Dr. Virginie Renson

Instrument Scientist
Vrije Universiteit Brussel-Belgium, Ph.D., 2012

Virginie Renson
Office phone: 573-884-9023

Dr. Renson received her PhD in Science from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Brussels, Belgium) in 2012. She has a background in sedimentology, quaternary geology, and geochemistry, that she applies to archaeological contexts. She specialized in the isotopic analysis of archaeological and geological material to identify their provenance.

One of her research interest is the integration of the isotopic approach to the sourcing of ceramics. She also contributes to the development of new applications of isotopic analyses, such as strontium isotopes in fresh water shells. At MURR, she developed, operates and maintains the clean room, establishes sample preparation protocols, and conducts isotopic analyses on the Nu Plasma II (Nu Instruments) MC-ICP-MS.