• 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

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

    Positions

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    Research Associate at the Institut für Planetologie, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
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    Postdoc in the ISOCORE project at the Institut für Planetologie, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
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    Postdoc and Lab manager at the Origins Lab, Dept. of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, USA
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    Postdoc 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-Preis – Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft
    ETH Medal for outstanding PhD thesis – ETH Zurich
    Pellas-Ryder Award for best student paper in planetary sciences – Geological Society of America and Meteoritical Society
    Swiss National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship – Swiss National Science Foundation
    Bernd Rendel Prize – German Research Foundation (DFG)
    Stipend of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to carry out Diploma thesis at ETH Zurich, Switzerland – DAAD

    External functions

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    EAG
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    Meteoritical Society
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    German Mineralogical Society
  • Projects

    • CRC TRR 170 - B07: Experimental and isotopic investigations of volatile element loss during magma degassing ( - )
      Subproject in DFG-joint project hosted at WWU: DFG - Collaborative Research Centre | Project Number: TRR 170/2
    • CRC TRR 170 - B06: Comparing the (late) accretion history of Mars and Earth – timing, sources, dynamics ( - )
      Subproject in DFG-joint project hosted at WWU: DFG - Collaborative Research Centre | Project Number: TRR 170/2
  • Publications

    • Metzler K, Hezel D C, Barosch J, Wölfer E, Schneider J M, Hellmann J L, Berndt J, Stracke A, Gattacceca J, Greenwood R C, Franchi I A, Burkhardt C, Kleine T. . ‘The Loongana (CL) group of carbonaceous chondrites.’ Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 304: 1-31. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2021.04.007.
    • Bischoff, A., Alexander, C.M.O'D., Barrat, J.-A. Burkhardt, C., and 37 others. . ‘The old, unique C1 chondrite Flensburg - insight into the first processes of aqueous alteration, brecciation, and the diversity of water-bearing parent bodies and lithologies.Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 293: 142-186.
    • Hellmann J L, Hopp T, Burkhardt C, Becker H, Fischer-Gödde M, Kleine T. . ‘Tellurium isotope cosmochemistry: Implications for volatile fractionation in chondrite parent bodies and origin of the late veneer.’ Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 309: 313-328. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2021.06.038.

    Research articles (journals)
    • Hellmann J L, Hopp T, Burkhardt C, Kleine T. . ‘Origin of volatile element depletion among carbonaceous chondrites.’ Earth and Planetary Science Letters 549: 116508. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2020.116508.
    • Spitzer, F., Burkhardt, C., Budde, G., Kruijer, T.S., Morbidelli, A., Kleine, T. . ‘Isotopic evolution of the inner Solar System inferred from molybdenum isotopes in meteorites.The Astrophysical Journal Letters 898: L2.
    • Schneider, J.M., Burkhardt, C., Marrocci, Y., Brennecka, G.A., Kleine, T. . ‘Early evolution of the solar accretion disk inferred from Cr-Ti-O isotopes in individual chondrules.Earth and Planetary Science Letters 551: 116585.
    • Brennecka, G.A., Burkhardt, C., Budde, G., Kruijer, T.S., Nimmo, F., Kleine, T. . ‘Astronomical context of Solar System formation from molybdenum isotopes in meteorite inclusions.Science 370: 837-840. doi: 10.1126/science.aaz8482.
    Reviews (Journals)
    • Kleine, T., Budde, G., Burkhardt, C., Kruijer, T.S., Worsham, E.A., Morbidelli, A., Nimmo, F. . ‘The Non-carbonaceous-Carbonaceous Meteorite Dichotomy.Space Science Reviews 216: 55.

    • 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.
    • Bischoff, A., Barrat, J.-A., Berndt, J., Borovicka, J., Burkhardt, C., and 17 others. . ‘(2019): The Renchen L5-6 chondrite breccia: The first confirmed meteorite fall from Baden-Württemberg (Germany).Chemie der Erde / Geochemistry 79: 125525.
    • Budde, G., Burkhardt, C., Kleine, T. . ‘Molybdenum isotopic evidence for the late accretion of outer Solar System material to Earth.Nature Astronomy 3: 736–741. doi: 10.1038/s41550-019-0779-y.
    • Worsham, E.A., Burkhardt, C., Budde, G., Fischer-Gödde, M., Kruijer, T.S., Kleine, T. . ‘Distinct evolution of the carbonaceous and non-carbonaceous reservoirs: Insights from Ru, Mo, and W isotopes.Earth and Planetary Science Letters 521: 103-112.
    • Burkhardt, C., Dauphas, N., Hans, U., Bourdon, B., Kleine, T. . ‘Elemental and isotopic variability in solar system materials by mixing and processing of primordial disk reservoirs.Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 261: 145-170.

    Research articles (journals)
    • 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.
    Research articles (Book Contributions)
    • Kleine, T., Budde, G., Hellman, J.L., Kruijer, T.S., Burkhardt, C. . ‘Tungsten Isotopes and the Origin of Chondrules and Chondrites.’ In Chondrules, edited by S.S. Russell, H.C. Connolly Jr., A.N. Krot, 276-299. Cambridge University Press.

    • Kruijer, T.S. Burkhardt, C. Budde, G. Kleine, T. . ‘Age of Jupiter inferred from the distinct genetics and formation times of meteorites.’ Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 114, No. 26: 6712-6716. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1704461114.
    • Render, Jan Fischer-Gödde, Mario Burkhardt, Christoph Kleine, Thorsten. . ‘The cosmic molybdenum-neodymium isotope correlation and the building material of the Earth.’ Geochemical Perspectives Letters 3: 170-178. doi: 10.7185/geochemlet.1720.
    • Gerber S., Burkhardt C., Budde G., Metzler K., Kleine T. . ‘Mixing and Transport of Dust in the Early Solar Nebula as Inferred from Titanium Isotope Variations among Chondrules.’ Astrophysical Journal Letters 841, No. 1. doi: 10.3847/2041-8213/aa72a2.
    • Bischoff A., Barrat J., Bauer K., Burkhardt C., Busemann H., Ebert S., Gonsior M., Hakenmüller J., Haloda J., Harries D., Heinlein D., Hiesinger H., Hochleitner R., Hoffmann V., Kaliwoda M., Laubenstein M., Maden C., Meier M., Morlok A., Pack A., Ruf A., Schmitt-Kopplin P., Schönbächler M., Steele R., Spurný P., Wimmer K. . ‘The Stubenberg meteorite—An LL6 chondrite fragmental breccia recovered soon after precise prediction of the strewn field.’ Meteoritics and Planetary Science 52, No. 8: 1683-1703. doi: 10.1111/maps.12883.
    • Burkhardt C., Dauphas N., Tang H., Fischer-Gödde M., Qin L., Chen J., Rout S., Pack A., Heck P., Papanastassiou D. . ‘In search of the Earth-forming reservoir: Mineralogical, chemical, and isotopic characterizations of the ungrouped achondrite NWA 5363/NWA 5400 and selected chondrites.’ Meteoritics and Planetary Science 52, No. 5: 826. doi: 10.1111/maps.12834.

    • 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.
    • 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.

    • 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.
    • 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: 10.1016/j.gca.2015.06.012.
    • 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: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.07.008.

    Research articles (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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    Entries in Encyclopedia (Book Contributions)
    • Burkhardt, C. . ‘Isotopic composition of the Moon and the lunar isotopic crisis.’ In Encyclopedia of Lunar Science, edited by B. Cudnik. 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.

    • 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, Dauphas N, Wieler R. . ‘Nucleosynthetic tungsten isotope anomalies in acid leachates of the Murchison chondrite: Implications for hafnium-tungsten chronometry.’ Astrophysical Journal Letters 753: L6.
    • 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, 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.