About me

Hello and welcome to my website!

My name is Hamed Pourkhorsandi. I am a geologist with expertise in studying meteorites as well as the geochemistry of the rare earth elements (REE). I did my doctoral studies in Aix-Marseille Université/CEREGE in France with a focus on classification and terrestrial weathering investigation of hundreds of meteorites from hot deserts. Before that, I did a B.Sc. in geology in Payam-e Noor University, and a M.Sc. in petrology in University of Tehran.

At the moment as a chargé de recherche F.R.S.-FNRS (previously a Marie Skłodowska-​Curie@ULB COFUND fellow) at Laboratoire G-Time of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), I am working on the elemental and isotopic dynamics of the rare earth elements in terrestrial and extraterrestrial rocks using state-of-the-art analytical methods. Particularly, I am interested in studying behavior of the REE during weathering processes as well as REE ore forming chemical interactions in low- and high-temperatures.

Besides working in man-made laboratories, I am also experienced in meteorite recovery from different hot deserts, including the Atacama, Sahara, Lut, and Antarctica.

If you are conducting any study which requires geochemical analyses, I would be interested to discuss. I am open to new collaborations…

Please check my website and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me.