Full-time chairs

Dynamics of the Earth's mantle Prof. dr. Wim Spakman
Earth materials and deformation Prof. dr. Chris Spiers
Electronmicroscopy and nanostructures Prof. dr. Martyn Drury
General geochemistry Prof. dr. Jack Middelburg
Global Tectonics and Paleogeography Prof. dr. Douwe van Hinsbergen
Marine biogeochemistry Prof. dr. ir. Caroline Slomp
Paleoclimatology Prof. dr. Lucas Lourens
Paleoceanography Prof. dr. Appy Sluijs
Paleomagnetism Prof. dr. Wout Krijgsman
Petrology Prof. dr. Paul Mason
Quantitative water management
of semi-arid environments
Prof. dr. ing. Ruud Schotting (Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said Chair)
Seismology Prof. dr. Jeannot Trampert
Structure and composition of Earth's deep interior Prof. dr. Arwen Deuss
Teaching and learning environment in Earth Sciences Prof. dr. Hans de Bresser
Tectonics and sedimentary basins Prof. dr. Liviu Matenco
Distinguished University Professor Prof. dr. Sierd Cloetingh

Part-time chairs

  (Main employer)
Geothermal exploration Prof. dr. Jan-Diederik van Wees (TNO)
Marine geology Prof. dr. Gert-Jan Reichart (Royal NIOZ)
Marine palaeobiology Prof. dr. Henk Brinkhuis (Royal NIOZ)
Molecular paleontology Prof. dr. ir. Stefan Schouten (Royal NIOZ)
Organic geochemistry Prof. dr. ir. Jaap Sinninghe Damsté (Royal NIOZ)
Porous media imaging techniques Prof. dr. Veerle Cnudde (Ghent University)
Theoretical geochemistry and mineralogy Prof. dr. Nora de Leeuw (Cardiff University)
Vertebrate paleontology Prof. dr. Jelle Reumer  
Vertebrate paleontology Prof. dr. Anne Schulp (Naturalis)

Extraordinary chairs

Analysis and modeling of transport processes in porous media Prof. dr. Hans van Duijn  
Multiscale fluid-rock interactions Prof. dr. Fadi Nader (IFPEN)
Marine ecosystem modelling Prof. dr. Karline Soetaert (Royal NIOZ)
Microbial and isotope biogeochemistry Prof. dr. Helge Niemann (Royal NIOZ)
Nutrient transport from land to sea Prof. dr. ir. Lex Bouwman (PBL)
Quantitative microbial water safety Prof. dr. Jack Schijven (RIVM)

Visiting Professorship

Fault structure and reactivation dynamics Prof. dr. Robert E. Holdsworth (Durham University)


Retired and/or left

  • Prof. dr. ir. S.M. Hassanizadeh, hydrogeology
  • Prof. dr. C.G. Langereis, paleomagnetism
  • Prof. dr. F. Roure, architecture, thermicity and resources of sedimentary basins and orogens
  • Prof. dr. J. de Jager, regional and petroleum geology
  • Prof. dr. G.J. de Lange, marine geochemistry and chemical oceanography
  • Prof. dr. P.L. de Boer, sedimentology
  • Prof. dr. M.J.R. Wortel, tectonophysics
  • Prof. dr. R.L.M. Vissers, orogenesis and lithospheric extension
  • Prof. dr. P.S.J. Van Cappellen, geochemistry
  • Prof. dr. E. Jansma, dendrochronology & palaeoecology (transferred in 2011 to department of Physical Geography)
  • Prof. dr. M. Hale, economic geology
  • Prof. dr. R.D. van der Hilst, computational seismology 
  • Prof. dr. G.J. van der Zwaan, biogeology
  • Prof. dr. J.W. de Leeuw, organic geochemistry
  • Prof. dr. C.J. van der Zwan, applied stratigrafic prediction
  • Prof. dr. S.H. White, structural geology
  • Prof. dr. Th.E. Wong, sedimentary geology of NL
  • Prof. dr. B.H.W.S. de Jong, petrology
  • Prof. dr. J.E. Meulenkamp, stratigraphy/paleontology
  • Prof. dr. J.C. Mondt, applied geophysics
  • Prof. dr. H.A.J. Oonk, thermodynamics
  • Prof. dr. R.K. Snieder, seismology
  • Prof. dr. C.H. van der Weijden, marine & hydrogeochemistry
  • Prof. dr. R.D. Schuiling, geochemistry  
  • Prof. dr. H.N.A. Priem, planetary geology
  • Prof. dr. J.D.A. Zijderveld, paleomagnetism
  • Prof. dr. K. Helbig, exploration geophysics 
  • Prof. dr. G. Nolet, seismology
  • Prof. dr. H. Das, radiochemistry
  • Prof. dr. D. Eisma, sedimentary geology