Tina van de Flierdt

Imperial College London

Co-chief Scientist

Tina van de Flierdt is a Professor of Isotope Geochemistry and Head of the Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London. She grew up on a dairy farm in rural Germany and is a passionate football fan. Her academic background includes a Diploma in geology from the University of Bonn (Germany), a PhD in Natural Science from the ETH Zurich (Switzerland), and a postdoctoral fellowship and Associate Research Scientist position at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University (USA). She co-leads the MAGIC isotope facility at Imperial College London. 

Her research spans a variety of fields from understanding chemical cycles of trace elements and pollutants in the ocean, over reconstruction of ocean circulation, to the history of the polar ice sheets and their vulnerability to future climate change. She is particularly interested in the marine-terminating sectors of Antarctic Ice Sheet during past warm periods. Tina loves being out in the field and exploring the unknown.

More about Tina is here.