Albert Zondervan


Full Name: Albert Zondervan

Position: Senior Scientist - AMS Physicist

Contact details

Email me here
Phone: +64-4-570 4774


1986: MSc, Experimental Physics; 1992: PhD, Nuclear Physics

Areas of expertise

Business Development: Business Case development
Business Development: Geochronology/Stable Isotopes
Business Development: Quality assurance
Business Development: Software Design
Business Development: Team Leadership and Project Management
Engineering: Automation and Control
Financial: Project Management
Geochemist: Accelerator Mass Spectrometry
Geochemist: In-situ isotopic techniques
Geochemist: Radiocarbon Dating
Geochronology: Be-10 AMS
Geology: Cosmogenic isotope geochemistry
Geology: Geochronology
Information Technology: Application development
Nuclear Physics: AMS measurements
Nuclear Physics: AMS, Be-10 dating
Nuclear Physics: Beam Line and target area development
Nuclear Physics: Geological specimens
Nuclear Physics: High vacuum technology
Nuclear Physics: Nuclear particle accelerators
Nuclear Physics: Radiation Instrumentation
Paleoclimate: Cosmogenic isotopes in earth sciences
Paleoclimate: Paleoenvironmental reconstruction
Radiocarbon: Quality assurance
Radiochemistry: Radiometric dating
Technical: Accelerator maintenance & operation
Technical: Accelerator measurement programmes
Technical: Collection and data management
Technical: Data analysis
Technical: High vacuum technology
Technical: Isotope mass spectrometry
Technical: Mass spectrometry
Technical: Sample preparation
Technical: Software development

Professional activities

New Zealand Geophysical Society: Member
American Geophysical Union: Atmospheric Sciences: Member
ANDRILL Project: MIS Off-Ice: Cosmogenic Isotope Scientist

Major publications

Schiller, M.; Dickinson, W.; Zondervan, A.; Ditchburn, R.G.; Wang, N. 2014 Rapid soil accumulation in a frozen landscape. Geology, 42(4): 335-338; doi: 10.1130/G35450.1

Whitehead, N.E.; Endo, S.; Tanaka, K.; Takatsuji, T.; Hoshi, M.; Fukutani, S.; Ditchburn, R.G.; Zondervan, A. 2008 A preliminary study on the use of 10Be in forensic radioecology of nuclear explosion sites. Journal of environmental radioactivity, 99(2): 260-270; doi: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2007.07.016

Mitchell, W.A.; McSaveney, M.J.; Zondervan. A.; Kim, K.; Dunning, S.A.; Taylor, P.J. 2007 The Keylong Serai rock avalanche, NW Indian Himalaya : geomorphology and palaeoseismic implications. Landslides, 4(3): 245-254; doi: 10.1007/s10346-007-0085-0

Sutherland, R.; Kim, K.J.; Zondervan, A.; McSaveney, M.J. 2007 Orbital forcing of mid-latitude Southern Hemisphere glaciation since 100 ka inferred from cosmogenic nuclide ages of moraine boulders from the Cascade Plateau, southwest New Zealand. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 119(3/4): 443-451; doi: 10.1130/B25852.1

Usui, A.; Graham, I.J.; Ditchburn, R.G.; Zondervan, A.; Shibasaki, H.; Hishida, H. 2007 Growth history and formation environments of ferromanganese deposits on the Philippine Sea Plate, northwest Pacific Ocean. The Island Arc, 16(3): 420-430; doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1738.2007.00592.x

Zondervan, A.; Poletti, M.; Purcell, C.R.; Sparks, R.J. 2007 Accelerator and beamline upgrades at the AMS facility of GNS Science, New Zealand. Nuclear instruments & methods in physics research. Section B, Beam interactions with materials and atoms, 259(1): 47-49; doi: 10.1016/j.nimb.2007.01.146

McSaveney, M.J.; Graham, I.J.; Begg, J.G.; Beu, A.G.; Hull, A.G.; Kim, K.; Zondervan, A. 2006 Late Holocene uplift of beach ridges at Turakirae Head, south Wellington coast, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 49(3): 337-358

Graham, I.J.; Carter, R.M.; Ditchburn, R.G.; Zondervan, A. 2004 Chronostratigraphy of ODP 181, Site 1121 sediment core (Southwest Pacific Ocean), using 10Be/9Be dating of entrapped ferromanganese nodules. Marine Geology, 205(1-4): 227-247; doi: 10.1016/S0025-3227(04)00025-8

Morgenstern, U.; Fifield, L.K.; Zondervan, A. 2000 New frontiers in glacier ice dating : measurement of natural 32Si by AMS. Nuclear instruments & methods in physics research. Section B, Beam interactions with materials and atoms, 172: 605-609; doi: 10.1016/S0168-583X(00)00224-X

Zondervan, A.; Meijer, H.A.J. 1996 Isotopic characterisation of CO2 sources during regional pollution events using isotopic and radiocarbon analysis. Tellus. Series B, Chemical and physical meteorology, 48(4): 601-612

Zondervan, A.; Debever, L.J.; Jans, E.; Konijn, J.; Kruijer, M.; Steijger, J.J.M.; Visschers, J.L.; Countryman, P.J.; Hesselink, W.H.A.; Kalantarnayestanaki, N.; Kester, L.J.H.M.; Mitchell, J.H.; Pellegrino, A.; Calarco, J.R.; Hersman, F.W.; Leuschner, M.; Smith, T.P.; Kelder, M.W.; Giusti, C.; Pacati, F.D.; Ryckebusch, J.; vanderHaeghen, M. 1995 The 12C(e,e'p) and 12C(e,e'pp) reactions in the delta resonance region. Nuclear physics. A, 587(4): 697-720

Zondervan, A.; Bauer, T.S.; Boontje, R.; Vandenborn, E.A.; Calarco, J.R.; Countryman, P.J.; Hesselink, W.H.A.; Jans, E.; Kalantarnayestanaki, N.; Kester, L.J.H.M.; Kok, E.; Konijn, J.; Kruszynska, M.N.; Kwakkel, E.; Deleo, R.; Mitchell, J.H.; Mul, F.A.; Nooren, G.J.L.; Pellegrino, A.; Steijger, J.J.M.; Visschers, J.L.; Vanwijk, R.F.; Zwart, A.N.M. 1994 A large-acceptance proton scintillator detection system for electron-scattering experiments. Nuclear instruments & methods in physics research. Section A, Accelerators, spectrometers, detectors and associated equipment, 342(2-3): 436-450

  Image of Albert Zondervan