Yves Vanbrabant

Senior Geologist
Mineralogy & Geothermal Energy


Yves Vanbrabant is a senior geologist at the Geological Survey of Belgium since 2004. He is specialized in Structural Geology and Geodynamic and the subject of his PhD (University of Liège, Belgium) was focused on the Geodynamic evolution of the Eastern part of the Ardenne during Variscan Orogeny. His main role at the GSB since 2004 is that of project leader and in 2015 he has also taken over the direction of the Survey. His main research and service activities at GSB involve the sustainable management of raw materials and different projects related to the development of geothermal energy in Belgium. Some of these activities are conducted in collaboration with regional authorities. Yves Vanbrabant is also extensively involved in different EU projects (AEGOS, BruGeoTherMap, GeoERA, UNEXMIN, CHPM2030, DGE-ROLLOUT).

Key publications

Mulè G., Burlet C. & Vanbrabant Y., 2017. Automated curve fitting and unsupervised clustering of manganese oxide Raman responses Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 48(11):1665-1675. https://doi.org/10.1002/jrs.5240

Burlet C., Goethals H. & Vanbrabant Y., 2016. Delafossite structure of heterogenite polytypes (HCoO2) by Raman and infrared micro-spectroscopy Spectrochimica Acta Part A, 159:90-97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.saa.2016.01.038

Burlet C., Vanbrabant Y., Piessens K., Welkenhuysen K. & Verheyden S., 2015. Niphargus : a silicon band-gap sensor temperature logger for high-precision environmental monitoring Computers & Geosciences, 74:50–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cageo.2014.10.009

Burlet C. & Vanbrabant Y., 2015. Study of the spectro-chemical signatures of cobalt-manganese layered oxides (asbolane–lithiophorite and their intermediates) by Raman spectroscopy. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 46(10):941–952. https://doi.org/10.1002/jrs.4755