Rob Govers

Rob Govers 
Associate Professor in Geophysics

Mail address

Visiting address

Department of Earth Sciences
Room 805 (8th floor)
Faculty of Geosciences Willem C. van Unnikgebouw
Utrecht University Heidelberglaan 2
P.O. Box 80.115 University campus "De Uithof"
3508 TCUtrecht Utrecht
The Netherlands The Netherlands

phone: (..) (0)30-2 534 985
fax: (..) (0)30-2 535 030 
email r.govers AT uu DOT nl

My main research interests are the geodynamics of plate boundaries, lithosphere scale deformation processes and the expressions of these processes in geophysical and geological data. I am particularly interested in the geodynamic evolution of the Mediterranean region, and in the role of solid earth processes in the Messinian salinity crisis. I also study the geodynamics of the Caribbean region. I develop, and scientifically use, numerical modeling tools, in particular for the solution of partial differential equations (GTECTON, GFLEX).

Here is a recent Curriculum Vitae, here are my publication records on ORCID and Metis, and here is a citation list by Google Scholar.

Current research projects:

The following types of information can be found on the WWW-pages of the Tectonophysics research group:

BSc courses:
  1. Lithosfeer Dynamica (Second year BSc course, Govers, next: spring 2017)
  2. Introduction to Natural Hazards (2nd/3rd year BSc course, Govers, Sanders, GEO2-4211, next: spring 2017)

MSc/PhD courses:

  1. Tectonophysics (Track: Physics of the Deep Earth and Planets, First year MSc course, Govers, GEO4-1409, next: fall 2017)
  2. Geodesy seminar course (Second year MSc, next: t.b.a.)
  3. Lithosphere Applications of the Finite Element Method (LAFEM) (Research Masters Course, next: May 2017). (Contents)
  4. Scientific Writing (PhD course, next: t.b.a.).

Last modified: January 7, 2017