I am a cosmochemist specializing the the study of micrometeorites and impact spherules. I currently work at the Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Science of the University of Kent, United Kingdom.
In 2021, I pusblished a paper in Science Advances on a large touchdown impact that occured over Antarctica ca. 430 ka ago.
You can find more information on this research in the Large impact in the news section of this website.
As briefly mentioned above, one of my areas of expertise is the study of micrometeorites, which are part of the cosmic dust continuously accreting to Earth.
Every year, about 40,000 tons of cosmic dust reaches the top of the atmosphere, but only about 10% make it to the ground. Among these are the micrometeorites, which mainly come from asteroids present in the Main Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter.
Below is a short video I made with Blender, showing the formation of a micrometeorites, from an asteroid to the roof of Canterbury Cathedral. Note that this location was not chosen randomly, as the sample modeled in this video did come from that very roof!
A past project of mine involved the participation to the 2017-2018 BELAM (Belgian Antarctic Meteorites) expedition in the Sør Rondane Mountains in Antarctica. Here is a short summary video I made during the expedition:
Below is a short video made to celebrate Belgian research in Antarctica. Enjoy my accent