• Research Areas

    • Early solar system evolution
    • Origin, accretion and differentiation history of protoplanets
    • Hf-W chronometry of terrestrial and extraterrestrial materials
    • Accretion and early differentiation history of Earth , Moon, and Mars
    • Multi-Collector Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (MC-ICPMS)
  • CV


    Doctoral degree (Dr. sc. ETH Zurich) in isotope cosmochemistry, ETH Zurich, Inst. of Geochemistry and Petrology, Switzerland.
    Master of Science (MSc.) in Geosciences of Basins and Lithosphere - Research Master VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, The Netherlands
    Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in Earth sciences (Geology) VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, The Netherlands


    Research Associate (Akad. Rat auf Zeit.), Inst. for Planetology, University of Münster
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Institute for Planetology, University of Münster, Germany
    Postdoctoral researcher, Institute for Geochemistry and Petrology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland


    ETH Medal - ETH Zurich
    Escher prize - Royal Geological and Mining Society (KNGMG)
  • Projects

  • Publications

    • Hellmann J L, Kruijer T S, Van Orman J A, Metzler K, Kleine T. . ‘Hf-W chronology of ordinary chondrites.’ Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 258: 290-309. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2019.05.040.

    • Kruijer, T.S. Kleine, T. . ‘No 182W excess in the Ontong Java Plateau source.’ Chemical Geology 485: 24-31. doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2018.03.024.
    • Budde G., Kruijer T.S., Kleine T. . ‘Hf-W chronology of CR chondrites: Implications for the timescales of chondrule formation and the distribution of 26Al in the solar nebula.’ Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 222: 284-304. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2017.10.014.

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Kruijer T., Kleine T. . ‘Tungsten isotopes and the origin of the Moon.’ Earth and Planetary Science Letters 475, No. null: 15-24. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.07.021.
    • 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.
    • Krabbe N., Kruijer T., Kleine T. . ‘Tungsten stable isotope compositions of terrestrial samples and meteorites determined by double spike MC-ICPMS.’ Chemical Geology 450, No. null: 135-144. doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2016.12.024.
    • Dale C.W., Kruijer T.S., Burton K.W. . ‘Highly siderophile element and 182W evidence for a partial late veneer in the source of 3.8 Ga rocks from Isua, Greenland.’ Earth and Planetary Science Letters 458: 394-404.

    • 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.

    • Cook D.L., Kruijer T.S., Kleine T. . ‘Reply to comment by Peters et al. (2015) on "Cosmogenic 180W variations in meteorites and re-assessment of a possible 184Os-180W decay system".’ Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 169: 240-243.
    • Budde G., Kruijer T.S., Fischer-Gödde M., Irving A.J., Kleine T. . ‘Planetesimal differentiation revealed by the Hf-W systematics of ureilites.’ Earth and Planetary Science Letters 430: 316-325. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.08.034.
    • Matthes M., Fischer-Gödde M., Kruijer T., Leya I., Kleine T. . ‘Pd-Ag chronometry of iron meteorites: Correction of neutron capture-effects and application to the cooling history of differentiated protoplanets.’ Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 169, No. null: 45-62. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2015.07.027.
    • 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.
    • Kruijer Thomas, Kleine Thorsten, Fischer-Gödde Mario, Sprung Peter. . ‘Lunar tungsten isotopic evidence for the late veneer.’ Nature 520: 534-537.

    • Kruijer T.S., Touboul M., Fischer-Godde M., Bermingham K.R., Walker R.J., Kleine T. . ‘Protracted core formation and rapid accretion of protoplanets.’ Science 344, No. 6188: 1150-1154. doi: 10.1126/science.1251766.
    • 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.
    • Cook D.L., Kruijer T.S., Leya I., Kleine T. . ‘Cosmogenic 180W variations in meteorites and re-assessment of a possible 184Os-180W decay system.’ Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 140, No. null: 160-176. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2014.05.013.

    Articles in Journals
    • Kruijer TS, Fischer-Gödde M, Kleine T, Sprung P, Leya I, Wieler R. . ‘Neutron capture on Pt isotopes in iron meteorites and the Hf-W chronology of core formation in planetesimals.’ Earth and Planetary Science Letters 361: 162-172. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2012.10.014.
    • Kruijer T.S., Sprung P., Kleine T., Leya I., Wieler R. . ‘The abundance and isotopic composition of Cd in iron meteorites.’ Meteoritics and Planetary Science 48: 2597-2607.
    Theses (Dissertation or Habilitation)
    • Kruijer Thomas. . Hf-W chronology of planetary accretion and differentiation at the dawn of solar system history Doctoral Thesis, ETH Zurich.

    • 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.