Lennart de GrootPaleomagnetic laboratory Fort Hoofddijk - Utrecht University

Curriculum Vitae

Academic education

03/2008 - 09/2013 PhD in Geophysics, cum laude, Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Dissertation: High-resolution records of non-dipole variations in the intensity of the Earth's magnetic field (Utrecht Studies in Earth Sciences 037), ISBN: 978-90-6266-332-3.
02/2007 - 08/2008 Master program Geophysics, Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Graduated in August 2008 as Master of Science. GPA: 4.0. One semester of the program was done at the Center for Wave Phenomena, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, USA.
09/2002 - 05/2007 Bachelor program Earth Sciences, Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Graduated as Bachelor of Science in May 2007. The program was interrupted for a one year full-time membership of the board of study association A-Eskwadraat (academic year 2004–2005).
09/2001 - 08/2002 Bachelor program Physics & Astronomy, Utrecht University, the Netherlands.

Research experience

11/2016 - today Assistant professor ('Universitair docent') at paleomagnetic laboratory Fort Hoofddijk, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, the Netherlands.
01/2016 - 10/2016 Postdoctoral research fellow ('Onderzoeker 3') at paleomagnetic laboratory Fort Hoofddijk, working on my VENI project 'Capturing short-lived treats of the Earth’s magnetic field'.
04/2016 - 09/2016 Visiting Research Fellow at the Paleomagnetics lab of Scripps Institute of Oceanography, UCSD, La Jolla, USA, working together with prof. Lisa Tauxe on various projects.
05/2014 - 12/2015 Postdoctoral research fellow ('Onderzoeker 4') at paleomagnetic laboratory Fort Hoofddijk, working on my ISES project 'Vibrating Sample Magnetometer including expertise'.
02/2013 - 02/2014 Postdoctoral research fellow ('Onderzoeker 4') at paleomagnetic laboratory Fort Hoofddijk, working under supervision of prof.dr. Wout Krijgsman on his VICI project 'The evolution of the West and Central Paratethys during the Early-Middle Miocene: chronology, paleogeography and tectonics'.
09/2012 - 02/2013 Extension of my PhD project to compensate the time invested as lecturer for the course 'Mathematics for Earth Sciences' for three years on a row.
09/2008 - 08/2012 PhD candidate at paleomagnetic laboratory Fort Hoofddijk. PhD project: 'A new approach for determining the absolute paleointensity of the Earth’s magnetic field' under supervision of dr. Mark J. Dekkers and prof.dr. Cor G. Langereis.

Invited presentations & convenerships

10/2019 Invited seminar 'Unravelling the behavior of the geomagnetic field by pushing paleomagnetism to the micro-scale', Earth and Planetary Magnetism Group seminar, ETH Zürich, CH
06/2018 Invited lecture 'The geomagnetic field: the Earth's invisible shield against radiation from the universe', Bachelor's Honours program, Leiden University, NL
01/2018 Seminar 'Micromagnetic tomography: Going to the grain scale to obtain reliable paleomagnetic field intensities', Earth Planets Space group, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
12/2017 Convener of the session 'Fundamental rock and Mineral Magnetism', AGU Fall Meeting 2017, New Orleans, USA
12/2017 Co-convener of the session 'eLightning General Contributions in Geomagnetism Paleomagnetism and Electromagnetism', AGU Fall Meeting 2017, New Orleans, USA
07/2017 Lead organiser of the 'International Conference on Rock Magnetism 2017' (ICRM17), Utrecht, NL
01/2017 Invited presentation 'Micro-magnetic tomography in practise', Magnetic Interactions Meeting, Edinburgh, UK
01/2017 - 12/2020 Early career representative on the board of the Geomagnetism, Paleomagnetism, and Electromagnetism section of the American Geophysical Union (AGU)
08/2016 Invited presentation 'Unraveling the short-term behavior of the Earth’s magnetic field', Earth and Planetary Science Seminars, University of California - Berkeley, CA, USA
06/2016 Invited lecture on Paleointensities at the IRM Summer School, Institute for Rock Magnetism, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
04/2016 Invited presentation 'The multi-method approach for high resolution full-vector curves of geomagnetic intensity variations', EGU General Assembly 2016, Vienna, AT
04/2016 Invited presentation 'The potential of micro-magnetic tomography', EGU General Assembly 2016, Vienna, AT
12/2015 Convener of the session 'Fundamental rock and Mineral Magnetism', AGU Fall Meeting 2015, San Francisco, USA
10/2015 Invited presentation 'Unravelling the short-term behavior of the Earth's magnetic field', Friday Earth Sciences Talk (FEST), department of Earth Sciences, Utrecht University, NL
06/2015 Invited lecture 'Origin and significance of the geomagnetic field', Bachelor's Honours program, Leiden University, NL
12/2014 Invited presentation 'Meta-stable magnetic domain states that prevent reliable absolute paleointensity experiments revealed by magnetic force microscopy', AGU Fall Meeting 2014, San Francisco, USA
04/2014 Invited presentation 'High-resolution records of non-dipole variations derived from volcanic edifices', EGU General Assembly 2014, Vienna, AT
12/2013 Convener of the session 'Full vector records of Earth's ancient magnetic field: methods and models', AGU Fall Meeting 2013, San Francisco, USA
05/2012 Invited presentation 'Absolute paleointensities: methods & tests', University of Liverpool, UK

Other courses & activities

11/2017 - today Speaker for the Rector's League, Utrecht University's program to promote science among High School students
01/2016 Certified Emergency Response Officer (bedrijfshulpverlener, BHV), degree awarded by the Nederlands Instituut voor Bedrijfshulpverlening (NIBHV)
12/2015 Certified Associate LabVIEW developer, degree awarded by National Instruments.
08/2010 - 01/2014 Basic University Teaching Qualification (basis kwalificatie onderwijs, BKO), graduated in January 2014.
10/2008 - 03/2013 Member of PhD Network Utrecht (PrOUt). Chair from September 2009 – February 2011, treasurer from February 2011 – March 2013.
07/2010 Doctoral summer school of the League of European research universities (LERU), ‘Communication about research – Towards a sustainable future’, 4-13 July, Utrecht.