Lot Koopmans

Academic Profile

I completed a BSc (Hons) in Geology at the University of St Andrews, UK in 2020 with a first class degree. I earned several awards for distinction in fieldwork and academics during my undergraduate. Notably in 2018 I was awarded a Laidlaw Scholarship prize for leadership and research. For this, I studied the capabilities of the ESA Rosalind Franklin Rover to identify microbial features on Mars by looking at analogue systems in South Africa. During my final year of my undergraduate, I was School President for the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, advocating student representation in geosciences to the university. Following graduation, I undertook a one-year MSc (by Research) in Earth Sciences at the University of St Andrews investigating magmatic processes that occurred underneath volcanoes in the Mesoproterozoic. This work involved a field season to Greenland in 2019, which was awarded funding by the Mining Institute of Scotland, Society of Economic Geologists, the Edinburgh Geological Society, and the Scott Polar Research Institute.

Current Research


Koopmans et al., New insights from field observations of the Younger giant dyke complex and mafic lamprophyres of the Gardar Province on Tuttutooq island, South Greenland. GEUS Bulletin, 47. https://doi.org/10.34194/geusb.v47.6526

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