Geert Somsen is a Senior Lecturer in history of science at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. He was taught at the Free University, Amsterdam (MSc chemistry), Utrecht University (Ph.D., history of science), and the University of California, San Diego (Science Studies Program). Before he came to Maastricht, he was a postdoctoral scholar at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia. He is the academic coordinator of the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University.
His work moves between history of science, political history, and science and technology studies. He is a member of the WTMC Research School for Science and Technology Studies as well as the Huizinga Institute for Cultural History.