• Research Areas

    • Experimental petrology: high temperature high pressure experiments (multi anvil apparatus, pistion cylinder, gas mixing furnace)
    • High pressure phase stability of mantle minerals
    • Mantle petrology
    • Trace element partitioning between minerals and silicate melt
    • Thermodynamic properties of minerals
  • Education

    PhD candidate in Experimental Petrology Project: High pressure experimental investigation on the stability of majorite garnet and the effect of minor elements.
    Master Geosciences of Basin and Lithosphere, specialisation Continental Lithosphere Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences of the VU University Amsterdam MSc thesis: The hot beginnings of Mars: Constraining the Depth of the Martian Magma Ocean during Core Formation using Element Partitioning MSc Research Project: History of Depletion and Re-enrichment in the Kaapvaal Cratonic Lithosphere. Evidence from Garnet Harzburgites, Kimberley, South Africa
    BSc Earth Sciences, specialisation Geology Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences of the VU University Amsterdam BSc Thesis: Chemistry of the Svartberget Fe-Ti Peridotite combined with a structural regional analysis of the surrounding Bud-Tornes area, Norway
  • Projects

    • Experimental constraints on majorite stability in the Earth's interior ( - )
      Third-party funding : DFG - Individual Grants Programme | Project Number: KL 1368/8-1
  • Publications

    • Wijbrans CH, Rohrbach A, Klemme S. (). An experimental investigation of the stability of majoritic garnet in the Earth’s mantle and an improved majorite geobarometer. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 171(50). doi: 10.1007/s00410-016-1255-7.

    • Wijbrans CH, Klemme S, Berndt J, Vollmer C. (). Experimental determination of trace element partition coefficients between spinel and silicate melt: The influence of chemical composition and oxygen fugacity. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 69(4), 45-77. doi: 10.1007/s00410-015-1128-5.

    • Rohrbach A, Ghosh S, Schmidt MW, Wijbrans CH, Klemme S. (). The stability of Fe-Ni carbides in the Earth's mantle: Evidence for a low Fe-Ni-C melt fraction in the deep mantle. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 388, 211-221. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2013.12.007.
    • Wijbrans CH, Niehaus O, Rohrbach A, Pöttgen R, Klemme S. (). Thermodynamic and magnetic properties of knorringite garnet (Mg3Cr2Si3O12) based on low-temperature calorimetry and magnetic susceptibility measurements. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 41, 341-346. doi: 10.1007/s00269-013-0653-x.

    • Klemme S, Hermes W, Eul M, Wijbrans CH, Rohrbach A, Pöttgen R. (). New thermodynamic data for CoTiO3, NiTiO3 and CoCO3 based on low-temperature calorimetric measurements. Chemistry Central journal, 5, 54. doi: 10.1186/1752-153X-5-54.