Dr. Gregory Adam Brennecka

Dr. Gregory Adam Brennecka

Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, room 29
48149 Münster

T: +49 251 83-39081

Academic Profile

  • Honors

    Sofja Kovalevskaja Award – Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
    Postdoctoral Fellowship – US Department of Homeland Security
    NASA Earth and Space Science Fellow – NASA
    Nier Priize – The Meteoritical Society
    H. Nininger Award – H. Nininger Committee
    Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award – Arizona State University
    Outstanding Student Research Award – Geological Society of America
    Brian Mason Award – Conference Comittee of the Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society
  • Project

    • Sofja-Kovalevskaja-Preis - The elements of existence: Understanding the astrophysical and earliest formation period of the solar system ()
      Individual project: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation - Sofja Kovalevskaja Award
  • Publications

    • Shollenberger Q.R., Brennecka G.A. . ‘Dy, Er, and Yb isotope compositions of meteorites and their components: Constraints on presolar carriers of the rare earth elements.’ Earth and Planetary Science Letters 529. [accepted / in press (not yet published)]

    • Shollenberger Q.R., Wittke A., Render J., Mane P., Schuth S., Weyer S., Gussone N., Wadhwa M., Brennecka G.A. . ‘Combined mass-dependent and nucleosynthetic isotope variations in refractory inclusions and their mineral separates to determine their original Fe isotope compositions.’ Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 263: 215–234.
    • Archer, G. J., Brennecka, G. A., Gleißner, P., Stracke, A., Becker, H., Kleine, T. . ‘Lack of late-accreted material as the origin of 182W excesses in the Archean mantle: Evidence from the Pilbara Craton, Western Australia.’ Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 528. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2019.115841.
    • Render J, Ebert S, Burkhardt C, Kleine T, Brennecka G A. . ‘Titanium isotopic evidence for a shared genetic heritage of refractory inclusions from different carbonaceous chondrites.’ Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 254: 40–53. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2019.03.011.

    • Ebert S, Render J, Brennecka G A, Burkhardt C, Bischoff A, Gerber S, Kleine T. . ‘Ti isotopic evidence for a non-CAI refractory component in the inner Solar System .’ Earth and Planetary Science Letters 498: 257–265. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2018.06.040.
    • Render J, Brennecka G A, Shui-Jiong Wang, Wasylenki L E, Kleine T. . ‘A Distinct Nucleosynthetic Heritage for Early Solar System Solids Recorded by Ni Isotope Signatures.’ Astrophysical Journal 862: 26–43. doi: 10.3847/1538-4357/aacb7e.
    • Shollenberger Q R, Render J, Brennecka G A. . ‘Er, Yb, and Hf isotopic compositions of refractory inclusions: Anintegrated isotopic fingerprint of the Solar System’s earliest reservoir.’ Earth and Planetary Science Letters 495: 12–23. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2018.05.007.
    • Shollenberger Q R, Borg L E, Render J, Ebert S, Bischoff A, Russel S S, Brennecka G A. . ‘Isotopic coherence of refractory inclusions from CV and CK meteorites: Evidence from multiple isotope systems.’ Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 228: 62–80. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2018.02.006.
    • Brennecka, G.A. Amelin, Y. Kleine, T. . ‘Uranium isotope ratios of Muonionalusta troilite and complications for the absolute age of the IVA iron meteorite core.’ Earth and Planetary Science Letters 490: 1–10. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2018.03.010.

    • Brennecka G.A., Kleine T. . ‘A low abundance of 135Cs in the early Solar System from barium isotopic signatures of volatile-depleted meteorites.The Astrophysical Journal Letters 837.
    • Kruijer T., Kleine T., Borg L., Brennecka G., Irving A., Bischoff A., Agee C. . ‘The early differentiation of Mars inferred from Hf–W chronometry.’ Earth and Planetary Science Letters 474, No. null: 345–354. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.06.047.
    • Brennecka G.A., Borg L.E., Romaniello S.J., Souders A.K., Shollenberger Q.R., Marks N.E., Wadhwa M. . ‘A renewed search for short-lived 126Sn in the early Solar System: Hydride generation MC-ICPMS for high sensitivity Te isotopic analysis.’ Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 201.
    • Herd C., Walton E., Agee C., Muttik N., Ziegler K., Shearer C., Bell A., Santos A., Burger P., Simon J., Tappa M., McCubbin F., Gattacceca J., Lagroix F., Sanborn M., Yin Q., Cassata W., Borg L., Lindvall R., Kruijer T., Brennecka G., Kleine T., Nishiizumi K., Caffee M. . ‘The Northwest Africa 8159 martian meteorite: Expanding the martian sample suite to the early Amazonian.’ Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 218, No. null: 1–26. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2017.08.037.

    • Domagal-Goldman S.,Domagal-Goldman S.,Wright K.,Wright K.,Adamala K.,De La Rubia L.,Bond J.,Dartnell L.,Goldman A.,Lynch K.,Naud M.,Paulino-Lima I.,Paulino-Lima I.,Singer K.,Walter-Antonio M.,Abrevaya X.,Anderson R.,Arney G.,Atri D.,Azuá-Bustos A.,Bowman J.,Brazelton W.,Brennecka G.,Carns R.,Chopra A.,Colangelo-Lillis J.,Crockett C.,De Marines J.,Frank E.,Frantz C.,De La Fuente E.,Galante D.,Glass J.,Gleeson D.,Glein C.,Goldblatt C.,Horak R.,Horodyskyj L.,Kaçar B.,Kereszturi A.,Knowles E.,Mayeur P.,McGlynn S.,Miguel Y.,Montgomery M.,Neish C.,Noack L.,Rugheimer S.,Rugheimer S.,Stüeken E.,Stüeken E.,Tamez-Hidalgo P.,Walker S.,Walker S.,Wong T.,. . ‘The astrobiology primer v2.0.’ Astrobiology 16, No. 8: 653. doi: 10.1089/ast.2015.1460.
    • Borg L.,Brennecka G.,Brennecka G.,Symes S.,. . ‘Accretion timescale and impact history of Mars deduced from the isotopic systematics of martian meteorites.’ Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 175: 167. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2015.12.002.
    • Bezard R., Fischer-Gödde M., Hamelin C., Brennecka G., Kleine T. . ‘The effects of magmatic processes and crustal recycling on the molybdenum stable isotopic composition of Mid-Ocean Ridge Basalts.’ Earth and Planetary Science Letters 453, No. null: 171–181. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.07.056.
    • 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., 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.

    • Brennecka G.A., Budde G., Kleine T. . ‘Uranium isotopic composition and absolute ages of Allende chondrules.’ Meteoritics & Planetary Science 50, No. 12: 1995–2002. doi: 10.1111/maps.12567.
    • Goldmann A., Brennecka G., Noordmann J., Weyer S., Wadhwa M. . ‘The uranium isotopic composition of the Earth and the Solar System.’ Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 148, No. null: 145–158. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2014.09.008.
    • Spivak-Birndorf L., Bouvier A., Benedix G., Hammond S., Brennecka G., Howard K., Rogers N., Wadhwa M., Bland P., Spurný P., Towner M. . ‘Geochemistry and chronology of the bunburra rockhole ungrouped achondrite.’ Meteoritics and Planetary Science 50, No. 5: 958–975. doi: 10.1111/maps.12443.

    • Brennecka G., Borg L., Wadhwa M. . ‘Insights into the Martian mantle: The age and isotopics of the meteorite fall Tissint.’ Meteoritics and Planetary Science 49, No. 3: 412–418. doi: 10.1111/maps.12258.

    • Kendall B., Brennecka G., Weyer S., Anbar A. . ‘Uranium isotope fractionation suggests oxidative uranium mobilization at 2.50Ga.’ Chemical Geology 362, No. null: 105–114. doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2013.08.010.
    • Moynier F., Fujii T., Brennecka G., Nielsen S. . ‘Nuclear field shift in natural environments.’ Comptes Rendus Géoscience 345, No. 3: 150–159. doi: 10.1016/j.crte.2013.01.004.
    • Brennecka G., Borg L., Wadhwa M. . ‘Evidence for supernova injection into the solar nebula and the decoupling of r-process nucleosynthesis.’ Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) 110, No. 43: 17241–17246. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1307759110.

    • Brennecka G., Wadhwa M. . ‘Uranium isotope compositions of the basaltic angrite meteorites and the chronological implications for the early Solar System.’ Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) 109, No. 24: 9299–9303. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1114043109.

    • Brennecka G., Wasylenki L., Bargar J., Weyer S., Anbar A. . ‘Uranium isotope fractionation during adsorption to Mn-oxyhydroxides.’ Environmental Science and Technology 45, No. 4: 1370–1375. doi: 10.1021/es103061v.
    • Brennecka G., Herrmann A., Algeo T., Anbar A. . ‘Rapid expansion of oceanic anoxia immediately before the end-Permian mass extinction.’ Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) 108, No. 43: 17631–17634. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1106039108.
    • Bouvier A., Spivak-Birndorf L., Brennecka G., Wadhwa M. . ‘New constraints on early Solar System chronology from Al-Mg and U-Pb isotope systematics in the unique basaltic achondrite Northwest Africa 2976.’ Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 75, No. 18: 5310–5323. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2011.06.033.

    • Brennecka G., Borg L., Hutcheon I., Sharp M., Anbar A. . ‘Natural variations in uranium isotope ratios of uranium ore concentrates: Understanding the 238U/235U fractionation mechanism.’ Earth and Planetary Science Letters 291, No. null: 228–233. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2010.01.023.
    • Brennecka G., Weyer S., Wadhwa M., Janney P., Zipfel J., Anbar A. . ‘238U/235U variations in meteorites: Extant 247Cm and implications for Pb-Pb dating.’ Science 327, No. 5964: 449–451. doi: 10.1126/science.1180871.

    • Borg L., Gaffney A., Shearer C., DePaolo D., Hutcheon I., Owens T., Ramon E., Brennecka G. . ‘Mechanisms for incompatible-element enrichment on the Moon deduced from the lunar basaltic meteorite Northwest Africa 032.’ Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 73, No. 13: 3963–3980. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2009.03.039.