Olaf Schuiling Fund

Geochemisch Onderzoek

DONATE to the Olaf Schuiling Fund

Supporting geochemical research

The Olaf Schuiling Fund is named after Prof Dr R.D. Schuiling (1932), who was appointed Professor of Geochemistry and Experimental Petrology in 1972. He played a crucial role in the development of the field of geochemistry at Utrecht University and remained active after his retirement in 1997.

The fund aims to enable additional research and teaching programmes in the field of geochemistry for which regular resources are insufficient. This research can be related to a broad range of processes in the geosphere, including the possible influence it has on the biosphere.

The initiative taker and founder of the fund is Drs Henk Vrins. He started as a chemistry student in 1962 and was one of the first to graduate in 1968 under then Dr Olaf Schuiling. Throughout his industrial career, Vrins never lost his interest in science and the field of geochemistry in particular.

For substantive information about and applications to the Olaf Schuiling Fund, please contact Prof Dr Jack Middelburg (Research Director Earth Sciences) on J.B.M.Middelburg@uu.nl.

Thanks to the Olaf Schuiling Fund, I have more time for my research and I am able to use equipment that I would not have been able to afford otherwise
Fieke Mulders
Fieke Mulders
MSc Earth, Water and Climate