dr. C. Lievens (Caroline)

Assistant Professor / Head of GeoScience Laboratory

About Me

Caroline lectures geochemistry, analytical chemistry, with the emphasis on the qualitative and quantitative analysis of minerals and biomass to support and/or validate remote sensing results and model calculations.

Caroline has expertise in the following analytical techniques: advanced understanding of ICP/OES, CHNOS analysis, FT-Raman spectroscopy, FT-IR spectroscopy, TGA, TG/FTIR, TG/MS, GC/MS, Pyrolysis-GC/MS, TD/GC/MS, UV-Fluorescence, GPC, XRD, XRF, calorific value determination, chlorine determination, viscosity measurement, (acid) digestions.

Further, she has experience in method development for analytical procedures for characterization of biomass and minerals.

Caroline is interested in alternative (green) energy, in more detail: pyrolysis of biomass for the product and fuel production, geothermal energy


Infrared Spectroscopy
Quality Control


Lievens, C., Mourant, D., Hu, X., Wang, Z-Y., Wu, L., Rossiter, A., ... Li, C-Z. (2018). A case study: what is leached from mallee biochars as a function of pH?Environmental monitoring and assessment, 190(5), [294]. DOI: 10.1007/s10661-018-6681-8
Dral, A. P., Tempelman, K., Kappert, E., Lievens, C., van Eck, E., Winnubst, L., ... ten Elshof, J. E. (2018). Water sensitivity and microporosity in organosilica membranes. Poster session presented at ADEM Conference 2018, Scheveningen, Netherlands.
Hu, X., Gunawan, R., Mourant, D., Mahmudul Hasan, M. D., Wu, L., Song, Y., ... Li, C. Z. (2017). Upgrading of bio-oil via acid-catalyzed reactions in alcohols: a mini review. Fuel processing technology, 155, 2-19. DOI: 10.1016/j.fuproc.2016.08.020
Deon, F., Lievens, C., Barnhoorn, A., Welink, C., Imaro, T., Ryannugroho, R., ... den Hartog, T. (2017). Hydrothermal alteration characterization of geothermal fields in Indonesia by rock petrology and modelling. In Proceedings of the 5th Indonesia International Geothermal Convention & Exhibition Jakarta.
Decon, F., Barnhoorn, A., Lievens, C., Ryannugroho, R., Imaro, T., Bruhn, D., ... Wilke, F. (2017). Fluid-rock geochemical interaction for modelling calibration in geothermal exploration in Indonesia : abstract. In Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 19, EGU2017-7255-3, 2017. EGU General Assembly 2017, 23-28 April, Vienna Austria (pp. 1-1). Vienna.
Deon, F., Barnhoorn, A., Lievens, C., Saptadij, N., van der Meer, F. D., den Hartog, T., ... Bonte, D. (2016). Exploration and comparison of geothermal areas in Indonesia by fluid-rock geochemistry. In Proceedings The 4th Indonesia International Geothermal Convention & Exhibition 2016 10 - 12 August 2016, Cendrawasih Hall - Jakarta Convention Center, Indonesia (pp. 1-5). Jakarta.

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