Wout Salenbien, Ph.D.

Dr. Wout Salenbien is an Earth scientist with a background in paleoenvironmental reconstruction and paleoclimatology, through the combined use of geochemistry, stratigraphy, paleontology, and radiometric age-dating techniques. Throughout his career, Dr. Salenbien has been supported by various funding sources, including a National Science Foundation (NSF) FESD grant and a Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF) Graduate Fellowship, and has worked with the National Geographic Society as a Young Explorer grantee and as an External Grant Reviewer. Following his academic training Dr. Salenbien transitioned to industry, where he helped FinTech start-up companies with market research, lead development, project management and general consulting. In his current position, Dr. Salenbien appreciates working with a wide variety of innovators and researchers, and helping them to bring their innovations to market. In his free time, Dr. Salenbien likes to hang out with his flock of backyard chickens, read sci-fi, and tinker with vintage wristwatches.

  • Agriculture
  • Defense
  • Education
  • Energy/Environment
  • Engineering
  • Medical Devices
  • Non-profits
  • Software/IT
  • Scientific Consultant, Eva Garland Consulting
  • Associate/Project Lead, proSapient
  • B.S. in Geology from Ghent University
  • M.S. in Geology, Major in Basin Dynamics from Ghent University
  • Ph.D. in Earth and Ocean Sciences from Duke University