University of Nottingham

Dr Veerle Vandeginste

Assistant Professor in Geochemistry

Department: School of Chemistry

Started at GERC: September 2015

Key Research Expertise:

  1. Geochemistry
  2. Geology
  3. Geomechanics


Dr. Veerle Vandeginste obtained her Licentiate degree (MSci equivalent) in Geology from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (2001). She worked one year for the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and then returned to the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, where she obtained her PhD in Science, Geology (2006). Subsequently, she worked for the Geological Survey of Belgium and obtained simultaneously a Certificate in Multidisciplinary Forensic Science (2007). In 2008, she started a postdoc at CEREGE (Aix-en-Provence, France). In 2009, she took up a position as Research Associate in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London, where she was promoted to Research Fellow in 2012. She was a Co-Investigator on the Qatar Carbonates and Carbon Storage Research Centre project. Dr. Vandeginste is the recipient of the 2011 Stephen E. Laubach Research in Structural Diagenesis award. She became Subject Editor of the Journal of the Geological Society of London in 2014. In 2015, she was appointed as Assistant Professor in Geochemistry in the School of Chemistry at the University of Nottingham and is affiliated with the British Geological Survey.

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Dr Veerle Vandeginste

Current Research:

In GERC, I lead predominantly geochemical projects related to fluid-rock interaction in the framework of the broad geo-energy spectrum, including conventional and unconventional oil and gas, gas hydrates, underground gas storage and geothermal energy.



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