• Research Areas

    • As an isotope geochemist/cosmochemist I am using natural variations in the abundance of isotopes to investigate the processes and timescales of the formation and evolution of matter
  • CV

    Education

    Doctor of Sciences, ETH Zurich
    Diploma in Geology-Paleontology, University of Cologne
    Diploma in Mineralogy, University of Cologne

    Positions

    since
    Research Scientist in the ISOCORE project at the Institut für Planetologie, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
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    Research Scientist and Lab manager at the Origins Lab, Dept. of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, USA
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    Research Scientist at the Institute of Geochemistry and Petrology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
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    Scientific assistance at the Institute of Geochemistry and Petrology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
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    Student assistance at the Institute of Mineralogy, University of Cologne, Germany
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    Civilian service at Weyertal Hospital intensive care unit, Cologne, Germany

    Honors

    Victor-Moritz-Goldschmidt Award
    Swiss National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship - Swiss National Science Foundation
    Pellas-Ryder Award for best student paper in planetary sciences - Geological Society of America and Meteoritical Society
    ETH Medal for outstanding PhD thesis - ETH Zurich
    Bernd Rendel-Preis for young researchers - German research society (DFG)
    Stipend of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to carry out Diploma thesis at ETH Zurich, Switzerland - DAAD

    External functions

    since
    EAG
    since
    Meteoritical Society
    since
    German Mineralogical Society
  • Publications

    • Budde G., Burkhardt C., Brennecka G.A., Fischer-Gödde M., Kruijer T.S., Kleine T. . ‘Molybdenum isotopic evidence for the origin of chondrules and a distinct genetic heritage of carbonaceous and non-carbonaceous meteorites.’ Earth and Planetary Science Letters 454: 293-303. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.09.020.
    • Burkhardt C., Borg L., Brennecka G., Shollenberger Q., Dauphas N., Kleine T. . ‘A nucleosynthetic origin for the Earth's anomalous 142 Nd composition.’ Nature 537, No. 7620: 394-398. doi: 10.1038/nature18956.
    • Budde G., Kleine T., Kruijer T.S., Burkhardt C., Metzler K. . ‘Tungsten isotopic constraints on the age and origin of chondrules.’ Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113: 2886-2891. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1524980113.

    • Dauphas N, Poitrasson F, Burkhardt C, Kobayashi H, Kurosawa K. . ‘Planetary and meteoritic Mg/Si and δ30Si variations inherited from solar nebula chemistry.’ Earth and Planetary Science Letters 427: 236-248. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2015.07.008.
    • Burkhardt C, Schönbächler M. . ‘Intrinsic W nucleosynthetic isotope variations in carbonaceous chondrites: Implications for W nucleosynthesis and nebular vs. parent body processing of presolar materials.’ Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 165: 361-375. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2015.06.012.
    • Fischer-Gödde M., Burkhardt C., Kruijer T., Kleine T. . ‘Ru isotope heterogeneity in the solar protoplanetary disk.’ Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 168: 151-171. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2015.07.032.

    Articles in Journals
    • Kruijer, T.S., Kleine, T., Fischer-Gödde, M., Burkhardt, C., Wieler, R. . ‘Nucleosynthetic W isotope anomalies and the Hf-W chronometry of Ca-Al-rich inclusions.’ Earth and Planetary Science Letters 403: 317-327.
    • Burkhardt C., Hin R.C., Kleine T., Bourdon B. . ‘Evidence for Mo isotope fractionation in the solar nebula and during planetary differentiation.’ Earth and Planetary Science Letters 391, No. null: 201-211. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.01.037.
    • Dauphas, N., Burkhardt, C., Warren, P.H., Teng, F.-Z. . ‘Geochemical arguments for an Earth-like Moon-forming impactor.’ Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 372: 20130244. doi: 10.1098/rsta.2013.0244.
    Articles in Encyclopedia
    • Burkhardt, C. . ‘Isotopic composition of the Moon and the lunar isotopic crisis.’ In Encyclopedia of Lunar Science, edited by B. Cudnik (Ed.): .: Springer International Publishing.

    • Hin R.C., Burkhardt C., Schmidt M.W., Bourdon B., Kleine T. . ‘Experimental evidence for Mo isotope fractionation between metal and silicate liquids.’ Earth and Planetary Science Letters 379, No. null: 38-48. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2013.08.003.

    • Burkhardt C, Kleine T, Dauphas N, Wieler R. . ‘Origin of isotopic heterogeneity in the solar nebula by thermal processing and mixing of nebular dust.’ Earth and Planetary Science Letters 357: 298-307. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2012.09.048.
    • Burkhardt C, Kleine T, Dauphas N, Wieler R. . ‘Nucleosynthetic tungsten isotope anomalies in acid leachates of the Murchison chondrite: Implications for hafnium-tungsten chronometry.’ The Astrophysical Journal Letters 753: L6.
    • Kruijer T.S., Sprung P., Kleine T., Leya I., Burkhardt C., Wieler R. . ‘Hf–W chronometry of core formation in planetesimals inferred from weakly irradiated iron meteorites.’ Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 99: 287-304.

    • Burkhardt C, Kleine T, Oberli F, Pack A, Bourdon B, Wieler R. . ‘Molybdenum isotope anomalies in meteorites: Constraints on solar nebula evolution and origin of the Earth.’ Earth and Planetary Science Letters 312: 390-400. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.10.010.

    • Burkhardt C, Kleine T, Bourdon B, Palme H, Zipfel J, Friedrich JM, Ebel DS. . ‘Hf-W mineral isochron for Ca,Al-rich inclusions: Age of the solar system and the timing of core formation in planetesimals.’ Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 72, No. 24: 6177-6197. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2008.10.023.