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



Brett A, Prytulak J, Hammond SJ, et al., Thallium Mass Fraction and Stable Isotope Ratios of Sixteen Geological Reference Materials, Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, ISSN:1639-4488

Bridgestock L, Rehkaemper M, van de Flierdt T, et al., 2018, The distribution of lead concentrations and isotope compositions in the eastern Tropical Atlantic Ocean, Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, Vol:225, ISSN:0016-7037, Pages:36-51

Imseng M, Wiggenhauser M, Keller A, et al., 2018, Fate of Cd in Agricultural Soils: A Stable Isotope Approach to Anthropogenic Impact, Soil Formation, and Soil-Plant Cycling, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol:52, ISSN:0013-936X, Pages:1919-1928

Palk C, Andreasen R, Rehkamper M, et al., 2018, Variable Tl, Pb, and Cd concentrations and isotope compositions of enstatite andordinary chondritesEvidence for volatile element mobilization and decay of extinct Pb-205, Meteoritics & Planetary Science, Vol:53, ISSN:1086-9379, Pages:167-186

Khondoker R, Weiss D, van de Flierdt T, et al., 2018, New constraints on elemental and Pb and Nd isotope compositions of South American and Southern African aerosol sources to the South Atlantic Ocean, Chemie Der Erde, ISSN:0009-2819

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