Pim Kaskes obtained on April 26th 2023, the academic degree of DOCTOR in of SCIENCE with the thesis "Reconstructing the first moments after the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary impact event: High-resolution petrography and geochemistry of proximal and distal Chicxulub ejecta"
Supervisors: Profs Drs. Philippe Claeys. and Steven Goderis (VUB) and Prof. Nadine Mattielli (ULB)
The PhD was a joint PhD between Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Université Libre de Bruxelles
Examination board: President Prof. Dr. Yue Gao (ULB), Prof. Dr. Karen Fontijn (ULB), Prof. Dr. Sean Gulick (University of Texas at Austin), Prof. Dr. Natalia Hauser (University of Brazilia) and Prof. Dr. Lutz Hecht (Museum of Natural History, Berlin).
Excellent work Dr Pim Kaskes, a five year venture into the K-Pg boundary and µXRF analyses. For PhD summary click here.
This thesis got some good media attention: Bruzz; BX1; The Brussels Times; De Morgen;