Christoph Burkhardt


Work and teaching experience

2022- : Senior Research Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Göttingen, Germany

2017-2022: Research Associate (Akademischer Rat) at the Institut für Planetologie, WWU Münster, Germany

2015-2017: Research Scientist (post-doc in the ISOCORE project) at the Institut für Planetologie, WWU Münster, Germany

2013-2015: Research Scientist (post-doc) and Lab manager at the Origins Lab, Dept. of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, USA.

05-12/2012: Research Scientist (post-doc) at the Institute of Geochemistry and Petrology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

2008-2011: Scientific assistance at the Institute of Geochemistry and Petrology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Teaching in mineralogy practicals.

2003-2006: Student assistance at the Institute of Mineralogy, University of Cologne, Germany. Teaching in mineralogy practicals.

2000-2001: Civilian service at Weyertal Hospital intensive care unit, Cologne, Germany.


2022: Habilitation, WWU Münster, Germany

2012: Doctor of Sciences, ETH Zurich
Thesis title: Molybdenum isotopes and solar system evolution

2007: Diploma in Geology-Paleontology, University of Cologne
Thesis title: Hf-W systematics of CAIs

2006: Diploma in Mineralogy, University of Cologne
Thesis title: Petrology of silicate inclusions in IAB iron meteorites


2008 - 2012: Doctoral program in the Department of Earth Sciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

2001 - 2007: Diploma studies in Mineralogy and Geology-Paleontology, University of Cologne, Germany

1991 - 2000: CJD Gymnasium Altensteig, Germany

Awards, Honors and Scholarships

2018: Keynote address (session 01i) at Goldschmidt Conference, Boston

2016: Victor-Moritz-Goldschmidt-Award of the German Mineralogical Society (DMG) honoring important scientific achievements from young scientists

2015: Keynote address (session 24d) and invited talk (session 23c) at Goldschmidt Conference, Prague

2013: ETH Medal for outstanding PhD thesis

2013: Pellas-Ryder Award for best student paper in planetary sciences by GSA/MetSoc

2013: Swiss National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship for research stay at the University of Chicago

2009: Bernd Rendel-Prize for young researchers by the DFG (German Research Society)

2008: A.E. Ringwood fellowship of the Australian National University (declined).

2007: Stipend of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to carry out Diploma thesis at ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

2004: Stipend of the Franco-German-Youth-Office (DFJA/OFAJ) for internship at the Centre de Recherches Pétrographiques et Géochimiques (CNRS/CRPG), Nancy, France.


Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft e.V.

Meteoritical Society

European Association of Geochemistry

Scientists for future be continued

last updated 10/2022