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Dr. Rogier Besselink

Section 4.4: Interface Geochemistry

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Telegrafenberg
Building C, room 127
14473 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 288-27505
e-mail: rogier.besselink(at)gfz-potsdam.de

Publications

About the person

Research Interests:

1)  Geochemsitry / Chemistry / Chemical Engineering
  • Inorganic aqueous chemistry
  • Weathering of feldspars
  • Formation of secondary aluminosilicate minerals such as clays
  • Exfoliation and restacking of clay minerals
  • Sol-Gel chemistry
  • metal organic and metal alkoxide chemistry
  • Supra-molecular Chemistry
2)  In-situ characterization particle nucleation and growth in liquid media

  • Small angle x-ray scattering
  • Total scattering analysis
  • In-situ Infra-Red Spectroscopy
  • Micro-calorimetry

3)  Structure characterization

  • X-ray diffraction and pair distribution analysis
  • NMR-spectroscopy (correlation spectroscopy, i.e. cosy, noesy ed.., solid state MAS-NMR)
  • FTIR-spectroscopy
  • TEM, Cryo-TEM, liquid cell TEM
  • SEM

Career:

05-2015 -                      Postdoctoral research associate at GFZ Potsdam,
                                   Section 3.5 "Interface-Geochemie"

12-2014  -  04-2015       Research Chemist KBM Master Alloys, Delfzijl, The Netherlands

12-2009  -  03-2014       PhD University of Twente, Enschede The Netherlands
                                   Chemical Engineering on microporous metal oxide / hybrid                     
                                   silica membrane materials

Education:

2006 - 2009         MSc Chemical Engineering, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands

2003 - 2006         BSc Applied Chemistry, Saxion Hogeschool, Deventer, the Netherlands

1999 - 2003         Secundary Vocational Education, Rijn-IJsel College, Arnhem, the Netherlands