Reports of our Antarctic mission in the media

French, Dutch, and Turkish versions are available via following links: L’expédition de l’ULB et de la VUB en Antarctique a permis la découverte de 8 kilos de météorites VUB-ULB expeditie Antarctica: meteorieten bevatten mogelijke verklaring voor leven op aarde İlk Antarktik mikrometeoritler ülkemize getirildi

We finished our mission in Nansen Blue Ice Field (Antarctica) successfully!

Antarctic meteorite recovery during BELARE 2019-2020 Following successful recovery missions in 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2012-2013, and 2018-2019, an international team of Belgian, Turkish and Japanese scientists has recovered 66 meteorites in the 2019-2020 season, totaling more than 8 kg, in the Nansen blue ice fields, south of the Princess Elisabeth Station of the eastern Sør Rondane […]

Getting prepared for the Antarctica

Planned for departure to South Africa and later to the Antarctica, I am spending my last days of preparation in Brussels. I along with three other scientists will spend ~ 45 days down there looking for meteorites in the Nansen Blue Ice Field. Wish me luck! I will keep you posted via Instagram, Tweeter, and […]

Taqtaq-e Rasoul: a new Iranian meteorite fall

Recently, we classified a new Iranian meteorite which fell on 10th of August this year. Our geochemical and petrographic studies showed that it is an H5 chondrite. Taqtaq-e Rasoul is the fifth fall from Iran, three of them (with Famenin and Moshampa) classified by us! Fall description and classification reports are now available in the […]


I am so honored to receive the thesis award of the Aix-Marseille Université, the largest university in France. My doctoral thesis was selected as the best thesis in the Faculty of Earth and Environmental Science and among the 15 thesis selected out of 763 doctoral thesis defended in 2018.

New paper to be published in MAPS

Our paper on the REE composition of hot desert meteorites will be published in the journal “Meteoritics and Planetary Science”! I had started to work on this paper since March 2015! Finished and gave the first draft to colleagues in October 2015 and submitted it in June 2016 and it was accepted in June 2017! […]