Tooren, M.M. van


Maaike van Tooren graduated with a BSc degree in geology from the University of Groningen and a MSc. degree in geology from the University of Utrecht. She focussed on petrology; structural geology and economic geology were minor parts. Since 1986 she works at the Delft University of Technology; first as a researcher, later on as a lecturer. Maaike was curator of the Mineralogical and Geological Museum of the Department of Geoscience & Engineering in addition to her teaching commitments from 1998 till the transference of the collection to Naturalis Biodiversity Center took place in 2014.

Maaike is a member of the Board of Examiners of the faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences.


Maaike teaches currently subjects related to minerals and rocks: crystallography, mineralogy, optical mineralogy, petrology. And she is responsible for the geological excursion to the Ardennes and the Eifel. Classes taught over the last years include as well: general geology (parts), geology for engineers (parts), geology of ore deposits (parts), geological fieldwork France and ore microscopy.


Van Tooren, M.M., Verwaal, W. (2014): Petrographic description from and Micro Deval test on aggregate from the Quarry Ponta Entrega, Brazil. (GT/Lab/014-21)

Houben, L., van de Ven, M.,Verwaal, W., van Tooren, M.M., Liu, G. (2014) : Evaluatie en vroegtijdig falen van ZOAB op A76 Kuinderberg (7-14-192-1)

Verwaal, W. Van Tooren, M.M. (2014): Petrographic description of a rock sample from Tajo Chirripo quarry, Costa Rica. (GT/Lab/014-009)

Verwaal, W., van Tooren, M.M. (2014): Petrographic description and methylene blue value of a rock sample from the Lemon Stone quarry, Costa Rica. (GT/Lab/014-006)

Van Tooren, M.M., Verwaal, W. (2013): Herkomst van zachte steenstukjes in Grauwacke steenslag en de effecten van deze zachte steenstukjes in een ZOAB laag. Expert opinie.

Ngan-Tillard, D.J.M., van Tooren, M.M., Verwaal, W., Mulder, A. (2012): Détermination des propriétés physiques et mécaniques de roches provenant de trois carrières du Benin. (TA/IG/012-017)

Verwaal, W., Mulder, A., van Tooren, M.M., Ven, M.F.C. van de (2005): Onderzoek Andesiet steenslag Rijksweg 76 (TA/IG/05.001)

Maaike van Tooren