 2019)
- Invited talk at Mineral-Hosted Melt Inclusions workshop at WHOI, Woods Hole, USA (Aug 2018)
- Invited speaker for monthly seminar at Geological Museum, Laren, Netherlands (May 2018).
- Invited speaker in departmental seminar of the Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics at Leeds University, UK (April 2018).
- Invited speaker EGU General Assembly (April 2018), Vienna, Austria, in session: Shaping the lithosphere: fluid-rock interaction, deformation and volatile cycles.
- Invited speaker for Europlanet webinar (Dec 2017). http://www.europlanet-eu.org/europlanet-webinar-diamonds-precious-times-capsules-from-the-deep-earth/
- Invited talk at NKAM symposium about Subduction Zones, VU Amsterdam (March 2016).
- Speaker in ‘Hotstuff’ seminar in the Bristol Isotope Group, University of Bristol, UK (Feb 2014).
- Guest speaker at Montessori Lyceum Amsterdam, Science and Philosophy course for 5 VWO students (Sept 2013).
- Invited speaker at AGU Fall Meeting (2012), San Francisco, USA, in session: “Innovations in Isotope Mass Spectrometry and Isotope Metrology in Geosciences.”
- Speaker in the departmental seminar in the Institute of Mineralogy, University of Munster, Germany (April 2012).Research Infrastructure De0