Imperial College London

Professor Mark Rehkämper

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Professor of Isotope Geochemistry



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450Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





My research applies novel isotopic techniques to advance understanding in earth, planetary, environmental and life sciences.


  • Stable isotope geochemistry and biogeochemistry of trace metals
  • Cosmochemistry and solid earth geochemistry
  • Marine geochemistry and paleoceanography
  • Novel applications of trace metal stable isotope systems for research in biomedicine, environmental geochemistry and agricultural sciences
  • Isotopic tracing of engineered nanomaterials
  • Development of new techniques of isotopic analysis

Recent Measures of Esteem

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Member of the Joint Publications Committee of the Meteoritical Society and the Geochemical Society to oversee Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
  • Associate Editor of Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
  • Editorial board member for Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry (JAAS)

Education and Professional Experience

  • Academic staff at Imperial College London since 2005
  • Research Scientist, ETH Zurich, 2000-2005
  • Research Scientist, University of Münster, 1998-1999
  • Research Fellow, University of Michigan, 1995-1997
  • PhD in Geochemistry, Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry & University of Mainz, 1991-1995
  • Diplom in Chemistry, University of Heidelberg, 1990
  • Vordiplom in Chemistry, University of Marburg, 1987



Laycock A, Romero-Freire A, Najorka J, et al., A novel multi-isotope tracer approach to test ZnO nanoparticle and soluble Zn bioavailability in joint soil exposures, Environmental Science and Technology, ISSN:0013-936X

Palk C, Andreasen R, Rehkamper M, et al., Variable Tl, Pb and Cd concentrations and isotope compositions of enstatite and ordinary chondrites – evidence for volatile element mobilization and decay of extinct 205Pb, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, ISSN:1086-9379

Archer C, Andersen MB, Cloquet C, et al., 2017, Inter-calibration of a proposed new primary reference standard AA-ETH Zn for zinc isotopic analysis, Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, Vol:32, ISSN:0267-9477, Pages:415-419

Bridgestock L, Rehkamper M, van de Flierdt T, et al., 2017, The Cd isotope composition of atmospheric aerosols from the Tropical Atlantic Ocean, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol:44, ISSN:0094-8276, Pages:2932-2940

Hunt AC, Benedix GK, Hammond SJ, et al., 2017, A geochemical study of the winonaites: Evidence for limited partial melting and constraints on the precursor composition, Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, Vol:199, ISSN:0016-7037, Pages:13-30

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