Rheology of Earth Materials :
Closing the gap between timescales in the laboratory and in the mantle

Dominique (Nick) Schryvers

Dominique (Nick) Schryvers, born in Antwerp (Belgium) on 25 November, 1959, received his licence degree in Physics at the University of Antwerp (B) in 1981, his PhD in Physics at the same university in 1985 and his habilitation at the Free University of Brussels in 1991. (details see below)

After a post-doctoral stay at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, CA, USA, in 1986-1987 he became assistant and later Professor at the research group Electron Microscopy for Materials Science (EMAT) of the Department of Physics of the University of Antwerp. In 2006 he received the title of Full Professor at the same department.

D. Schryvers teaches courses on experimental physics (1st, 2nd & 3rd Ba Physics) and gives lectures on materials science and microscopy for different curricula. He has also initiated the Honours Programme at the Faculty of Science of the University of Antwerp.

His main research topic is the application of advanced transmission electron microscopy techniques to the study of phase transformations in alloys, more specifically in systems displaying martensitic transformations but also diffusional transformations and precipitation mechanisms. In recent years he got more involved in nanocrystalline metallic systems of different origin and in in-situ nanomechanical testing. He has also worked on photographic materials, historic materials, geo- and cosmological materials, composites, soft materials, etc.

So far he has published over 290 papers in peer-reviewed ISI listed journals, has over 4280 citations (self-citations not counted), has been invited over 70 times to present his work at international conferences, workshops or institutions and has written 11 chapters in books. His current h-index is 35.

D. Schryvers was Visiting Professor in 2009 at the University of Vienna, Austria. Currently he is member of the "Program for High-level foreign experts” and Visiting Professor at the Central South University, Changsha, China.

At present he is Dean of the Faculty of Science of the University of Antwerp from October 2015 onwards.