Erik van der Wiel MSc

For his PhD project Erik is involved in the TRIGGER project where his focus is found in the connection between mantle dynamics and large scale lithospheric motions. He will use constraints in slab sinking velocity from geologic reconstructions and tomography in order to try understand what forces drive certain mantle convection on Earth. And how mantle convection occurs, in terms of patterns, magnitude and style.

In the 2018/2019 academic year, Erik worked as a junior teacher for the department of Earth Sciences, including the organisation and teaching of many bachelor courses.