Flore Van Maldeghem


Flore Van Maldeghem

I’m a geologist fascinated by space and our Solar System. I specialize in the study of micrometeorites. Using various analytical techniques I try to unravel the origin and history of this cosmic dust raining down on the surface of our Earth.

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PhD Geochemistry

· Brussels, Belgium

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Project: Spinels to characterize Solar System source regions and constrain variations in the flux of extraterrestrial materials delivered to Earth

Oct 2018
Jul 2018

MSc of Geology

· Ghent, Belgium

Ghent University

Master thesis: Characterisation of Antarctic unmelted micrometeorites using synchrotron-based X-ray analysis

Sep 2016
Jun 2017

Exchange year Erasmus+

· Tromsø, Norway

Arctic University of Norway

Exchange year at the Arctic University of Norway to broaden my experience and scientific network.

Aug 2016
Jul 2016

BSc of Geology

· Ghent, Belgium

Ghent University

Bachelor project: Reconstructing the late Holocene earthquake activity of western Nepal from lake sediment records

Sep 2013


Technical and experimental

Petrography and mineralogy

Isotope ratio determination

Major and minor element chemistry

Synchrotron-based X-ray analysis

Image processing

Writing and presenting

Recent Posts

Here you will find some of my adventures as a PhD student, ranging from field work to conferences to daily lab work and writing.

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