|Name||Reinout Willem van Bemmelen|
|Birth||April 14, 1904 Batavia, Dutch East Indies|
|Birth Place||Batavia, Dutch East Indies|
|Death||(1983-11-20)(aged 79) Oberdrauburg(Austria)|
Events Occured in Scienctist Life
Reinout Willem van Bemmelen, also known as Rein van Bemmelen, (April 14, 1904 Batavia, Dutch East Indies – November 19, 1983 Unterpirkach, Austria) was a Dutch geologist whose interests were structural geology, economic geology and volcanology.
From 1920 to 1927 he studied mining engineering at Delft University in the Netherlands.
Van Bemmelen became PhD in 1927 with a study on the geology of the Cordillera Bética.
From 1933 to 1935 he studied pedology at the Technical University of Vienna.
He was able to observe the 1930s activity of Mount Merapi from the volcanological post at Babadan on the north west slope.
It was during that time that he managed to publish the 1941 issue of the Netherlands East Indian Volcanological Survey, which came out in 1943.
In the meantime, Van Bemmelen was able to produce a similar document and in 1949 his The Geology of Indonesia was published, just after Indonesia's independence.
Van Bemmelen retired in 1969.
Following the death of his wife in 1983 he moved to Austria, where he died shortly after.
In 1950 Van Bemmelen became a professor at Utrecht University.