Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Laboratory Manager



+44 (0)20 7594 6517k.kreissig Website




2.47Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





I am looking after the clean Labs of MAGIC and its users since November 2008. My major aim is to provide training, guidance, and equipment, to use my expertise and experience to help and support everyone in the Labs as well as keep downtime and disruption to an absolute minimum so they can successfully finish their PhD’s or research projects. If I help guide a PhD student to become self-confident, happy and free to ask questions and make mistakes, a thoughtful and careful worker in the Lab, then I consider my Job well done.

I studied Mineralogy at the University of Göttingen, Germany, from 1990-1995 before moving to Switzerland where I completed my PhD in Isotope Geology at the University of Bern in 1999. I was Research Fellow at the Universities in Bristol (UK) and Amsterdam (The Netherlands) until 2005 and worked in industry as XRD-Analyst at PanTerra Geoconsultants B.V. (The Netherlands) before moving to Imperial College. I love problem solving and a clean orderly Lab but do miss fieldwork and some metamorphic rocks and minerals on occasion. Although I do get to see some beautiful fish teeth as a treat sometimes.  



Morton EM, Kreissig K, Coles BJ, et al., 2023, A new double spike method for the determination of mass-dependent Te isotope compositions of meteorites and terrestrial materials by MC-ICP-MS, Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, ISSN:0267-9477, Pages:1-13

Zhou J, Moore RET, Rehkämper M, et al., 2023, Zinc supply affects cadmium uptake and translocation in the hyperaccumulator Sedum plumbizincicola as evidenced by isotope fractionation., Environmental Science and Technology (washington), Vol:57, ISSN:0013-936X, Pages:5891-5902

Barati E, Moore R, Ullah I, et al., 2023, An investigation of zinc isotope fractionation in cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) and comparison of zinc and cadmium isotope compositions in hydroponic plant systems under high cadmium stress, Scientific Reports, Vol:13, ISSN:2045-2322, Pages:1-13

Martins R, Kuthning S, Coles B, et al., 2023, Nucleosynthetic isotope anomalies of zinc in meteorites constrain the origin of Earth’s volatiles, Science, Vol:379, ISSN:0036-8075, Pages:369-372

Pickard H, Palk E, Schönbächler M, et al., 2022, The cadmium and zinc isotope compositions of the silicate Earth – implications for terrestrial volatile accretion, Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, Vol:338, ISSN:0016-7037, Pages:165-180

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